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Local COVID-19 death among 10 reported in state


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The New Mexico Department of Health reported more than 2,500 cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths related to the disease, including one in Chaves County, from Saturday to Tuesday.

The Labor Day holiday delayed the health agency’s weekend report by one day.

The local death was a man in his 50s who had been hospitalized.

The other deaths were two women from Bernalillo County, one in her 60s and one in her 80s; a man in his 90s from Curry County; a man in his 40s, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s from Eddy County; a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s from San Juan County; and a woman in her 50s from Santa Fe County.

Six had been hospitalized and three had underlying health conditions.

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The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 4,562, including 178 in Chaves County.

Thirty-one counties and two correctional institutions reported a total of 2,510 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday to Tuesday. Chaves County reported 168 cases.

Of the other southeast New Mexico counties, Curry County reported 120, De Baca County reported one, Eddy County reported 138, Lea County reported 176, Lincoln County had seven, Quay County had 16 and Roosevelt County had 20.

Across the state, Bernalillo County had 709 cases, Dona Ana had 189, Sandoval County had 165 and San Juan County had 123.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is 237,889, including 11,073 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 388 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

The number of people in Chaves County who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and those who have completed a vaccine series both increased by 1.8% from a week ago, according to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard.

Those 18 and older in Chaves County who have had at least one shot is 25,541, or 53.8%. The number of those who have completed a vaccine series is 21,861, or 46%.

Statewide, more than 1.1 million adults, or 68.3%, have completed a vaccine series and 1.2 million, or 78.2%, have had at least one shot.

The county’s average number of daily cases and test positivity rate also increased, according to the case outlook data updated Tuesday on the NMDOH COVID-19 dashboard. The number of cases per day per 100,000 people from Aug. 24 to Sept. 6 was 92, up from 91.3 from Aug. 17 to 30.

The test positivity rate for the last two weeks was 16.25%, up from 15.69% previously.

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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