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New COVID cases, hospitalizations continue upward trend


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New Mexico continues to see high rates of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, according to Friday’s daily case update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Thirty-one counties and three correctional facilities reported 2,388 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, and hospitalizations increased to 675, a number that has not been seen since mid-January when last winter’s surge was on a downward trend.

Chaves County reported 66 new cases, the highest for the southeast region. Curry County had 48 cases, Roosevelt County had 43, Eddy County had 30, Lea County had 21, Quay County had 17, Lincoln County had 11 and De Baca County had one.

Bernalillo County had 801 new cases, Doña Ana County had 322, Valencia County had 205, Sandoval County had 157, San Juan County had 118 and Santa Fe County had 107.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 320,520, including 14,035 in Chaves County.

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Fourteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Friday, including a Chaves County man in his 40s. He had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. His is the 219th death in the county related to COVID-19.

Bernalillo County reported three deaths. Otero and Sandoval counties each reported two deaths, and Cibola, Lea, Lincoln, San Juan, Santa Fe and Torrance counties each reported one death. The ages of the deceased ranged from a man in his 30s from Sandoval County to a man in his 90s from Lincoln County. Ten had been hospitalized and seven had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 5,407.

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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