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Four new cases of COVID in county Friday


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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 223 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 counties and one correctional facility in its Friday update.

Chaves County reported four cases Friday, according to the press release. Bernalillo County had the most cases at 75. San Juan County had 36, Doña Ana County had 16 and Otero County had 10. The remaining counties and the Otero County Processing Center all had fewer than 10 cases.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 200,650. Chaves County has had 8,971.

One death related to COVID-19 was reported Friday, a woman in her 70s from San Juan County. She had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,113 including 171 in Chaves County.

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As of Friday, 112 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

In vaccinations, 52% of people age 16 or older in the state have been fully vaccinated and 63% have received at least one dose. In Chaves County, 32% 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 county 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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