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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 732 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

173 new cases in Bernalillo County
39 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
45 new cases in Curry County
194 new cases in Doña Ana County
25 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
59 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
18 new cases in Sandoval County
23 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
42 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
15 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals 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

The Department of Health on Monday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

• A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s 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 at 976.

Previously reported numbers included nine cases (five in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in San Juan County, one in Sandoval County) that have been identified as duplicates and have now been corrected. Additionally, Sunday, October 25th’s daily case update should have included a correction for five cases (one in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County, one in Santa Fe County) that were identified as duplicates and were corrected in yesterday’s reported numbers. Our apologies for the error in not noting the correction. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 42,586 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 10,452
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 2,001
Cibola County: 560
Colfax County: 44
Curry County: 1,548
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 5,817
Eddy County: 1,423
Grant County: 186
Guadalupe County: 41
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 118
Lea County: 2,081
Lincoln County: 369
Los Alamos County: 44
Luna County: 864
McKinley County: 4,616
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 494
Quay County: 101
Rio Arriba County: 488
Roosevelt County: 449
Sandoval County: 1,949
San Juan County: 3,756
San Miguel County: 171
Santa Fe County: 1,673
Sierra County: 104
Socorro County: 228
Taos County: 224
Torrance County: 99
Union County: 39
Valencia County: 920

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

As of today, there are 289 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.

OVERALL STATE HOSPITAL CAPACITY: As of today, 76 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 70 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 20,910 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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: 348
• Otero County Prison Facility: 387
• Otero County Processing Center: 187
• 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: 89
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 109
• 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: 55
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

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).