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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 182 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

54 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
52 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
1 new case in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
25 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Valencia County

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

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,925.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Mar. 29 are:

88001 – 32
88011 – 10
87124 – 9
87114 – 8
87144 – 7
87105 – 6
87120 – 6
87104 – 5
87035 – 4
87048 – 4

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.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 191,230 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 54,545
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,730
Cibola County: 2,813
Colfax County: 722
Curry County: 5,035
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,788
Eddy County: 6,657
Grant County: 1,613
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 353
Lea County: 8,190
Lincoln County: 1,586
Los Alamos County: 499
Luna County: 3,229
McKinley County: 12,140
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,609
Quay County: 427
Rio Arriba County: 3,469
Roosevelt County: 1,863
Sandoval County: 11,320
San Juan County: 13,730
San Miguel County: 1,314
Santa Fe County: 9,843
Sierra County: 710
Socorro County: 1,242
Taos County: 1,611
Torrance County: 679
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,396

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

As of today, there are 99 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 173,497 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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