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Chaves County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 in its Monday report, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 203,686.

The new cases included six in Chaves County. Two previously reported cases in the county were identified as duplicates, according to the Monday update, giving the county a total of 9,035 cases.

Bernalillo County reported the most cases at 51 followed by San Juan County with 44 and 31 in Doña Ana County. Eddy County reported 19 cases, Sandoval County had 18, Santa Fe County had 14 and Valencia County had 13. Sixteen other counties reported fewer than 10 cases each. The Otero County Processing Center reported 15 new cases, and the Otero County Federal Prison Facility reported one new case.

Six deaths related to COVID-19 were announced in Monday’s update, including a child over the age of 10 in San Juan County. The girl had been hospitalized, according to the press release. Only one other child has died in New Mexico after contracting the virus, according to state records. In November, a teenage boy from Bernalillo County died.

Other deaths reported Monday are a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County, a man in his 60s from San Juan County, a woman in her 60s from Sandoval County and a man in his 70s from Valencia County. Four of them had been hospitalized and three had underlying health conditions.

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The total number of deaths related to the virus in New Mexico is 4,286 including 169 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 81 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state, the lowest number since April 8, according to the NMDOH COVID-19 dashboard.

The percentage of New Mexicans who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series increased slightly from Friday to 56.7%, and 66.2% have received at least one dose. In Chaves County, 36.3% have completed the series and 41.5% 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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