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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 672 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

303 new cases in Bernalillo County
37 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
17 new cases in Curry County
89 new cases in Doña Ana County
26 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
28 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
14 new cases in Luna County
14 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
2 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
1 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
29 new cases in Sandoval County
28 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
18 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
20 new cases in Valencia County
6 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

The Department of Health on Thursday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

• A female in her 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 922.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in Otero County, one in Sandoval County); one case in Otero County that has since been identified as an inmate being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility – these now have been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 34,958 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 8,428
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,664
Cibola County: 479
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,155
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,355
Eddy County: 1,089
Grant County: 156
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 111
Lea County: 1,713
Lincoln County: 267
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 528
McKinley County: 4,449
Mora County: 12
Otero County: 319
Quay County: 86
Rio Arriba County: 428
Roosevelt County: 365
Sandoval County: 1,622
San Juan County: 3,536
San Miguel County: 128
Santa Fe County: 1,274
Sierra County: 67
Socorro County: 148
Taos County: 164
Torrance County: 91
Union County: 37
Valencia County: 702

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: 329
• Otero County Prison Facility: 302
• Otero County Processing Center: 181
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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: 40
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 5
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 150 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 19,457 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 facilities in Eddy County: Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Good Life Senior Living in Artesia, Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad and Lakeview Christian Home 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).