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One case of COVID-19 reported locally Tuesday

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Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported for Chaves County on Tuesday.

The New Mexico Department of Health announced 219 cases in 20 counties and 10 deaths related to COVID-19 in its daily case update.

Bernalillo County reported the highest number of cases at 93. San Juan County had the next highest at 37, followed by Curry County with 15 and Doña Ana with 13. The remaining counties each had seven or fewer cases.

The state’s total number of cases is now 198,576 including 8,929 in Chaves County.

The 10 deaths included three in both Doña Ana and Lea counties. Curry County reported two cases. San Juan and Valencia each reported one case.

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The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,083 including 170 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 138 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

According to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard Tuesday afternoon, 59% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 45% are fully vaccinated. In Chaves County, 37% of the eligible population 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.

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

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