The peril for Corrales’ elderly from the deadly coronavirus continues. As elsewhere in New Mexico and across the United States, COVID-19 infections climbed this month. On May 16, a grim milestone was marked as deaths in the United States reached one million. Statewide, at least 7,600 New Mexicans have died since the pandemic began.
On May 13, the N.M. Department of Health’s statistics showed that 1,096 residents in the Corrales zipcode area had been reported with the illness since the virus was detected here. On that date, new COVID-19 cases climbed to 503, even though the state’s vaccination rate for adults was 80 percent.
On May 13, tracking by the Department of Health indicated 68 people with COVID were in hospitals, and six of those were on ventilators.