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Four local COVID deaths reported Tuesday


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Four Chaves County men were among the 25 deaths related to COVID-19 reported Tuesday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Two of the men were in their 50s, one in his 60s and one in his 70s. All had been hospitalized and the two men in their 50s had underlying health conditions, according to the update. Their deaths bring the county’s total to 244, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 dashboard.

Of the other 21 deceased, five were from Bernalillo County and three in McKinley County. Doña Ana and Valencia counties each reported two deaths, and Curry, Eddy, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe and Torrance counties each reported one.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico since March 2020 is 6,045.

Thirty-two counties and two correctional facilities reported a total of 2,932 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, including 143 in Chaves County.

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In southeast New Mexico, Lea and Eddy counties continue to have high case counts, with 140 and 110, respectively. Curry County had 64, Roosevelt County had 41, Lincoln County had 11 and Quay County had 19.

Elsewhere in the state, Bernalillo County had 871, Doña Ana County had 302, Sandoval County had 220, San Juan County had 209, Santa Fe County had 193, McKinley County had 141 and Otero County had 101.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is now 381,295 including 16,156 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 584 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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