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No deaths, 28 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

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Chaves County reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 and no related deaths in Friday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Twenty-eight counties and two correctional facilities reported 921 new cases statewide, and there were 33 deaths related to COVID-19, according to the update.

Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties had the most new cases at 208 and 136, respectively. San Juan County had the next highest at 63, with McKinley County reporting 60.

The total number of cases in New Mexico since March is now 167,731. In Chaves County, the total is 7,994.

The state has designated 92,109 cases as recovered, including 4,619 in Chaves County.

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Of the deceased, nine were from Bernalillo County; six from San Juan County; and four from Santa Fe County. Eddy and McKinley counties each reported three deaths. Colfax and Valencia counties each reported two deaths. Curry, Grant, Lincoln and Rio Arriba counties each reported three deaths.

The total number of deaths in the state is 3,077 including 120 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 624 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

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.

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