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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 1,252 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

268 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
48 new cases in Chaves County
18 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
30 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
117 new cases in Doña Ana County
104 new cases in Eddy County
20 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
48 new cases in Lea County
18 new cases in Lincoln County
12 new cases in Los Alamos County
25 new cases in Luna County
74 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
10 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
35 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
74 new cases in Sandoval County
74 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
49 new cases in Santa Fe County
22 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
20 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
34 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 new cases 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 Saturday, Jan. 2, are:

88210 – 51
87401 – 50
88220 – 44
87120 – 39
87121 – 37
87413 – 32
87114 – 31
88012 – 30
87144 – 29
88101 – 29

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

• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• 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 second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque facility and had underlying conditions.
• A third male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
• A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
• A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
• A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 80s from McKinley County.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
• A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Rio Arriba County.
• A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Vista Hermosa facility in Santa Fe.
• A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Vista Hermosa facility in Santa Fe and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Sierra County. The individual was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s Socorro County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Socorro facility and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was an inmate among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,534.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, three Sandoval County) and nine cases that were not lab-confirmed (two in Bernalillo County and seven in Doña Ana County) – these now have been corrected. One case previously reported in Union County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility and is now reported as such. New Mexico has now had a total of 145,379 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 41,385
Catron County: 59
Chaves County: 7,075
Cibola County: 2,296
Colfax County: 527
Curry County: 4,127
De Baca County: 98
Doña Ana County: 17,746
Eddy County: 4,690
Grant County: 941
Guadalupe County: 283
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 243
Lea County: 6,799
Lincoln County: 1,061
Los Alamos County: 298
Luna County: 2,395
McKinley County: 9,955
Mora County: 124
Otero County: 2,177
Quay County: 338
Rio Arriba County: 2,349
Roosevelt County: 1,533
Sandoval County: 8,338
San Juan County: 10,482
San Miguel County: 877
Santa Fe County: 7,464
Sierra County: 558
Socorro County: 963
Taos County: 1,174
Torrance County: 491
Union County: 191
Valencia County: 4,962

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

As of today, there are 662 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 67,573 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: 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).