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COVID-19 cases continue to surge in New Mexico with the state on Friday reporting its second highest total since the pandemic began.
The state announced 257 positive cases, up nine from Thursday, according to state Department of Health statistics. The highest number of cases since the onset of the pandemic is 330, recorded on June 5 with a high number coming from an outbreak at the Otero County prison.
New Mexico has now had a total of 12,776 COVID-19 cases. According to a release by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office, 5,802 have recovered.