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State reports 185 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

A man receives his second COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru facility at the Sandoval County Emergency Operations facility in February. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

New Mexico reported 185 additional cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and two more virus-related deaths.

The update dropped the rolling seven-day averages to 190 cases and five deaths a day. This time last month, the averages were 345 cases and 13 deaths a day.

In the past few weeks, the case averages have plateaued and, over the past several days, the death averages have followed suit.

Those whose deaths were reported Saturday were a man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and a woman in her 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions, according to the update provided by state health officials.

Bernalillo County reported the most new cases, 63. Doña Ana County had 27, and San Juan County had 18.

The state has had 190,887 COVID-19 cases and 3,925 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

On Saturday, 118 people were hospitalized with the virus in New Mexico.

The state Health Department has designated 173,119 COVID-19 cases as having recovered.

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