NM records 2,107 new virus cases

Health care workers test people for COVID-19 during a drive-thru session at the First Nations Community Health Source. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
The state announced its seventh straight day of more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 in an update Tuesday.

The numbers decreased slightly from Monday’s 2,259 cases and caused the rolling weekly average to settle at a peak of 2,672 cases a day. This time last month, the average sat at 671 cases a day.

Nora Meyers Sackett, a Governor’s Office spokeswoman, said an additional 28 people died from the virus.

The most deaths were from Bernalillo, Doña Ana and Sandoval counties with nine, four and three, respectively. The deceased ranged in age, from their 50s to their 70s, and all but seven of them had underlying conditions.

The state has now had 1,428 people die from the virus and the rolling average is currently around 23 deaths a day.

The majority of new cases were recorded in Bernalillo County with 541, Doña Ana with 202, McKinley with 184 and Sandoval with 172.

Meyers Sackett said there are currently 871 people hospitalized with the virus, 136 on a ventilator, and 29,568 designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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