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County reports 20 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 630 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths related to the disease in the state Wednesday.

In Wednesday’s daily case update, Chaves County reported 20 new cases, the highest number in the southeast region. Lea County reported 18 cases, Eddy County 15, Roosevelt County had nine, Curry County had seven, and Lincoln and Quay counties each reported five.

Across the state, Bernalillo County reported 116 cases, San Juan County had 101, Doña Ana 77, McKinley County 63 and Sandoval County 59. Thirty-one counties and one correctional facility reported new cases Wednesday.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is 266,777, with 12,512 in Chaves County.

Among the deaths reported, five were in Bernalillo County. Doña Ana, Eddy and Otero counties each reported two deaths and Lincoln, McKinley and San Juan counties each reported one.

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Ten had been hospitalized and seven had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico is 4,966, including 198 in Chaves County.

As of Wednesday, 365 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

From Oct. 5 to 18, Chaves County had an average of 45.8 cases per day per 100,000 people, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 dashboard data updated Tuesday. That’s about half of the peak of 92 per day from Aug. 24 to Sept. 6.

The county’s test positivity rate for the latest two-week assessment period was 12.78%, down more than four percentage points from its peak in the latest surge of 16.73% from Aug. 10 to 23.

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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