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10 new cases of COVID-19 reported

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Chaves County recorded 10 of the state’s 119 new cases of COVID-19 announced Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health in its daily update.

The new cases bring Chaves County’s overall total to 975. The statewide total is now 27,041. That includes an adjustment for one case in Cibola County identified as an out-of-state resident.

Sixteen new cases were reported in Lea County, 15 in Roosevelt County, 14 each in Bernalillo and Eddy counties and 10 each in San Juan and Santa Fe counties. Eight other counties reported fewer than 10 new cases each. One case was reported among inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Center in Valencia County, according to Wednesday’s report.

The county’s two-week average of daily cases, last measured from Aug. 19 to Sept. 1, is at 20.2 per 100,000 people, and the test positivity rate is 7.5%, making Chaves County one of six counties classified in the “red zone” — counties with eight or more average daily cases and a positivity rate of 5% or greater.

Counties that have less than eight average daily cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate less than 5% are in the “green zone” and allowed to open schools for the hybrid model of learning and offer visitation options for long-term care facilities.

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Chaves County’s seven-day average number of new cases is at 19.

Two deaths related to COVID-19 were announced in Wednesday’s update — a man in his 60s from Doña Ana County and a woman in her 60s from Lea County. Both had been hospitalized and the woman had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths statewide is at 832.

Fifty-nine people were hospitalized as of Wednesday.

The state has conducted 837,400 tests, including 19,686 in Chaves County.

As of Wednesday, the state has designated 14,842 cases of COVID-19 as recovered, including 365 in Chaves County.

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

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