State health officials on Tuesday announced 308 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, including eight in Santa Fe County, and a dozen more deaths from the illness.

A Santa County woman in her 60s was one of the new 12 new fatalities statewide, bringing the county's total toll to 130. The state has had 3,550 deaths from COVID-19.

Among the new cases, which brought the state's total caseload to 181,060, were 13 infections among federal inmates at the Cibola County Correctional Center.

There were 290 patients in the state hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19.

More than 303,000 people in the state have received their first dose of the two-shot vaccine for the novel coronavirus, while 138,755 people have been fully vaccinated, state data shows.

Santa Fe County, with 16 percent of the population partially vaccinated and 8.3 percent fully vaccinated, according to state data, lags behind neighboring counties.

The state recently changed the way it was reporting vaccination data by county, ensuring the numbers referred to county residents who had received doses of the vaccine rather than the volume of vaccine administered in each county. The change drastically reduced the Santa Fe County's numbers, which means many people who had received doses here in the earlier days of the vaccine rollout were not county residents.

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Marilyn Hughey

Sad to learn Santa Fe County is doing so badly in vaccine distribution while the state is doing so well. Seems we need that info on distribution now from the county, as that is where the problem lies for us residents.

Robert Gillis

I will be 87 in a few days and I haven’t heard a thing about when I will be getting my first COVID vaccine shot. It would be nice if the state was more informative about when someone my age could expect to get a shot.

mark Coble

What is survival rate for those under 70 with no co morbities? Do you wonder why the STATE controlled media never, ever speaks to survival rate? Guess if you wear a mask alone while driving that you are so brainwashed you don't ask questions.

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