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Four new cases of COVID-19 Friday in Chaves County

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 175 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in its daily update for Friday.

Four new cases were reported in Chaves County. Bernalillo County had 43, San Juan County had 37, Santa Fe County had 18, Doña Ana County had 12 and Sandoval County had 11. Sixteen other counties and the Otero County Processing Center all reported fewer than 10 cases each.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 201,868 including 8,993 in Chaves County.

Five deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Friday. They were three men in their 60s, 70s and 90s from Bernalillo County, a woman in her 50s from Doña Ana County and a man in his 70s from Eddy County. Three had been hospitalized and three had underlying health conditions.

The number of deaths in the state is now 4,131 including 171 in Chaves County.

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Statewide, 53.4% of the population age 16 or older is fully vaccinated and 63.8% have had at least one dose, according to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard. In Chaves County, 33.7% are fully vaccinated and 39.4% have had at least one dose.

Chaves County is at the Green Level in the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system, having 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 rate of 2.38%. The goal for full vaccination rate in the latest 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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