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Chaves County reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 230 new cases of COVID-19 in the state for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

There were 11 cases reported in Chaves County over those days, according to Monday’s report. Bernalillo County reported 57, Doña Ana County 30 cases, Santa Fe County had 20, San Juan County had 18, Lea County had 13 and Sandoval County had 12. Eighteen counties and the Torrance County Detention Facility each reported fewer than 10 cases.

The three-day total put the state at 204,271 total cases of COVID-19 including 9,056 in Chaves County.

Five deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Monday. Four of the deceased were from Bernalillo County — two women and a man in their 70s and a man in his 50s. A man in his 40s from Rio Arriba County also died. All had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths reported in the state is 4,302 including 169 in Chaves County.

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As of Monday, 89 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

The NMDOH vaccine dashboard showed Monday afternoon 57.9% of New Mexicans age 16 or older have completed a vaccination series and 67% have received at least one dose.

Local vaccine rates, which are updated on the dashboard weekly, have increased slightly. In Chaves County, 37.1% of residents age 16 or older have completed a vaccination series and 42% 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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