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NM reports 262 more virus cases, six deaths

Brandon Klein receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a tailgate fiesta near Isotopes Park last month. According to the state Department of Health, as of Monday, 1,680,605 New Mexicans age 16 and over had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

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State health officials on Monday reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths since Saturday.

Two additional deaths that occurred more than 30 days ago also were reported, raising the state’s death toll to 4,286, the New Mexico Department of Health said.

Counties with the largest numbers of new cases were: Bernalillo County, 51; San Juan County, 44; Santa Fe County, 14; and Valencia County, 13.

As of Monday, 81 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Recent deaths include a Bernalillo County man in his 60s, a female older than 10 in San Juan County, a San Juan County man in his 60s, and a Valencia County man in his 70s. The two people whose deaths occurred more than 30 days ago were a Bernalillo County woman in her 80s and a Sandoval County woman in her 60s.

According to the DOH COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, 66.2% of New Mexicans over age 16 have had at least one dose of the vaccine; 56.7%, or 952,746, are fully vaccinated. On top of that, 21.9% of New Mexicans aged 12-15 have had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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