January 22, 2021

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (1/22/21 edition)

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  • The state of New Mexico reported 997 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday with 35 additional deaths related to the disease. The number of those hospitalized increased by 39 since Wednesday to 644.
    • Cases continue to fall, but the death average number of deaths per day has increased, the Albuquerque Journal noted. Deaths typically rise about a month after cases spike.
  • The state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard showed that the state has received 203,825 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (4,550 more than Wednesday’s update) and administered 162,995 total doses (10,011 more than Wednesday), including 42,302 in the last seven days. So far, 482,803 New Mexicans have registered to be informed when a vaccine is available.
  • Rio Rancho Public Schools and Albuquerque Public Schools had vaccination events canceled by the state DOH. Read more here.
  • Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said the most important thing when it came to vaccinations was to get shots in arms, KRQE-TV reported.
  • The Navajo Times spoke to a nurse who is working to treat those with COVID-19, even as she has lost family members to the disease.
  • A bar and restaurant called the LOCAL Brewhouse reopened, the Rio Rancho Observer reported.