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County reports one new case of COVID-19 Thursday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 210 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 counties and one correctional facility in its daily update Thursday.

Chaves County reported one new case, while Bernalillo County had the most with 59. San Juan County had 34 new cases and Santa Fe County had 13. The other counties and the Otero County Processing Center each reported 10 or fewer cases.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 201,695 including 8,989 in Chaves County.

Four deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Thursday — a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County, and a woman in her 60s and woman in her 70s from San Juan County. Two had been hospitalized and two had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico is now 4,126 including 171 in Chaves County.

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As of Thursday, 155 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

In vaccinations, 53.2% of New Mexicans age 16 and older are fully vaccinated while 63.6% have received at least one dose, according to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard Thursday afternoon. The dashboard also now includes data for children age 12 to 15, although they will not be included in the state’s goal of reaching 60% fully vaccinated to fully open the state.

According to that data, 11,147 children 12 to 15 have received at least one dose and two are fully vaccinated.

In Chaves County, 33.7% of residents 16 or older have been fully vaccinated while 39.4% have received at least one dose.

Chaves County is at the Green Level in the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system, meaning it has met two of the three gating criteria used by the state. Those two criteria are average number of daily cases at or below 10 cases per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 7.5% or less. The county was at 5.6 cases per day and a test positivity of 2.38%. The goal for full vaccination rate in this week’s assessment 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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