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Chaves County reports 16 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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More than 200 new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Health. Only one death was reported.

Twenty-three counties reported 230 new cases. The day’s report included 16 new cases in Chaves County.

Bernalillo County had the most cases at 67, followed by Doña Ana with 39, San Juan with 33 and Sandoval County with 19. The other counties had 10 or fewer cases.

The total number of cases in the state is 194,605 including 8,798 in Chaves County.

The single death related to COVID-19 reported Thursday was a woman in her 90s from Valencia County.

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The total number of deaths in New Mexico is now 3,997 including 167 in Chaves County.

More than 54% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 37% are fully vaccinated. In Chaves County, 35% have received at least one dose and 26% 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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