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New Mexico Observes Two Years of Facing COVID-19


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Health and Human Services Secretary

Dr. David Scrase observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the

7,050 people who have died in the state since the pandemic began.

Scrase marked the two-year anniversary of New Mexico's first confirmed

COVID-19 infections during a virtual briefing with reporters Friday. He

said new infections and hospitalizations have dropped dramatically in

recent weeks. Still, he said COVID-19 is a serious disease and the state

is making plans to ensure it will be prepared in the event of another

surge caused by a new variant.