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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 301 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

80 new cases in Bernalillo County
21 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
15 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
25 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
18 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
20 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
14 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

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

• A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 626.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County); two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in McKinley County, one in Taos County); and four cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (two in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers also included eighteen cases (two in Bernalillo County, fourteen in Cibola County, one in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County) reported in respective county totals that have since been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 19,791 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,542
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 289
Cibola County: 292
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 410
Doña Ana County: 2,082
Eddy County: 233
Grant County: 65
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 571
Lincoln County: 79
Los Alamos County: 17
Luna County: 215
McKinley County: 3,934
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 174
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 281
Roosevelt County: 122
Sandoval County: 1,032
San Juan County: 2,946
San Miguel County: 40
Santa Fe County: 524
Sierra County: 27
Socorro County: 71
Taos County: 87
Torrance County: 58
Union County: 24
Valencia County: 333

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: 193
• Otero County Prison Facility: 277
• Otero County Processing Center: 159
• 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: 25
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 469
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1

As of today, there are 160 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 7,657 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: Good Life 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.

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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).