Day with no virus deaths is first in NM in 2 months - Albuquerque Journal

Day with no virus deaths is first in NM in 2 months

Staff prepare to screen patients at the Presbyterian drive-up COVID-19 testing center at PresNow in Northwest Albuquerque in March. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

State health officials reported no new deaths caused by the coronavirus on Monday, the first time in more than two months the daily case report in New Mexico did not include a fatality.

The state’s five-day average number of deaths related to the virus has been about four to six per day for the past couple of weeks.

Also, there were no additional cases of the virus confirmed in prison facilities throughout the state. Detention facilities in Otero County in particular have a high number of cases.

Nora Meyers Sackett, a spokeswoman for the Governor’s Office, did announce 128 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

The new cases included 32 in McKinley County, 22 in Bernalillo County, 16 in Doña Ana County, 11 in Hidalgo County and 11 in San Juan County, according to the announcement.

New Mexico has now had 10,694 confirmed cases. There have been 469 deaths attributed to COVID-19, and 4,742 people have officially recovered from the disease.

There are 139 patients across the state who are hospitalized with COVID-19, according to state officials.

At the Otero County Prison Facility, 412 state inmates and 275 federal prisoners there have tested positive. There have also been 146 confirmed cases at the nearby Otero County Processing Center.


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