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More county residents receive COVID-19 vaccine

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The number of Chaves County residents who have received COVID-19 vaccines has grown by several hundred in the last week, according to Thursday’s update on the New Mexico Department of Health’s online vaccine dashboard.

Since last Friday another 290 people received their first dose of vaccine and an additional 418 received the second booster dose, according to the dashboard data.

A total of 5,880 people, or 11.9% of the county population age 16 and older, have received the first dose. A total of 2,659, or 5.4% of the population, has received the second dose and is fully vaccinated.

The state has administered a total of 540,184 doses, with 349,747 of those the primary dose and 190,437 secondary doses.

The state has received 553,825 doses and 655,127 people have registered to receive the vaccine.

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Also on Thursday, the state reported 299 new cases of COVID-19 in 23 counties and one correctional facility.

Chaves County reported 10 new cases.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 184,080, including 8,600 in Chaves County.

One local death related to COVID-19 was reported among the 13 in the health department’s daily update Thursday. The deceased was a woman in her 80s. 

Of the other deaths, four were in Bernalillo County, three in Sandoval County, two in McKinley County, and one each in Doña Ana, Lea and Socorro counties.

The state’s total number of deaths is 3,671 including 148 in Chaves County.

Chaves County is in the Yellow Level of the state’s Red to Green COVID-19 risk assessment system. From Feb. 9 to Feb. 22, the county had an average of 11.8 new cases of COVID-19 per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 3.22%.

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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