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Two-day COVID-19 case numbers rise and fall


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Daily reports of new COVID-19 cases were up and down over the last two days.

Driven by higher than usual numbers from Bernalillo County and a county correctional facility, the state on Friday reported 659 new cases of COVID-19. On Saturday, the state reported 275 new cases.

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 on Friday in Bernalillo County and 105 on Saturday. Friday’s update included 191 new cases at the Lea County Correctional Facility, with an additional six reported in Saturday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Chaves County reported eight new cases in Friday’s update and 12 on Saturday.

The total number of cases in the state as of Saturday was 184,888 and 8,620 in Chaves County.

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One local death related to COVID-19 was reported among the 29 in the state Friday and Saturday. The deceased was a woman in her 60s who had underlying health conditions, according to Saturday’s update.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to the virus is now 3,700.

As of Saturday, 227 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 on Saturday showed 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, 579,577 doses have been administered — 375,536 are primary doses and 206,041 are booster doses.

The state has received 581,175 total doses and 661,843 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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