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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 663 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

273 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
13 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
97 new cases in Doña Ana County
44 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
17 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
11 new cases in Roosevelt County
19 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
46 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
19 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

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

• A female in her 90s from Eddy 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 male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 991.

Previously reported numbers included three cases (one in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, one in Valencia County) that have been identified as duplicates and three cases in Bernalillo County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 43,826 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 10,857
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,035
Cibola County: 571
Colfax County: 45
Curry County: 1,568
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 6,078
Eddy County: 1,481
Grant County: 187
Guadalupe County: 42
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 117
Lea County: 2,110
Lincoln County: 380
Los Alamos County: 47
Luna County: 976
McKinley County: 4,649
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 513
Quay County: 102
Rio Arriba County: 501
Roosevelt County: 463
Sandoval County: 2,000
San Juan County: 3,788
San Miguel County: 175
Santa Fe County: 1,740
Sierra County: 110
Socorro County: 237
Taos County: 228
Torrance County: 99
Union County: 40
Valencia County: 953

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

As of today, there are 313 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, 78 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 79 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 21,224 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: 390
• 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: 90
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 110
• 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).