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Volcano Vista High School parent Marco De Filippis walks with other parents and athletes during a march in protest of the governor’s cancellation of fall high school athletics until next year. The demonstration comes the same day the state saw a record number of COVID-19 cases – 488 – and a day after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned that New Mexico was at risk of experiencing “uncontrollable spread.”(Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)
On Friday, New Mexico reported 488 new cases of COVID-19 – a record for daily cases since the pandemic entered the state seven months ago.
The previous highest number of cases was recorded in late July, when there was 455.
Not only that, the seven-day rolling average is also nearing the record high. At 320, it is just below the July 29 peak of 330 cases a day on average.