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NM COVID cases continue to drop

New COVID-19 cases in New Mexico continued to fall on Monday as the state Department of Health announced 200 more cases and nine additional deaths.

Presbyterian Hospital medical personnel perform COVID-19 tests at a site on San Mateo on Feb. 4. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

The seven-day rolling average for new cases on Monday was 413. The average has continued to drop since reaching 1,398 on Jan. 11, according to a Journal analysis.

Bernalillo County led with 65 cases. Doña Ana County had 21, San Juan County had 20 and McKinley County had 19. There was also one case in a federal detainee at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility, according to the Department of Health.

The state now has 3,538 deaths attributed to the disease. Those whose deaths were reported Monday are:

■ A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

■ A man in his 80s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

■ Two people, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 60s, from Doña Ana County. Both were hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

■ A man in his 90s from Lea County.

■ A woman in her 70s from Luna County.

■ A woman in her 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

■ A man in his 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

■ A man in his 80s from Valencia County.

As of Monday, 286 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, according to the Department of Health.

The state now has a total of 180,761 cases, with 121,606 recoveries.

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