Santa Fe County reported 242 COVID-19 cases over the past three days — an average of just over 80 per day, according to the state Department of Health.
The rising case count in the county was part of a statewide report that included 3,658 new cases and 14 more deaths.
Bernalillo County had 993 cases Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with 737 in Doña Ana County.
Other counties in triple-figures besides Santa Fe were: McKinley (130), Otero (105), Sandoval (246) and Valencia (153).
Those who died ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s and included six victims from Bernalillo County and two from Valencia County.
Since the first cases appeared in New Mexico in March 2020, 5,277 people have died.
The state's positivity rate has dipped a bit in the past few days, down to 12 percent. It was at 12.4 percent at one point last week.
The state Department of Health said 559 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico.