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New Mexico announces 4 more virus deaths, 104 new infections


State health officials announced four more COVID-19 deaths and 104 new infections on Sunday, although they noted that only partial numbers were being released due to a delay in reporting from some private labs.

The new deaths bring the number of New Mexicans who have lost their lives to coronavirus to 435 and the total number of infections in the state to 9,723.

Of the new infections, 14 are state Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility, which now has 266 cases. Five new cases have also emerged among people held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility, bringing the number of infections there to 24.

The state Department of Health said there have been 4,114 recoveries. And the agency said 162 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in New Mexico.

“This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state,” Nora Meyers Sackett, a spokeswoman for the Governor’s Office, said in a news release.

Two of those whose deaths were announced Sunday were Bernalillo County residents, and the other two lived in McKinley County, in northwestern New Mexico. All four had underlying medical conditions.

Those who died were:

⋄ A Bernalillo County woman in her 60s.

⋄ A man in his 90s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.

⋄ A woman in her 60s from McKinley County.

⋄ A man in his 80s who was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.

Of the new infections reported, 16 are in McKinley County, 15 in San Juan County, 14 in Sandoval County, 13 in Doña Ana County and 12 in Bernalillo County. Of the remaining new cases, four are in Curry County, three in Chaves County, two in Valencia County and one each in Cibola, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos and Luna counties.

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