A Santa Fe County man has died of COVID-19, the state Department of Health reported Monday.

The state said the man, in his 40s, had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The state said he had died within the past 30 days. According to the Department of Health, the reporting of some COVID-related deaths are delayed due to insufficient information.

The state said three other people — two women and one man, all from Bernalillo County — also died, bringing New Mexico's overall fatality count to 4,383.

The state said 378 coronavirus cases were tallied in a three-day period that included Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Nineteen were in Santa Fe County and three in Rio Arriba County.

There are 83 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico hospitals.

There state is now at 64 percent with completed vaccinations and 72 percent for those with at least one inoculation.

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mark Coble

Very sad. SFNM was truthful to admit this man had underlying conditions. Fatal ones? Would be good information to know so we can judge risk.

JB Weinberg

Mark - This poor man died from COVID, not from his underlying conditions. The underlying conditions made it harder for him to fight off the COVID but it was COVID that killed him. People shouldn't think that just because they don't have an "underlying condition", that they won't die or get extremely ill from COVID. When a person is unvaccinated, that person's risk for becoming seriously ill and needing care in an ICU is high, no matter that person's age or whether there are underlying conditions or not. This is being demonstrated every day now - across the nation. That unvaccinated, very sick person will then occupy an ICU bed unnecessarily because vaccination would have kept that person out of the ICU, and likely prevented illness altogether. The statistics are there. It is not just about dying from the disease. Unvaccinated people are at risk for serious illness with long term side effects and they tax the resources of the entire health system. Getting vaccinated is not just about protecting personal health, it's about protecting the community.

mark Coble

No, we had covid. No ICU, no hospital just clinic quick visit to confirm temp and condition. Again, what are survival rates for various age groups and conditions? Why aren't survival rates discussed? With fact from even CDC?

14 days to flatten the curve, 100 days of masking and we are in this together are lies. This whole thing reeks of more and more state control and facisim. We know the government chose sides and fully supported big box stores while decimating the small businesses owner. That's facism in action, government and select businesses hand in hand. Who has benefited from all this? Are PCR tests manipulated? These are questions that are reviled and censored. Try asking MLG. Risk is much too low to justify most of what is happening. Four year olds in masks? School with masks? Any side effects to that? I know, don't ask.

JB Weinberg

Your willingness to believe proven misinformation and to subscribe to conspiracy theories, and to speak of them as if they are the truth, is astonishing and depressing.

mark Coble

OK....here is CDC and their latest on PCR tests. Unreliable, read the report. https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs/2021/07-21-2021-lab-alert-Changes_CDC_RT-PCR_SARS-CoV-2_Testing_1.html Care to dispute their findings that the tests are unreliable?

mark Coble

Let us know how you feel about PCR tests that were the basis for lockdowns, loss of freedoms, etc., now that CDC admits PCR tests are unreliable. Who has been saying this all along? Me. Is CDC conspiracy theory? Your unwillingness to accept facts is appalling.

Robert Fields

Loss of freedom to not wear a mask to protect the people you otherwise might infect and who might die because of said freedom?

I’m going to guess you don’t believe over 600,000 Americans have lost their lives to covid and most of that wasn’t the new, more infectious and apparently more deadly delta variant.

Just because your reaction to covid wasn’t that bad says nothing about how others fare. From the beginning it was known many won’t have any symptoms but a few percent will and some of those will die. Over the entire population a lot of people will die. It’s pretty easy math and the answer right now is 626,816 dead (worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/). Yay freedom?

JB Weinberg

You need to do further research as to why the CDC is withdrawing this particular test. Not due to inaccuracy "...but because tests that are capable of processing more samples within a given time and detecting more than one pathogen have since been developed." https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/eua-withdrawal-for-cdc-covid-19-pcr-test-is-due-to-the-development-of-newer-tests-that-help-save-time-and-resources-not-because-the-test-is-faulty/ and also check out https://www.factcheck.org/2021/07/scicheck-viral-posts-misrepresent-cdc-announcement-on-covid-19-pcr-test/

Please, please stop believing and spreading misinformation. Be a critical thinker. When you see posts on social media, even if they confirm what you think may be happening, don't just believe them. Do your OWN research from credible sources. It isn't hard to do. It took me under 10 minutes to find out the reason the CDC is discontinuing its test. I went to the link you provided and went from there. I will fault the CDC for not saying why it was discontinuing the test. Then it wouldn't have taken even 5 minutes of research.

Robert Fields

HIPAA rules don’t allow hospitals to release that kind of information.

You deride flattening the curve, wearing masks, and how we are all in this together but the entire reason we are still fighting covid over a year later are the people who refused to wear masks, refused to quarantine, and refused to distance. We obviously weren’t in this together because all of those who opposed common sense health practices made sure to keep the chain alive with new infections. There could have been a brief quarantine and we could have pushed covid way back but republicans politicized it and weaponized the unintelligent. It wasn’t state control and fascism. It was trying to save people’s lives while others (anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, quarantine violators, etc) all but shot them randomly. You are inadvertently blaming yourself for the situation as it is now and in that you are correct.

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