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State reports high number of new COVID cases

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,611 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, the highest single-day number of cases since the delta variant surge began in July.

The state also reported 460 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, the highest number since Feb. 3.

Thirty-two counties and two correctional facilities reported new cases in Thursday’s daily update.

Southeast New Mexico counties had a total of 203 cases, the highest single-day total for the region since mid-September. Chaves County had 55 cases, Lincoln County had 54, Eddy County had 30, Lea County had 22, Curry County had 18, Roosevelt County had 15, De Baca County had seven and Quay County had two.

Across the state, Bernalillo County had 333 cases, San Juan County had 287 and Doña Ana County had 221.

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The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is 281,282, of which 87.6% are considered recovered. Chaves County’s total is 12,951 with 91.6% considered recovered.

The state also reported 16 deaths related to COVID-19. Three of the deceased were from Bernalillo County and two each from Doña Ana and Socorro counties. Cibola, Eddy, Lea, Luna, McKinley, Otero, San Juan, San Miguel and Taos counties each reported one death.

The ages ranged from two men in their 30s from Doña Ana and Lea counties to two men in their 90s from Eddy and McKinley counties. None had been hospitalized. Thirteen had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is 5,101, including 205 in 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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