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NM reports 7 more COVID-19 deaths

William Van Herpe, a paramedic for the Santa Fe County Fire Department, gets a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in December from Rebecca Romero, a registered nurse at the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

SANTA FE – New Mexico reported seven more coronavirus deaths Friday, including four adults from Bernalillo County.

The fatalities bring the state’s official virus-related death toll to 4,280 residents.

Two of the deaths announced Friday happened more than 30 days ago but were reported just now as health workers catch up on the processing of vital records.

Five of the deaths are recent, including the four adults from Bernalillo County – a woman in her 30s, a man in his 40s, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s.

The state Department of Health on Friday also reported:

⋄ 56.3% of the state’s population 16 and older is now fully vaccinated, with 66% having received at least one dose. The state’s goal is to reach 60% fully vaccinated by June 30.

⋄ 161 new cases of COVID-19, including 43 in Bernalillo County and 23 in Doña Ana County. The recent daily average is about 134 new cases a day statewide.

⋄ 102 coronavirus-related hospitalizations, roughly in line with the totals from recent days.

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