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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 349 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

98 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
51 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
19 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
15 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
24 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
18 new cases in Sandoval County
24 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Feb. 7 are:

88310 – 20
87114 – 14
88001 – 12
88011 – 12
87111 – 11
87120 – 11
87121 – 11
87108 – 10
88240 – 10
88030 – 8

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

• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Tres Hermanas Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 90s from Grant County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Santa Clara Assisted Living facility in Santa Clara.
• A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 20s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
• A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
• A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s. The individual was hospitalized and was an inmate at the Lea County Correctional Facility.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,399.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, three in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County) and one case that was not lab confirmed (one in Eddy County) — these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 177,556 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 50,237
Catron County: 73
Chaves County: 8,343
Cibola County: 2,643
Colfax County: 675
Curry County: 4,786
De Baca County: 130
Doña Ana County: 21,553
Eddy County: 6,125
Grant County: 1,355
Guadalupe County: 339
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 330
Lea County: 7,913
Lincoln County: 1,466
Los Alamos County: 459
Luna County: 2,999
McKinley County: 11,736
Mora County: 150
Otero County: 2,989
Quay County: 403
Rio Arriba County: 3,275
Roosevelt County: 1,796
Sandoval County: 10,386
San Juan County: 13,176
San Miguel County: 1,149
Santa Fe County: 9,325
Sierra County: 675
Socorro County: 1,165
Taos County: 1,468
Torrance County: 610
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,919

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

As of today, there are 403 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 111,037 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).

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