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State reports 1,790 new COVID cases Thursday


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The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday reported almost 1,800 new cases of COVID-19 and surpassed the 300,000 mark of total cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

The daily case update included 61 new cases in Chaves County. A total of 31 counties and one correctional facility reported 1,790 cases, the highest single-day total since the delta variant surge began in July.

Chaves County’s report was the highest in southeast New Mexico. Eddy County had 51 cases, Curry County had 31, Lincoln County had 20, Quay County had 13, Roosevelt County had 12 and Lea County had 11.

Bernalillo County led the state with 469 new cases. Doña Ana County had 305 and San Juan County had 254.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 300,101 including 13,428 in Chaves County.

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Twenty-three deaths related to COVID-19 were also reported. None were from Chaves County. Four were from San Juan County. Bernalillo, Lincoln, Otero, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos and Valencia counties each reported two deaths. Colfax, Doña Ana, Mora, McKinley and Quay each reported one death.

The total number of deaths in the state is 5,238, including 213 in Chaves County.

As of Thursday, 599 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. Hospitalizations were last near the 600 mark on Jan. 20, when 605 people were hospitalized. Hospitalizations have increased by 101 people since Monday.

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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