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New Mexico reports 28 COVID deaths Friday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,180 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 deaths, including one local one, related to the disease in its daily case update Friday.

Thirty-two counties and two correctional facilities reported new cases Friday, including 65 in Chaves County. Also in the southeast region, Eddy County reported 42 cases, Curry County had 39, Lea County had 26, Roosevelt County had 17, Quay County had 10, Lincoln County had nine and De Baca County had four.

Bernalillo County led the state with 331 new cases, followed by Doña Ana with 140 and Santa Fe County with 101.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 336,790, including 14,768 in Chaves County.

A Chaves County man in his 50s is the 224th death in the county related to COVID-19. He had underlying health conditions, according to the update.

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Of the 27 other deaths, eight were from San Juan County and seven were from Bernalillo County. Doña Ana and Sandoval each reported three deaths and Catron, Curry, Luna, Sierra, Torrance and Valencia counties each reported one.

Twenty-one of the deceased had been hospitalized and 17 had underlying health conditions. Their ages ranged from a woman in her 30s from San Juan County to 10 people in their 80s from Bernalillo, Curry, Doña Ana, Sandoval, San Juan, Sierra and Valencia counties.

The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 5,577.

As of Friday, 617 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

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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