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Bernalillo reports one-third of state’s new COVID cases

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Almost 3,800 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Mexico over three days, with more than a third of them in the state’s most populous county.

Thirty counties and five correctional institutions reported 3,794 new cases Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to the daily case update from the New Mexico Department of Health. Bernalillo County reported 1,326 cases, or 35% of the state’s total.

Chaves County had 149 new cases over the three days, the highest total in the southeast region. Curry County had the next highest at 75, followed by Lea County with 35, Quay County with 29, Eddy County with 28, Lincoln County with 24, Roosevelt County with 21 and De Baca County with four.

Other county totals in the state include Doña Ana County with 602 new cases, Valencia County with 222, Sandoval and San Juan counties each with 218, Santa Fe County with 177, Otero County with 107 and McKinley County with 100.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is 324,311, including 14,184 in Chaves County.

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Twelve deaths were reported Monday. Five of the deceased were from Bernalillo County and two from Valencia County. Curry, Eddy, Luna, San Miguel and Doña Ana counties each reported one death. Ten were hospitalized and seven had underlying health conditions. Their ages ranged from two men in their 30s from Bernalillo and Eddy counties to a man in his 90s from Bernalillo County.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico is 5,419, including 219 in Chaves County.

As of Monday, 632 people were hospitalized for COVID-19.

Another 180 adults in Chaves County completed their initial COVID-19 vaccinations in the last week, edging the county above 52% fully vaccinated. Just over 59% of adults in the county have received at least one dose.

Overall in New Mexico, 74.8% of adults have completed a vaccine series and 86.5% have at least one dose.

Almost 419,000 adults have gotten a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 25.8% of the adult population in the state.

Of those ages 12 to 17, 55.9% have completed the initial vaccination and 65% have at least one dose.

Children ages 5 to 11 are the fastest-growing group getting vaccinations. Those having at least one dose grew by 20% from last week to 36,489, or 19.3% of that age group. Almost 9,000, or 4.8%, have completed the vaccine series. The vaccine was approved for younger children just over a month ago.

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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