Despite encouraging vaccination numbers, New Mexico is beginning to see a slow rise in coronavirus infections.
The state Department of Health on Friday reported 264 more New Mexicans had contracted COVID-19, including 11 cases in Santa Fe County.
In addition, the state surpassed the 4,000-death mark with four new fatalities. In all, 4,001 people in New Mexico have succumbed to the virus.
The victims included a man in his 50s from Rio Arriba County, a man in his 60s from Bernalillo County, a man in his 60s from Cibola County and a man in his 70s from Doña Ana County.
The state said 116 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, and 37.3 percent of those eligible have been vaccinated against the virus.