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One local COVID-19 death reported Thursday

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One local death related to COVID-19 was reported among the 16 across the state in Thursday’s daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health. 

The deceased was a man in his 50s who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to the press release.

Sandoval County reported four deaths, San Juan County reported three, Bernalillo County reported two deaths, and Doña Ana, Lea, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba and Valencia counties each reported one death.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 3,769 and 152 in Chaves County.

The state on Thursday reported 259 new cases of COVID-19 in 22 counties and three correctional facilities. Chaves County had seven new cases.

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The total number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico to date is 186,156. Chaves County’s total is 8,651.

As of Thursday, 177 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

The state continues to administer more doses of COVID-19 vaccines, adding more than 18,500 since Wednesday’s update to the NMDOH online vaccine dashboard. The state has given 401,020 primary doses and 226,665 booster doses for a total of 627,665.

The state has received 689,795 doses, and 683,793 people have registered for the vaccine. In Chaves County, 12,025 people, or 24.3% of the population 16 and older, have registered for the vaccine.

The number of Chaves County residents who have received at least one dose of vaccine increased in Thursday’s update as well.

More than 500 Chaves County residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine since Tuesday’s dashboard update. The number of people partially vaccinated is 7,266, or 14.7% of the population, and 3,509 people, or 7.1%, are fully vaccinated.

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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