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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,708 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

671 new cases in Bernalillo County
66 new cases in Chaves County
10 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
26 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
182 new cases in Doña Ana County
29 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
54 new cases in Lea County
30 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
100 new cases in McKinley County
17 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
25 new cases in Rio Arriba County
14 new cases in Roosevelt County
120 new cases in Sandoval County
119 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
84 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
8 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
10 new cases in Union County
78 new cases in Valencia County
3 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
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday reported eighteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
• A fourth female in her 70s from Bernalillo County.
• A 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 and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
• A second female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
• A male in in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
• A second male in in his 60s 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. The individual was a resident of Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
• A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from San Juan County.
• A female in her 60s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from San Miguel County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,459.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Nov. 25, are:

87121 – 114
87114 – 69
87105 – 54
87507 – 51
87120 – 49
87123 – 48
87124 – 42
87112 – 41
87031 – 40
87301 – 40

Previously reported numbers included fourteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (10 in Bernalillo County, two in Roosevelt County, two in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County, five cases in Union County and one in Valencia County have been determined to be among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 89,796 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 24,393
Catron County: 34
Chaves County: 4,282
Cibola County: 1,542
Colfax County: 173
Curry County: 3,038
De Baca County: 41
Doña Ana County: 12,877
Eddy County: 2,784
Grant County: 460
Guadalupe County: 119
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 179
Lea County: 3,981
Lincoln County: 744
Los Alamos County: 124
Luna County: 1,861
McKinley County: 6,748
Mora County: 34
Otero County: 1,325
Quay County: 218
Rio Arriba County: 1,221
Roosevelt County: 955
Sandoval County: 4,655
San Juan County: 5,632
San Miguel County: 394
Santa Fe County: 4,698
Sierra County: 294
Socorro County: 575
Taos County: 763
Torrance County: 282
Union County: 112
Valencia County: 2,679

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

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: 385
• Otero County Prison Facility: 426
• 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: 204
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 67
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 101
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 53
• Otero County Prison Facility: 475
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
• Roswell Correctional Center: 223
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 146
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 880 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 30,777 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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 Artesia, 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).