New Mexico had 1,409 new coronavirus cases and 21 newly reported deaths from COVID-19 complications as of Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health.

Santa Fe County had 59 new cases. The counties with the most new cases were Bernalillo, with 420; Doña Ana, with 230; Sandoval, 116; San Juan, 82; McKinley, 81; and Valencia, 69. 

The newly reported deaths involved eight people in Bernalillo County; four in Doña Ana; three in San Juan; and one each in Chaves, Colfax, Harding, Lea, Rio Arriba and Roosevelt counties.

As of Wednesday, 648 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 complications. 

The state's total number of coronavirus-related deaths rose to 5,310. Its total number of cases is now 308,091. 

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Mike Johnson

There is no end to this disaster, nothing seems to work, surge after surge no matter what anyone does or what the politicians try to force on the people. The political health officials are clueless about all this. People are angry, frightened, and paranoid about any contact with anyone. How can we live in fear like this for years?

Mark Beste

good questions. the answer is people probably can't live like this for years. it's amazing to me that people haven't just said enough is enough. it's cultish behavior.

Mark Beste

Its truly a bizarre phenomenon here. I'm not sure I've ever witnessed this level of fear anywhere else in the country that exists here in Santa Fe. It makes me wonder how the residents here lived their lives for decades before c19. Its like going back in time 2 yrs ago to flatten the curve days here. If the masks everyone are wearing worked then they would have worked within 2 yrs. Its disturbing for normal people to see how petrified the residents are here. It isn't healthy to walk around in such a paranoid state. My guess is you all will be the last to know that the vax's aren't working as advertised too. It would definitely blow everyone's mind to learn about ivermectin and how most all parts of the country don't wear masks outside, or that everyone is going to die some day.

Congrats, you folks are losing(at life) and c19 isn't going away. Enjoy vaxing and masking your small dogs wearing pink sweaters I see the men of this town walking...

I look forward to coming back in 10-15 yrs to see if the masks have grown to your faces.

Mike Johnson


Laurie Buffer

I am still hoping the paper will start reporting wether these people had the "shot". I am saddened by the deaths but I feel we need to know how many of these deaths/hospitalizations involve people who were "unvaxxed" or "vaxxed". According to friends in the healthcare business there are many "vaxxed" patients in the hospital with complications from COVID.

Sabine Strohem

@Laurie. Agreed. Have you looked at the epidemiology graphs on the NMDOH page? QUITE eyeopening. The gist: get vaccinated, mask up, and strive for a healthy lifestyle.

Mark Beste

They won't. They most likely have a narrative here seeing the level of paranoia here. Its two years in though, this data is all over and can be easily accumulated outside of standard newspapers. Israeli studies, Swiss studies, general studies of how many people have been vaxed nationally and 2yrs later people are still getting it.

Sabine Strohem

@MARK it IS available. Look at NMDOH>epidemiology

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