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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 343 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

126 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
31 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo
33 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
26 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
7 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
9 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

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

• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from Lea 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 596.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as a duplicates (one case in Bernalillo County, four cases in Doña Ana County, one case in Sandoval County, one case in Valencia County) two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents ( one case in Doña Ana County, one case in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-0f-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Luna County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 18,163 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,131
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 235
Cibola County: 283
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 335
Doña Ana County: 1,864
Eddy County: 207
Grant County: 63
Guadalupe County: 27
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 84
Lea County: 465
Lincoln County: 47
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 175
McKinley County: 3,844
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 127
Quay County: 28
Rio Arriba County: 261
Roosevelt County: 101
Sandoval County: 972
San Juan County: 2,890
San Miguel County: 35
Santa Fe County: 462
Sierra County: 22
Socorro County: 68
Taos County: 81
Torrance County: 52
Union County: 17
Valencia County: 285

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: 24
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 466
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 167 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 7,056 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 and acute care facilities in Eddy County: GoodLife Senior Living 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. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.