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Chaves County records 10 new COVID-19 cases in 3 days

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 543 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths related to the disease in the state from Saturday to Monday.

Chaves County reported 10 new cases over the three days. Bernalillo County had the most, with 146, followed by San Juan County with 101. Doña Ana County had 32 cases and Santa Fe had 42. The 24 other counties reporting new cases had 25 or less.

The total number of cases in the state is now 201,186 including 8,981 in Chaves County.

The deaths were a man in his 60s from Cibola County, a woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County and a man in his 60s from San Juan County. The two men had been hospitalized and all three had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is 4,116 including 171 in Chaves County.

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As of Monday, 127 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

In vaccinations, 52% of the state’s population age 16 or older is fully vaccinated, while 63% has received at least one dose. In Chaves County, almost 34% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated and 39% has 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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