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Chaves County woman among 7 COVID-19 deaths in state


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A Chaves County woman was among the seven deaths related to COVID-19 announced Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The woman, in her 70s, had underlying health conditions, according to the NMDOH daily update.

The six other deaths included two in Doña Ana County and one each in Eddy, Otero, Sierra and Valencia counties.

The total number of deaths in the state is 4,058 including 169 in Chaves County.

The health department also reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 in 26 counties. Chaves County reported 15 new cases. Bernalillo County had the most with 65 followed by San Juan with 59, Doña Ana County with 29 and Sandoval with 13. The rest of the counties each had 10 or fewer cases.

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The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 197,447. Chaves County’s total is 8,907.

As of Thursday, 134 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

In vaccinations, 58% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose and 42% are fully vaccinated. In Chaves County, 37% of the eligible population has received at least one dose and 29% 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.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

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