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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,496 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

443 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
76 new cases in Chaves County
14 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Colfax County
13 new cases in Curry County
164 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
56 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
15 new cases in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
82 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
28 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
93 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
96 new cases in Sandoval County
154 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
103 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
15 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
57 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Jan. 6, are:

87121 – 75
87105 – 61
87507 – 53
87401 – 48
87114 – 46
87532 – 41
87124 – 40
88203 – 38
88240 – 38
87109 – 37

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported forty-seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A third 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 70s from Bernalillo County.
• A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A fourth male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the North Ridge Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Tender Heart Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
• A second male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
• A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell.
• A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 90s from Curry County. The individual was a resident of the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis.
• A male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Welbrook Senior Living facility in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County.
• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Lincoln 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 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
• A second male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s 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 female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Avamere facility in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
• 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 had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual 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 60s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 30s 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 2,641.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in San Juan County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, two in Roosevelt County); and one case in Lea County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 149,984 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 42,929
Catron County: 60
Chaves County: 7,264
Cibola County: 2,350
Colfax County: 549
Curry County: 4,205
De Baca County: 103
Doña Ana County: 18,259
Eddy County: 4,827
Grant County: 997
Guadalupe County: 290
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 258
Lea County: 7,042
Lincoln County: 1,090
Los Alamos County: 316
Luna County: 2,421
McKinley County: 10,206
Mora County: 126
Otero County: 2,258
Quay County: 346
Rio Arriba County: 2,488
Roosevelt County: 1,561
Sandoval County: 8,625
San Juan County: 10,877
San Miguel County: 904
Santa Fe County: 7,688
Sierra County: 583
Socorro County: 976
Taos County: 1,203
Torrance County: 510
Union County: 195
Valencia County: 5,087

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

As of today, there are 712 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 72,089 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).