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State reports almost 9,300 COVID cases in 3 days

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New Mexico reported almost 9,300 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday to Monday and surpassed 6,000 total deaths related to the disease, according to the latest daily case update from the state department of health.

All 33 counties, along with four correctional institutions, reported 9,284 new cases, with more than a third of the new cases in Bernalillo County alone.

Chaves County reported 139 new cases for the three days, the third-highest total in southeast New Mexico. Lea County had 329, followed by Curry County with 161. Eddy County had 122 cases, Lincoln County had 65, Roosevelt County had 26 and De Baca County had five.

Bernalillo County reported 3,228 new cases, Doña Ana had 1,038, Santa Fe County had 658, San Juan County had 679, Sandoval County had 600 and Valencia County had 362.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is now 378,363, including 16,013 in Chaves County.

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Two local women were among the 37 deaths reported Monday. One was in her 60s and the other in her 70s. Both had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

Nine of the deceased were from Bernalillo County, five from Doña Ana County and four from San Juan County. Curry, Quay, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties each reported two deaths, and Lea, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Socorro and Taos counties each reported one. Thirty-two had been hospitalized and 25 had underlying health conditions.

Monday’s report puts the total number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 at 6,020, including 240 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 518 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

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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