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New Mexico added 30 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 747 new cases on Sunday, according to the Governor’s Office.
The seven-day average for new cases was 1,141 Sunday. The average has continued a steady decline since hitting a peak of 2,672 on Nov. 23.
Bernalillo County had 240 cases, Doña Ana County had 56, Sandoval County had 48 and both Lea and Santa Fe counties had 46. There were also eight new cases among state inmates at five different facilities.
The state’s seven-day death average, which was 25.14 on Sunday, also continued to decline after peaking at 35.86 on Dec. 17.
The people whose deaths were reported Sunday are:
⋄ Seven people from Bernalillo County, ranging from their 50s to their 90s.
⋄ A woman in her 70s from Chaves County.
⋄ A woman in her 100s from Cibola County.
⋄ Four people from Doña Ana County, ranging from their 60s to their 90s.
⋄ A woman in her 90s from Eddy County who had underlying health conditions.
⋄ A man in his 70s from Grant County who was hospitalized.
⋄ A woman in her 80s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
⋄ Three men, one in his 70s and two in their 80s, from Luna County. Two of them had underlying conditions.
⋄ A man in his 90s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
⋄ Two people from Sandoval County – a woman in her 60s and a man in his 80s – who were both hospitalized.
⋄ A woman in her 30s from San Juan County who was hospitalized.
⋄ Three people, ranging from their 60s to their 80s, from Santa Fe County.
⋄ Two men, one in his 70s and one in his 90s, from Sierra County who had underlying conditions.
⋄ Two men in their 70s from Valencia County.
As of Sunday, 758 people were hospitalized with the disease.
The total number of deaths in New Mexico due to complications from the disease is now 2,346. The state has now had 137,968 total cases, with 60,528 recoveries.