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New COVID-19 cases exceed 200 again

A state Department of Transportation sign in April told New Mexicans to get tested for COVID-19. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

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There were no deaths due to COVID-19 reported in New Mexico on Sunday, but the number of new cases topped 200 for a fourth day in a row.

The state Department of Health reported 203 additional cases throughout the state, with Bernalillo County leading once again with 65 new cases.

Doña Ana County reported 38 new cases, San Juan County 28, McKinley County 20 and Lea County 15.

New Mexico now has had a total of 13,256 cases of COVID-19, with 5,860 designated as having recovered. There are 119 people hospitalized with the disease in the state.

The number of deaths in New Mexico due to complications from COVID-19 remains at 513.

The state did not report any new cases among state or federal inmates Sunday.

Several New Mexico counties have had fewer than 10 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began. Those include Catron County with two, Colfax County with nine, Harding County with one, Los Alamos County with eight, Quay County with six and Union County with eight.

Neither De Baca County nor Mora County has reported a case of COVID-19, according to data provided by the Health Department. State officials say county totals are subject to change as they determine the residency of people who tested positive.

There has been at least one case of COVID-19 among residents or staff in 25 long-term or acute care facilities in New Mexico in thepast 28 days, according to the Department of Health.

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