NM reports 14 new coronavirus deaths, 709 cases - Albuquerque Journal

NM reports 14 new coronavirus deaths, 709 cases

A booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is shown at Christus St. Vincent Medical Specialty Clinic in Santa Fe in this Sept. 29 file photo. (Eddie Moore/Journal)

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SANTA FE – New Mexico reported 14 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, including the death of a Chaves County resident under 20 years old.

The statewide death toll now stands at 4,899 residents.

The fatalities reported Wednesday covered residents ranging in age from under 20 to over 100 years old. Half were in their 70s or older.

The young Chaves County resident who died was a male.

People who aren’t fully vaccinated accounted for 92% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths in a recent four-week period.

The Department of Health on Wednesday also reported:

• 310 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, a 12% drop from a week ago.

• There were 709 new cases of the disease, including 198 in Bernalillo County.

• About 71.5% of the adult population is now fully vaccinated.

To promote vaccination, Presbyterian Healthcare Services is joining Albuquerque Public Schools and the city BioPark to offer a family vaccine clinic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dolores Gonzales Elementary School, 900 Atlantic SW.

Families can get flu and COVID-19 vaccines for free and receive city passes for up to four admissions to the BioPark zoo, aquarium and botanic garden and museums.

BioPark educators and animal ambassadors will be there.

COVID-19 vaccines will be available for anyone 12 and older and flu shots for those 8 and older.

“Visitors will be able to get vaccinated and then walk across the street for a fun day at the zoo,” said Elizabeth Holguin, medical director for Presbyterian Community Health.


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