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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:07 AM

New Mexico sets single-day record with 875 virus cases [View all]

New Mexico set a single-day record of 875 new cases of the coronavirus Saturday as a wave of infections continued to spread. The spiraling outbreak has mirrored a surge across the Mountain West, leading to tighter restrictions on travel and commerce.

In New Mexico, 264 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 on Saturday, up from 229 on Friday. Overall, 80 percent of the state’s general hospital beds and 76 percent of intensive care beds were full, health officials said.

“The virus is spreading because New Mexicans are giving the virus opportunities to spread,” said Nora Meyers Sackett, a spokeswoman for the Governor’s Office. “The tools to stop the spread of COVID-19 remain the same — it has never been more critical that every one of us buckle down and use them.” Sackett urged residents to stay home except for absolutely necessary outings. If you must go out, wear a mask, she said.

New Mexico’s previous one-day high was 827 cases on Wednesday. New Mexico has had 41,040 confirmed infections since the pandemic began in mid-March. In all, 965 people in New Mexico have died of COVID-19. As of Saturday, 20,765 people in New Mexico had recovered from the illness.


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