Doña Ana County records 12 Delta variant COVID-19 cases, state announces more than 1,300

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The New Mexico Department of Health identified 12 new Delta variant COVID-19 cases in a recent study of virus sequences at various laboratories.

Health experts have found the variant to be much more transmissible than other variations of the novel coronavirus, which has spread throughout the world.

The state’s leading health agency recorded 1,309 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 64 of them in Doña Ana County. In total, the state has seen 215,098 cases since the first were identified last year, and 197,693 individuals have recovered from infections.

State officials said 190 individuals are hospitalized with infections from COVID-19.

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