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No COVID deaths in Chaves County, 11 cases for 2 days


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Chaves County had no deaths related to COVID-19 reported on either Friday or Saturday, according to information released by the New Mexico Department of Health, and its new case numbers were a total of 11 for the two days.

Statewide, there were 423 new cases for the two days, 238 in 24 counties on Friday, and 185 cases in 19 counties and at a federal processing center in Otero County on Saturday. Total deaths in New Mexico reported for the period were nine: seven on Friday and two on Saturday.

The decedents included three from Bernalillo County, two from Doña Ana County, three from Sandoval County and one from San Juan County. They ranged in ages from their 30s to 90s. All but the woman in her 90s had underlying conditions, were hospitalized or both.

Chaves County has now had 8,724 COVID cases since March 2020. Of those, 8,356, or 95.8%, are considered recovered. The county has had 163 COVID-related deaths during the past year.

The state-run Roswell Correctional Center near Hagerman continues to report 230 inmates who have had COVID. Only one local long-term care facility, Mission Arch Center, is on the list of the 22 centers in New Mexico that have reported a new case of COVID among staff or faculty during the past 28 days.

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Statewide, total COVID cases since March 2020 have reached 190,887, with 173,119, or 90.7%, reported as recovered. COVID-related deaths have numbered 3,925. There are now 118 people with COVID who are in New Mexico hospitals, with total hospitalizations since March 2020 at 13,567.

Chaves County is now in the Green Level in terms of risk assessment, with an average of four new cases a day per 100,000 population from March 9 to March 22 and a positivity rate during that period of 1.33%. Green Level signifies “medium risk” and allows gatherings of up to 20 people, as well as less restrictive occupancy rules for retail operations, eating and dining establishments and businesses. Public health officials continue to recommend face coverings when in public and around others, social distancing and hand-washing. More information about public health orders is available on the Department of Health’s website at https://cv.nmhealth.org.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

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