NM Reports 638 COVID Cases, Six Deaths »Albuquerque Journal

Last month, 21-year-old Efren Alcala received his first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from RN Manuel Mandel of the First Nations Community Health Clinic in southeast Albuquerque. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis / Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – New Mexico reported 638 new cases of COVID-19 and six virus-related deaths on Monday, including cases over the weekend.

Although there has been a slight increase in the average seven-day cases in the state since the start of the month, more people are being vaccinated. The State Department of Health announced Monday that residents 40 and older can now schedule their own vaccine appointments at vaccinNM.org.

The COVID cases and deaths reported on Monday include those reportedly reported on Saturday and Sunday.

The state for the past week recorded an average of 213 new cases and four deaths per day, according to an analysis in the Journal. This represents an increase of about 22% from the start of the month. As of April 9, the seven-day average was 174 new cases per day.

Of the three days of new cases, 199 were in Bernalillo County. Residents of Bernalillo County are also responsible for three of the six deaths, bringing the toll to 4,007 statewide.

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San Juan County had the second highest number of new COVID cases with 85. Zip code 87401, in Farmington, has the most recent cases of all zip codes in the state, according to a press release from the ministry. of Health.

The change in the health department to allow people 40 and over to schedule their own appointments is intended to provide more flexibility, DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr Tracie Collins said.

“That has always been the goal – to give New Mexicans as much flexibility as possible in scheduling their vaccine appointments,” Collins said in a statement. “And in the coming weeks, we intend to offer self-planning to all New Mexicans 16 years and older.”

A state vaccine scorecard shows 56.4% of New Mexicans have received at least one COVID vaccine injection and 38.3% of qualified residents are fully immunized.

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