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Vaccinations increase locally, statewide

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Another 15,000 people received COVID-19 vaccinations in the state including nearly 200 in Chaves County, according to Friday’s update on the New Mexico Department of Health’s vaccine dashboard.

The state has administered 480,810 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. That includes 318,509 primary doses and 162,301 second doses.

In Chaves County, an additional 59 people received their first dose of vaccine compared to Thursday’s update, and 131 received a second dose.

So far, 5,590 people in Chaves County have received a primary dose, or 11.3% of the population over the age of 16. The number of fully vaccinated Chaves County residents is 2,241, or 4.5% of the population 16 or older.

Statewide, the 75 and older age group has the highest percentage of vaccinations, according to the dashboard. Among that group, 47% are partially vaccinated and 18.6% are fully vaccinated.

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Among those age 60 to 74, 22.5% have received the first dose and 10.7% are fully vaccinated.

In the 16 to 59 age group, 13.6% are partially vaccinated and 7.9% fully vaccinated. 

More than 635,000 people have registered for the vaccine.

Friday’s COVID numbers

In the daily update of COVID-19 cases from the Department of Health, 24 counties and one correctional facility reported 318 new cases. That included 13 new cases in Chaves County.

No counties reported more than 100 cases Friday. Bernalillo County had the most at 90, followed by Doña Ana County with 64, Santa Fe County with 22 and McKinley County with 19.

The total number of cases in the state is now 182,050 including 8,542 in Chaves County.

No local deaths related to COVID-19 were reported among the 19 in the state. Bernalillo County reported eight deaths. San Juan County reported four deaths. McKinley County reported two. Doña Ana, Eddy, Lea, Santa Fe and Taos counties each reported one death.

The total number of deaths in the state is 3,599 including 146 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 278 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

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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