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State reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases Friday

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New cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico topped 1,000 for the first time in almost two weeks, but Chaves County’s amount of new cases remained low, according to Friday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Twenty-nine counties and two correctional institutions reported 1,085 cases Friday. Chaves County reported 27 cases.

The state’s total number of cases since March is 172,798 including 8,186 in Chaves County.

No local deaths related to COVID-19 were among the 22 reported by the state.

San Juan County had the most deaths at five. McKinley had four and Bernalillo had three deaths. Cibola, Doña Ana and Sandoval counties each had two deaths. Colfax, Curry, Luna and Rio Arriba counties each had one.

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The number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is now 3,248. Chaves County has had 127 deaths.

As of Friday, 538 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

The Department of Health has designated 101,054 cases as recovered including 5,062 in Chaves County.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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

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