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Six new local COVID-19 cases Friday


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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 161 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths related to the virus in its daily case report Friday.

The daily cases included six in Chaves County, 43 in Bernalillo County, 23 in Doña Ana County, 15 in San Juan County, 12 in Torrance County and 10 in both Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties.

Another 13 counties and the Otero County Processing Center each reported fewer than 10 cases.

The state’s total number of cases is now 203,472, including 9,031 in Chaves County.

The seven deaths were mostly in Bernalillo County, where two women — in their 30s and 60s — and two men, in their 40s and 70s, died. A man in his 50s from McKinley County, a man in his 30s from Cibola County and a man in his 60s from Eddy County also died. Four had been hospitalized and five had underlying health conditions.

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The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is now 4,280 including 169 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 102 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

Also as of Friday afternoon, 65.3% of New Mexicans age 16 and older have completed the vaccination series and 66% have had at least one dose. In Chaves County, 35.6% have completed the vaccination series and 41% have received at least one dose.

Of New Mexicans age 12 to 15, 1% have completed the vaccine series and 29.0% have received at least one dose.

Chaves County, along with all 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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