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Eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in county Friday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 306 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday including eight in Chaves County.

No local deaths related to COVID-19 were reported among the 18 in the state’s daily update.

Twenty-three counties and two correctional facilities reported new cases on Friday, led by Bernalillo County with 102. Doña Ana County reported 55 and Sandoval 22. All other counties had fewer than 20 cases each.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state is now 186,460 including 8,658 in Chaves County.

Of the deaths, four were reported in San Juan County. McKinley County reported three. Bernalillo, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties each reported two. Lea, Luna, San Miguel, Socorro and Valencia counties each reported one death.

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The total number of deaths is now 3,787 in New Mexico and 152 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 183 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

In vaccinations, the state administered nearly 25,000 doses since the online vaccine dashboard’s Thursday update, now totaling 652,154 doses. Of the total New Mexico population age 16 or older, 24.2% are at least partially vaccinated and 13.8% are fully vaccinated, according to the dashboard.

In Chaves County, 14.7% of the population age 16 or older is partially vaccinated and 7.1% is fully vaccinated.

More than 688,000 people in New Mexico have registered for the vaccine including 1,162 in Chaves County, or 24.5% of the population.

The state has received a total of 693,454 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

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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