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.