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State, county continue to report low COVID-19 numbers


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New Mexico reported less than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the third day in a row, and Chaves County continued lower numbers of new cases as well in Tuesday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Chaves County reported 22 new cases among the state’s 691, according to the NMDOH press release. No local deaths were reported.

Bernalillo County was the only county to report more than 100 new cases, with 257. Doña Ana County reported 85, followed by Sandoval County with 56, 34 in Valencia County, 33 in San Juan County and 28 in Santa Fe County.

The total number of cases in the state since March is now 164,954, with 7,882 of those in Chaves County.

Statewide, 88,982 are considered recovered including 4,542 in Chaves County.

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Twenty deaths related to COVID-19 were reported statewide Tuesday. Six were from Bernalillo County; three were from San Juan County; and two each were from Curry, Doña Ana and Sandoval counties. McKinley, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Santa Fe and Valencia counties reported one death each.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 2,975. Chaves County’s total is 120.

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 Level 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/.

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