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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 2,993 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

1,005 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Catron County
164 new cases in Chaves County
72 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Colfax County
104 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
281 new cases in Doña Ana County
72 new cases in Eddy County
31 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
73 new cases in Lea County
21 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
27 new cases in Luna County
131 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
109 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Quay County
61 new cases in Rio Arriba County
50 new cases in Roosevelt County
191 new cases in Sandoval County
100 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in San Miguel County
170 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
22 new cases in Socorro County
47 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Torrance County
11 new cases in Union County
169 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Nov. 20, are:

87121 (Albuquerque) – 218
87105 (Albuquerque) – 97
88101 (Clovis) – 95
87031 (Los Lunas) – 90
87507 (Santa Fe) – 86
88203 (Roswell) – 79
87120 (Albuquerque) – 78
87114 (Albuquerque) – 77
87111 (Albuquerque) – 72
87124 (Rio Rancho) – 61

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

• A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s 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 second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from McKinley County.
• A female in her 70s from Otero County.
• A female in her 100s from Rio Arriba County.
• A female in her 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Retreat Gardens facility in Rio Rancho.
• A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
• A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
• A male in his 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s 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 1,325.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County); five cases that were not lab confirmed (three in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County); and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 77,098 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 20,539
Catron County: 29
Chaves County: 3,726
Cibola County: 1,261
Colfax County: 127
Curry County: 2,705
De Baca County: 30
Doña Ana County: 11,567
Eddy County: 2,436
Grant County: 397
Guadalupe County: 93
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 157
Lea County: 3,451
Lincoln County: 606
Los Alamos County: 106
Luna County: 1,694
McKinley County: 5,778
Mora County: 31
Otero County: 1,146
Quay County: 178
Rio Arriba County: 1,028
Roosevelt County: 843
Sandoval County: 3,797
San Juan County: 4,807
San Miguel County: 340
Santa Fe County: 3,977
Sierra County: 227
Socorro County: 494
Taos County: 636
Torrance County: 205
Union County: 90
Valencia County: 2,155

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 808 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 28,139 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: 359
• Otero County Prison Facility: 420
• Otero County Processing Center: 193
• 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: 51
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 79
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 43
• Otero County Prison Facility: 473
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 92
• Roswell Correctional Center: 221
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
• 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, Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad and Landsun Unit of 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).