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***This reported data is a total of Saturday 7/31, Sunday 8/1, & Monday 8/2***

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,076 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

340 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
44 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
43 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
72 new cases in Doña Ana County
96 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
13 new cases in Hidalgo County
33 new cases in Lea County
11 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
40 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
19 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
30 new cases in Roosevelt County
85 new cases in Sandoval County
64 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in San Miguel County
56 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
51 new cases in Valencia County
15 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, Aug. 2, are:

88220 – 69
87121 – 52
88101 – 42
87120 – 36
87124 – 36
87114 – 35
87031 – 30
88130 – 30
87401 – 28
87105 – 27

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

Two recent deaths:

• A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

* Two deaths >30 days:

• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.

*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 4,414.

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 211,492 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 60,961
Catron County: 100
Chaves County: 9,269
Cibola County: 2,942
Colfax County: 821
Curry County: 5,512
De Baca County: 179
Doña Ana County: 25,526
Eddy County: 7,420
Grant County: 1,792
Guadalupe County: 480
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 427
Lea County: 8,667
Lincoln County: 1,858
Los Alamos County: 555
Luna County: 3,439
McKinley County: 12,583
Mora County: 180
Otero County: 4,210
Quay County: 562
Rio Arriba County: 3,912
Roosevelt County: 2,113
Sandoval County: 12,673
San Juan County: 16,073
San Miguel County: 1,482
Santa Fe County: 10,931
Sierra County: 788
Socorro County: 1,356
Taos County: 1,805
Torrance County: 914
Union County: 262
Valencia County: 7,141

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

As of today, there are 148 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 197,079 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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