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COVID hospitalizations, cases see increases Thursday


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The number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases in New Mexico jumped dramatically Thursday.

Hospitalizations increased by 35 people overnight, or by 9%, to 424 people, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily case update. That’s the first time more than 400 people have been in the hospital for COVID-19 in New Mexico since Aug. 31, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 dashboard.

Every county in New Mexico reported new cases Thursday for a total of 1,309, the highest single-day total since the delta variant surge began in July.

Chaves County’s 63 cases was the highest single-day total since Sept. 17 and was nearly twice Lincoln County’s report of 32 cases. Of the other southeast New Mexico counties, Eddy County reported 41, Lea County 23 and Curry County nine. De Baca and Roosevelt counties each had three and Quay County had two.

Elsewhere in the state, Bernalillo County had 304 cases, Doña Ana had 200 and San Juan County had 167.

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The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is 274,155, including 12,758 in Chaves County.

Twelve deaths were reported Thursday, including a Chaves County woman in her 50s. She had been hospitalized, according to the update

Of the other deaths, three of the deceased were from Doña Ana County, two from Eddy County, and one each from Bernalillo, Cibola, Lincoln, McKinley, San Juan and Taos counties.

Their ages ranged from a man in his 30s from Eddy County to a woman in her 90s from Doña Ana County. Ten had been hospitalized and six had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is 5,039, including 202 people from 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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