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Three new cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County


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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 222 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths related to the virus in its daily case update for Wednesday.

Chaves County had three cases, one of 23 counties and one correctional institution reporting new cases. Bernalillo County had the most, with 75. San Juan County had 25, Doña Ana County had 20, Sandoval County 17 and Santa Fe County had 14. The others all had seven or fewer cases.

The state’s total number of COVID-19 cases is 194,378. Chaves County has had 8,782, including a correction reported Wednesday for three cases determined to be duplicates.

None of the deaths reported Wednesday were from Chaves County. Five — all men in their 50s through their 90s — were from Doña Ana County. Bernalillo, Rio Arriba and San Juan counties each reported one death.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is 3,996 including 167 in Chaves County.

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As of Wednesday, 114 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

Almost 54% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with 36% fully vaccinated. In Chaves County, 34% of those 16 or older have received at least one dose, with 24% 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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