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N.M. COVID-19 cases now at 15,291; four new cases in Eddy County; 264 new cases, three deaths statewide

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 264 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

59 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
82 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Luna County
24 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Valencia County

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

• A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 50s from McKinley County.
• A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual has no underlying conditions and was a resident of Crane’s Roost Care Home facility in Aztec.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 548.

Previously reported numbers included one case that was a duplicate in San Juan County – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,291 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,134
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 179
Cibola County: 251
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 262
Doña Ana County: 1,487
Eddy County: 144
Grant County: 35
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 74
Lea County: 285
Lincoln County: 24
Los Alamos County: 12
Luna County: 128
McKinley County: 3,657
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 79
Quay County: 16
Rio Arriba County: 139
Roosevelt County: 79
Sandoval County: 847
San Juan County: 2,731
San Miguel County: 27
Santa Fe County: 341
Sierra County: 16
Socorro County: 66
Taos County: 57
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 192

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

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

• Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
• Otero County Prison Facility: 275
• Otero County Processing Center: 149
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 43

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

• Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 7
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 458
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 172 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 6,363 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

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. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

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