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N.M. COVID-19 cases now at 60,776; 40 new cases in Eddy County; 1,753 new cases, 18 deaths statewide

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,753 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

611 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
62 new cases in Chaves County
34 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
83 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
312 new cases in Doña Ana County
40 new cases in Eddy County
17 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Harding County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
69 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
14 new cases in Luna County
18 new cases in McKinley County
8 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
35 new cases in Rio Arriba County
23 new cases in Roosevelt County
90 new cases in Sandoval County
35 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
132 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
13 new cases in Socorro County
21 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
57 new cases in Valencia County
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

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

• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s 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. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
vA male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Aztec Healthcare in Aztec.
• A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,176.

Previously reported numbers included eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in Sandoval County, two in Socorro County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. One case previously reported in Otero County has been determined to be among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 60,776 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 15,548
Catron County: 13
Chaves County: 2,847
Cibola County: 901
Colfax County: 77
Curry County: 2,198
De Baca County: 21
Doña Ana County: 9,271
Eddy County: 2,049
Grant County: 271
Guadalupe County: 63
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 139
Lea County: 2,836
Lincoln County: 495
Los Alamos County: 82
Luna County: 1,468
McKinley County: 5,166
Mora County: 19
Otero County: 795
Quay County: 140
Rio Arriba County: 721
Roosevelt County: 680
Sandoval County: 2,788
San Juan County: 4,289
San Miguel County: 266
Santa Fe County: 2,834
Sierra County: 174
Socorro County: 364
Taos County: 406
Torrance County: 154
Union County: 47
Valencia County: 1,461

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

As of today, there are 471 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 24,291 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: 418
• 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: 175
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 18
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 70
• Roswell Correctional Center: 218
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 101
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

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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