SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 235 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
94 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Curry County
28 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
26 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
14 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 Thursday, Mar. 25 are:
87114 – 15
87121 – 15
87120 – 12
87124 – 11
87144 – 11
87002 – 8
88081 – 8
87105 – 7
87107 – 6
87112 – 6
The Department of Health on Thursday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Muros de Salvación facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,916.
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 eighteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (nine in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, six in Otero County, one in Sierra County); and one in Lea County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 190,491 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 54,322
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,713
Cibola County: 2,807
Colfax County: 718
Curry County: 5,025
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,660
Eddy County: 6,644
Grant County: 1,595
Guadalupe County: 371
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 352
Lea County: 8,176
Lincoln County: 1,581
Los Alamos County: 495
Luna County: 3,215
McKinley County: 12,124
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,574
Quay County: 426
Rio Arriba County: 3,457
Roosevelt County: 1,863
Sandoval County: 11,259
San Juan County: 13,668
San Miguel County: 1,312
Santa Fe County: 9,805
Sierra County: 712
Socorro County: 1,239
Taos County: 1,605
Torrance County: 673
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,363
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 112 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 173,020 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).