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Chaves County woman among 11 COVID-19 deaths Friday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 11 deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday, including a Chaves County woman.

The woman, in her 90s, is Chaves County’s 190th COVID-related death since the pandemic began in New Mexico in March 2020. She had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to the daily case update.

Of the other 10 deceased, three were from Lea County. Curry and Sandoval counties each had two deaths, and Cibola, Eddy and Roosevelt each had one.

Their ages ranged from two men and one woman in their 40s from Lea and Sandoval counties to the Chaves County woman. Six had been hospitalized and six had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico is now 4,812.

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A total of 791 new COVID-19 cases were reported in 28 counties and one corrections facility Friday. Chaves County had 48 new cases.

Also in southeast in New Mexico, Curry County had 24 cases, Eddy County had 35, Lea County had 50, Lincoln County had 15, Quay County had five and Roosevelt County had four.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 253,815, including 11,971 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 347 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

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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