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Chaves County reports 69 COVID-19 cases, no deaths Monday


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Chaves County reported no deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday but saw six deaths in Sunday’s report from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Monday was the first day a vaccine for COVID-19 was administered in New Mexico. A post on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Facebook page said the first to receive the vaccine were health care workers at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe and that doses are being distributed to additional hospitals.

An update on the vaccine’s distribution will be given at 10 a.m. Tuesday by Dr. Tracie Collins, secretary-designate of the Department of Health. The conference will be livestreamed on the NMDOH Facebook page.

Forty-four deaths were reported statewide on Sunday and 21 on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,978. The county’s total is 69.

The local deaths reported Sunday were a man in his 50s who had been hospitalized; a man in his 70s who was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center, 1515 S. Sunset Ave.; a woman in her 80s who was a resident of Mission Arch Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive; a woman in her 80s who was a resident of Sunset Villa Care Center; a man in his 80s who had been hospitalized; and a woman in her 90s who was a resident of Mission Arch Center.

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Twenty-seven counties and three correctional facilities reported a total of 1,459 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 83 in Chaves County.

Monday’s report totaled 1,507 new cases from 31 counties and four correctional centers. Chaves County reported 69 new cases Monday.

The state’s total number of cases since March is now 121,299, including 5,883 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 860 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico, down from a high of 947 on Dec. 3.

Chaves County averaged 174.7 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people daily between Nov. 17 and Nov. 30 and had a test positivity rate of 25.4%, placing it in the Red Zone, or very high risk of viral spread, in the state’s risk assessment system.

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

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