New Mexico reports 828 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A day after reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases with 875, New Mexico health officials reported 828 more confirmed cases Sunday along with two additional deaths.

The latest numbers increase the state’s totals to 41,863 cases and 967 known deaths.

New Mexico Department of Health officials say 206 of the new cases were in Dona Ana County with 156 more in Bernalillo County, the state’s largest that includes Albuquerque.

Saturday’s case count topped the 827 cases newly reported on Wednesday. New Mexico reported 669 cases Thursday and 797 on Friday.

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. The vast majority of people recover.