Clarification appended

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 318 new cases of the coronavirus and 19 additional deaths Friday.

Among the dead were a Taos County man in his 70s who was hospitalized and a Santa Fe County woman in her 90s who lived at the Kingston Residence, an assisted living facility off Rodeo Road. The Santa Fe County woman died in November, but lab results confirming her cause of death weren't released until this month.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,599 New Mexicans, including 132 residents in Santa Fe County and 49 in Taos County.

Santa Fe County had 22 new cases of the virus, while Bernalillo County added 90 and Doña Ana County logged 63. The state has recorded 182,050 infections since the pandemic started.

On Friday, 278 people were receiving hospital care for COVID-19 in New Mexico.

The state has administered 480,810 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with 162,301 residents receiving both doses of the two-shot vaccine. The state said it has given 66,107 shots in the past week.

Clarification: This story has been amended to reflect the following clarification. A previous version of this story reported that a woman who lived at Kingston Residence died of COVID-19 but did not say that her date of death was in November.

(4) comments

Sloan Cunningham

If the Director of Kingston were smart families would receive a communication prior to reading in the SFNM and on the internet relaying the truth perhaps: you’ll hear this, she moved *home* in the County and clearly contracted COVID-19 @ Kingston but died outside the facility. Not sure how to decipher what the facts of DoH records are related to Kingston Residence of Santa Fe.

John Tallent

Please publish a more comprehensive list of county totals. I live in San Miguel county where people think they are immune to the virus and ignore state safety regulations. The news paper up here is not good at all on these kinds of things.


Sloan Cunningham

Jitty Bap

Santa Fe Reporter publishes what you are requesting.

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