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No new deaths reported in two-day COVID-19 totals

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Newly recorded cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico rose by 594 in the last two days, of which 12 have been reported among Chaves County residents.

The New Mexico Department of Health in its daily reports announced 306 newly confirmed positive test results of the virus on Friday and 288 Saturday. Chaves County had eight new cases Friday and four Saturday.

Case counts of the two days included Bernalillo County recording 177 cases; Doña Ana County 88; Lea County 61 and Sandoval County 43.

In all, New Mexico has had 186,742 cases of the virus, of which 8,662 were among inhabitants of Chaves County.

Of the 28 deaths for the two-day total, none were recorded from Chaves County in the health department’s reports.

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On Saturday, 10 deaths from the virus were reported, consisting of four from Bernalillo County; two in both Doña Ana and Otero counties; and Rio Arriba and Socorro counties each reported one.

On Friday, 18 deaths were recorded in the state, including four deaths in San Juan County and three in McKinley County. Bernalillo, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties each recorded two, while Lea, Luna, San Miguel, Socorro and Valencia counties each reported one.

The state’s death toll from the virus now stands at 3,796, with 152 in Chaves County.

Six cases and one death in the state previously reported have been identified as duplicates and have been corrected, but none were in Chaves County.

As of Saturday, there were 148 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

The state’s online vaccine dashboard, last updated Saturday, stated that 662,388 doses have been administered with 24.6% of New Mexico’s population having received at least one shot and 14.1% having received both shots. Some 691,836 people have registered to get the vaccine.

In Chaves County, 12,236 people or 24.7% of the population have registered to get the vaccine. Among the local population 14.7% are partially vaccinated and 7.1% fully vaccinated.

New Mexico, as of Saturday, has received 700,245 doses of the vaccine.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.