New Mexico reports 183 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

March 7, 2021 GMT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 183 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths.

The latest numbers increased the state’s totals to 186,922 cases and 3,808 known deaths since the pandemic began.

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

Bernalillo County, which includes metro Albuquerque, had 54 of the latest cases.

Nine of the new cases were among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility and three among inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County.


On the 12 new deaths, Bernalillo County and San Juan County each had four with Chavez County having two and Cibola and Socorro counties one apiece.