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NM records 2 new virus deaths, 119 more cases


In this file photo from Friday, drivers wait in line at the COVID-19 testing center operated by Presbyterian Healthcare in Albuquerque. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

SANTA FE — New Mexico reported just 119 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as infection levels remained well within the state’s targets.

Health officials also reported two more virus fatalities, pushing the statewide death toll to 832 residents since March.

Both victims were in their 60s — a man from Doña Ana County and a woman from Lea County.

Lea County in southeastern New Mexico led the state with 16 new cases Wednesday, followed by Roosevelt County with 15 cases. Eddy and Bernalillo counties each had 14 cases.

The state also reported one case among state inmates held in Valencia County.

New Mexico’s seven-day rolling average now stands at 110 new cases a day, well below the state’s target of 168 or fewer cases.

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