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New COVID case totals, hospitalizations remain high

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New Mexico continued to report high numbers of new cases of COVID-19, with 1,137 cases reported Tuesday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 also increased from Monday by 45 people to 470, the highest number since Feb. 3.

The daily update also reported 11 deaths related to COVID-19, including a Chaves County woman in her 40s. She had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. Hers is the 208th death related to COVID-19 in the county.

Of the other deaths, Bernalillo and San Juan counties each reported two, and Grant, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Valencia counties each reported one.

The ages of the deceased ranged from the Chaves County woman in her 40s to two women in their 80s from Otero and Valencia counties. Nine had been hospitalized and seven had underlying health conditions.

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The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is 5,135.

Among the daily cases reported Tuesday, Chaves County had 24. In southeast New Mexico, Eddy County had the most with 38. Lea County had 20, Curry County had 13, Lincoln County had nine, De Baca County had four, Quay County had three and Roosevelt County had two.

Elsewhere in the state, Bernalillo County had 416 new cases, San Juan had 113, Valencia County had 98 and Doña Ana County had 91.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is now 287,221, including 13,088 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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