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There have been six new COVID-related deaths and 268 new cases, the state Department of Health announced Friday.
That brings the total number of virus deaths statewide to 3,849, and the total number of cases to 187,984.
As of Friday, 163,180 people have recovered from COVID-19, while 124 people around the state remain hospitalized for the virus.
The newest deaths were a woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County; a man in his 80s from Eddy County; a woman in her 80s from McKinley County; a woman in her 90s from Otero County; and two people from Sandoval County, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s.
Of the newly reported infections, 95 of them are in Bernalillo County, 38 in Doña Ana County, 23 in Otero County, 11 in Santa Fe County and 10 each in Grant and San Miguel counties. All other counties with new cases each reported fewer than 10.
In addition, one new case was reported among inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County, bringing the total cases reported there to 291; and one at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County, bringing its total to 126.
In other COVID-related news, all eligible and enrolled veterans will now be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. Veterans who did not previously meet the criteria in the tiered system are asked to register by calling 265-1711, extension 2910, 2012, 3915 or 3916.