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State reports fewer than 600 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday reported the lowest number of new daily COVID-19 cases in two weeks.

Every county except for Mora County reported a total of 540 new cases Tuesday, the lowest statewide number of cases since Sept. 21.

Chaves County had 32 cases, the highest number in southeast New Mexico, followed by Lea County with 29. Eddy County had 14, Curry and Roosevelt each had seven, Lincoln County had five, and De Baca and Quay counties each had one.

Across the state, Bernalillo county had 154 new cases, San Juan County had 45, McKinley County had 34, and Santa Fe County had 31.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is 256,115, including 12,079 in Chaves County.

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Six deaths were reported — a man in his 30s from Bernalillo County, a woman in her 70s from Eddy County, a woman in her 50s from Lea County, a man in his 40s and a man in his 80s from Sandoval County, a man in his 60s from San Juan County and a woman in her 60s from Santa Fe County.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 4,830, including 190 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 352 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, 59 more than were reported Monday.

In vaccinations, 49.2% of Chaves County adults have completed a vaccine series, an increase of 1.1% from last week. The percentage of adults in the county who have had at least one dose increased 0.7% from last week to 55.5%.

In the state, 71.1% of the adult population has completed a vaccine series while 80.4% have had 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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