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Chaves County reports 25 new cases of COVID-19

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New Mexico continues to record a surge of new COVID-19 cases as 387 were announced in Thursday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Chaves County had the fourth-highest number of cases Thursday at 25. Bernalillo County recorded 101 cases — its second day of triple-digit numbers — followed by Curry County at 65 and Doña Ana at 57.

Santa Fe County reported 20 new cases, Eddy and Sandoval counties each had 14, and Lea and San Juan counties each had 10. Sixteen counties along with the Otero County Prison, Otero County Processing Center and Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility all reported fewer than 10 new cases each.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in the state is now 31,756. That is adjusted from a case in Bernalillo County identified as a duplicate and two cases identified as out of state residents in Doña Ana and Sandoval counties.

Chaves County’s total number of cases is 1,428.

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Three deaths were reported Thursday, including a woman in her 90s from Eddy County who was a resident of the Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad. A woman in her 50s from Doña Ana County and a woman in her 70s from Luna County also died. Both had been hospitalized.

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is now 899, including 13 in Chaves County since March.

As of Thursday, 119 people are hospitalized. The state has designated 18,045 cases as recovered, including 595 in Chaves County.

The state has conducted 973,945 tests for COVID-19, including 25,405 in Chaves County.

The county’s two-week average number of new daily cases per 100,000 people is at 22.7 and its test positivity rate at 6.7%. Chaves County remains in the “red zone” of counties that have an average of more than eight new cases per day per 100,000 people and a positivity above 5%.

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.

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

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

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