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Seven new cases of COVID-19 reported in county Friday


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Seven cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County were among the 238 announced by the New Mexico Department of Health on Friday.

Twenty-four counties reported new cases, led by Bernalillo County with 73, Doña Ana County with 36, and San Juan County with 22. All other counties had fewer than 20 cases.

The total number of cases in the state is now 190,716 including 8,720 in Chaves County.

Seven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported. None were from Chaves County. Bernalillo, Doña Ana and Sandoval counties each reported two deaths, with one in San Juan County.

The state’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 3,923. There have been 163 deaths in Chaves County.

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Almost 1.1 million doses of vaccine have been administered in New Mexico. The state has received almost 1.3 million doses.

Almost 41% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose, with 25% fully vaccinated. In Chaves County, 28% of the population age 16 or older has received at least one dose with 16% fully vaccinated.

Chaves County is in the Green Level of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system. From March 3 to March 22, the county averaged 4 new cases per day per 100,000 people and had a test positivity rate of 1.33%.

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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