As of Monday, there have been a total of 3,545 COVID-19 cases reported in Socorro County since the pandemic began.

The latest data released on Tuesday by the Center for Disease Control showed that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Socorro County for the seven-day period ending Jan. 30 was 304.

Five deaths were reported in Socorro County in the seven-day period; a male in his 70s was hospitalized and had underlying conditions; a female in her 70s with underlying conditions; a female in her 70s was hospitalized and had underlying conditions; a male in his 90s with underlying conditions; and a female in her 60s was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

In Socorro, 79 people have died from the novel coronavirus.

According to the CDC website, 11,059 people in Socorro County are fully vaccinated, which is 66.5 percent of the county’s population, a one-half percent increase from last week. 48.2 percent have received the booster.

In the 65-and-older age group, 81.2 percent have completed the two-dose series, and 69.8 percent have received a booster.

There were 1,184 tests performed in the county in the past seven days. Socorro County’s positivity rate stood at 21.64 percent on January 30.

Statewide, 77.3 percent of New Mexicans 18-and-over have completed the initial two-dose series, with 41.8 percent receiving a booster.

The seven-day positivity rate statewide is 21.64 percent.

New Mexico’s death toll since the pandemic began has reached 6,454.