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Nearly one-quarter of county registered for vaccine

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About 24% of Chaves County residents have registered with the New Mexico Health Department to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to new data on the department’s online vaccine dashboard.

The dashboard, which has shown the number and percent of those over the age of 16 who are partially or fully vaccinated in each county, now also shows the number and percentage of each county’s residents who have registered to receive the vaccine.

For Chaves County as of Wednesday afternoon, the dashboard showed 23.6% or 11,724 of the 49,578 residents age 16 or older have registered. Of those, 6,901, or 13.9%, are partially vaccinated and 3,306, or 6.7%, are fully vaccinated. About 87% of those registered for the vaccine in Chaves County are at least partially vaccinated. About 20.5% of the county population age 16 or older have been at least partially vaccinated.

Los Alamos County has the highest percentage of population registered at 69.3% followed by Taos County at 56.2% and Santa Fe County at 55.7%.

Guadalupe County has the highest percentage of people vaccinated, with 42.5% partially vaccinated and 39.1% fully vaccinated.

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More than 672,000 people have registered for the vaccine. The state has administered 603,463 doses and received 640,555. That includes 386,424 primary doses and 217,093 booster doses.

The state is expected to receive this week more than 17,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine granted emergency authorization Saturday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That vaccine requires just one dose for full immunization.

Daily case numbers continue to be low both statewide and locally. In its daily update, the state reported 247 new cases of COVID-19 in 23 counties and one correctional facility.

Chaves County reported seven new cases. There were no local deaths among the 11 reported in the state.

Doña Ana and San Juan counties each reported two deaths. Bernalillo, Eddy, Grant, Luna, McKinley, Otero and Valencia counties each reported one.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 3,740. The total number of cases is 185,542.

Chaves County has had 151 deaths and 8,631 cases since the pandemic began last year.

The state has designated 148,641 cases of COVID-19 as recovered, including 7,525 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 199 people are hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

Chaves County is in the Yellow Level of the state’s Red to Green COVID-19 risk assessment system. During the latest two-week reporting period of Feb. 9 to Feb. 22, the county had an average of 11.8 new cases of COVID-19 per day 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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