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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 297 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

112 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Curry County
51 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
3 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
7 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
21 new cases in Sandoval County
19 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
15 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Apr. 1 are:

87114 – 18
88001 – 16
88310 – 14
88081 – 12
87121 – 11
87031 – 9
87112 – 9
87124 – 9
87144 – 9
87110 – 8

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

• A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,942.

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 two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County and one in San Miguel County) and two cases in Bernalillo County that were not lab confirmed– these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 191,945 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 54,836
Catron County: 84
Chaves County: 8,744
Cibola County: 2,815
Colfax County: 722
Curry County: 5,042
De Baca County: 134
Doña Ana County: 23,899
Eddy County: 6,670
Grant County: 1,622
Guadalupe County: 377
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 355
Lea County: 8,203
Lincoln County: 1,591
Los Alamos County: 501
Luna County: 3,239
McKinley County: 12,141
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,638
Quay County: 428
Rio Arriba County: 3,479
Roosevelt County: 1,867
Sandoval County: 11,407
San Juan County: 13,764
San Miguel County: 1,315
Santa Fe County: 9,873
Sierra County: 710
Socorro County: 1,244
Taos County: 1,618
Torrance County: 682
Union County: 245
Valencia County: 6,419

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

As of today, there are 96 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 173,824 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: 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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