. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 2,353 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

647 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
118 new cases in Chaves County
57 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
85 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
291 new cases in Doña Ana County
72 new cases in Eddy County
17 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
113 new cases in Lea County
31 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
51 new cases in Luna County
212 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
26 new cases in Otero County
15 new cases in Quay County
27 new cases in Rio Arriba County
20 new cases in Roosevelt County
149 new cases in Sandoval County
127 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in San Miguel County
121 new cases in Santa Fe County
10 new cases in Sierra County
16 new cases in Socorro County
16 new cases in Taos County
21 new cases in Torrance County
85 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

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

87121 (Albuquerque) – 103
88240 (Hobbs) – 84
88101 (Clovis) – 80
88005 (Las Cruces) – 72
87105 (Albuquerque) – 65
87114 (Albuquerque) – 59
87507 (Santa Fe) – 59
87301 (Gallup) – 56
88203 (Roswell) – 55
88030 (Deming) – 50

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

• A male in his 20s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from Lea County.
• A female in her 40s from Doña Ana 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 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
• A female in her 90s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,350.

Previously reported numbers included eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (six in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County, one among NMCD inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, one among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County) that have now been corrected. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Center in Valencia County. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 79,440 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 21,178
Catron County: 32
Chaves County: 3,844
Cibola County: 1,318
Colfax County: 130
Curry County: 2,790
De Baca County: 32
Doña Ana County: 11,857
Eddy County: 2,508
Grant County: 414
Guadalupe County: 96
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 158
Lea County: 3,564
Lincoln County: 637
Los Alamos County: 110
Luna County: 1,745
McKinley County: 5,990
Mora County: 32
Otero County: 1,172
Quay County: 193
Rio Arriba County: 1,055
Roosevelt County: 863
Sandoval County: 3,946
San Juan County: 4,935
San Miguel County: 347
Santa Fe County: 4,098
Sierra County: 237
Socorro County: 510
Taos County: 652
Torrance County: 226
Union County: 90
Valencia County: 2,239

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

As of today, there are 825 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 28,574 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: 361
• 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: 195
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 50
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 80
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 91
• 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).