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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 2,468 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

710 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
82 new cases in Chaves County
58 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
45 new cases in Curry County
220 new cases in Doña Ana County
79 new cases in Eddy County
20 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
8 new cases in Hidalgo County
121 new cases in Lea County
31 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
49 new cases in Luna County
190 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
52 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
27 new cases in Roosevelt County
161 new cases in Sandoval County
193 new cases in San Juan County
21 new cases in San Miguel County
107 new cases in Santa Fe County
29 new cases in Sierra County
20 new cases in Socorro County
24 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
103 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
22 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
6 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 Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe

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

• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
• A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
• A third female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
• A fourth female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Cibola County.
• A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
• A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
• A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her teens from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 100s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Palmilla Senior Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County.
• 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 a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the San Juan Center in Farmington.
• A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
• A male in his 90s from Taos County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,383.

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

87121 – 118
87114 – 96
88240 – 75
87105 – 72
87031 – 65
87401 – 59
87120 – 56
87301 – 56
87507 – 56
87124 – 53

Previously reported numbers included twelve cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, five in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in Santa Fe County, two in San Juan County, one in Taos County) that have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County. 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. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility has been determined to be in Union County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 81,896 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 21,885
Catron County: 33
Chaves County: 3,925
Cibola County: 1,375
Colfax County: 134
Curry County: 2,835
De Baca County: 32
Doña Ana County: 12,072
Eddy County: 2,587
Grant County: 434
Guadalupe County: 99
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 166
Lea County: 3,684
Lincoln County: 668
Los Alamos County: 111
Luna County: 1,794
McKinley County: 6,180
Mora County: 33
Otero County: 1,224
Quay County: 198
Rio Arriba County: 1,087
Roosevelt County: 890
Sandoval County: 4,107
San Juan County: 5,126
San Miguel County: 368
Santa Fe County: 4,204
Sierra County: 266
Socorro County: 530
Taos County: 674
Torrance County: 241
Union County: 95
Valencia County: 2,343

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

As of today, there are 845 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 28,857 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: 363
• Otero County Prison Facility: 423
• 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: 197
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 54
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 143
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 85
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 47
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 102
• 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).