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Website launched to address COVID-19 questions

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Almost half the people in New Mexico age 16 or older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data on the state’s vaccine website.

The state has administered 188,058 doses of vaccine in the last week for a total of 1,043,020, according to the vaccine dashboard. Federal agencies have given a total of 202,643. Overall, 46% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose, with 29% fully vaccinated.

In Chaves County, 15,054 people, or 30% of the population age 16 or older, have received at least one dose and 9,368, or 19%, are fully vaccinated. Thirty percent of the county’s population 16 or older has registered for the vaccine.

The New Mexico Department of Health has launched a new website to address frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine at vaccinenm.org/facts and in Spanish at vaccineNM.org/hechos.

In its daily case update, the health department reported 297 new cases in 20 counties. That’s the highest number since March 5, when 306 cases were reported.

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Four new cases were reported in Chaves County.

The daily case counts are raw data the state has received the same day that has not been examined for potential duplicates or late-arriving test results from laboratories.

The total number of cases in the state is 191,945 including 8,744 in Chaves County. The county’s total has been adjusted for a case that was identified as a duplicate, according to Thursday’s update.

A woman in her 60s from Chaves County was among the five deaths related to COVID-19 reported Thursday. She had been hospitalized.

The other deaths were in Doña Ana, San Juan, San Miguel and Taos counties.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 3,942 including 165 in Chaves County.

As of Thursday, 96 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

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/.