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County reports 24 COVID cases for 2 days


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New Mexico reported 745 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and Saturday, as well as 30 deaths, according to information released by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Chaves County had 24 new cases during the past two days, but no deaths.

In news releases provided on those two days, state officials indicated that there were 318 new cases statewide on Friday and 427 cases on Saturday. The deaths of 19 people were reported Friday, while 11 were reported on Saturday.

For Chaves County, 13 new cases were announced Friday and 11 Saturday.

The state has now had 182,475 COVID cases since the pandemic began, while Chaves County has had 8,553.

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According to the latest information available from the state as of Saturday afternoon, Chaves County considers 6,502 people recovered, which is 75% of the total cases. Deaths have totaled 146, or 1.7% of the case total.

In addition to the case numbers among residents, there have been 229 COVID cases among detainees at the state-run Roswell Correctional Center near Hagerman.

Long-term care facilities in Roswell with a COVID case among staff or residents during the past 28 days include Casa Maria Health Care Center, Mission Arch Center and Village Retirement Community. Statewide, 68 care centers are on the list.

Statewide, 130,775 people are considered recovered, or about 71.7% of the case total. Deaths have reached 3,610, or 1.98% of total cases.

There are 278 people hospitalized with COVID in New Mexico. Since the pandemic began in spring 2020, 12,901 COVID hospitalizations have occurred.

The daily counts are raw data, while the 14-day averages that are used to determine the Red, Green or Yellow risk levels for counties are considered more accurate, according to the state news release.

Chaves County remains in the Red Level, with a positivity rate of 7.26% and average daily cases of 28.6 people per 100,000 population. With a county population of about 65,000, that equates to about 18.6 new cases over a two-week period in the area. The risk-level data is due to be updated by state officials on Wednesday.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

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