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State now consolidating weekend COVID-19 reports

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New Mexico saw 647 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths related to the disease over the weekend, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily case update Monday.

Monday’s report was the first consolidated weekend report to be issued by NMDOH. The department announced in a press release Friday it would no longer provide day-by-day breakdowns of case counts for Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, reports on Monday will include case counts of raw data for Saturday, Sunday and Monday combined.

In the report, 25 counties and two correctional institutions reported new cases, led by 227 in Bernalillo County, 83 in Doña Ana County, 75 in San Juan County and 34 in Valencia County.

Chaves County had 26 new cases, followed by Rio Arriba with 25.

The total number of cases in the state is now 193,987. Chaves County’s total is 8,785, adjusted for seven cases determined to be duplicates, according to Monday’s report.

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The three deaths were a man in his 70s from Eddy County, a woman in her 60s from San Juan County and a man in his 80s from Lea County. All had been hospitalized and the men had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is 3,979 including 166 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 101 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

Almost 53% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with 35% fully vaccinated. In Chaves County, 34% have received one dose and 23% are 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.

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