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New Mexico adds 1,033 COVID cases, 17 deaths

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Nurse Elena Fernandez waits for the next motorist to pull forward at a COVID-19 testing site at the Las Estancias Shopping Center in Albuquerque in December. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

New Mexico on Sunday reported its lowest number of COVID-19 deaths in more than a week.

The Governor’s Office said in a news release that the state had 1,033 new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths. It’s the lowest number of deaths since the state reported nine on Dec. 26.

Those whose deaths were reported Sunday were:

⋄ Six people, ranging from their 60s to their 90s, from Bernalillo County.

⋄ A woman in her 80s from Curry County who had underlying health conditions.

⋄ A man in his 60s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions.

⋄ A woman in her 70s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

⋄ A man in his 50s from Luna County who was hospitalized.

⋄ A woman in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

⋄ A man in his 80s from Roosevelt County who had underlying conditions.

⋄ A woman in her 90s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions.

⋄ A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

⋄ A woman in her 80s from Santa Fe County.

⋄ A woman in her 70s from Socorro County who was hospitalized.

⋄ A woman in her 90s from Valencia County.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state is now 2,551. New Mexico has had a total of 146,394 cases, with 68,876 recoveries, according to the Governor’s Office.

Bernalillo County led the state Sunday, with 345 new cases. Doña Ana County had 131, Sandoval County had 75, San Juan County had 70, and Lea County had 63.

There were also 10 new cases among state inmates, with nine at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County.

As of Sunday, 716 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, up from 662 hospitalizations reported on Saturday.

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