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County reports 101 new COVID cases, 1 death Thursday

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After low numbers of new COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks, Chaves County reported 101 new cases in Thursday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

That was only 10 less than Bernalillo County reported. Doña Ana County reported 73 cases. In total, the state reported 541 new cases Thursday in 25 counties and two correctional facilities.

Two of Chaves County’s ZIP codes were the top two in the state with the most COVID-19 cases. The 88203 ZIP code, which includes south Roswell, had 49 cases, while 88201, which includes north Roswell, had 38 cases.

It was Christmas the last time Chaves County had more than 100 cases reported in the daily update.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 179,323 including 8,468 in Chaves County.

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A Chaves County woman in her 80s was among the 18 deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the state. She had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive.

Bernalillo and Luna counties each reported three deaths. Doña Ana, Eddy, McKinley and San Juan counties each reported two. Colfax, Grant and Union counties each reported one death.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is now 3,479, including 140 in Chaves County.

As of Thursday, 371 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

The state has designated 116,518 cases as recovered including 5,938 in Chaves County.

The state now has received 428,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and has administered 383,842 doses. That includes 272,473 primary doses and 111,369 booster doses.

In Chaves County, 5,782 people, or 8.9 per 100 residents, have received at least one dose of vaccine.

In the most recent two-week reporting period in the state’s Red to Green risk assessment system, from Jan. 26 to Feb. 8, Chaves County averaged 28.6 new cases of COVID-19 per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 7.26%, keeping it in the very high-risk Red Level.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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