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New Mexico reported 747 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and eight more deaths, bringing the state’s toll to 1,026.
Bernalillo County led the state, with 224 new cases, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office. Doña Ana County had 111 new cases. Eddy County, where Carlsbad and Artesia are located, reported 51 cases. Chaves County had 35, and Santa Fe County had 33.
There were 61 new cases among state inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County. The prison has had 155 total cases, according to the Governor’s Office. Three additional inmates at other prisons also tested positive.
Those who died were three people with underlying health conditions from Bernalillo County, two people from Doña Ana County, a man in his 80s from Lea County, a woman in her 20s from McKinley County and a woman in her 50s from San Juan County.
The seven-day average for COVID-19 deaths on Sunday reached 8.43, the highest it’s been since May 18. The highest average was 10.29, on May 15.
There are 365 people hospitalized with the disease around the state. As of Sunday, 77% of general hospital beds in the state and 65% of intensive care beds were occupied, according to the Governor’s Office.
The state has had a total of 47,232 total cases, with 21,623 designated recoveries.
Governor’s Office spokesperson Jodi McGinnis-Porter didn’t say whether Sunday’s numbers reflected data missing from Saturday’s update due to technical difficulties.