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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 877 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

245 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
18 new cases in Cibola County
52 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
220 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
16 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
24 new cases in Luna County
47 new cases in McKinley County
8 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
21 new cases in Roosevelt County
34 new cases in Sandoval County
30 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
62 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
8 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
7 new cases in Torrance County
21 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

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

• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the South Valley Care Center facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 30s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Casa del Sol Center facility in Las Cruces.
• A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
• A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County.
• A male in his 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,036.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, two in Luna County) and one case in Luna 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 48,104 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 12,102
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,180
Cibola County: 676
Colfax County: 46
Curry County: 1,703
De Baca County: 3
Doña Ana County: 7,029
Eddy County: 1,591
Grant County: 209
Guadalupe County: 47
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 127
Lea County: 2,233
Lincoln County: 398
Los Alamos County: 50
Luna County: 1,179
McKinley County: 4,799
Mora County: 15
Otero County: 578
Quay County: 113
Rio Arriba County: 549
Roosevelt County: 513
Sandoval County: 2,165
San Juan County: 3,891
San Miguel County: 200
Santa Fe County: 1,961
Sierra County: 137
Socorro County: 278
Taos County: 272
Torrance County: 119
Union County: 45
Valencia County: 1,096

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

As of today, there are 382 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.

OVERALL STATE HOSPITAL CAPACITY: As of today, 74 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 69 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 21,758 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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: 348
• Otero County Prison Facility: 396
• Otero County Processing Center: 191
• 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: 155
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 4
• Roswell Correctional Center: 1
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

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, Good Life Senior Living in Artesia, 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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