New data puts 11 counties at high COVID-19 levels as CDC revises COVID guidance ahead of new school yearNationally, almost 500 people are dying daily of COVID-19 on average. In New Mexico, it’s five per day. That’s fewer than two weeks ago and hospitalizations have declined. But the number of counties at the highest levels of the virus rose to 11 this week according to the latest data from the CDC, including Bernalillo. The CDC and state health officials recommend wearing N95 masks indoors, in public settings in such counties, but there are no mandates in place. KUNM’s Jered Ebenreck has this update.