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County reports 2 COVID-19 deaths since Saturday

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Two more local deaths related to COVID-19 were reported since Saturday, but Chaves County reported low numbers of new cases in that time.

On Sunday, a man in his 60s who had been hospitalized was among the 13 deaths reported that day, according to the daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health. On Monday, the death of a man in his 80s who had also been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions was reported. The state reported nine total deaths on Monday.

Sunday and Monday combined, Bernalillo County reported four deaths; Luna County had three; Doña Ana, McKinley, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties each had two; and Catron, Cibola, Lea, San Miguel and Valencia each had one.

The total number of deaths for New Mexico is now 3,538.

A total of 14 new cases were reported over those two days for Chaves County — eight on Sunday and six on Monday. The county’s total is now 8,515, adjusted for three cases determined to be duplicates, according NMDOH.

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Statewide, 285 cases were reported Sunday and 200 on Monday. The state total is now 180,761.

The number of people hospitalized in the state for COVID-19 fell below 300 on Sunday, the first time it has been that low since Oct. 26, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 dashboard. On Sunday, 292 people were reported hospitalized, falling to 286 on Monday.

In vaccinations, the state reported Monday through its COVID-19 vaccine dashboard that 437,903 doses have been administered. That includes 300,913 primary doses and 136,990 booster doses.

Chaves County’s total doses remains unchanged from Friday, with 6,571 people having received at least one dose, or 10.1 people per 100 residents.

More than 621,000 people have registered to receive the vaccine.

Chaves County remains in the very high risk Red Zone of the state’s Red to Green COVID-19 risk assessment system. From Jan. 26 to Feb. 8, the county had an average of 28.6 new daily cases and a test positivity rate of 7.26%.

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

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