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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 936 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

279 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
40 new cases in Chaves County
19 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Colfax County
33 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
116 new cases in Doña Ana County
44 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
72 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
34 new cases in McKinley County
18 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
54 new cases in Sandoval County
69 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
63 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
24 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Jan. 4, are:

87121 – 52
87507 – 38
88240 – 37
87401 – 29
88101 – 29
87120 – 28
88001 – 27
87114 – 26
87124 – 24
88210 – 22

The Department of Health on Monday reported twenty-three 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 female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Cibola County.
• A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized 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 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s 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 male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Mora County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo.
• A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,574.

Previously reported numbers included thirteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Guadalupe County, one in Hidalgo County, five in Sandoval County) and two cases in Doña Ana County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 147,315 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 42,012
Catron County: 59
Chaves County: 7,141
Cibola County: 2,318
Colfax County: 541
Curry County: 4,177
De Baca County: 102
Doña Ana County: 17,983
Eddy County: 4,788
Grant County: 964
Guadalupe County: 284
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 254
Lea County: 6,929
Lincoln County: 1,081
Los Alamos County: 299
Luna County: 2,409
McKinley County: 10,031
Mora County: 125
Otero County: 2,205
Quay County: 340
Rio Arriba County: 2,379
Roosevelt County: 1,560
Sandoval County: 8,459
San Juan County: 10,620
San Miguel County: 888
Santa Fe County: 7,552
Sierra County: 581
Socorro County: 965
Taos County: 1,182
Torrance County: 503
Union County: 193
Valencia County: 5,002

As of today, there are 703 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 69,903 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).