SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 424 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
124 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
17 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
56 new cases in Doña Ana County
15 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
6 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
7 new cases in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
9 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
35 new cases in Sandoval County
23 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
22 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
17 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Feb. 6 are:
87121 – 19
87114 – 14
87144 – 14
87105 – 13
87111 – 13
87031 – 12
87120 – 11
87124 – 10
87026 – 9
88220 – 9
The Department of Health on Saturday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Catron County.
• A female in her 80s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
• A male in his 70s from Luna County.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,386.
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, and one in Lea County) — these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in McKinley has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 177,214 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 50,139
Catron County: 73
Chaves County: 8,336
Cibola County: 2,638
Colfax County: 675
Curry County: 4,779
De Baca County: 130
Doña Ana County: 21,503
Eddy County: 6,119
Grant County: 1,336
Guadalupe County: 339
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 329
Lea County: 7,898
Lincoln County: 1,459
Los Alamos County: 460
Luna County: 2,991
McKinley County: 11,714
Mora County: 150
Otero County: 2,965
Quay County: 403
Rio Arriba County: 3,272
Roosevelt County: 1,793
Sandoval County: 10,371
San Juan County: 13,152
San Miguel County: 1,147
Santa Fe County: 9,313
Sierra County: 675
Socorro County: 1,163
Taos County: 1,467
Torrance County: 609
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,908
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 419 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 110,240 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 & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia, Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad and Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
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. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering 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).