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Two cases of COVID-19 reported Friday in Chaves County

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State health officials announced 126 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths related to the virus on Friday.

A total of 20 counties reported new cases in the daily update. Two cases were reported in Chaves County. Bernalillo had the most with 61 cases. San Juan County reported 14 and Doña Ana County had 12. The remaining counties all had six or fewer cases.

The two deaths were both in Sandoval County, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s. The woman had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state as of Friday was 106. That number has been below 100 since March 29.

The New Mexico Department of Health also announced Friday that one-third of New Mexicans age 16 or older are now fully vaccinated. More than 50% have received at least one dose.

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In Chaves County, almost 34% have received at least one dose with 23% fully vaccinated.

Chaves County is in the low-risk Turquoise Level of the state’s Red to Green COVID-19 risk assessment system. From March 23 to April 5, the county averaged 5.3 new cases per day per 100,000 people and had a test positivity rate of 2.33%.

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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