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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,463 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

418 new cases in Bernalillo County
44 new cases in Chaves County
25 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Colfax County
29 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
137 new cases in Doña Ana County
59 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Grant County
11 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
52 new cases in Lea County
8 new cases in Lincoln County
9 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
111 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
17 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
34 new cases in Rio Arriba County
20 new cases in Roosevelt County
117 new cases in Sandoval County
131 new cases in San Juan County
17 new cases in San Miguel County
63 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
20 new cases in Socorro County
8 new cases in Taos County
7 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
38 new cases in Valencia County
14 new cases 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
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

The twelve ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Dec. 18, are:

87121 (Albuquerque) – 54
87105 (Albuquerque) – 42
88240 (Hobbs) – 39
87112 (Albuquerque) – 38
87124 (Rio Rancho) – 38
87114 (Albuquerque) – 34
87120 (Albuquerque) – 32
87401 (Farmington) – 31
87144 (Rio Rancho) – 28
87420 (Shiprock) – 28
87507 (Santa Fe) – 28
88220 (Carlsbad) – 28

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

• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Care Free Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 90s from Bernalillo County.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo 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. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
• A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell.
• A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
• A female in her 40s 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 second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 90s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
• A female in her 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 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 90s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Sandoval County.
• A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Socorro County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Socorro.
• A male in his 80s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• 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 2,128.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County, one in Santa Fe County) and one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed. Two cases previously reported in Guadalupe County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 127,500 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 36,552
Catron County: 53
Chaves County: 6,091
Cibola County: 1,987
Colfax County: 439
Curry County: 3,739
De Baca County: 79
Doña Ana County: 15,961
Eddy County: 3,926
Grant County: 736
Guadalupe County: 237
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 217
Lea County: 5,918
Lincoln County: 959
Los Alamos County: 233
Luna County: 2,206
McKinley County: 8,856
Mora County: 75
Otero County: 1,958
Quay County: 317
Rio Arriba County: 1,973
Roosevelt County: 1,321
Sandoval County: 7,210
San Juan County: 8,485
San Miguel County: 677
Santa Fe County: 6,673
Sierra County: 482
Socorro County: 841
Taos County: 1,040
Torrance County: 425
Union County: 182
Valencia County: 4,408

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

As of today, there are 889 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 52,137 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 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: 418
• 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: 265
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 209
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 155
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 169
• Roswell Correctional Center: 225
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 122
• 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).