The state’s COVID-19 report, delayed for five days due to the Thanksgiving holiday, revealed a state still in the grips of the coronavirus.

The Department of Health said the five-day count included 4,991 new cases, including 250 in Santa Fe County, a rate of 50 a day.

Of the 45 deaths, two were Santa Fe County residents — a woman in her 80s who died sometime in the past 30 days, and a man in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There were 572 people in the state hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday.

Of the new cases reported Thursday through Monday, 1,450 came from Bernalillo County and 789 from Doña Ana County, the state’s two most populous areas. There were 404 cases in San Juan County and 387 in Sandoval County.

An outbreak also was reported at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County, where 66 new cases were reported among inmates there.

New Mexico has lost 5,355 people to COVID-19. In Monday’s report, 10 of the dead were from Bernalillo County. Seven lived in Doña Ana County and six were from Valencia County.

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Mike Johnson

And it continues, world without end, and still fighting the new wave with all the same things that didn't work fighting the previous ones.

Kirk Holmes

Restrictive Blue States = Failure (follow the facts).

Sabine Strohem

@Kirk: red states have faired worse.

Mike Johnson

Top five states in the US with highest rise in case rates recently: Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. Only New Hampshire doesn't have a left wing Democrat as governor.

Ernest Green

The problem is not necessarily the case rise (though this does matter) as is the rise in hospitalization rate, something you yourself have emphasized several times in these comments. Now, tell us which five states have the fastest rising hospitalization rate and sandwich that into the oddly partisan world view on how science should work. The virus is creating damage in every nation and community all over the planet, it is so very at odds with common sense to point blame at doctors and health professionals and the policy makers that follow their recommendations.

Mike Johnson

This shows hospitalizations as of Nov. 30. The top 5 states for highest rate increase are: Massachusetts

14-day change: 44 percent increase

Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 10

New Hampshire

14-day change: 43 percent increase

Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 27


14-day change: 42 percent increase

Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 28


14-day change: 38 percent increase

Hospitalizations per 100,000 people: 41


14-day change: 32 percent increase

New Mexico has the 3rd highest hospitalizations per capita today in the nation.

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