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New Mexico reports 239 new virus cases, including a Las Cruces food pantry volunteer

A Las Cruces food pantry volunteer at Casa de Peregrinos.

SANTA FE, New Mexico -- New Mexico now has at least 3,213 coronavirus cases with 112 known dead, state health officials said Wednesday.

The state said there were 239 more positive tests over the past day and two additional deaths. The two new deaths deaths were in McKinley and Sandoval counties.

Doña Ana County now has 130 virus cases, which was up by just one from Tuesday. That new case involved a Las Cruces food pantry volunteer at Casa de Peregrinos, the New Mexico Department of Health confirmed to ABC-7.

Officials said the volunteer is a man in his 50s who is currently self-quarantined, and they added that the food program is taking preventative measures.

"The volunteer is safely self-isolating and Casa de Peregrinos is taking all necessary precautions and working with the New Mexico Department of Health for additional testing to assure no viral spread has occurred," said a joint statement from the food pantry and state health leaders.

Below you can see county-by-county data for virus cases across New Mexico. The data comes from Johns Hopkins, so the numbers may vary from what's reported by the state health department.

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