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County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in its Thursday case update.

That included three new cases in Chaves County, 39 in Bernalillo County, 14 in San Juan County and 10 in Doña Ana County. Sixteen other counties and the Torrance County Detention Facility all reported nine or fewer cases.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is 203,330. The total in Chaves County is 9,025, adjusted for two cases that were identified as duplicates, according to the NMDOH press release.

Five deaths related to the virus were announced — a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County, a man in his 50s from Doña Ana County, a woman in her 60s from San Juan County, and two men from San Juan County, one in his 70s and one in his 80s. All but the woman from Bernalillo County had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is 4,273 including 169 in Chaves County.

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As of Thursday, 99 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

According to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard Thursday afternoon, 56.1% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have completed the vaccine series and 65.8% have received at least one dose. In Chaves County, 35.6% have completed the vaccination series and 41% have received at least one dose.

Statewide, 349 New Mexicans age 12 to 15, or less than 1%, have completed the vaccine series and 22.5%, or just over 25,000, have received at least one dose.

Chaves County, along with all the other New Mexico counties, is in the Turquoise Level of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system, and will stay there until 60% of New Mexicans are fully vaccinated. At that point, the state will graduate from the color-coded risk system and open fully from COVID-related restrictions.

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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