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New Mexico reports 210 new cases; 9 deaths

Medical staff perform drive-thru Covid- 19 testing at Lovelace Hospital in Downtown Albuquerque. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

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New Mexico recorded 210 additional cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths related to the virus in an update Saturday afternoon, bringing the statewide total to 20,796 and 651 deaths.

Governor’s Office spokeswoman Nora Meyers Sackett in a news release said all but one of those who died had underlying conditions.

They were:

⋄ A man and two women, in their 70s, 80s and 90s, respectively, from Bernalillo County. The man was a resident of Princeton Place facility, while the women were residents of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites, both based in Albuquerque.

⋄ Two men, in their 50s and 80s, from Doña Ana County. One man was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces.

⋄ A man in his 70s from Eddy County.

⋄ A man in his 60s from Lea County who had no underlying conditions.

⋄ A woman in her 70s from McKinley County.

⋄ A man in his 70s from San Juan County.

The new cases include 68 from Bernalillo County; 21 in Lea County; 15 each in Chaves and Santa Fe counties; 14 in Sandoval County; 11 each in Doña Ana and McKinley counties; eight in Curry County; five each in Eddy and San Juan counties; three each in Cibola, Hidalgo and Valencia counties; two each in Lincoln, Luna, Roosevelt, Taos and Union counties; and one each in Grant, Otero, Rio Arriba and Sierra counties.

There were also 13 new cases among federal inmates at the Cibola County Correctional Center and one new case among federal inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility.

Meyers Sackett said there are 134 people currently hospitalized with the virus. Of those, 31 are on ventilators. She said 8,286 cases of COVID-19 have been designated as recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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