The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,309 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday (Oct. 28), including 21 new cases in Taos County. The total number of cases in the county currently stands at 2,431.

Twelve additional deaths connected to COVID-19 were reported for the state on Thursday, with one new death reported in Taos County – a male in his 70's who had been hospitalized with underlying conditions. This is the second death in the county in two days. The total death toll in the county is now at 65. There have been a total of 5,039 deaths in New Mexico.

Statewide, a total of 274,155 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, with 241,669 recoveries, according to NMDOH. A total of 424 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Oct. 28.

Call the Health Hotline – (855) 600-3453 if you have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with a confirmed case or have returned from out-of-state travel.

Call the Social Services Hotline – (833) 551-0518 if you have questions about school closures, meal programs, child care, unemployment, emergency loans, etc.

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