Eddy County residents asked to remain vigilant against COVID-19

Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway reminded Eddy County residents to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19 after three deaths this week and 14 new positive cases in a four-day period.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Eddy County increased to 127 with the deaths of three elderly residents Monday and Tuesday, according to the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH).

Monday a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died. He was hospitalized at the time of his death. Tuesday, two women in their 70s died. Both had underlying medical conditions and one of them was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia, read a DOH news release.

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“These updates provide another sad reminder of the terrible personal impact this pandemic had on our community and on many of our neighbors, and we offer our prayers and condolences to these individuals’ family members and loved ones,” Janway said.

Nine additional COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico were cited Tuesday by DOH and the number of deaths is now 3,988.

Eleven new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in Eddy County by DOH and three new cases were cited Tuesday by DOH.