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New Mexico reports 247 cases, 11 deaths

New Mexico reported 247 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 100 new cases in Bernalillo County.

The state also reported 11 COVID-related deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 3,740.

Those who died were seven men and four women. There was a San Juan County man in his 40s who wasn’t hospitalized, and a woman in her 90s from Eddy County who lived at the Good Life Senior Living facility in Carlsbad, according to a Department of Health news release.

There were 199 patients hospitalized with COVID as of Tuesday.

New Mexico has averaged 315 cases per day for the last week, according to a Journal analysis. Oct. 8 was the last time the state’s seven-day average dipped below 300 cases per day.

The state Department of Health on Tuesday also reported that more than 600,000 doses of vaccine had been administered. About 386,000 New Mexicans have had one shot and 217,000 have had two, which officials say is needed for maximum immunity with two of the three vaccines.

Those vaccination figures don’t include the nearly 160,000 doses that have been received by federal agencies in the state such as Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

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