Eddy County reports 183 COVID-19 deaths in late September

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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.

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