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NOTE: Due to a technical delay affecting Sunday reporting totals, reporting results from some private labs to the New Mexico Department of Health are delayed Sunday, May 31. As a result, the following data reflects only a partial total. This delay does not originate with the Department of Health. The delayed results will be included in the state’s reporting Monday, June 1, or as soon as they are received and lab-confirmed.​We are continuing to actively investigate cases that are reported to the state throughout the day.

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 69 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

12 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
6 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
19 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
4 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Sunday also reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

• A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
• A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Life Care Center of Farmington.
• A second male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Life Care Center of Farmington.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 356.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that were identified as duplicates (one in McKinley County, one in San Juan County); one case that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident in McKinley County; and one case in Taos County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 7,689 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,476
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 47
Cibola County: 141
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 52
Doña Ana County: 466
Eddy County: 22
Grant County: 15
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 1
Lea County: 26
Lincoln County: 2
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 8
McKinley County: 2,415
Otero County: 22
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 47
Roosevelt County: 40
Sandoval County: 568
San Juan County: 1,733
San Miguel County: 15
Santa Fe County: 142
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 50
Taos County: 24
Torrance County: 32
Union County: 4
Valencia County: 74

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: 2
• Otero County Prison Facility: 70
• Otero County Processing Center: 92
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

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: 1
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 2
• Otero County Prison Facility: 42

As of today, there are 182 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 2,853 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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.