Higher COVID-19 case counts in New Mexico aren’t letting up just yet.
The state Department of Health reported a combined 8,319 new cases since June 23, with a cumulative test positivity rate of about 13.9 percent. Those numbers include 1,059 new cases and a test positivity rate of about 11.7 percent on Thursday. NMDOH also reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, bringing the total from the outset of the pandemic to 7,941.
There were a combined 7,487 new cases between June 15 and June 22.
Statewide COVID hospitalizations aren’t dropping off yet, either.
As of Thursday, 190 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, including 20 patients on ventilators. There were 175 people hospitalized in the state for COVID-19 as of June 22, including 14 patients on ventilators at that time.
Since the pandemic entered the state in March of 2020, New Mexico’s tallied a combined 563,848 cases.