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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,141 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

262 new cases in Bernalillo County
108 new cases in Chaves County
19 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
27 new cases in Curry County
270 new cases in Doña Ana County
19 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
85 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
36 new cases in Luna County
23 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
19 new cases in Roosevelt County
37 new cases in Sandoval County
24 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
97 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
24 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
37 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County

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

• A male in his 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 30s from Otero 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. The individual was a resident of the South Valley Care Center facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Cibola 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 Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
• A female in her 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,045.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County) and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 49,240 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 12,362
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,287
Cibola County: 694
Colfax County: 48
Curry County: 1,730
De Baca County: 3
Doña Ana County: 7,299
Eddy County: 1,610
Grant County: 215
Guadalupe County: 47
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 127
Lea County: 2,318
Lincoln County: 405
Los Alamos County: 53
Luna County: 1,215
McKinley County: 4,822
Mora County: 15
Otero County: 589
Quay County: 114
Rio Arriba County: 558
Roosevelt County: 532
Sandoval County: 2,202
San Juan County: 3,914
San Miguel County: 203
Santa Fe County: 2,058
Sierra County: 138
Socorro County: 282
Taos County: 273
Torrance County: 120
Union County: 46
Valencia County: 1,120

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

As of today, there are 401 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 67 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 21,942 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: 396
• Otero County Processing Center: 191
• 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: 155
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 9
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 41
• Roswell Correctional Center: 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).