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State reports 3 COVID-19 deaths in 2 days

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New Mexico reported no deaths related to COVID-19 on Sunday, the first time that has happened since early October.

Only three deaths were reported in the state Monday. They were a man in his 50s from Lea County, and a man in his 20s and a woman in her 80s from San Juan County. All had been hospitalized. The man in his 20s had underlying health conditions, according to the press release.

The total number of deaths in the state is 3,892.

Sunday, the state reported 176 new cases in 23 counties and on Monday 167 new cases in 19 counties.

Those reports included three cases in Chaves County — two Sunday and one Monday.

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The total number of cases in the state is 189,893, and 91% are considered recovered. In Chaves County, 95% of the 8,707 cases are considered recovered.

As of Monday, 115 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

In vaccinations, 38.6% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose with 23.5% fully vaccinated, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s vaccination dashboard.

The state has received more than 1.1 million doses and 1,038,305 have been administered. Of those, 859,963 have been through the state, with an additional 178,342 through the federal government, including Indian Health Services, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense and Bureau of Prisons.

Locally, 13,403 people, or 27% of those in Chaves County age 16 or older, have received at least one dose, and 7,631, or 15.4%, are fully vaccinated. About 28% of the population 16 or older in Chaves County has registered to receive the vaccine.

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

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

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