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Chaves County reports fewer new COVID-19 cases Sunday, Monday

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The state continues to see high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, but Chaves County’s numbers of new daily cases were lower over the weekend after an all-time high of 41 on Friday.

The state reported 389 additional cases on Monday and 269 on Sunday. Chaves County reported 19 on Monday and 27 Sunday.

Bernalillo County continues to be a hotspot, with 230 new cases over both days. Over Sunday and Monday, Doña Ana County had 123 new cases, Curry County had 25, Eddy County had 22, Lea County had 19, Sandoval County had 24, San Juan County had 20, and Santa Fe County had 27. Seventeen other counties also reported new cases over the two days, as did the Lea County Correctional Facility.

The state’s total number of cases is 33,362. Chaves County’s total is 1,551. Those numbers include corrections for nine cases identified as duplicates in Bernalillo, Chaves, Doña Ana, Roosevelt and Santa Fe counties; four that were not lab-confirmed in Bernalillo, Chaves and Doña Ana counties; and five identified as out-of-state residents in Doña Ana, Lea and Luna counties.

There were eight deaths related to COVID-19 announced, four on Sunday and four on Monday. All were in their 60s or older from Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Eddy, Lincoln, McKinley and Roosevelt counties.

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The state’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 915.

The county’s two-week average number of new daily cases per 100,000 people is at 22.7 and its test positivity rate is 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 rate above 5%. Those figures are scheduled to be updated Wednesday.

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.

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