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State has given more than half-million vaccine doses


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More than a half-million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Mexico, according to the Department of Health’s vaccination dashboard on Monday.

The 501,436 cumulative doses include 329,054 primary doses and 172,382 booster doses.

Data for Chaves County remains unchanged on the dashboard since late last week, when it showed 11.3% of the county population over the age of 16 as partially vaccinated and 4.5% as fully vaccinated.

In case counts, the state reported 557 new cases of COVID-19 over two days — 320 on Sunday and 237 on Monday.

Chaves County had 13 new cases Sunday and three on Monday. Statewide, the total of COVID-19 cases to date is now 183,023 and 8,569 in Chaves County.

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One local death related to COVID-19 was reported among the 25 across the state over those two days. The deceased is a man in his 40s who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions, according to Sunday’s press release from the Department of Health.

Of the other deaths, seven were in Doña Ana County and four in San Juan County. Bernalillo, Lea, Santa Fe and Eddy counties each reported two deaths. Curry, Luna, Sandoval, McKinley and Rio Arriba counties each reported one death.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the state is now 3,635 including 147 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 247 people are hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

Chaves County is in the very high-risk Red Level in the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system. In the latest two-week assessment period of Jan. 26 to Feb. 8, the county had an average of 28.6 new cases of COVID-19 per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 7.26%.

The data will be updated on Wednesday. To move into the Yellow Zone, a county must have an average of eight or fewer new cases of COVID-19 per day per 100,000 people or a test positivity rate of 5% or less.

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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