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State, Curry County set single-day death records


Last updated 11/27/2020 at 6:27pm

New Mexico – and Curry County -- reported single-day records for COVID-19 related deaths on Friday.

The state reported 35 deaths, all adults, ranging in age from their 40s to their 90s. The previous single-day high for deaths reported was 33, set Sunday.

Curry County on Friday recorded three deaths – a woman in her 80s, a man in his 90s and a woman in her 90s, according to Health Department officials. All three Curry County victims had been residents at Retirement Ranch. It's the first time since the pandemic began Curry County reported more than two deaths in a single day.

The statewide death toll tied to the virus now stands at 1,504 people. Twenty Curry County residents have died with the virus, along with 13 from Roosevelt County, 22 from Parmer County, six from Bailey County and four from Quay County.

Health officials on Friday also said 874 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in New Mexico. Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis on Friday reported it had 27 patients with the virus, including six in its Intensive Care Unit,

The state reported 2,076 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 46 in Curry County and six in Roosevelt County.


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