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State reports 2,433 cases of COVID-19 in 4 days


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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,433 new cases of COVID-19 between Saturday and Tuesday, according to Tuesday’s daily case update.

The multi-day report, which was delayed a day due to the Columbus Day holiday, includes 71 new cases in Chaves County, the third-highest number for southeast New Mexico. Lea County had 100 new cases and Eddy County had 75. Curry County had 27, Roosevelt County had 15, Lincoln County had 13, Quay County had eight and De Baca County had two.

Across the state, the most cases were in Bernalillo County with 515 and San Juan County with 369. Otero County had 186, Doña Ana had 155, Sandoval County had 135, Cibola County had 119, McKinley County had 117 and Santa Fe County had 103. All 33 counties reported cases, as did the Otero County Federal Prison Facility, Otero County Processing Center and Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.

The total number of cases in the state since March 2020 is now 261,370 including 12,282 in Chaves County.

Sixteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Tuesday’s update. Three of the deceased were from Bernalillo County. Curry, Lea and San Juan counties each reported two deaths. Cibola, Doña Ana, Eddy, Luna, Quay, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties each reported one death.

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Their ages ranged from three men in their 30s from Eddy, Lea and Santa Fe counties to a woman in her 90s from Quay County. Eleven had been hospitalized and 11 had underlying conditions.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico is 4,885 including 192 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 308 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

In vaccinations, 23,551 adults in Chaves County, or 49.6%, have completed a vaccination series, an increase of 0.7% from last week, according to the NMDOH vaccine dashboard. The number of those who have at least one dose increased by a smaller amount — 0.5% — to 26,465, or 55.7%.

Statewide, 71.4% of adults have completed a vaccine series and 80.9% have at least one dose.

Of those age 12 to 17 in New Mexico, 9.6% have completed a vaccine series and 11.3% 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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