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N.M. COVID-19 cases now at 200,232; seven new cases in Eddy County; 196 new cases, three deaths statewide

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 196 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

68 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
29 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
7 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, May. 12 are:

87401 – 14
87120 – 9
87121 – 9
87105 – 8
87109 – 6
88030 – 6
88081 – 6
88220 – 6
87031 – 5
87107 – 5

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

Three recent deaths:

• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,111.

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 one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 200,232 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 57,705
Catron County: 93
Chaves County: 8,961
Cibola County: 2,874
Colfax County: 763
Curry County: 5,185
De Baca County: 158
Doña Ana County: 24,744
Eddy County: 6,843
Grant County: 1,708
Guadalupe County: 404
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 361
Lea County: 8,286
Lincoln County: 1,700
Los Alamos County: 525
Luna County: 3,337
McKinley County: 12,285
Mora County: 170
Otero County: 3,900
Quay County: 504
Rio Arriba County: 3,601
Roosevelt County: 1,957
Sandoval County: 11,967
San Juan County: 15,002
San Miguel County: 1,352
Santa Fe County: 10,253
Sierra County: 763
Socorro County: 1,315
Taos County: 1,668
Torrance County: 751
Union County: 248
Valencia County: 6,724

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

As of today, there are 113 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 185,385 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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