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Four new cases of COVID-19 Thursday in Chaves County

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 281 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths related to the disease in its daily update Thursday.

Chaves County reported four new cases Thursday. Bernalillo had the highest number of cases at 79, followed by San Juan with 47 and Doña Ana County with 22. Santa Fe County had 20. Otero and Sandoval counties each had 15. Curry County had 11. Fifteen other counties had nine or fewer cases each.

The total number of cases in the state is 199,054. Chaves County has had 8,934 cases.

The four deaths were a man in his 50s from Bernalillo County, a man in his 80s from Cibola County, a man in his 50s from Doña Ana County and a woman in her 50s from Taos County. All but the man in Cibola County had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,089 including 170 in Chaves County.

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Statewide, 46% of New Mexicans age 16 or older are fully vaccinated and 59% have received at least one dose. In Chaves County, 31% are fully vaccinated and 37% have received at least one dose.

Chaves County is in the Yellow Level of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system. From April 20 to May 3, the state met one of the state’s three assessment criteria with a test positivity rate of 4.25%. The target is 5% or less. The county had an average of 11.7 new cases per day per 100,000 people, missing the target of 10 or fewer. The target for the third metric, percentage of eligible residents fully vaccinated, was 40%.

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

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