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NM reports just over 200 new COVID-19 cases

In this file photo from July, medical staffers perform drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Lovelace Hospital in Downtown Albuquerque (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

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New Mexico reported 205 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The state also announced that four more people have died due to complications from the disease. All four were hospitalized with underlying conditions, according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths in the state due to COVID-19 is now 685.

Bernalillo County led the state in new cases with 49. Meanwhile, Doña Ana County reported 30 new cases, Lea County reported 26, Chaves County reported 22, and Santa Fe County reported 14.

There were only three new cases reported in McKinley County and five in San Juan County. Both counties led the state in cases at the start of the pandemic.

The total number of cases in New Mexico is now 22,315, of which 9,319 have recovered.

The deaths reported Sunday were:

  • A Bernalillo County woman in her 90s who was a resident of The Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque.
  • A Bernalillo County woman in her 50s.
  • A McKinley County man in his 70s.
  • A San Juan County woman in her 30s.


There are 121 people hospitalized throughout the state with the disease, according to the Department of Health. That number includes people who may live outside New Mexico but are hospitalized here.

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