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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 176 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

56 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
16 new cases in Curry County
20 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Harding County
14 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
7 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Sunday reported zero deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,889.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Mar. 21 are:

88310 – 11
87114 – 9
88101 – 9
87109 – 7
87124 – 7
88103 – 7
88220 – 6
88260 – 6
87121 – 5
88001 – 5

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 San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 189,731 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 54,052
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,706
Cibola County: 2,806
Colfax County: 718
Curry County: 5,009
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,532
Eddy County: 6,615
Grant County: 1,590
Guadalupe County: 366
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 351
Lea County: 8,150
Lincoln County: 1,576
Los Alamos County: 494
Luna County: 3,183
McKinley County: 12,109
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,558
Quay County: 425
Rio Arriba County: 3,447
Roosevelt County: 1,857
Sandoval County: 11,182
San Juan County: 13,641
San Miguel County: 1,310
Santa Fe County: 9,779
Sierra County: 708
Socorro County: 1,233
Taos County: 1,599
Torrance County: 670
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,329

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

As of today, there are 122 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 172,441 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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