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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 236 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

77 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
36 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
9 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
15 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Mar. 11 are:

87121 – 17
87120 – 13
87105 – 10
87114 – 9
87401 – 8
88012 – 7
88061 – 7
87110 – 6
87507 – 6
88021 – 6

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

• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,846.

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 three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Luna County, one in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 187,720 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,397
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,675
Cibola County: 2,777
Colfax County: 710
Curry County: 4,967
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 23,167
Eddy County: 6,550
Grant County: 1,543
Guadalupe County: 365
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,107
Lincoln County: 1,564
Los Alamos County: 487
Luna County: 3,134
McKinley County: 12,089
Mora County: 165
Otero County: 3,448
Quay County: 425
Rio Arriba County: 3,439
Roosevelt County: 1,845
Sandoval County: 11,010
San Juan County: 13,604
San Miguel County: 1,257
Santa Fe County: 9,698
Sierra County: 704
Socorro County: 1,228
Taos County: 1,569
Torrance County: 658
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,243

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

As of today, there are 130 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 161,650 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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