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County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases Monday

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Fewer than 10 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County in Monday’s daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health, the first such instance since September.

Three local deaths related to the coronavirus were reported in the last two days.

The deceased reported Monday are a man in his 50s who had been hospitalized and a woman in her 80s. Both had underlying health conditions, according to the NMDOH press release. Twelve deaths were reported in the state Monday.

On Sunday, a Chaves County woman in her 70s who had been hospitalized was among 18 reported statewide.

Over those two days, Bernalillo County reported six deaths. Doña Ana, San Juan and Santa Fe counties each reported four deaths. Colfax and Sandoval counties each reported two. Cibola, McKinley, Lea, Roosevelt and Valencia each reported one.

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The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 statewide is now 3,295 including 130 in Chaves County.

Only six new cases of COVID-19 were reported locally Monday, the lowest since the end of September, according to the daily updates. Nineteen cases were reported in Chaves County in Sunday’s update.

Statewide, 530 new cases were reported in 25 counties and one correctional facility on Sunday, and 487 new cases in 24 counties and one correctional facility on Monday.

The state’s total number of cases since March is 174,550 with 8,238 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 477 people were hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19.

The state has designated 104,125 cases as recovered including 5,260 in Chaves County.

According to the state’s vaccine dashboard on Monday, the state has given a cumulative total of 277,141 primary and booster doses, including 62,268 in the last week.

Of the total, 215,653 were primary doses with 61,488 being booster shots.

The state has received as of Sunday 278,800 doses, leaving 1,659 to be administered. Almost 560,000 people have registered online to receive the vaccine.

Just over 4,000 people, or 6.3% of the population, in Chaves County are either fully or partially vaccinated, according to the dashboard.

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/.