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SANTA FE – Chaves County in southeastern New Mexico led the state in new coronavirus infections for the second day in a row Friday, reporting 40 cases – more than twice as many as any other county.
The county, home to Roswell, has a population about one-tenth the size of that of Bernalillo County, which had just 13 cases Friday. Lea County reported 16 cases, the second-highest figure in the state.
Two of Friday’s cases were people held by federal agencies in Otero County.