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More than 5,000 COVID cases reported in state Thursday

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The state continues to see high numbers of new COVID-19 cases with Thursday’s report at 5,547.

The New Mexico Department of Health also reported 36 deaths related to the disease, including three from Chaves County.

Thirty-two counties reported new cases, including Chaves County with 244. Across southeast New Mexico, De Baca County had 11, Eddy County had 147, Lea County had 214, Lincoln County had 104, Quay County had 26 and Roosevelt County had 70.

Bernalillo County had 1,513 cases, Doña Ana County had 994, McKinley County had 246, Otero County had 121, San Juan County had 416, and Santa Fe County had 320.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is 393,736, including 17,239 in Chaves County.

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The three local deaths reported Thursday were two women in their 70s and a man in his 30s. One of the women and the man had been hospitalized. Both women had underlying health conditions.

Also among the deceased were seven people from Doña Ana County; five from Bernalillo County; three from Eddy County; two each from Curry, Grant, Lea, McKinley and San Miguel counties; and one each from Lincoln, Los Alamos, Otero, Quay, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe and Torrance counties. Twenty-three had been hospitalized and 20 had underlying health conditions.

The total deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 6,109, including 249 in Chaves County.

As of Thursday, 609 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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