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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 862 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

202 new cases in Bernalillo County
53 new cases in Chaves County
28 new cases in Cibola County
45 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
137 new cases in Doña Ana County
42 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
28 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
51 new cases in Luna County
26 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
7 new cases in Otero County
14 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
38 new cases in Sandoval County
26 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
53 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
13 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
31 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
12 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center

The Department of Health on Thursday reported 23 additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 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 a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
• A female in her 100s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa facility.
• A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of Mi Casa Bonita facility in Santa Fe.
• A male in his 70s in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was an inmate with the New Mexico Corrections Department Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,082.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Doña Ana County, one in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 51,110 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 12,828
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,376
Cibola County: 758
Colfax County: 49
Curry County: 1,799
De Baca County: 3
Doña Ana County: 7,627
Eddy County: 1,705
Grant County: 223
Guadalupe County: 49
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 129
Lea County: 2,400
Lincoln County: 412
Los Alamos County: 60
Luna County: 1,301
McKinley County: 4,886
Mora County: 16
Otero County: 621
Quay County: 117
Rio Arriba County: 588
Roosevelt County: 553
Sandoval County: 2,273
San Juan County: 3,991
San Miguel County: 214
Santa Fe County: 2,149
Sierra County: 147
Socorro County: 296
Taos County: 305
Torrance County: 123
Union County: 46
Valencia County: 1,172

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: 348
• Otero County Prison Facility: 399
• 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: 113
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 8
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 60
• Roswell Correctional Center: 22
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 400 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, 79 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 79 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 22,459 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, 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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