New Mexico reported 1,180 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more virus-related deaths as of Friday, according to the state Department of Health.

Santa Fe County had 101 new cases. Other counties with the highest numbers of cases were Bernalillo, with 331; Doña Ana, 140; Chaves, 65; Sandoval, 59; and San Juan, 57.

The deaths involved eight people in San Juan County; seven in Bernalillo; three each in Doña Ana and Sandoval; and one each in Catron, Chaves, Curry, Luna, Sierra, Torrance and Valencia counties.

The number of New Mexico deaths linked to COVID-19 rose to 5,577, while the state's total number of cases amid the coronavirus pandemic reached 336,790.

As of Friday, 617 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 complications.

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Lyndell Vallner

28 deaths...with or from Covid?

Mike Johnson

You are not allowed to know that, if they had it, that is all that they want to tell you. Anything else, like specific primary cause of death, etc. might make you wonder.

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