SANTA FE — New Mexico health officials have announced five additional deaths due to COVID-19, as the disease continues to ravage the state’s northwest corner.
In all, 136 of the 186 additional confirmed coronavirus cases announced Monday are from two northwest New Mexico counties — McKinley and San Juan — that have seen skyrocketing infection rates in recent weeks.
Three of the five individuals whose deaths were reported Monday were from one of those two counties. The other two deaths involved a male in his 60s from Sandoval County and a female in her 70s from Bernalillo County.
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