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State’s daily case count sees slightly higher numbers

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Driven by higher than usual numbers from Bernalillo County and a county correctional facility, the state reported 659 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Daily case counts — which are based on raw data received by the New Mexico Department of Health in a 24-hour period — showed 209 new cases in Bernalillo County and 191 new cases at the Lea County Correctional Facility in Friday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Chaves County reported eight new cases in Friday’s update.

The total number of cases in the state is now 184,736 and 8,608 in Chaves County.

No local deaths related to COVID-19 were reported among the 14 in the state Friday.

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Six deaths were reported in Bernalillo County. Doña Ana and Valencia counties each reported two. McKinley, Otero, San Juan and Sierra counties had the remaining deaths.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to the virus is now 3,685.

As of Friday, 226 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

Chaves County continued to increase in the number of people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, especially in those receiving a second dose to become fully vaccinated.

The health department’s online vaccine dashboard shows an increase from Thursday’s data of 1,684 people being fully vaccinated. The total of 3,030 people is 6.1% of the county population over the age of 16.

Those receiving a first dose increased by 331. The total of 6,211 people is 12.5% of the population.

Statewide, 557,495 doses have been administered — 359,716 are primary doses and 197,779 are booster doses.

The state has received 581,175 total doses and 659,052 people have registered for the vaccine.

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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