New Mexico reports 98 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico report 98 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as of Sunday.

The latest numbers from the New Mexico Department of Health increase the state’s totals to 24,396 cases and 745 deaths.  

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.  

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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