Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024


For the third consecutive day, New Mexico health officials reported nearly 1,300 additional COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Sunday.

There was a reported 1,287 additional cases Saturday, a one-day record that was the same number as Friday. But officials said Saturday that 10 of the cases reported Friday had turned out to be duplicates or not lab-confirmed.

With those adjustments and the latest reported cases, the statewide case total now has reached 54,881 with 1,118 known deaths.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested. Studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

New Mexico officials have warned that new records would be set over the coming weeks as the rate of spread remains high.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. If you are feeling ill, or have been around someone that has tested positive, please get tested.

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