SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 103 new confirmed coronavirus cases with two additional deaths.
The latest numbers from the New Mexico Department of Health raises the statewide total to 26,761 cases and the known death toll to 823.
The new cases include 29 from Chaves County and 19 from Bernalillo County.
According to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Associated Press, seven-day rolling averages for New Mexico of new daily cases and daily deaths both dropped over the past two weeks.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.
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.
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