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Seven new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

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Chaves County was back up to seven new cases of COVID-19, although it maintains a 97.5% recovery rate since the pandemic began, according to information released Wednesday afternoon by the New Mexico Department of Health.

In its daily update, the health department reported that Chaves County was one of 22 counties and a government processing facility to have a total of 271 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total case number since March 2020 to 207,972.

Seven entities reported double-digit case numbers. They were Bernalillo County with 77; the Otero County Processing Center with 31; Eddy County with 27; San Juan County with 22; Dona Ana County with 21; Sandoval County with 17; and Curry County with 13.

The Otero County Processing Center works with the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and has reported 333 COVID cases during the past 16 months.

Five recent COVID-related deaths statewide also were reported Wednesday, to bring the state’s total COVID deaths since March 2020 to 4,392. The decedents included a man in his 100s from Bernalillo County; a woman in her 70s from Catron County; a man in his 60s from Otero County; a man in his 60s from Rio Arriba County; and a woman in her 70s from Valencia County. Four reportedly had underlying conditions and two of those were also hospitalized.

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The Health Department has reported 94 people are now hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Chaves County has had 9,118 COVID cases since March 2020, with 21 cases in the past seven days. Of the total cases, 8,890, or 97.5%, are reported as recovered. There have been 172 coronavirus-related deaths of county residents, or 1.9% of the case total.

Statewide, the recovery rate is 94.4%, or 196,277 out of 207,972. Statewide, COVID deaths represent 2.1% of the case total.

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