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N.M. COVID-19 cases now at 180,761; 13 new cases in Eddy County; 200 new cases, nine deaths statewide

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 200 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

65 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
6 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
19 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
20 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
1 new case in Valencia County
1 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Feb. 15 are:

87401 – 12
87121 – 11
88220 – 10
87120 – 9
87105 – 8
87111 – 7
87110 – 6
88001 – 6
88005 – 6
87123 – 5

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

• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Lea County.
• A female in her 70s from Luna County.
• A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• 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 number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,538.

Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Chaves County, three in McKinley County, one in San Juan County, two in Santa Fe County) and one case in Doña Ana 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 180,761 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,245
Catron County: 81
Chaves County: 8,515
Cibola County: 2,686
Colfax County: 688
Curry County: 4,843
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,033
Eddy County: 6,230
Grant County: 1,429
Guadalupe County: 339
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 338
Lea County: 7,954
Lincoln County: 1,495
Los Alamos County: 467
Luna County: 3,036
McKinley County: 11,881
Mora County: 151
Otero County: 3,107
Quay County: 413
Rio Arriba County: 3,343
Roosevelt County: 1,817
Sandoval County: 10,614
San Juan County: 13,345
San Miguel County: 1,192
Santa Fe County: 9,438
Sierra County: 679
Socorro County: 1,196
Taos County: 1,488
Torrance County: 623
Union County: 213
Valencia County: 6,017

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

As of today, there are 286 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 121,606 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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