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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 248 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

97 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
19 new cases in Curry County
42 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Hidalgo County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
14 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
8 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

• A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 503.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in McKinley County, two in Santa Fe County) and one case in Curry 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 12,520 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,277
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 100
Cibola County: 214
Colfax County: 10
Curry County: 182
Doña Ana County: 999
Eddy County: 84
Grant County: 20
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 54
Lea County: 142
Lincoln County: 12
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 82
McKinley County: 3,408
Otero County: 44
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 105
Roosevelt County: 62
Sandoval County: 740
San Juan County: 2,472
San Miguel County: 22
Santa Fe County: 246
Sierra County: 13
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 43
Torrance County: 43
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 132

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: 275
• Otero County Processing Center: 148
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

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: 6
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 444
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 127 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 5,627 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. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.