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N.M. COVID-19 cases now at 187,040; two new cases in Eddy County; 126 new cases, three deaths statewide

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 126 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

60 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Colfax County
7 new cases in Curry County
23 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Mar. 8 are:

87112 – 10
87121 – 10
87114 – 9
87105 – 8
87124 – 6
88005 – 6
87123 – 4
87106 – 3
87110 – 3
87111 – 3

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

• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the The Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,811.

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 five cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Lea County, one in Roosevelt County, one in Valencia County) and three cases in San Juan County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 187,040 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,149
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,666
Cibola County: 2,769
Colfax County: 710
Curry County: 4,952
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 23,055
Eddy County: 6,532
Grant County: 1,520
Guadalupe County: 364
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,107
Lincoln County: 1,557
Los Alamos County: 486
Luna County: 3,121
McKinley County: 12,073
Mora County: 162
Otero County: 3,407
Quay County: 421
Rio Arriba County: 3,426
Roosevelt County: 1,843
Sandoval County: 10,988
San Juan County: 13,581
San Miguel County: 1,246
Santa Fe County: 9,655
Sierra County: 704
Socorro County: 1,228
Taos County: 1,562
Torrance County: 658
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,227

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

As of today, there are 136 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 157,504 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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