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Chaves County woman among 14 COVID-19 deaths Thursday

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A Chaves County woman was among the 14 deaths related to COVID-19 reported Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The woman, in her 60s, had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to the daily case update. She is the 191st death in the county related to the virus.

Eight of the other deaths were also from southeast New Mexico — four in Lea County and two each in Eddy and Quay counties. Seven had been hospitalized and two had underlying health conditions.

Bernalillo, McKinley, Sandoval, San Juan and San Miguel each reported one death.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,854.

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Thirty-one counties and one correctional facility reported 1,025 new cases of COVID-19 in Thursday’s update, including 47 in Chaves County.

In southeast New Mexico, Curry County had 16, Eddy County had 46, Lea County had 32, Lincoln County had 14, Quay County had six, and Roosevelt had 10.

Bernalillo County had the most in the state, 212.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 257,970 including 12,155 in Chaves County.

As of Thursday, 349 people were hospitalized in the state 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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