COVID-19 Statistics for New Mexico thru July 8 / Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rise


These are the latest COVID-19 statistics for New Mexico:

Total COVID-19 cases-14,017 / Deaths 527 / Recoveries 6051 / Active COVID-19 cases 7439 / Current hospitalizations 154 / Tested 389,687

Bernalillo County with 99 new cases and Dona Ana County with 53 new cases made up 52% of the new cases reported in the state. Bernalillo (92), McKinley (184) and San Juan (166) account for 84% of all deaths in New Mexico.

Socorro and bordering counties: Socorro County 61/5 (23 active cases), Catron 2/1 (1 active case), Cibola 243/14 (115 active cases), Lincoln 16/0 (12 active cases), Sierra 14/0 (12 active cases), Torrence 48/1(30 active cases) , Valencia 163/2 (83 active cases)

De Baca and Mora remain the only counties to have had no cases of COVID-19. Colfax, Harding and Guadalupe counties have no active cases.

Those over the age of 50 make up 90% of the deaths from COVID-19 and while making up only 33.8% of all cases. Of those that are under 50 years old with no underlying conditions only 0.08% have died.

No one under the age of 20 that has tested positive for COVID-19 has died. Of positive tests for those under thirty only 0.11% have died.

84% of those that have died from COVID-19 also had underlying medical conditions.

It is clear from the looking at the statistics that those who are healthy and under age 50 COVID-19 poses very minimal risk. The conversely for those over the aged of 50 and with underlying medical conditions the risk rises dramatically in each age group.

Below are the deaths in New Mexico broken down by age groups. This information is exclusive to Mine Country 102.1/

AgeDeathsTested Positive% Tested positive that have died

84% (441) of those that have died also had underlying medical conditions.