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State health officials report 14 more deaths from COVID-19; daily cases rise to 1,025 | Coronavirus

The daily number of new coronavirus cases in New Mexico rose to 1,025 on Thursday as state health officials also reported 14 new deaths from COVID-19.

San Juan County led the state with 237 cases, followed by Bernalillo County, New Mexico’s most populous with 212. Santa Fe County had 42 cases while Los Alamos County had 34.

Four new cases have been reported of inmates held by federal authorities in Torrance County Detention Center.

The 10 most recent deaths were people between the ages of 30 and 80 from Chaves, Eddy, Lea, McKinley, Quay, Sandoval, San Juan, and San Miguel counties.

Of the four deaths more than 30 days ago, two were reported in Lea County and one each in Bernalillo and Quay counties.

349 patients were hospitalized in the state for treatment for COVID-19 on Thursday, health officials reported.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, New Mexico has recorded 257,970 cases and 4,854 deaths from the disease.

State data shows that 80.5 percent of residents over 18 have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 71.2 percent are fully vaccinated. Of the 12 to 17 year olds, 55.4 percent are fully vaccinated.

In Santa Fe County, 81.3 percent of residents received the full series of vaccinations.

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