State health officials on Monday reported 262 additional cases of COVID-19 over a three-day period and six more deaths from the illness, including a young girl from San Juan County.

Santa Fe County had 14 new cases of the virus over the period, stretching from Saturday to Monday.

Among the newly reported deaths were four recent fatalities. In addition to the San Juan County girl, whose age is under 10, there were three men in their 60s and 70s, one each from Bernalillo, San Juan and Valencia counties.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said she did not have further details about the child, one of the youngest New Mexicans to die from COVID-19, due to the federal medical privacy law.

Two of the deaths were from more than a month ago: a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County, who was a resident of the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, and a woman in her 60s from Sandoval County.

There were 81 people hospitalized in the state for treatment of COVID-19.

The state Department of Health reported 56.7 percent of residents 16 and older were fully vaccinated statewide by Monday. The rate in Santa Fe County was 65.2 percent.

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Brad Fluetsch

Were any of the people who died vaccinated?

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