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N.M. COVID-19 cases now at 179,323; 16 new cases, two deaths in Eddy County; 541 new cases, 18 total deaths statewide

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 541 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

111 new cases in Bernalillo County
101 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
18 new cases in Curry County
73 new cases in Doña Ana County
16 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
18 new cases in McKinley County
24 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
35 new cases in Sandoval County
23 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
25 new cases in Valencia County
27 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Feb. 11 are:

88203 – 49
88201 – 38
88310 – 19
87031 – 18
87121 – 18
87114 – 15
88012 – 13
87105 – 12
87124 – 12
87120 – 11

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

• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Vista Sandia Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
• A female in her 80s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Eddy County.
• A male in his 50s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
• A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County.
• A male in his 80s from Union County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,479.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County) and one case in Los Alamos County that was not lab confirmed–these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 179,323 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 50,744
Catron County: 73
Chaves County: 8,468
Cibola County: 2,664
Colfax County: 683
Curry County: 4,823
De Baca County: 130
Doña Ana County: 21,831
Eddy County: 6,181
Grant County: 1,398
Guadalupe County: 339
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 330
Lea County: 7,938
Lincoln County: 1,476
Los Alamos County: 459
Luna County: 3,017
McKinley County: 11,794
Mora County: 150
Otero County: 3,060
Quay County: 412
Rio Arriba County: 3,319
Roosevelt County: 1,812
Sandoval County: 10,513
San Juan County: 13,264
San Miguel County: 1,173
Santa Fe County: 9,394
Sierra County: 676
Socorro County: 1,187
Taos County: 1,476
Torrance County: 614
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,984

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

As of today, there are 371 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 116,518 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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