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Roswell Correctional Center reports first COVID case since February


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The Roswell Correctional Center has recorded its first case of COVID-19 in almost nine months.

Friday’s daily case update from the New Mexico Department of Health includes one new case at the correctional center, the first since Feb. 25 and its 230th since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

The state recorded a total of 1,844 new cases of COVID-19 in 31 counties and two other correctional facilities Friday.

Chaves County had 58 cases, the second-highest amount in southeast New Mexico. Roosevelt County recorded its highest single-day total since the beginning of July with 66. It’s previous one-day total had been 28 on Sept. 3. Curry County had 46 cases, Eddy County had 29, Quay County had 20, Lea County had 19 and Lincoln County had 17.

Bernalillo County had 488 cases, San Juan County had 257, Doña Ana County had 224, Sandoval County had 124 and Santa Fe County had 104.

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The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 301,937, including 13,486 in Chaves County.

Twenty-five deaths related to COVID-19 were announced Friday, including a Chaves County man in his 50s. He had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

Of the other deaths, seven of the deceased were from Bernalillo County. San Juan and Santa Fe counties each reported three, Otero, Sandoval and Valencia counties each reported two, and Curry, Doña Ana, Taos and Torrance counties each reported one.

The ages of the deceased ranged from a woman in her 30s from Torrance County to a man and woman in their 90s from Bernalillo and San Juan counties. Eighteen had been hospitalized and 16 had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 5,263, including 214 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 548 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

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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