The number of new COVID-19 cases remains low in New Mexico, as does the latest test positivity rate.

The state Department of Health reported 156 new cases Friday, with a test positivity rate of about 2.5 percent.

There are currently 113 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 as of Friday, with 16 patients on ventilators. The state also reported 17 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday.

The cumulative statewide total of COVID-19 cases is now at 516,171, and the cumulative statewide death count is up to 7,145.