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State reports 93 new virus cases, 3 deaths

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New Mexico Department of Health officials announced Monday 93 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and three more deaths.

The coronavirus announcement Monday marked the fewest daily deaths reported by the state since May 7.

More than half the new cases, 51, were from San Juan and McKinley counties. The northwestern corner of the state is having the worst coronavirus outbreak in New Mexico.

All three of the additional deaths were from that part of the state as well:

⋄ A man in his 50s from McKinley County who had underlying health conditions.

⋄ A man and a woman in their 50s from San Juan County. Both of them were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

There are now 320 New Mexico residents whose deaths were related to COVID-19 and 7,026 who have been confirmed to have had it.

There are 2,522 who have recovered from the disease, according to state health officials.

There were two new additional cases in the Otero County Prison Facility. One of the cases was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate, and one was a federal prisoner at the facility. More than 90 inmates at the facility have tested positive, according to state officials.

McKinley County now has 2,215 cases, San Juan County has 1,581 and Bernalillo County has 1,347.

There are 216 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

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