New Mexico reports 205 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

August 9, 2020 GMT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 205 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with four additional deaths.

The latest numbers increase New Mexico’s case total to 22,315 and the death toll to at least 685.

Of the 205 new cases, 49 occurred in Bernalillo County and 30 in Dona Ana County.

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.

According to data gathered by The Associated Press from Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in New Mexico dropped over the past two weeks, going from 289.29 new confirmed cases per day on July 24 to 197.86 new cases per day on Aug. 7.

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The seven-day rolling average of 4.86 daily deaths in New Mexico did not change over the past two weeks as calculated on both July 24 and Aug. 7.

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.