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The seven-day averages for new COVID-19 cases and deaths in New Mexico continued to go down Sunday.
The Governor’s Office on Sunday reported 1,077 new COVID-19 cases and 16 more deaths due to complications from the disease. The seven-day average for new cases was 1,457 Sunday, and it continues to decline since reaching a peak of 2,672 on Nov. 23.
Sixteen is the lowest number of deaths since the state reported seven on Wednesday. The seven-day death average dipped from 34.57 Saturday to 30.57 Sunday.
Those whose deaths were reported Sunday were:
⋄ Four people from Bernalillo County, ranging from their 50s to their 80s.
⋄ A man in his 70s from Chaves County who had underlying health conditions.
⋄ Two people from Doña Ana County, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 60s, both of whom had underlying conditions.
⋄ A man in his 60s from Otero County who was hospitalized.
⋄ Three people in their 80s people from Sandoval County.
⋄ A man in his 40s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
⋄ A man in his 80s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized.
⋄ A woman in her 70s from Socorro County.
⋄ A woman in her 80s from Valencia County who had underlying conditions.
⋄ A man in his 60s who was incarcerated at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.
Bernalillo County led the state in new cases, reporting 278. San Juan County had 160, Doña Ana County had 119, McKinley County had 79, Sandoval County had 69 and Santa Fe County had 43.
There were also 14 new cases among state inmates at the Springer Correctional Center. The facility now has had a total of 138 cases.
As of Sunday, 820 people were hospitalized in the state with the disease, the Governor’s Office said.
The state now has had 129,993 confirmed cases, with 54,357 designated recoveries.
The state has found at least one case of COVID-19 among residents and staff at 143 long-term care facilities in the past 28 days, according to the Governor’s Office.