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Five more COVID-19 deaths in northwest NM

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All five of the COVID-19 deaths reported Sunday by health officials in New Mexico were in the northwestern part of the state, which has been hit hardest by the disease.

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the state is now 356.

Four San Juan County residents have died, according to the Department of Health, along with one woman in her 80s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

Those from San Juan County who died were:

⋄ A man in his 60s from who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

⋄ A woman in her 80s who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.

⋄ Two men in their 90s who had underlying conditions and were residents of the Life Care Center of Farmington.

The state also announced 69 more COVID-19 cases Sunday – only partial numbers were released due to a technical delay in reporting from some private labs. There were 19 new cases in San Juan County, 12 in Bernalillo County and 11 in McKinley County.

There were also four new cases among federal detainees at the Otero County Prison Facility, for a total of 70 positive tests among federal inmates at the prison. In all, 182 inmates in federal custody throughout the state have tested positive.

There are also 42 state inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility who have tested positive for COVID-19. Only three other state inmates in other state prisons have tested positive for the disease, according to the Health Department.

The state has had a total of 7,689 cases, and 2,853 of those are designated as having recovered. As of Sunday, 182 people were hospitalized in the state with the disease.

McKinley and San Juan counties have over half of the state’s cases, with a combined 4,148 positive tests.

Bernalillo County now has 1,476 cases and Sandoval County has 568 cases.

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