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Almost 5,000 new COVID cases reported since Thursday


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New Mexico averaged about 998 new cases of COVID-19 a day during the long holiday weekend, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.
The five-day total for Thursday through Monday was 4,991 new cases, according to Monday’s daily case update. That included 163 cases for Chaves County, an average of 32.6 per day.
Chaves County had the most cases among the southeast counties. Curry County had 85, followed by Eddy County with 76, Lea County with 60, Quay County with 43, Lincoln County with 33, Roosevelt County with 28 and De Baca County with three.
Elsewhere in the state, Bernalillo County reported 1,450 new cases, Doña Ana County had 789, San Juan County had 404, Sandoval had 387, Santa Fe County had 250 and McKinley County had 176. A total of 32 counties and six correctional facilities reported cases over the holiday weekend.
The total number of cases in New Mexico since March 2020 is now 313,139, including 13,802 in Chaves County.
Forty-three deaths related to COVID-19 were also reported Monday, including a Chaves County man in his 90s.
Of the other deaths, 10 were from Bernalillo County. Doña Ana County had seven and Valencia County had six. Eddy, McKinley, Sandoval and Otero counties each had three, Santa Fe and San Juan counties each had two, and Hidalgo, Lea, Los Alamos and Taos counties each had one. The ages of the deceased ranged from several people in their 30s to two in their 90s, including the Chaves County man.
The total number of deaths in New Mexico is now 5,355, including 217 in Chaves County.
As of Monday, 572 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.
Vaccination increases were small over the last week, both locally and statewide. The number of adults in Chaves County completing a vaccination series increased by only 79 to 51.9%. Those with at least one shot increased by 151 to 58.6%.
Statewide, 74.4% of those 18 and older have completed a vaccination series, an increase of 0.4%, and 85.7% have had at least one dose, an increase of 0.7%.
Among those 12 to 17 years of age in the state, 55.5% have completed the Pfizer series and 64.6% have at least one dose.
The state reported 278 5 to 11-year-olds have now completed the vaccine series, amounting to only 0.1% of that population, and 30,456 or 16.1% 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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