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209 new COVID-19 cases reported

Coronavirus testing takes place at a site across the street from Lovelace Medical Center near Downtown Albuquerque on March 30. On Saturday, June 27, the State of New Mexico announced 209 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of positive cases to 11,619.

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For the second straight day, new coronavirus cases topped 200 in New Mexico.

The state Department of Health announced 209 new cases Saturday, but only two deaths, the second-lowest total in two months. No deaths were reported Monday, June 22.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the state is 491, according to the release by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s spokeswoman Nora Meyers Sackett.

The state also reported a drop in hospitalizations, to 122, the lowest number since April 22, when there were 121 hospitalizations.

Those whose deaths were reported Sunday include a man in his 90s from Cibola County who was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants, and a man in his 80s in San Juan County who had underlying health conditions.

San Juan County reported 78 new cases. Bernalillo County reported 37; Doña Ana County reported 24; and McKinley County reported 23.

Eight new cases were reported in Santa Fe County; seven each in Hidalgo and Sandoval counties; six in Lea County; four each in Curry and Eddy counties; three in Valencia County; two each in Luna and Rio Arriba counties; and one each in Cibola, Sierra and Taos counties.

One new case was announced among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility.

As of Saturday, there have been 11,619 COVID-19 cases in the state, with 5,251 designated as having recovered.

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