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NM reports 66 new COVID cases

Medical personnel screen patients at a Presbyterian drive-up COVID-19 testing site in Albuquerque in this March file photo. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

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COVID-19 cases in New Mexico took a huge dip Sunday as the state reported 66 new cases of the disease.

Three additional deaths were also reported, bringing the statewide toll to 803.

Those who died were:

⋄ A man in his 90s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.

⋄ A man in his 80s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

⋄ A man in his 30s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Chaves County led the state with 16 cases and has a total of 815.

Bernalillo County added 10 new cases for a total of 5,947. Doña Ana County reported nine new cases, Santa Fe County added seven, Lea County added six, San Juan County had five, and Eddy County reported four new cases.

Curry County, McKinley County and Rio Arriba County added two new cases each, while Sandoval County, San Miguel County and Valencia County each reported one new case of COVID-19.

McKinley County has a total of 4,240 cases, San Juan County has 3,214, Doña Ana County has 2,950 and Lea County has 1,198.

The state now has had 26,107 cases, with 13,530 designated as having recovered.

There are 65 people hospitalized with the disease in the state.

State officials say there has been at least one COVID-19 case among residents and staff at each of 45 long-term care facilities across the state in the past 28 days.

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