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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 255 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

88 new cases in Bernalillo County
15 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
18 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
16 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Monday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Cibola 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 male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s 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 578.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one case in Chaves County, one case Curry County, one case in Doña Ana County), five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one case in Bernalillo County, three cases in Curry County, one case in Roosevelt County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (onecase in Bernalillo County, one case in Doña Ana County, one case in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 17,215 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,861
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 212
Cibola County: 267
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 316
Doña Ana County: 1,737
Eddy County: 187
Grant County: 53
Guadalupe County: 24
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 78
Lea County: 379
Lincoln County: 38
Los Alamos County: 14
Luna County: 155
McKinley County: 3,767
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 106
Quay County: 24
Rio Arriba County: 205
Roosevelt County: 92
Sandoval County: 933
San Juan County: 2,842
San Miguel County: 34
Santa Fe County: 433
Sierra County: 21
Socorro County: 67
Taos County: 71
Torrance County: 51
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 260

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: 276
• Otero County Processing Center: 149
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 43

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: 22
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 461
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 154 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 6,814 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.