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One COVID-19 case, 1 death reported Tuesday

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One new case of COVID-19 and one death related to the disease in Chaves County were among those reported in the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily case update Tuesday.

The deceased was a man in his 60s who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to the press release.

A total of 186 new cases in 21 counties were reported Tuesday, giving the state a total of 188,664 cases. Chaves County has had 8,691 cases, adjusted by one determined to be a duplicate report by the health department, according to Tuesday’s update.

Six other deaths were also announced Tuesday. Two were in Lea County, with the others in Bernalillo, McKinley, Otero and Valencia counties.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 3,860 including 158 in Chaves County.

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Vaccination numbers continue to increase in the state and in Chaves County. Statewide, 792,868 doses have been administered of the 817,485 received by the state. The number of New Mexicans with at least one dose is 490,835, or 29.2% of the population age 16 and older. The number of those in the state fully vaccinated is 290,127 or 17.3% of the population.

Nearly 99,000 doses have been given in the last week.

In Chaves County, 12,576 people have received at least one dose, or 25.4% of the population age 16 and older. The number of fully vaccinated people in the county is 5,943 or 12%.

New Mexico Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins, Deputy Secretary Dr. Laura Parajón and Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase will give a COVID-19 update at 1 p.m. Wednesday. They will discuss the approach to health equity as part of the vaccine rollout, according to a press release from the Human Services Department. The update will be livestreamed on the Human Services Department Facebook page and with a Spanish interpreter on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s YouTube channel.

According to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard, the racial or ethnic group that has been vaccinated at the highest percentage in the state is Native Americans — 33.5% have received at least one dose and 21.7% are fully vaccinated.

Asian or Pacific Islanders are the next highest with at least one dose, at 30.1% partially vaccinated and 18.4% fully vaccinated. Whites are third, at 29.5% partially vaccinated and 17.5% fully vaccinated. Hispanic or Latino is fourth at 20.9% and 12%, followed by Black or African-American at 16.1% and 9.2%.

By age, those 75 or older have the highest percentage at 64.5% with at least one dose and 43.9% fully vaccinated. Those age 60 to 74 are next, at 40.1% and 21.2%, followed by the 16 to 59 age group at 21.2% and 12.6%.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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