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Chaves County reports 14 new COVID-19 cases

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 685 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths over three days in its Monday case update.

Twenty-six counties and one correctional institution reported new cases in the combined update for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Chaves County had 14 cases and no deaths. Bernalillo County reported the most new cases with 228, followed by San Juan County with 119, Doña Ana with 54, Otero County with 43, Sandoval County with 40, Valencia County with 37 and Santa Fe County with 30.

The state’s total number of cases is 198,372. Chaves County’s total is 8,928 and was adjusted for three cases determined to be duplicates, according to Monday’s update.

The deceased were from Bernalillo, Colfax, Lea, Rio Arriba and Valencia counties and ranged in age from their 50s to their 80s. Three had been hospitalized, and all had underlying health conditions.

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The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is 4,073 including 170 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 132 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

Also on Monday afternoon, the NMDOH vaccine dashboard showed 55% of new Mexicans age 16 and older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 45% are fully vaccinated. In Chaves County, 37% have received at least one dose and 31% are fully vaccinated.

Chaves County is in the Yellow Level of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system. From April 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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