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COVID-19 cases rise in state, county


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State and local COVID-19 cases continue to increase as indicated by Monday’s three-day total of new cases, and a Chaves County man was among the deaths reported in an update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state reported 1,076 new cases for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. That’s a 70% increase over last week’s three-day report of 632 cases.

Monday’s report included 44 new cases over the three days in Chaves County. Bernalillo County reported 340, followed by 96 in Eddy County, 85 in Sandoval County, 72 in Doña Ana County, 64 in San Juan County, 56 in Santa Fe County and 51 in Valencia County. Twenty-eight other counties and the Otero County Processing Center also reported new cases over the three days.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is now 211,492 including 9,269 in Chaves County.

A man in his 50s from Chaves County who had underlying health conditions became the 173rd local death related to COVID-19.

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Three other deaths were reported Monday — a man in his 70s from Curry County, a man in his 50s from Bernalillo County and a man in his 60s from Valencia County. All had underlying health conditions and one had been hospitalized.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,414.

As of Monday, 148 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

Local vaccination rates increased slightly in Chaves County. The percentage of residents age 18 or older who have completed a vaccine series is 42.9%, up a full percentage point from one week ago. The percentage of those who have at least one vaccine dose is 48.1%, an increase from 46.9% the previous week. The NMDOH vaccine dashboard updates county-level data once a week.

Statewide, 65% of those 18 and older have completed a vaccine series while 73.2% have at least one dose.

Of New Mexicans age 12 to 17, 39% have completed the vaccine series while 49.6% have at least one dose.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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