New Mexico reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths Monday

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Jun. 21—The state Department of Health reported 10 additional COVID-19 deaths Monday, including a woman in her 60s from Rio Arriba County. Victims ranged in age from their 30s to their 80s.

Included in the list was a death in the past 30 days; the Department of Health says some reports are delayed when death certificates are issued due to insufficient information.

Since the crisis began in March 2020, 4,326 New Mexicans have died after contracting the coronavirus.

The state continues to inch toward the 60 percent vaccination mark: New Mexico was at 59.8 percent as of Monday. The state said 17.9 percent of children ages 12 to 15 have received both vaccinations and 26.6 percent have received at least one dose.

In a three-day period, the state said 264 new cases were reported, 11 from Santa Fe County. Eight cases were reported among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center. Six new cases were detected among those held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility.

Only 82 New Mexicans are hospitalized with COVID-19 in local hospitals.

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