New Mexico reported 426 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, its second-largest one-day total since the pandemic began, as the number of confirmed infections statewide eclipsed 31,000.

Santa Fe County recorded its highest daily tally with 31. Its previous high was 29, recorded July 15.  

Bernalillo County had 120 new cases, by far the most of any county.

Doña Ana County added 70 cases, Chaves County had 35 and Lea County had 32, according to the state Department of Health.

Wednesday's total was the most since July 27, when the state had a record 467 cases. New Mexico now has 31,372 confirmed cases.

Health officials also reported two deaths, in McKinley and San Juan counties, to bring the statewide toll to 896.

As of Wednesday, 17,766 people in New Mexico had recovered from the illness, while 109 people remained hospitalized.

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Lee DiFiore

Some of the most stringent lockdown restrictions in the country right here in NM. Who can MLG blame now?

Donato Velasco

time for the governor to lock the state down. need to follow the science ..

John Cook

It is really hard to go back to a lockdown after opening up. Pity the businesses that have invested in reopening; bringing employees back, etc. I understand your position on following the science and there is weight to that argument. But people adhering to the directives on masks and distancing would be a better (though probably naive) solution.

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