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COVID-19 reports increase Wednesday

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After several days this week of low numbers of new COVID-19 cases, the reports both statewide and locally saw an increase on Wednesday, according to the daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state reported 670 new cases in 26 counties and one correctional institution Wednesday. The report included 37 new cases in Chaves County.

No local deaths were among the 29 reported by the state related to COVID-19.

Bernalillo County continued to lead the state in the number of new cases with 161. Doña Ana County had 95. San Juan County had 47 followed by Eddy County with 46.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is now 175,652 including 8,279 in Chaves County.

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Bernalillo County also reported the most deaths Wednesday with nine. San Juan County had four. Colfax and Doña Ana counties each reported three. Luna and Santa Fe counties each reported two deaths. Grant, Lea, Lincoln, McKinley, Taos and Valencia counties each reported one.

The state’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 3,338. In Chaves County the total is 133.

As of Wednesday, 476 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

The state has designated 107,645 cases as recovered including 5,534 in Chaves County.

There was no change from Tuesday in the number of people in Chaves County who have received at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, according to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard. That stands at 4,168 people, or 6.4% of the county population.

The state has administered about another 7,500 doses since the dashboard’s Tuesday update, for a total of 291,742. About 77% of those are primary doses, with the remainder being booster shots.

The state has received a total of 316,150 doses.

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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