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County reports 13 new COVID-19 cases since Friday


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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 381 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since Friday in its Tuesday case update.

Those include 13 cases in Chaves County. Bernalillo County had the most over the holiday weekend, with 103 cases. San Juan County had 54, Lea county had 51, Doña Ana County 34, Sandoval County 26, Santa Fe County had 18, Rio Arriba had 12 and McKinley County had 10. Seventeen other counties and the Otero County Processing Center each reported fewer than 10 cases.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is 203,151 with 9,024 of those in Chaves County.

Two additional deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County and a man in his 80s from Lea County. Both were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is 4,264 including 169 in Chaves County. Those numbers have been adjusted for 47 cases that have been determined to be duplicates, including two in Chaves County.

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As of Tuesday, 105 people are hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

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 of 2.38%. The goal for full vaccination rate in the latest assessment was 45%.

The state’s Red to Green risk map will be updated Wednesday, with 50% as the target rate for full vaccination. Chaves County is at 35.6%. If the county again meets criteria for the Green Level, it will automatically advance to the Turquoise Level.

New Mexico Secretary of Health Dr. Tracie Collins and Secretary of Human Services Dr. David Scrase will give a COVID-19 update at 1 p.m. Wednesday in a webinar that will be livestreamed on the NMDOH Facebook page.

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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