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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 209 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

85 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
37 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
12 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
3 new cases in Union County
9 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Mar. 9 are:

87120 – 18
87121 – 15
88001 – 10
87114 – 9
87031 – 7
87110 – 6
87124 – 6
87106 – 5
87112 – 5
87122 – 5

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

• A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from De Baca County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County.
• A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A third male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Lea County.
• A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A third male in his 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.

Please note: NMDOH received 14 death certificates from the state of Texas on March 8 that were issued between 1/20/2021 and 2/20/2021 – those deaths are included in today’s update. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,830.

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 eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, four in Lea County, one in Roosevelt County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 187,238 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,229
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,666
Cibola County: 2,769
Colfax County: 710
Curry County: 4,958
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 23,092
Eddy County: 6,538
Grant County: 1,523
Guadalupe County: 364
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,105
Lincoln County: 1,559
Los Alamos County: 486
Luna County: 3,123
McKinley County: 12,079
Mora County: 162
Otero County: 3,419
Quay County: 421
Rio Arriba County: 3,431
Roosevelt County: 1,842
Sandoval County: 11,000
San Juan County: 13,584
San Miguel County: 1,248
Santa Fe County: 9,667
Sierra County: 704
Socorro County: 1,228
Taos County: 1,563
Torrance County: 658
Union County: 240
Valencia County: 6,236

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

As of today, there are 128 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 158,616 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: 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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