SANTA FE — New Mexico is ending 2020 just shy of 2,500 coronavirus deaths.
State health officials reported 41 more COVID-19 fatalities on Thursday, pushing the official virus-related death toll to 2,477 residents since March.
The state has averaged about 30 deaths a day over the last week. At its peak, New Mexico was averaging about 36 daily deaths in mid-December.
Thursday’s victims included three women in their 30s and 17 adults in their 80s or 90s.
The state also reported 1,684 new cases of the disease — a bit higher than the average of about 1,100 daily cases for the last week. At its peak, New Mexico averaged almost 2,700 case a day, in late November.
Health officials said 803 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in New Mexico, a figure that’s been roughly stable the last few days.