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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 185 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

68 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
4 new cases in Curry County
30 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
5 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
1 new case in McKinley County
12 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
19 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
4 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Mar. 15 are:

87121 – 13
87124 – 9
87111 – 8
87114 – 8
87013 – 6
87120 – 6
87123 – 6
88021 – 6
88030 – 6
88310 – 5

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

• A male in his 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,853.

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 Bernalillo County, two in Lea County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, two in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 188,488 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,654
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,692
Cibola County: 2,791
Colfax County: 716
Curry County: 4,978
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,292
Eddy County: 6,569
Grant County: 1,571
Guadalupe County: 365
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,120
Lincoln County: 1,574
Los Alamos County: 490
Luna County: 3,148
McKinley County: 12,093
Mora County: 167
Otero County: 3,498
Quay County: 425
Rio Arriba County: 3,442
Roosevelt County: 1,851
Sandoval County: 11,066
San Juan County: 13,618
San Miguel County: 1,277
Santa Fe County: 9,724
Sierra County: 707
Socorro County: 1,233
Taos County: 1,592
Torrance County: 661
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,270

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

As of today, there are 126 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 167,659 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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