Six COVID-19 deaths during a three-day period last week increased the overall number of deaths to 192 in Eddy County as of Oct. 8, according to the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH).
Three Eddy County residents died from COVID-19 on Oct. 6, DOH said in a news release.
A man in his 30s was hospitalized with underlying medical conditions at the time of his death. A man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s also died, per DOH.
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A man and woman in their 30s died from COVID-19 on Oct. 7. Both were hospitalized, a separate DOH news release indicated.
On Oct. 8 a woman in her 40s died, per DOH.
Eddy County reported 28 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 6. The number of new cases rose by 18 on Oct. 7 to 46 and 27 new cases were cited as of Oct. 8, read DOH figures.
As of Oct. 8, Eddy County had 10,535 total cases with 6,559 in Carlsbad and 3,228 in Artesia, read Artesia General Hospital’s (AGH) website.
DOH recorded 113,624 total tests as of Oct. 8 and 9,330 had recovered from COVID-19.
AGH reported 11 Eddy County residents were hospitalized from COVID-19. Three were reported at the northern Eddy County medical facility.
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Two Eddy County residents were on ventilators as of Oct. 8 by the AGH website. None were in Artesia.
Vaccination rates in New Mexico were at 80 percent for those who received at least one COVID-19 as of Oct. 8 and 71 percent received both vaccinations, read the DOH vaccine dashboard.
Eddy County had 58 percent of people with at least one COVID-19 dose as of Oct. 8 and 50 percent of residents had both vaccinations, DOH data read.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway said a vaccination clinic was scheduled for Friday Oct. 15 at the Walter Gerrells Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Mike Smith can be reached at 575-628-5546 or by email at [email protected] or @ArgusMichae on Twitter.