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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 126 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:​

22 new cases in Bernalillo County
16 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County

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

• A female in her 30s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 80s from Quay County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 767.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Taos County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been identified as a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,042 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,743
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 679
Cibola County: 396
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 660
Doña Ana County: 2,793
Eddy County: 476
Grant County: 79
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 97
Lea County: 1,097
Lincoln County: 166
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 311
McKinley County: 4,178
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 353
Roosevelt County: 198
Sandoval County: 1,236
San Juan County: 3,177
San Miguel County: 77
Santa Fe County: 809
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 506

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: 324
• Otero County Prison Facility: 280
• Otero County Processing Center: 159
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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: 28
• 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: 473
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 72 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 12,679 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: Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia 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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