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*** This reported data is a total of Saturday 7/24, Sunday 7/25 and Monday 7/26 ***

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 632 additional COVID-19 cases. Eddy County logged the second-highest total in the state behind Bernalillo with 59, 44 of those cases in Carlsbad, which topped the state’s top-10 zip code list.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

232 new cases in Bernalillo County
21 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
14 new cases in Curry County
37 new cases in Doña Ana County
59 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
11 new cases in Hidalgo County
29 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
12 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
7 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
42 new cases in Sandoval County
32 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
26 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
7 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
27 new cases in Valencia County
18 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, July 26, are:

88220 – 44
87121 – 38
87120 – 34
87124 – 30
87105 – 25
88081 – 25
87114 – 24
87031 – 21
87110 – 20
88240 – 16

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

Two recent deaths:

• A male in his 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

* One death >30 days:

• A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.

* COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,400.

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 209,118 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 60,249
Catron County: 98
Chaves County: 9,156
Cibola County: 2,931
Colfax County: 808
Curry County: 5,427
De Baca County: 178
Doña Ana County: 25,369
Eddy County: 7,178
Grant County: 1,773
Guadalupe County: 478
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 406
Lea County: 8,548
Lincoln County: 1,804
Los Alamos County: 548
Luna County: 3,432
McKinley County: 12,500
Mora County: 179
Otero County: 4,170
Quay County: 547
Rio Arriba County: 3,878
Roosevelt County: 2,067
Sandoval County: 12,504
San Juan County: 15,929
San Miguel County: 1,462
Santa Fe County: 10,824
Sierra County: 786
Socorro County: 1,343
Taos County: 1,800
Torrance County: 899
Union County: 261
Valencia County: 7,061

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

As of today, there are 89 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 196,641 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, GoodLife Senior Living and Memory Care in Artesia and Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.

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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