New Mexico health officials reported Tuesday the daily number of positive test results for COVID-19 was 434, the lowest statewide count in nearly four months.

Santa Fe County had 32 new cases.

The news came as the state received a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of doses available in New Mexico to 312,250.

Health care providers have administered more than 284,000 of those doses, including 63,826 boosters for the two-shot vaccine. About 39 percent of the 565,000 New Mexico residents who have registered with the state to receive the vaccine have received at least their first dose.

The state has had 175,000 COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic in March, and 3,310 residents have died from the illness. Health officials announced 15 more deaths Tuesday.

There were 492 people in the state hospitalized Tuesday for treatment of COVID-19, with 12,185 hospitalizations throughout the pandemic.

More than 100 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the state have had at least one case of the illness in the last 28 days, including many in Santa Fe.

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John Tallent

If as the article says NM is getting new shipments why can't we get more expeditious vaccines in San Miguel county???

I am among the "elderly" at 74 as well as a cancer survivor (so far, knock on wood)!


Rosemary Johnson

Time to go back too work, and open up all the businesses. The count is going way down every day. Putting people back to work will save our state money, and take more off the dole!

Jim Klukkert

Rosemary Johnson –

"Fools rush in.." –Ricky Nelson

Patience, this is not about "taking more off the dole." it's about flattening the curve and saving lives.

Gerri Candelaria

I guess you haven’t been keeping up. The CDC has been discouraging lockdowns for several months but MLG can’t let go of the power she has over us.

Gerri Candelaria

Exactly! We have the strictest lockdowns in the country and our numbers are not any better than others. CDC is admitting now that lockdowns are not the answer.

Hannah S Wilder

It is still very disturbing that this system is not working well for over 80s with pre-existing conditions: 1. Either there are no drive through sites through DOH ( shameful) or they are not identified on the awkward-to-use map of sites.We are much too vulnerable for enclosed sites with the new high transmission/high morbidity strains. Why not convert flu drive through sites to covids as it is much worse and there is little flu? 2. Why isn’t there priority sorting for elders with co morbidities within group 1B instead of random assignment? The info has been entered on the form. It’s a simple software fix to reach the most vulnerable first. These elders are on a death countdown as they need other medical appts they cannot get to because of super high risk! They served their nation, this community, and their families, and now are being neglected.

Dianne Parrotte

Several days ago I received four notifications throughout one day to make an appointment to receive vaccine. Two to my phone and two to my email: all addressed to Patrick although my name is Dianne. I followed the directions each time and entered the event code. Each time the site indicat4ed that the event was already over. I rechecked my registration to see if my name or information had been changed, however, it was still as I had entered it.

Yesterday I learned that many people had received both email and phone notification that they were still registered and more information would be forthcoming. I did not receive any notification. Am I still registered and if so as me or as Patrick? The system is overwhelmed so there is no hope of getting an answer from DOH.

Robert Kowalski

Such a miracle that the numbers started going down after Jan 20.....

Cynthia Lamb

I hope so. According to the NY Times recently, while the case numbers were declining, hospitalizations & deaths were on the rise in NM. The conclusion was that positive Covid cases were being under reported in this state.

Rosemary Johnson

Yeah right after Biden was sworn in.. not a coincidence at all lol.

Elizabeth Pettus

Then we should thank him for healing everyone!

Jim Klukkert

Robert Kowalski & Rosemary Johnson– Please bury your snarly Alt-Right comments and conspiracy theories, and listen to our Public Health Authorities, like Dr Fauci, who finally can speak freely.

Gerri Candelaria

Why do you categorize any comments favorable to President Trump as snarly, alt-right and conspiracy theories? At least President Trump could speak coherently, without obvious signs of dementia. In a video I watched today Mr Biden spoke of having 600 million vaccines by this summer or fall, enough to vaccinate 300 Americans. So I guess we’re each getting 20,000 doses? C’mon, man, put your earpiece in so your handlers can feed you the right information! Dr Fauci has always talked freely, out of both sides of his mouth, and still does.

Gerri Candelaria

Exactly! We all predicted it!

Jim Klukkert

Robert Kowalski & Rosemary Johnson– Please bury your snarly Alt-Right comments, and listen to our Public Health Authorities, like Dr Fauci, who finally can speak freely.

Gerri Candelaria

We all knew it would happen.

Melissa Savage

The New York Times reports New Mexico has received in total 351,050 doses. This article says we've received 312,250. Which is right?

Isabelle Sandoval

The NMDOH public dashboard categorizes COVID cases by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Is there a report for vaccines administered to persons in Santa Fe County by age, sex, and race/ethnicity? This information enhances and clarifies who

has been immunized while providing facts for planning for future immunizations of specific groups. Equity is important .

James Vandernaald

My immediate reaaction to this news story is, how many shots did the state recently receive, when did the state receive those shots, and to which health agencies have they been distributed? Without these details, the news story sounds like a rumor. To residents of New Mexico, we have to start taking these news reports seriously.

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