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Chaves County reports 22 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

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Chaves County’s cases of COVID-19 jumped by 22 on Wednesday as the state reported 200 new cases.

Three New Mexico deaths related to COVID-19 were also reported in the state Department of Health’s daily update on Wednesday.

The state’s new cases also included 33 in Doña Ana County, 22 in Eddy County, 28 in Bernalillo County, 15 in Curry County and 11 among inmates in the Lea County Correctional Facility.

Eighteen other counties and the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility each reported fewer than 10 cases in Wednesday’s update.

The state’s total number of cases is now 27,987. That includes adjustments for two cases in Lea County identified as duplicates and one in Doña Ana County identified as an out-of-state resident.

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Chaves County’s total of cases to date is now 1,066.

The three deaths reported Wednesday were a woman in her 60s form Doña Ana County with underlying health conditions, a woman in her 70s from Lea County and a man in his 70s from McKinley County who had underlying health conditions. None had been hospitalized.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is now 857.

As of Wednesday, 72 people were hospitalized for COVID-19. Also as of Wednesday, 15,669 cases have been designated as recovered by the Department of Health. That includes 427 cases in Chaves County.

The state has conducted 878,406 tests, including 21,341 in Chaves County.

Chaves County’s two-week average of daily new cases per 100,000 people is at 26 for the period of Sept. 2 to Sept. 15, and the test positivity rate is 8.6%, both the highest in the state.

Counties that have a positivity rate of 5% or less and eight or fewer new cases per day on average are able to operate with fewer restrictions such as being able to conduct the hybrid model of learning in public schools and allowing visitation to nursing homes.

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.