New Mexico added another 209 cases of COVID-19 to its total in Saturday’s update from the state Department of Health. The state’s total is now at 11,619.
The state adjusted its total number of cases to reflect a case in Bernalillo County determined to be an out-of-state resident, according to the press release. Three cases in San Juan County initially thought to be out-of-state residents were added to that county’s total, and a case incorrectly recorded as an individual being held by federal agencies at the Luna County Detention Center has been added to that county’s total.
No new cases were announced for Chaves County, where the total number of cases is 79. Forty of those are considered recovered.
San Juan County had 78 new cases in Saturday’s update, Bernalillo County had 37, Doña Ana County had 24 and McKinley County had 23.
Twelve counties each reported fewer than 10 new cases, and one new case was reported at the Otero County Prison.
Two deaths were reported in Saturday’s update: A man in his 90s from Cibola County who was a resident of the Good Samaritan Facility in Grants, and a man in his 80s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in New Mexico is now 491.
Statewide, there are 122 people hospitalized for COVID-19, and 5,251 have been designated as recovered.
The state has conducted 322,959 tests. Chaves County accounts for 5,820 of those.
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City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or email@example.com.