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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,259 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

374 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
88 new cases in Chaves County
16 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
40 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
203 new cases in Doña Ana County
48 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Grant County
5 new cases in Hidalgo County
40 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
14 new cases in Luna County
52 new cases in McKinley County
47 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
10 new cases in Roosevelt County
58 new cases in Sandoval County
40 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
91 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
13 new cases in Socorro County
11 new cases in Taos County
10 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
35 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

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

• A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 20s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 60s from Luna County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s in Valencia County. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,236.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate and five cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, one in Eddy County, one in Otero County, one in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 65,454 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 16,821
Catron County: 15
Chaves County: 3,153
Cibola County: 1,002
Colfax County: 91
Curry County: 2,358
De Baca County: 24
Doña Ana County: 10,015
Eddy County: 2,178
Grant County: 304
Guadalupe County: 68
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 148
Lea County: 3,003
Lincoln County: 523
Los Alamos County: 87
Luna County: 1,542
McKinley County: 5,328
Mora County: 20
Otero County: 880
Quay County: 153
Rio Arriba County: 788
Roosevelt County: 733
Sandoval County: 3,041
San Juan County: 4,476
San Miguel County: 291
Santa Fe County: 3,205
Sierra County: 200
Socorro County: 405
Taos County: 469
Torrance County: 175
Union County: 55
Valencia County: 1,631

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

Effective Monday, Nov. 16, the New Mexico Department of Health is updating its methodology for reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the state to ensure the most accurate information is conveyed to the public. Previously, COVID-19 related hospitalizations were reported to NMDOH through case investigation and contact tracing. However, the ongoing surge in cases has made timely individual contact more difficult and less reliable; and, as a result, hospitalization data may be incomplete. NMDOH will, going forward, report the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations using data that it receives directly from hospitals throughout the state each day. This near real-time data will help close the gap and comes directly from local communities.

As of today, there are 738 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 25,411 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: 419
• 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: 184
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 10
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 38
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 73
• Roswell Correctional Center: 219
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 138
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

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 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).