Eddy County reports 183 COVID-19 deaths in late September

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) reported eight deaths Sept. 24 through Sept. 29 in Eddy County, but none on Sept. 30.

Three deaths were reported Sept. 24: A woman in her 40s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 70s.

Both women were hospitalized at the time of their death and suffered from underlying medical conditions. 

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A man in his 40s reportedly died the weekend of Sept. 25 through Sept. 27. On Sept. 28 a man in his 70s and a woman in her woman 80s both died as a result of the virus.

A sign at the Eddy County Public Health Office in Artesia indicated a stopping point for drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination seekers on Sept. 23, 2021.

Sept. 29 two elderly women died: One was a woman in her 60s who was hospitalized and a woman in her 80s who suffered from had underlying medical conditions.

As of Sept. 30, DOH said 183 Eddy County resident’s deaths were attributed to COVID-19 since the first cases were cited in the County since the first in 2020.

DOH said Eddy County recorded 10,317 total COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 30 and data from Artesia General Hospital’s website noted 6,427 Carlsbad residents and 3,157 people in Artesia had COVID-19 as of Sept. 30.