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Only 2 new local cases of COVID-19 recorded Tuesday

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Chaves County recorded only two new cases of COVID-19 in the daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday. No local deaths related to the coronavirus were reported.

The state reported 314 new cases in 25 counties and three correctional facilities.

The state’s total is now 183,335 including 8,571 in Chaves County.

Nine more deaths related to COVID-19 were reported statewide. Bernalillo County reported three deaths. Curry, Doña Ana, Lea, McKinley, Otero and San Juan counties each reported one.

The total number of deaths in the state is 3,644 including 147 in Chaves County.

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As of Tuesday, 261 people are hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

Vaccination data for Chaves County remains unchanged on the health department’s online vaccine dashboard, with 11.3% of residents age 16 or older partially vaccinated and 4.5% fully vaccinated.

The state has administered 506,384 doses, almost 5,000 more than reported on the dashboard Monday. That includes 331,496 primary doses and 174,888 booster doses.

The state has received 518,535 doses, and 646,596 people have registered to receive the vaccine.

Chaves County is in the Red Level of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system with an average of 28.6 new cases per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 7.26% from Jan. 26 to Feb. 8. That data is scheduled to be updated Wednesday.

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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