New Mexico's COVID death count rises by 10

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Jul. 15—Despite a formidable vaccination rate and a general leveling off of new cases, COVID-19 continues to take a fearsome toll in New Mexico.

The state Department of Health reported 10 additional deaths Thursday, with victims ranging in ages from their 30s to their 80s.

The deaths were in all corners of the state, including Bernalillo, Chaves, Guadalupe, Lea, McKinley, San Juan, Otero and Taos Counties. A man in his 40s from Lincoln County also was listed in Thursday's report, though the state said he had died within the past 30 days.

Since the crisis began, 4,372 people have died from COVID-19.

In addition, the state said 155 new cases were detected, including nine in Santa Fe County and nine in Rio Arriba County. Several of the state's smallest counties also reported at least one case, including Guadalupe, Hidalgo and Mora.

The state said 86 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

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