By Associated Press - Friday, April 2, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico health officials reported 218 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and seven additional deaths.

The state’s has reported a total of 192,152 known COVID-19 cases and 3,949 related deaths since the pandemic began.

Bernalillo County, the state’s largest that includes metro Albuquerque, had 70 of the new cases Friday-more than any other county. Doña Ana County reported 29 new cases and Sandoval County reported 22 new cases.

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.

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