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COVID-19 infections up slightly


Last updated 10/2/2021 at 5:12pm

Local COVID-19 infections over the last week were up slightly from the prior week, according to reports from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Friday’s report from the DOH included 24 new Curry County cases and four Roosevelt cases as part of 791 reported statewide.

The 11 statewide deaths included three local residents — two Curry County males and a Roosevelt County female. The males were in their 60s and 70s and were both hospitalized, while the female was in her 80s and had underlying conditions.

Recorded earlier in the week were three local deaths — a Curry County woman in her 50s reported Thursday, a Curry County male in his 50s Wednesday and a Curry County male in his 50s on Tuesday.

The deaths bring the totals to 106 in Curry County and 67 in Roosevelt County.

Between Monday and Friday, Curry County recorded 134 new cases of COVID-19, compared to 127 in the prior week period. Roosevelt County confirmed 36 cases in the same timeframe, up from 27 the week prior.

The state, since the beginning of the pandemic, has recorded 253,815 COVID-19 cases, with 4,812 deaths and 224,058 reported recoveries.

In other COVID-19 developments:

• The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday announced a new COVID-19 booster eligibility tool located on The short questionnaire helps an individual can determine their eligibility for the Pfizer booster and schedule an appointment if eligible.


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