A burgeoning outbreak in San Juan County underscored New Mexico’s COVID-19 report Monday.

Far northwestern New Mexico added 404 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths, according to the state Department of Health. The report included totals from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

There were 12 deaths listed in the report, including two people from Valencia and Doña Ana counties.

Bernalillo County, the state’s most populous, had 658 cases. Santa Fe County added 102 cases. Other counties in triple-digits included Sandoval (143), Otero (153), McKinley (153) and Doña Ana (329).

The Department of Health said there are 368 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

These are the counties with the 10 highest infection counts in New Mexico:

Bernalillo 77,181

Doña Ana 30,787

San Juan 22,230

Sandoval 16,333

McKinley 15,224

Lea 13,634

Santa Fe 13,334

Chaves 12,856

Eddy 10,995

Valencia 9,392

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Michael Kiley

It's time for mandatory display of vax certificates to enter indoor businesses, (in addition to wearing masks) particularly restaurants, where masks are quickly removed.

We just vacationed in San Francisco in the Union Square night life district. Business is racing. I STRONGLY urge Gov. Lujan to copy their rule: every business patron entering an indoor business, including restaurants, requires and notices it at the entrance, you must show your vax certificate. We saw people without it turned away, New Mexico has climbed two levels toward the highest new infection category on the NYT daily US map (front page and online). What we are doing is not working. Rates here are doubling. ORDER VAX CERTIFICATE DISPLAY TODAY. And that will catch the vaccination deadbeats' attention, which will help stem new infections and deaths. No, its not illegal to copy California.

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