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COVID cases increase from a week ago

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 632 new cases of COVID-19 in its Monday case update, 68% more than a week ago.

Twenty-one cases were reported in Chaves County in the Monday update, which includes data for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Two other southeast New Mexico counties also had higher numbers — Eddy County with 59 and Lea County with 29.

The majority of cases, 232, were in Bernalillo County. Sandoval County reported 42, Doña Ana County had 37, San Juan County had 32, Valencia County had 27 and Santa Fe County had 26.

Twenty counties and the Otero County Processing Center each had less than 25 cases.

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The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is now 209,118 including 9,156 in Chaves County.

Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Monday — a man in his 80s from Taos County, a woman in her 50s from Valencia County and a man in his 30s from McKinley County. All had underlying health conditions and two had been hospitalized.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,400 with 172 in Chaves County.

According to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard Monday afternoon, 64.4% of New Mexicans age 18 or older have completed a vaccine series with 72.5% having at least one dose.

In Chaves County, 41.9% of those 18 or older have completed a vaccine series and 46.9% have at least one dose.

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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