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State reports 48 COVID deaths Tuesday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 48 deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest number reported in a single day since Jan. 6. The deaths included two men from Chaves County, according to Tuesday’s daily update.

Both men, one in his 50s and the other in his 70s, had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

Twenty of the deceased were from Bernalillo County. San Juan County reported five deaths, Doña Ana County reported four, Otero County reported three and Rio Arriba County reported two. Catron, Cibola, Colfax, Eddy, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Sierra, Torrance and Valencia counties each reported one death.

Thirty-five of the deceased had been hospitalized and 31 had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico since March 2020 is 5,662, including 227 in Chaves County.

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In daily case counts, the state reported 733 new COVID-19 cases in 28 counties and one correctional facility. Chaves County reported 30 new cases. Across the southeast region, Eddy County reported 45 cases, Lea County had 31, Curry County had 20, De Baca County had eight, Lincoln County had five, Quay County had three and Roosevelt County had two.

Bernalillo County had the most in the state with 266 cases, followed by Sandoval County with 80 and 66 in Doña Ana County.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 340,604, including 14,891 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 553 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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