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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 230 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

67 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
16 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
39 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
2 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
19 new cases in Sandoval County
33 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Apr. 15 are:

87121 – 12
87124 – 11
87410 – 10
88081 – 9
87105 – 8
88011 – 8
88310 – 8
87114 – 7
87120 – 7
87401 – 7

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

• A female in her 90s from Valencia County. The individual was a resident of the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,997.

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 three cases in Bernalillo County that have been identified as duplicates – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 194,605 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 55,801
Catron County: 88
Chaves County: 8,798
Cibola County: 2,851
Colfax County: 735
Curry County: 5,056
De Baca County: 136
Doña Ana County: 24,264
Eddy County: 6,717
Grant County: 1,668
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 359
Lea County: 8,259
Lincoln County: 1,608
Los Alamos County: 508
Luna County: 3,265
McKinley County: 12,178
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,713
Quay County: 428
Rio Arriba County: 3,537
Roosevelt County: 1,877
Sandoval County: 11,650
San Juan County: 14,034
San Miguel County: 1,330
Santa Fe County: 9,968
Sierra County: 722
Socorro County: 1,283
Taos County: 1,638
Torrance County: 689
Union County: 246
Valencia County: 6,535

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 176,031 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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