A Santa Fe County woman in her 50s was among the victims in the most recent COVID-19 report issued by the state Department of Health.

The woman had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions, according to the department. A woman in her 70s from Rio Arriba County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions also died.

The Department of Health said COVID-19 has killed 5,135 New Mexicans since the coronavirus made its first appearance in the state.

New Mexico’s eruption of new cases continued Tuesday with 1,137 reported. Forty-two were in Santa Fe County. Bernalillo County led the state with 416 cases.

Hospitalizations, which state officials use as a marker for how the battle against COVID-19 is going, remained high, at 470.

The top 10 ZIP codes for new cases are:

87031 — Los Lunas, 57

87121 — Southwest Albuquerque, 56

87114 — Northwest Albuquerque, 48

87401 — Farmington, 48

87111 — Northeast Albuquerque, 41

87105 — Southwest Albuquerque, 38

87123 — Southeast Albuquerque, Carnuel, 34

87002 — Belen, 33

87124 — Rio Rancho, 28

87301 — Gallup, 28

(7) comments

Sabine Strohem

NEXT: we need to know vax status of the positives, vax status of the hospitalized. Vax status of the deaths. And an in-depth article about WHICH underlying conditions are hitting us worst.

Mike Johnson

[thumbup] Agreed, but you do know MLG and her political puppet Scrase will never allow such information in the public domain.

Mike Johnson

NM is an embarrassment, and MLG continues with her edicts, mandates, and orders ..........https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/new-mexico-ranks-fifth-in-the-country-for-new-covid-19-cases-per-capita/6296023/?cat=500

Carol Miller

You are losing all credibility with me as someone who often agrees with you. Covid doesn't care about politics or who is tired of it. It has one job, to find a host. The resisters to vaccine and face coverings are killing people with ignorance. The Governor has saved countless lives and a lot of illness through public health measures. Shame on you Mike for demeaning efforts to stop people from dying.

Mike Johnson

Ms. Miller, did you read the report I linked to? Obviously not.

Sabine Strohem

@carol: ditto

Janet Lucks

Mr Johnson has an affinity for constantly demeaning our Governor...and rarely a positive word on anything....the only countries that are doing relatively well regarding mitigating Covid have close to or at 80% vaccination so our leadership knows until we get there we will be struggling with high hospitlizations,death and a healthcare system on the verge of collapse....all so unnecessary!

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