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New Mexico records 139 new cases of COVID-19

In this file photo, Presbyterian staffer Juliette Rohde works with a driver at a coronavirus testing site, established after a spike in cases in the South Valley. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

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Health officials announced 139 additional cases of COVID-19 and two deaths related to the virus in an update Saturday afternoon, bringing the statewide total to 25,178 cases and 769 deaths.

Nora Meyers Sackett, a Governor’s Office spokeswoman, said in a news release that those who died were a man in his 50s and woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County.

The man was a resident of Las Palomas Center and the woman was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites, both in Albuquerque.

The new cases include 31 in Bernalillo County; 20 in Doña Ana County; 15 each in McKinley and Chaves counties; 12 in Lea County; 10 in San Juan County; seven in Curry County; six in Eddy County; five in Santa Fe County; four each in Valencia and Sandoval counties; three in Luna County; two each in Quay and Roosevelt counties; and one each in San Miguel and Cibola counties.

Meyers Sackett said there was also a new case among federal inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility.

She said there are 67 people hospitalized with the virus and 12,820 designated as having recovered by the Department of Health.

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