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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 2,112 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

615 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
109 new cases in Chaves County
58 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Colfax County
70 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
338 new cases in Doña Ana County
73 new cases in Eddy County
25 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
97 new cases in Lea County
19 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
37 new cases in Luna County
35 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
42 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
49 new cases in Rio Arriba County
19 new cases in Roosevelt County
117 new cases in Sandoval County
40 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
141 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
30 new cases in Socorro County
32 new cases in Taos County
14 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
87 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
3 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
10 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe 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 Tuesday reported twenty-eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

• A male in his 10s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 80s 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. The individual was a resident of Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
• A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 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 1,264.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County) and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 67,559 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 17,433
Catron County: 17
Chaves County: 3,261
Cibola County: 1,059
Colfax County: 100
Curry County: 2,428
De Baca County: 25
Doña Ana County: 10,351
Eddy County: 2,251
Grant County: 329
Guadalupe County: 71
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 148
Lea County: 3,099
Lincoln County: 542
Los Alamos County: 93
Luna County: 1,579
McKinley County: 5,364
Mora County: 22
Otero County: 922
Quay County: 156
Rio Arriba County: 837
Roosevelt County: 752
Sandoval County: 3,158
San Juan County: 4,516
San Miguel County: 294
Santa Fe County: 3,346
Sierra County: 202
Socorro County: 435
Taos County: 501
Torrance County: 189
Union County: 58
Valencia County: 1,718

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 has updated 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 is now reporting 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 754 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 26,338 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: 351
• Otero County Prison Facility: 420
• 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: 194
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 10
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 39
• Otero County Prison Facility: 473
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 77
• Roswell Correctional Center: 219
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
• 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).