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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,275 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

444 new cases in Bernalillo County
54 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
18 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
75 new cases in Doña Ana County
70 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
123 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
73 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
20 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
24 new cases in Roosevelt County
97 new cases in Sandoval County
75 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
40 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
7 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
44 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
26 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Dec. 15 are:

87121 (Albuquerque) – 78
88240 (Hobbs) – 74
87120 (Albuquerque) – 49
87105 (Albuquerque) – 44
88220 (Carlsbad) – 40
87114 (Albuquerque) – 38
87031 (Los Lunas) – 34
88203 (Roswell) – 30
88260 (Lovington) – 29
88435 (Santa Rosa) – 26

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

• 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 female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
• 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 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 30s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
• A female in her 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center facility in Taos.
• A male in his 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 2,006.

Previously reported numbers included sixteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, one in Colfax County, two in Doña Ana County, three in Santa Fe County, three in Sierra County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Valencia County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 122,557 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 35,044
Catron County: 51
Chaves County: 5,935
Cibola County: 1,935
Colfax County: 407
Curry County: 3,660
De Baca County: 74
Doña Ana County: 15,597
Eddy County: 3,761
Grant County: 655
Guadalupe County: 220
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 211
Lea County: 5,690
Lincoln County: 941
Los Alamos County: 216
Luna County: 2,174
McKinley County: 8,541
Mora County: 72
Otero County: 1,896
Quay County: 312
Rio Arriba County: 1,816
Roosevelt County: 1,214
Sandoval County: 6,830
San Juan County: 8,114
San Miguel County: 628
Santa Fe County: 6,464
Sierra County: 464
Socorro County: 797
Taos County: 1,005
Torrance County: 409
Union County: 172
Valencia County: 4,152

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

As of today, there are 865 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 48,105 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 currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

• Cibola County Correctional Center: 417
• Otero County Prison Facility: 430
• Otero County Processing Center: 194
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 250
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 205
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 191
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 153
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 135
• Roswell Correctional Center: 225
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 92
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

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).