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2 new COVID cases Wednesday in Chaves County

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 196 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths related to the virus in its Wednesday update.

Only two new cases were in Chaves County. Bernalillo County had the most at 68, followed by San Juan County with 29 and Doña Ana with 18. Twenty-one other counties reported nine or fewer cases.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is 200,232 including 8,961 in Chaves County.

The three deaths were a woman in her 80s from Doña Ana County, and a woman in her 60s and a man in his 80s both from San Juan County. The woman had been hospitalized and the man was a resident of a nursing and rehabilitation center in Bloomfield.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is 4,111. In Chaves County there have been 171 deaths related to the virus.

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In vaccinations, 48% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have been fully vaccinated and 60% have received at least one dose. In Chaves County, 32% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 38% 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.

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

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