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Only 10 new COVID-19 cases in 2 days in Chaves County

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Chaves County recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 over the first two days of the week, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s case updates.

Eight cases were reported Sunday and two on Monday, according to the health department.

Statewide, 160 new cases were reported Sunday and 185 on Monday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 188,488. Chaves County’s total is 8,692.

Only three deaths were reported over the two days. None were from Chaves County.

Sunday, the deaths of a man in his 60s from Bernalillo County and a man in his 50s from Sandoval County were announced. Both had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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The death of a man in his 70s from Roosevelt County was reported Monday. He had been hospitalized.

The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 3,853. Chaves County has had 157 deaths.

As of Monday, 126 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

Chaves County is in the Yellow Level of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system. From Feb. 23 to March 8, the county had 9.1 new cases per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 2.37%.

As of Friday, the county had a seven-day rolling average of one new case per day, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 online dashboard.

The health department’s online vaccine dashboard showed that as of Sunday the state has received 817,485 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and administered 777,839. More than 480,000 people, or 28.8% of those age 16 or older, have received at least one dose. Almost 279,000, or 16.8%, are considered fully vaccinated.

In Chaves County, 11,155 people, or 22.5% of the population age 16 and older, have received at least one dose of vaccine and 5,639, or 11.4%, are fully vaccinated.

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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