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New Mexico had 2,841 COVID-19 deaths in 2020

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released final death toll Includes COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico starting in 2020.

Data show that a total of 23,807 people died from all causes in New Mexico in 2020. The CDC attributes 2,841 of those deaths to COVID-19.

After adjusting for the age of the population, New Mexico ranks among the 10 states with the highest COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people. New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, Mississippi, North Dakota, Louisiana, the District of Columbia and Connecticut all have higher COVID-19 deaths per capita than New Mexico.

New Mexico’s death toll from COVID-19 in 2020 was higher than the state’s death toll from motor vehicle accidents (421 deaths in 2020), drug overdoses (784 deaths) and suicide (516 deaths). But the data shows that both cancer tumor-related deaths (3,649 deaths) and heart disease deaths (4,219) exceed the state’s COVID-19 death toll.

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