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New Mexico reported 19 virus-related deaths on Tuesday, an increase from recent days due to a batch of death certificates received from Texas.
Certificates for 14 New Mexicans who died in Texas were added to the state totals, pushing New Mexico to 3,830 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to a New Mexico Department of Health news release. The Texas death certificates were issued between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20.
The deaths reported Tuesday included a man in his 30s from Valencia County with no underlying health conditions. The deaths of 17 men and two women, ranging in age from their 30s to their 80s, were among those reported Tuesday. Thirteen of those who died had no listed underlying health conditions, according to the news release.
New Mexico also reported 209 new COVID cases. The state has averaged 242 new cases per day for the last seven days, according to a Journal analysis.
Bernalillo County had the most new cases with 85.
There were 128 people hospitalized with COVID on Tuesday.