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Local COVID-19 cases down in recent days

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Chaves County continues to see the number of new daily COVID-19 cases decrease, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported one local case on Friday and two on Saturday.

One local death related to the coronavirus also was counted on the Friday report. The deceased was a man in his 90s described as having underlying conditions.

Statewide, 417 new cases were reported over the two days, 226 in 18 counties on Friday and 191 in 22 counties on Saturday. Deaths for the two days totaled 12, five reported on Friday and seven on Saturday. The deaths were of people whose ages ranged from 50s to 90s, and all but two either had underlying conditions or were hospitalized.

Chaves County has now had 8,704 cases of COVID since March 2020. The total was the same on Saturday as it was on Friday because the state had removed an unconfirmed case after a lab determined the test to be negative. The number of local deaths is now at 163. The number of county residents considered recovered is now at 8,327, or abut 95.7% of total cases.

As of Saturday, New Mexico had tallied 189,560 cases. Of those, 171,593, or about 90.5%, are considered recovered. Deaths have now reached 3,889. On Saturday, 130 people diagnosed with COVID were in the hospital, with 13,454 COVID hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

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The state has 26 long-term care facilities that have reported a COVID case among staff or residents during the past 28 days. Mission Arch Center is the only Roswell facility on the list now.

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