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Low numbers of COVID-19 cases reported since Saturday

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New Mexico and Chaves County reported low numbers of new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday. One local death related to COVID-19 was reported among the 48 deaths reported statewide over the two days.

The deceased was a woman in her 70s, according to Monday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Of the other deaths — 22 reported Sunday and 26 on Monday — 10 were in Bernalillo County; nine in San Juan County; six each in Cibola and McKinley counties; four each in Doña Ana and Sandoval counties; two in Eddy County; and one each in Lea, Luna, Roosevelt, Santa Fe, Sierra and Valencia counties.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 2,958, including 120 in Chaves County.

The state reported 751 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 628 on Monday. In Chaves County, there were 39 new cases Sunday and 17 on Monday.

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The total number of COVID-19 cases since March in New Mexico is 164,263. The state has declared 87,502 cases as recovered.

In Chaves County, the total number of cases is 7,860 with 4,454 declared recovered.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decrease as well, with 611 in the state’s hospitals, down 104 from a week ago, according to data on the NMDOH COVID-19 dashboard.

The state has administered 137,531 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 vaccine dashboard.

Chaves County’s two-week average of new daily cases per 100,000 people was 85.6 between Dec. 29 and Jan. 13, and its test positivity rate was 17.51%, placing it in the very high risk Red Zone in the state’s Red to Green COVID-19 risk assessment system.

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/.