DOH reports 145th COVID-19 in Eddy County this week

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday the second COVID-19 death this week in Eddy County.

In a news release, DOH stated a man in his 80s and a resident of Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care Facility in Artesia died.

The death was the 145th overall in Eddy County since March 2020, according to DOH.

DOH indicated at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff at Good Life Senior Living facilities in Artesia, Los Lunas, and Portales, read a news release.

New COVID-19 cases in Eddy County dropped Wednesday as 40 were reported. DOH noted 54 new cases Tuesday and 96 on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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