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8 new virus deaths Saturday, 220 cases

Pharmacists conduct COVID-19 screenings in the parking lot of the Walmart Superstore located at Wyoming and Academy NE on Thursday. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

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State health officials on Saturday announced 220 new positive cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico as well as eight more virus-related deaths.

The Governor’s Office said those numbers bring the statewide total to 3,732 cases and 139 deaths.

The latest deaths include two people in Bernalillo County: a man in his 90s, who was a resident of Genesis Uptown, and a woman in her 90s, who was a resident of La Vida Llena.

The others were:

⋄ A man in his 60s from Doña Ana County. He was a patient at Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque;

⋄ A man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s from Sandoval County;

⋄ A man and woman, both in their 80s, and a man in his 90s from San Juan County. Each was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.

Of the 220 new positives cases of COVID-19, 73 were in San Juan County; 53 in McKinley County; 53 in Bernalillo County; 14 in Sandoval County; seven in Santa Fe County; six in Doña Ana County; four in Rio Arriba County; two each in Valencia and Lea counties; and one each in Curry, Eddy, Grant, Luna, Otero and Torrance counties.

The Governor’s Office news release said 168 people are hospitalized with the virus, while 812 are designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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