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Three local COVID deaths reported Friday

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Chaves County recorded three more deaths related to COVID-19 and nearly 200 cases to end the week, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

A total of 5,212 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in all 33 counties and two correctional facilities, according the department’s daily case update Friday.

The three deaths from Chaves County were a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s. All three had been hospitalized. Their deaths bring the county’s total to 252.

The 36 total deaths reported Friday also include a girl under the age of 10 from Sandoval County. She is the seventh death of a child under the age of 17 in the state since March 2020. Two other deaths of women in their 70s and 80s were also reported in Sandoval County.

Of the other deceased, eight were from Bernalillo County. Doña Ana and Lea counties each had five deaths. Curry County had three deaths. Cibola and Santa Fe counties each had two. Eddy, McKinley, Roosevelt, Rio Arriba and San Juan counties each had one. Twenty-three had been hospitalized and 23 had underlying health conditions.

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The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is now 6,145.

Chaves County reported 188 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, second in the southeast region to Lea County’s 196. Eddy County had 132, Roosevelt County had 89, Lincoln County had 47, Quay County had 22 and De Baca County had three. The Lea County Correctional Facility reported 11 cases.

Bernalillo County reported 1,366 cases, Doña Ana County had 636, San Juan County had 444, Santa Fe County had 399, Sandoval County had 345, McKinley County had 277, Rio Arriba County had 139 and Valencia County had 123.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is 398,939, including 17,426 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 586 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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