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Report: COVID-19 cases drop, but not by much


Last updated 11/23/2021 at 5:14pm

SANTA FE — New Mexico COVID-19 cases did drop from last Monday to this one, according to state reports. But not by much.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 3,658 new cases of COVID-19 between Friday and Monday. That’s down slightly from the 3,712 reported Nov. 15.

The state total includes 14 additional deaths from COVID-19, with none from Curry or Roosevelt counties.

Curry County had 42 new cases, and did not reach the top 10 ZIP codes for cases. Roosevelt County reported 15 cases.

Seven counties reported triple-digit infection counts over the weekend, up from five Nov. 17, while Bernalillo County tops at 993 new cases. The next highest county was Dona Ana at 737.

Of the state’s 33 counties, 32 reported as least one new case. The only holdout was Harding County.

The state reported 559 hospitalizations, up from last Monday’s 498, and a statewide test positivity rate of 12%.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the state has reported 305,579 cases, 5,191 deaths and 259,606 designated recoveries.


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