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Four new cases of COVID-19 reported in Chaves County

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The state health department reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and no related deaths in its daily update Tuesday.

Chaves County added four new cases, according to the Department of Health, bringing the county’s total since March to 820. Chaves County’s 14-day average daily cases per 100,000 is 20.2 and its positivity rate is 7.5%, making it one of seven counties in the state’s “red zone” — counties with eight or more average daily cases and a positivity rate of 5% or greater.

Locally, the seven-day average is 12 cases per day, trending downward since a high of 16 on Sept. 2, according to the Department of Health’s website.

Bernalillo County had the most new cases in Tuesday’s report at 22. In addition to Chaves County, 11 counties reported new cases numbering in the single digits.

The statewide total of cases since March is 26,181, adjusted for two cases identified as duplicates in Colfax and Doña Ana counties and five cases not lab confirmed in Bernalillo, Cibola, Doña Ana and McKinley counties.

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The number of deaths statewide remains at 807, including 7 in Chaves County since March.

As of Tuesday, 68 people remain hospitalized for COVID-19. The health department has designated 13,701 cases as recovered, including 313 having recovered in Chaves County. 

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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