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Four local deaths reported in Friday COVID-19 update

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Four local deaths related to COVID-19 were among the 23 reported by the New Mexico Department of Health on Friday.

The deceased were a man in his 30s with underlying health conditions, a woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions, and two men in their 90s. One was a resident of Casa Maria Health Care Center, 1601 S. Main St., and had underlying health conditions.

Of the other deaths, seven were from Bernalillo County; two each were from Luna, Sandoval and San Juan counties; and one each was from Cibola, Doña Ana, Eddy, Lea, Los Alamos and Socorro counties.

The total number of deaths in Chaves County is now 144. Statewide the total is 3,502.

Chaves County reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, according to the health department update. Statewide, 407 new cases were reported in 27 counties and one correctional institution.

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The state’s total number of cases is now 179,724 including 8,479 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, there are 365 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

The health department has designated 117,635 cases as recovered, including 5,981 in Chaves County.

Vaccinations continue to increase locally and in the state. In Chaves County, 6,571 people, or 10.1 people per 100 residents, have received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the health department’s vaccination dashboard. That’s a 14% increase since Thursday’s data on the dashboard.

Statewide, 394,720 people have been vaccinated. Of those, 276,965 are primary doses and 117,755 are booster shots.

The state has received 429,950 doses. More than 614,000 people have registered to received the vaccine.

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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