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Chaves County man among state’s 12 COVID-19 deaths

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A man in his 60s from Chaves County was among the 12 deaths related to COVID-19 announced Tuesday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The man had been hospitalized, according to the department’s daily case update. His is the 205th death in Chaves County related to the virus.

Of the other deaths announced Tuesday, four were from McKinley County. Bernalillo and San Juan counties each reported two, and Curry, Grant and Sandoval counties each reported one.

The ages of the deceased ranged from two men and two women in their 40s from Bernalillo, McKinley and San Juan counties to a woman in her 80s from Curry County. Six had been hospitalized and seven had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico is 5,073.

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The department reported 675 new cases of COVID-19 in 32 counties and two correctional facilities. Chaves County had five cases. Among other southeast New Mexico counties, Eddy County had the highest number at 20, followed by Curry County with 17, Lea County with 13 and Roosevelt County with 10. Quay County had three cases and De Baca County had two.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 278,509, including 12,861 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 382 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

For the two-week period of Oct. 19 to Nov. 1, Chaves County averaged 41.1 new cases per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 11.77%.

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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