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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 117 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

18 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
27 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
9 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
1 new case in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

The Department of Health on Monday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19. It is:

• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 655.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,130 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,879
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 367
Cibola County: 340
Colfax County: 14
Curry County: 483
Doña Ana County: 2,240
Eddy County: 258
Grant County: 68
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 88
Lea County: 656
Lincoln County: 109
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 235
McKinley County: 4,004
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 188
Quay County: 33
Rio Arriba County: 296
Roosevelt County: 142
Sandoval County: 1,096
San Juan County: 3,003
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 597
Sierra County: 30
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 99
Torrance County: 60
Union County: 27
Valencia County: 373

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: 282
• Otero County Prison Facility: 279
• 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: 4
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 470
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3

As of today, there are 131 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 8,463 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. 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, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).