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Chaves County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 161 new cases of COVID-19 in 18 counties and one correctional facility along with three deaths related to the disease in its daily update Tuesday.

Three new cases were reported in Chaves County. All counties reported fewer than 100 cases. Bernalillo reported 60 cases, while Sandoval reported 19. Doña Ana and San Juan counties both reported 18 cases. Santa Fe reported 14.

The remaining counties and the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County all reported fewer than 10 new cases each.

The total number of cases in the state is now 195,615 inclining 8,839 in Chaves County.

Two of the reported deaths were from McKinley County, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 60s. Both had underlying health conditions and the man had been hospitalized. A woman in her 60s from Santa Fe County also died. She had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

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The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 4,010 including 167 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, there were 121 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

More than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Mexico of 1.9 million that have been received by state and federal agencies.

Almost 57% of the population age 16 and older in the state has received at least dose and 39% is fully vaccinated.

In Chaves County, 36% of the population age 16 and older has received at least one dose and 27% is 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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