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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 273 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

71 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
8 new cases in Hidalgo County
13 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
21 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
14 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
14 new cases in Valencia County
16 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, July 22, are:

88081 – 17
88310 – 17
87121 – 15
88240 – 11
87114 – 10
87701 – 10
88220 – 10
87031 – 9
87106 – 8
87111 – 8

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

• A male in his 50s from Eddy County.
• A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,394.

Eddy County has logged 138 cases since July 8. Within the recent significant uptick, which has included 114 cases since July 15 alone, 96 of those cases have been registered in the Carlsbad zip code. Prior to today’s deaths, Eddy County had not experienced a COVID-19 death since April 29.

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today – meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 208,243 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 59,924
Catron County: 98
Chaves County: 9,128
Cibola County: 2,929
Colfax County: 807
Curry County: 5,409
De Baca County: 178
Doña Ana County: 25,320
Eddy County: 7,101
Grant County: 1,770
Guadalupe County: 477
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 394
Lea County: 8,509
Lincoln County: 1,791
Los Alamos County: 546
Luna County: 3,425
McKinley County: 12,485
Mora County: 178
Otero County: 4,150
Quay County: 543
Rio Arriba County: 3,868
Roosevelt County: 2,055
Sandoval County: 12,447
San Juan County: 15,885
San Miguel County: 1,456
Santa Fe County: 10,784
Sierra County: 783
Socorro County: 1,339
Taos County: 1,790
Torrance County: 896
Union County: 261
Valencia County: 7,026

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

As of today, there are 98 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 196,373 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 and Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.

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. If you are sick or unvaccinated, wear a mask 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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