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Overall COVID-19 deaths in Eddy County rose to 211 last week

Six COVID-19 deaths in Eddy County last week brought the  total of deaths to 211, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) said.

DOH said the deaths involved Eddy County elderly residents as three men in their 70s died. The three were hospitalized at the time of their deaths and one had underlying medical conditions, DOH cited in separate news releases.

A man in his 80s, who was hospitalized with underlying medical conditions, and a woman in her 70s died on Nov. 10. She was also hospitalized at the time of her death, according to DOH.

DOH reported a 30-day delayed death of an Eddy County woman in her 80s on Nov. 12. She had underlying medical conditions. 

“COVID-19-related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information,” DOH said in a news release. 

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DOH said Eddy County had 168 total new cases last week and the County had a positivity rate of 10.93 percent from Oct. 26 through Nov. 8.