State health officials announced Friday there were 225 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in New Mexico, one of the highest daily numbers reported since the start of the pandemic.

New Mexico now has a total of 11,408 cases of the novel coronavirus and 489 deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness it causes.

The number of deaths includes four in McKinley County reported Friday: three women — one each in her 20s, 50s and 70s — and a man in his 60s.

There were 74 new cases of the virus in McKinley County, according to a news release issued from the Governor’s Office, bringing the county’s total number to 3,287, the highest in the state.

The new cases also included 50 in Bernalillo County, 36 in Doña Ana County, nine in San Juan County and seven among state inmates held at the Otero County Prison Facility.

Santa Fe County had four new cases, three in the 87507 ZIP code — cited as a coronavirus hot spot by the state Department of Health, with 82 cases — and one in the 87505 ZIP code, which has 51 cases. Santa Fe County now has a total of 210 confirmed cases.

According to health officials, the number of New Mexico patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 has declined to 128.

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Maxwell Vertical

Hospitalizations on 6/17 were 161. Hospitalizations today are 128. Just saying.

Dr. Michael Johnson

Why have they stopped putting cases by zip code on the dashboard? We deserve and have the right to see this data, all of it, we are paying for it all.

M. T. Lee

My dashboard still shows cases by zip code. Enlighten me. Why do we have a "right" to see that data?

Angel Ortiz

I wonder, what would you do with the data? Seems like a pathetic mechanism for targeting the population. But then again, I am not a doctor or a statistician.

Elizabeth Pettus

Thumbtacks on a colorful map

Dr. Michael Johnson

Because we PAY for it.

Dr. Michael Johnson

And it is no longer on the NM Health COVID Data Dashboard, if you have it put a link to it here.

M. T. Lee

Guess you underpaid. Just checked, it's on mine.

Dr. Michael Johnson

OK M.T. Lee, post the website address then, this is where it used to be, and is no longer by zip code:

Paul Davis

At the top of the page, it has several radio buttons for "View by county", "View by tests performed", "View by zip code", "View correctional facilities". If you click on "View by zip code", I believe you will get what you're looking for.

Dr. Michael Johnson

Thank you Mr. Davis! But I had to collapse the "Reading List" away from the left sidebar of my MacBook Safari browser to see them. I guess that is why they would not show up, guess I should use Chrome more often....

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