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New Mexico charting surge in coronavirus around Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are charting a recent surge in coronavirus cases in the Albuquerque area as New Mexico nears 17,000 reported cases of the COVID-19 illness.

The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday the number of infections tallied by the New Mexico Department of Health nearly doubled from mid-June to mid-July in Bernalillo County, including the state's most urban area.

That compared with a 60% increase statewide over the same period.

State health officials say at least 571 people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Human Services Secretary David Scr...

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