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N.M. COVID-19 cases now at 188,311; six new cases in Eddy County; 160 new cases, two deaths statewide

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 160 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

45 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new case in Colfax County
3 new cases in Curry County
29 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case 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 Sunday, Mar. 14 are:

87120 – 13
87031 – 8
87121 – 6
88007 – 6
88063 – 6
87105 – 5
87124 -5
88005 – 5
88203 – 5
88240 – 5

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

• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Genesis Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,852.

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 thirteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (six in Bernalillo County, one in Lincoln County, four in Otero County, one in Rio Arriba County, and one in San Juan County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed in San Juan County–these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 188,311 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,594
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,690
Cibola County: 2,789
Colfax County: 715
Curry County: 4,974
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,262
Eddy County: 6,565
Grant County: 1,564
Guadalupe County: 365
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,117
Lincoln County: 1,571
Los Alamos County: 489
Luna County: 3,140
McKinley County: 12,091
Mora County: 166
Otero County: 3,486
Quay County: 425
Rio Arriba County: 3,442
Roosevelt County: 1,848
Sandoval County: 11,047
San Juan County: 13,618
San Miguel County: 1,277
Santa Fe County: 9,720
Sierra County: 706
Socorro County: 1,231
Taos County: 1,589
Torrance County: 660
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,266

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

As of today, there are 118 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 166,437 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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