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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 205 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

49 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
30 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
26 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Union County
8 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Sunday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 685.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, one in Santa Fe) and one case in San Juan County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 22,315 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,136
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 457
Cibola County: 366
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 552
Doña Ana County: 2,447
Eddy County: 301
Grant County: 71
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 776
Lincoln County: 128
Los Alamos County: 22
Luna County: 254
McKinley County: 4,046
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 201
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 318
Roosevelt County: 164
Sandoval County: 1,133
San Juan County: 3,044
San Miguel County: 43
Santa Fe County: 650
Sierra County: 32
Socorro County: 74
Taos County: 108
Torrance County: 61
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 414

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

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

• Cibola County Correctional Center: 313
• Otero County Prison Facility: 280
• Otero County Processing Center: 159
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 43

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

• Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 25
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3

As of today, there are 121 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 9,319 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 and acute 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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