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New Mexico reports 9 new deaths, 149 additional COVID-19 cases

New Mexico reports 9 new deaths, 149 additional COVID-19 cases

Justine Lopez
Created: May 24, 2020 04:15 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reported nine more COVID-19-related deaths and 149 additional positive cases Sunday, bringing the state total of confirmed cases to 6,943. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in New Mexico is now 317.

The latest deaths include:

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  • A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup. 
  • A third female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
  • A male in his 90s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
  • A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The latest cases include:

  • 12 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 17 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 64 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 9 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 23 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

State officials said 213 people are currently being hospitalized for COVID-19 and 2,464 cases have been designated as recovered.


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