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5 COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Chaves County


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Chaves County recorded fewer than 20 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday and Monday as the state announced more than 300 cases in that two-day span.

In updates from the New Mexico Department of Health, Chaves County had 11 new cases Sunday and five Monday for an additional 16 cases.

Over the two days, Bernalillo County had the most cases with a total of 79. Doña Ana had 39, Eddy County had 33, Santa Fe County had 22 and Lea County had 19.

The state recorded 159 new cases Sunday and 143 Monday for a total of 302.

Those totals include adjustments for six cases identified as duplicates in Bernalillo, Chaves, Eddy, Doña Ana and Valencia counties, and three cases not lab confirmed in Bernalillo, Lincoln and San Juan counties.

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The state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to date is now 28,985. Chaves County’s total is 1,164.

Three deaths were reported, all on Monday. Two were from Eddy County — a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions and were residents of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad. The third death was a woman in her 70s from Luna County. She was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. No deaths were reported Sunday.

The state’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 873, including 12 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 76 people were hospitalized for COVID-19. The state health department has designated 16,422 cases as recovered, including 482 in Chaves County.

The state has conducted 909,505 tests, including 22,514 in Chaves County.

Chaves County’s two-week average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people is 26, and its positivity rate is 8.6%, both the highest in the state for the period of Sept. 9 to Sept. 15. Chaves County is one of six counties in the “red zone” with high rates for both criteria.

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.