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Two new COVID-19 cases, no deaths in county

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday including two in Chaves County.

No local deaths were reported among the 11 related to the virus reported in Tuesday’s daily case update.

Twenty-one counties reported new cases, led by Bernalillo with 75. All other counties reported 20 or fewer cases.

The state’s total number of cases is 190,064, with 91% of those considered recovered. The Department of Health reported in Tuesday’s update one case in Chaves County was determined to be a duplicate report, giving the county a total of 8,708, 96% of which are considered recovered.

Doña Ana County reported the most deaths Tuesday, with four. Curry County had two deaths. Bernalillo, Eddy, Lea, Rio Arriba and Roosevelt counties each had one death.

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The number of deaths in the state is now 3,903 including 163 in Chaves County.

The state has administered 1,045,062 doses of vaccine out of 1,183,825 it has received. Of those, 182,183 were administered through federal agencies.

More than 652,000 residents, or 39% of those age 16 or older, have received at least one dose of vaccine, with almost 396,000, or 24%, fully vaccinated.

In Chaves County, 13,790 people, or 28% of residents age 16 or older, have received at least one dose and 8,001 people, or 16%, are fully vaccinated.

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%.

That data will be updated Wednesday. To move to the Green Level, the county will have to have an average of eight or fewer new daily cases and keep its test positivity rate under 5%.

The county had a rolling seven-day average of two cases per day per 100,000 people as of Thursday, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 online dashboard.

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

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