A day after setting a new high for coronavirus cases, New Mexico came close to matching its single-day record by recording 828 new infections Sunday.
The number of New Mexicans hospitalized for COVID-19 increased to 287, the largest patient count since the pandemic began.
Health officials said 77 percent of the state's general hospital beds and half its intensive care beds were filled.
New Mexico has seen record case numbers in October, with a one-day high of 875 infections Saturday.
The Governor's Office has tried to quell the outbreak by implementing tougher restrictions on businesses, but the state's caseload has continued to swell.
Doña Ana County recorded the most new infections Saturday with 206, while Santa Fe County had 38, according to the state Department of Health.
Bernalillo County added 156 cases, Lea County had 46, Luna County had 44, Chaves County had 42 and Eddy County had 39.
The Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County recorded 40 new cases and the Otero County Prison Facility had 21.
The state has had 41,863 confirmed infections and as of Sunday, 20,837 people have recovered from the illness.
Health officials also reported deaths in Bernalillo and Lincoln counties to bring the statewide toll to 967.