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NM reports 96 new COVID-19 cases

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New Mexico health officials on Friday reported three new COVID-19-related fatalities and 96 new virus cases, while continuing a downward trend in case counts.

The state’s seven-day average of new daily cases dipped to 123 Friday, according to a Journal analysis. That is the lowest level seen since late June.

Bernalillo County led the way in new cases, with 16 reported Friday. Chaves and Doña Ana counties each added 13 cases.

Statewide case totals reached 25,902, according to state Department of Health data. Of those, DOH has now designated 13,412 as recovered.

Two of the latest fatalities were southeastern New Mexico residents: a man in his 70s from Chaves County and a woman in her 50s from Roosevelt County. The third was a Bernalillo County woman in her 70s. All three were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to the state.

They bring the state’s virus-related death toll to 794.

There are currently 69 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in New Mexico.

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