Torrance County prison outbreak continues to spread

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May 26—Another 32 federal inmates at the Torrance County Detention Facility have tested positive for the coronavirus, increasing the prison's total number of confirmed cases to 110 over the past two days, state health officials reported Wednesday.

The new cases at the detention center in Central New Mexico were among 167 reported statewide, including 13 in Santa Fe County, 33 in Bernalillo County, 21 in Doña Ana County and 19 in San Juan County.

Health officials also reported three more deaths — two in Eddy County and one in Cibola County. In all, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 4,254 New Mexicans.