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State reports 3 local COVID deaths


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Chaves County had three deaths related to COVID-19, according to information released Saturday afternoon by the New Mexico Department of Health. The county also had 30 new positive cases.

Statewide, there have been 38 additional deaths and 859 new cases.

The deaths in Chaves County involved a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 80s. All had been hospitalized and were described as having underlying conditions.

The other 35 deaths in the state included 12 in Bernalillo County; six in Doña Ana County; four in San Juan County; three in Cibola County; two each in Eddy and McKinley counties; and one each in Lea, Los Alamos, Luna, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Valencia counties.

There have now been 3,115 deaths in New Mexico and 123 deaths in Chaves County since the pandemic began.

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The total number of COVID cases in Chaves County have reached 8,024. Of those, 4,680 are considered recovered. The number of COVID-positive detainees at the state-run Roswell Correction Center near Hagerman remains at 228.

The long-term care facilities in Roswell reporting at least one COVID case among staff or residents during the past 28 days have decreased to three: Avamere, Mission Arch Center and the Village Retirement Community.

The state as a whole added 859 new cases in 28 of its 33 counties, as well as at federal facilities in Otero and Cibola counties, the Saturday news release stated. The new cases bring the total in New Mexico since the pandemic began to 168,579.

Of that total, 93,141 people are considered recovered. COVID hospitalizations in New Mexico include 627 current ones, with 11,457 counted since the pandemic began.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

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