A day after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the state's public health orders would be extended for a month with only minor changes, health officials announced 216 new COVID-19 cases.
SANTA FE - New Mexico health officials reported seven additional deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, despite reporting the state's lowest number of new cases in almost a month. In all, 190 residents of the county have tested positive since the first case was discovered March 4, three have died, and just 51 are considered recovered.
Positive case No. 139 is a symptomatic male in his 60s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home. As of then, the Department of Health has been reporting 55,803 cases and 1,564 deaths.
In Southwestern Pennsylvania, Allegheny's 66 new cases raised its total to 8,094. The recovery rate - those who survive and are 30 days past diagnosis - is around 75%, the state says.
This is the most cases ever reported in one day since the start of the pandemic. However, a week earlier, the seven-day rise in cases was higher, with 521 more cases than the previous week.
The county notes that between July 23 and July 29, 4.1 percent of COVID-19 tests had come back positive.