SANTA FE — State health officials said Thursday that 11 more New Mexicans have died amid the coronavirus pandemic, eight of whom lived in group care facilities.
The statewide death toll is now 294.
Health officials also said testing has confirmed 163 additional cases of the virus, pushing the total to 6,472.
The new cases include 19 state inmates at the Otero County Prison and 40 new cases in Doña Ana County, which borders Texas.
Earlier this week, state health officials said they were concerned about travel to and from Texas contributing to outbreaks in New Mexico.
The 11 deaths announced Thursday include adults ranging in age from their 40s to their 90s.
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