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Confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1k in NM


April 12, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 soared past the 1,000 mark in New Mexico last week, just one month after state officials reported the first positive test results.

The state’s reported death total was at 19 on Saturday morning.

Lubbock County remains the closest area to eastern New Mexico with a significant number of confirmed cases; it had 249 as of Saturday.

Texas health officials said 13 have died in Lubbock County, while 54 Texas counties have reported 254 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

New Mexico had five deaths related to coronavirus in March, with 14 more through the first 10 days of April.

New Mexico had 363 confirmed cases on April 1, and 1,091 as of Saturday morning.

In all, confirmed cases have been reported in 26 of New Mexico’s 33 counties. Curry had nine and Roosevelt one as of Saturday morning.

No deaths related to the disease had been reported in Curry or Roosevelt County as of Saturday morning.

The nation’s coronavirus death total was just over 20,000 at noon on Saturday. Health officials said 29,100 patients had recovered from the virus, while 8,500 were in serious condition.

More than 500,000 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the U.S.


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