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***This reported data is a total of Saturday 8/7, Sunday 8/8, and Monday 8/9***

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,309 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

339 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
87 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
52 new cases in Curry County
64 new cases in Doña Ana County
131 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Hidalgo County
111 new cases in Lea County
30 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
16 new cases in Luna County
63 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
59 new cases in Otero County
18 new cases in Quay County
15 new cases in Rio Arriba County
21 new cases in Roosevelt County
63 new cases in Sandoval County
77 new cases in San Juan County
18 new cases in San Miguel County
58 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
18 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
31 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Aug. 9 are:

88220 – 84
88240 – 69
88203 – 55
88101 – 49
87121 – 40
88310 – 39
88210 – 36
87401 – 34
87114 – 33
87120 – 31

The Department of Health on Monday reported zero additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today – meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 215,098 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 61,975
Catron County: 105
Chaves County: 9,450
Cibola County: 2,960
Colfax County: 826
Curry County: 5,641
De Baca County: 189
Doña Ana County: 25,772
Eddy County: 7,761
Grant County: 1,814
Guadalupe County: 484
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 467
Lea County: 8,891
Lincoln County: 1,938
Los Alamos County: 570
Luna County: 3,484
McKinley County: 12,711
Mora County: 184
Otero County: 4,339
Quay County: 606
Rio Arriba County: 3,953
Roosevelt County: 2,163
Sandoval County: 12,853
San Juan County: 16,238
San Miguel County: 1,526
Santa Fe County: 11,072
Sierra County: 801
Socorro County: 1,366
Taos County: 1,830
Torrance County: 929
Union County: 266
Valencia County: 7,259

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

As of today, there are 190 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 197,693 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities in Eddy County: Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation and Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Artesia.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick or unvaccinated, wear a mask when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

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