By Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Coronavirus infections continue to sweep through state and federal prison populations in New Mexico as health officials reported 218 new positive tests statewide on Thursday.

The New Mexico Department of Health announced 110 newly confirmed infections among inmates overseen by state and federal authorities at facilities in Otero County. That raises total confirmed infections among inmates at detention facilities in Otero County to 455.

There were eight new deaths related to the coronavirus. At least 383 people have died from COVID-19 statewide.

New Mexico has confirmed 8,353 cases of COVID-19 since the local outbreak of the pandemic in March.

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