SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico reported 192 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday with one additional death.
That raises the state’s totals to 11,809 confirmed cases with at least 492 known deaths.
The bulk of the reported additional cases were in Bernalillo County (45) San Juan County (34) , McKinley County (28) and Dona Ana County (27).
The Navajo Nation, which sprawls across Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, on Sunday reported 55 new coronavrius cases, bringing the total for the huge reservation to 7,469. The nation also reported one more death related to coronavirus, bringing the total to 363.
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 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.