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NM reports 13 more virus deaths as case average falls

In this file photo, people stand in line Wednesday at Tingley Coliseum, now in use as a Department of Health vaccination site. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

SANTA FE — New Mexico’s coronavirus death toll climbed above 2,800 on Wednesday as the state reported another 13 deaths.

The victims ranged in age from a state inmate in his 40s to a Doña Ana County woman over 100.

New Mexico’s official virus-related death toll now stands at 2,807 residents.

The state’s seven-day rolling average of new cases, however, continued to improve.

New Mexico has averaged about 1,300 cases a day over the last week, a 7% drop over the last two days.

The test positivity rate also fell to 11.1% in the most recent period tracked by the state, after hitting 15.6% at one point last week.

Health officials reported 1,151 new cases Wednesday and 702 hospitalizations.

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