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Almost 100 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

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More than 1,700 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Mexico since Saturday, according to Monday’s case update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The report covering Saturday, Sunday and Monday included 96 new cases in Chaves County.

In the southeast region, Curry County had 78 cases, De Baca County had two, Eddy County had 94, Lea County had 118, Lincoln County had 42, Quay county had 12 and Roosevelt County had 15.

Statewide, Bernalillo reported 491 new cases, Doña Ana County had 145 and Sandoval had 139. A total of 31 counties and three correctional institutions reported 1,786 cases over the three days.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is now 241,664 including 11,342 in Chaves County.

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Fourteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported. Five were in Bernalillo County. Curry and Sandoval counties each had two. Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Lincoln and Valencia counties each reported one death.

Their ages ranged from two men in their 30s to a man and woman in their 80s. Ten had been hospitalized and 10 had underlying conditions.

The total number of deaths in the state is 4,619 including 180 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 320 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico, 50 less than Friday.

In Chaves County, 22,254 people age 18 and older, or 46.9% of adults, have completed a vaccine series. That’s an increase of 1.8% from a week ago. The number of adults in the county with at least one dose is 25,764, or 54.3%. That’s an increase of 0.9% from a week ago.

Statewide, 1.1 million adults, or 69%, have completed a vaccine series and 1.2 million, or 78.8%, have at least one dose. Those numbers increased by 1% and 0.8%, respectively.

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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