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State announces six more coronavirus deaths

Leticia Williams, a health care worker, inserts a swab into her nose at the drive-up coronavirus testing site in the parking lot of the Walmart Superstore at Wyoming and Academy NE last month. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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New Mexico health officials announced six new coronavirus deaths Wednesday and 147 additional cases, bringing the death toll to 410 and the total number of cases to 9,250.

This comes after Tuesday saw the lowest number of new cases since April.

McKinley County reported the most new cases Wednesday, at 50, followed by 34 in San Juan County and 27 in Doña Ana County, according to the Department of Health.

The new deaths were adults ranging from their 50s to 70s. One was a woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.

McKinley County reported three deaths: two women in their 70s, and a man in his 50s. The man did not have any underlying health conditions.

San Juan County reported two deaths: a man in his 50s and a woman in her 70s.

Of the six deaths, five had underlying conditions.

Counties in the northwestern part of the state are continuing to lead reported cases with McKinley County at 2,807 and San Juan County at 2,034. Bernalillo County has 1,623 cases.

Currently, 197 individuals across New Mexico are hospitalized and 3,806 have recovered.

State officials continue to urge people to “stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare.”

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