SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 183 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
54 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
1 new case in Curry County
26 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
14 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
3 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 Sunday, March 7, are:
87114 – 10
87121 – 10
88310 – 9
88012 – 8
87031 – 7
87105 – 6
88081 – 6
87124 – 5
87144 – 5
87053 – 4
The Department of Health on Sunday reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Chaves County.
• A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Socorro County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,808.
Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today – meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.
Previously reported numbers included two cases in Lea County that have been identified as duplicates and one case in Lincoln 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 186,922 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 53,090
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,666
Cibola County: 2,769
Colfax County: 709
Curry County: 4,945
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 23,031
Eddy County: 6,530
Grant County: 1,519
Guadalupe County: 364
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,108
Lincoln County: 1,554
Los Alamos County: 486
Luna County: 3,120
McKinley County: 12,071
Mora County: 162
Otero County: 3,405
Quay County: 421
Rio Arriba County: 3,425
Roosevelt County: 1,843
Sandoval County: 10,978
San Juan County: 13,582
San Miguel County: 1,246
Santa Fe County: 9,654
Sierra County: 704
Socorro County: 1,227
Taos County: 1,560
Torrance County: 656
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,226
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 169 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 156,554 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).