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Three new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in Chaves County

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 in its daily case report and said it had invited 99% of registrants in Phase 1 of its vaccine plan on Tuesday.

Twenty-two counties reported new cases of COVID-19, including three in Chaves County. The total number of cases in the state is 192,773 with 8,759 in Chaves County.

Eight deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in the state in Bernalillo, Cibola, Curry, Doña Ana and Valencia counties. The total number of deaths in the state is 3,960, including 165 in Chaves County.

Eighty-two people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

In vaccinations, the state has sent invitations for appointments to almost all those who registered at www.vaccineNM.org for the vaccine and are in Phase 1 of the vaccination plan, according to a DOH press release.

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All New Mexicans age 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine, but the health department is prioritizing those age 75 and older and senior citizens with chronic conditions.

More than 48% of New Mexicans have received at least one dose and 31% are fully vaccinated, according to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard.

Locally, 32% of Chaves County residents age 16 or older have received at least one dose and 21% are 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%.

That data will be updated Wednesday. State officials will also give a COVID-19 update at 1 p.m. Wednesday that will be livestreamed on the New Mexico Human Services Department Facebook page. The news conference will be livestreamed with a Spanish language interpreter on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s YouTube page.

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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