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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 257 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

94 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
39 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
9 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
20 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in San Miguel County
17 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Union County
6 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Mar. 10 are:

87121 – 23
88310 – 19
87114 – 13
87105 – 12
88081 – 10
87120 – 7
87701 – 7
88061 – 7
87106 – 6
87108 – 6

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

• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A third male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Ladera Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
• A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 20s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,839.

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 eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, five in Lea County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 187,487 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,321
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,672
Cibola County: 2,772
Colfax County: 710
Curry County: 4,962
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 23,131
Eddy County: 6,543
Grant County: 1,532
Guadalupe County: 365
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,106
Lincoln County: 1,561
Los Alamos County: 486
Luna County: 3,131
McKinley County: 12,083
Mora County: 164
Otero County: 3,439
Quay County: 424
Rio Arriba County: 3,433
Roosevelt County: 1,845
Sandoval County: 11,006
San Juan County: 13,586
San Miguel County: 1,255
Santa Fe County: 9,684
Sierra County: 704
Socorro County: 1,228
Taos County: 1,566
Torrance County: 658
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,242

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

As of today, there are 134 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 160,142 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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