The New Mexico Department of Health reported 197 new COVID-19 cases and a 2.6 percent test positivity rate today.

New Mexico has 114 people hospitalized COVID-19, with 17 of those patients ventilated, according to NMDOH. The state recorded 13 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of people lost to the disease to 7,116, according to the department.

Almost 516,000 New Mexicans have contracted COVID during the pandemic, NM DOH counts indicate.

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