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Chaves County woman among state’s latest COVID-19 deaths

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 673 new cases of COVD-19 and three deaths related to the virus in a report covering Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The deaths included a Chaves County woman in her 80s. She had been hospitalized, according to the update, which was issued Monday.

The other two deaths were a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County and a woman in her 20s from Cibola County.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,027 including 168 in Chaves County.

The total number of cases in the state is now 196,844. In Chaves County, the total is 8,886. The county’s total has been adjusted from six cases identified Monday as duplicates.

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As of Monday, 112 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

In vaccinations, 57% of the state’s population age 16 and older have received at least one dose and 41% are fully vaccinated.

In Chaves County, 36% have at least one dose and 28% are fully vaccinated.

Chaves County is in the Yellow Level of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system. From March 6 to 19, the county had an average of 10.5 new cases per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 3.66%.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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