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Curry County records fourth virus-related death


Last updated 8/31/2020 at 4:32pm

Curry County reported just one new coronavirus case on Monday, but health officials also announced the county’s fourth death related to the virus.

The victim was a man in his 50s, hospitalized with underlying conditions, health officials said.

New Mexico announced nine deaths from the virus on Monday; the total number of virus-related deaths since the pandemic began is at 779 in New Mexico.

Overall, New Mexico has seen 25, 352 people test positive for coronavirus with 12,960 designated as recovered.

The state has announced 61 virus-related deaths in the past week.

As of Monday, Curry County had 339 active cases while Roosevelt County had 100 active cases, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

Curry County has recorded at least one coronavirus case for 81 consecutive days through Monday, averaging 4.5 new cases daily over the past week.


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