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A day after Gov. Michell Lujan Grisham announced a stay-at-home order for residents, the state recorded an additional 1,180 cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths from the virus.
The state has now posted more than 1,000 daily cases for seven days straight and the weekly average sits at 1,358 cases a day. The average hit its highest point of 1,380 on Thursday.
Governor’s Office spokeswoman Nora Meyers Sackett said there have now been 1,208 deaths statewide in an update Saturday afternoon.
The most recent deaths were:
⋄ A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Grace Adult Care Home in Albuquerque;
⋄ A man in his 30s, who had no underlying conditions, and a man in his 50s from Doña Ana County;
⋄ A man in his 90s and three women, one in her 70s and two in their 80s, from Doña Ana County who were all residents of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces;
⋄ A man in his 80s from Grant County; and
⋄ A woman in her 80s from Sandoval County who was a resident of The Retreat Gardens facility in Rio Rancho.
Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties recorded the most new cases with 335 and 162, respectively. Sandoval County had 63; Chaves had 61, Lea had 60; Valencia had 59; Santa Fe had 56; and McKinley had 53.
There were also 36 additional cases among inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County.
There are 480 people hospitalized, 68 on ventilators, across the state for COVID-19 and 24,788 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.