SANTA FE — New Mexico reported 33 more coronavirus deaths Wednesday and about 1,300 new cases — numbers just above the state’s recent averages.
The new fatalities pushed the statewide death toll to 2,436 residents.
Wednesday’s victims were largely older adults, included four people in their 90s. But a man and woman in their 30s also died.
Over the last week, New Mexico has averaged about 28 virus-related deaths a day.
Health officials on Wednesday also reported 1,316 new cases, pushing the seven-day average up to 1,135.
The share of tests that come back positive also climbed slightly over the last week — to 12.1%. New Mexico’s reopening target is a test positivity rate of 5% or less.
Health officials reported that 792 virus patients are hospitalized in New Mexico, a small decrease from the 806 in hospitals the day before.