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The state recorded 1,925 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 additional deaths from the virus Saturday.
That pushes the rolling average of deaths to a new high of 30 people a day. This time last month, the average was 12 deaths a day.
Governor’s Office spokeswoman Nora Meyers Sackett said all but eight of the 32 new deaths involved underlying conditions.
Nearly half of those who died, 15, were from Bernalillo County, and six were from Doña Ana County. The deceased ranged in age from their 30s to their 80s.
One of them, a woman in her 40s from Doña Ana County, had no underlying conditions and was not hospitalized at the time of her death.
The counties with more than 100 new cases were: Bernalillo, 506; Doña Ana, 183; San Juan, 166; Chaves, 142; Lea, 135; Santa Fe, 126; McKinley, 123; and Sandoval, 108.
Sackett said 925 people were hospitalized with the virus across New Mexico on Saturday, with 152 of them on ventilators.
The state has had 106,856 cases of COVID-19 and 1,738 deaths related to the virus.
Sackett said 36,388 virus cases have been designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.