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

63 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
1 new case in Curry County
27 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
7 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Mar. 27 are:

87121 – 12
87102 – 9
87114 – 8
87031 – 7
87401 – 6
87107 – 5
87123 – 5
87144 – 5
87532 – 5
88012 – 5

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

• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s 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 3,925.

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 six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Santa Fe County, one in Valencia County) and eight cases that were not lab confirmed (four in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Luna 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 190,887 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 54,446
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,724
Cibola County: 2,810
Colfax County: 720
Curry County: 5,030
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,717
Eddy County: 6,648
Grant County: 1,609
Guadalupe County: 374
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 352
Lea County: 8,182
Lincoln County: 1,586
Los Alamos County: 496
Luna County: 3,224
McKinley County: 12,136
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,594
Quay County: 427
Rio Arriba County: 3,468
Roosevelt County: 1,863
Sandoval County: 11,284
San Juan County: 13,709
San Miguel County: 1,313
Santa Fe County: 9,825
Sierra County: 710
Socorro County: 1,240
Taos County: 1,606
Torrance County: 673
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,383

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 173,119 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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