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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 222 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

75 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
1 new case in Curry County
20 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in Sandoval County
25 new cases in San Juan County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
21 new cases in Socorro County
5 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
2 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Apr. 14 are:

87801 – 16
87121 – 13
87124 – 13
87114 – 10
87401 – 8
87413 – 8
87120 – 7
87123 – 6
87507 – 6
87532 – 6

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

• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,996.

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 eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, two in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 194,378 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 55,737
Catron County: 87
Chaves County: 8,782
Cibola County: 2,850
Colfax County: 732
Curry County: 5,056
De Baca County: 136
Doña Ana County: 24,225
Eddy County: 6,715
Grant County: 1,667
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 357
Lea County: 8,257
Lincoln County: 1,606
Los Alamos County: 508
Luna County: 3,263
McKinley County: 12,173
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,703
Quay County: 428
Rio Arriba County: 3,534
Roosevelt County: 1,877
Sandoval County: 11,631
San Juan County: 14,001
San Miguel County: 1,329
Santa Fe County: 9,959
Sierra County: 722
Socorro County: 1,278
Taos County: 1,637
Torrance County: 688
Union County: 246
Valencia County: 6,530

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

As of today, there are 114 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 175,600 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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