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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 893 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

231 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
35 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
22 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
105 new cases in Doña Ana County
39 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
18 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
60 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
89 new cases in Sandoval County
88 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
37 new cases in Santa Fe County
11 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
29 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
10 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Jan. 12 are:

87124 – 45
87121 – 34
87120 – 31
87144 – 25
87031 – 23
88220 – 23
87114 – 21
87301 – 20
88101 – 20
87401 – 19

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

• A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• 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 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 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
• A male in his 90s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
• A male in his 80s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 90s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
• A male in his 30s from McKinley County.
• A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s 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 60s from Mora County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s 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 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,794.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Socorro County, one in Valencia County) that have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 157,974 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 44,923
Catron County: 66
Chaves County: 7,587
Cibola County: 2,439
Colfax County: 603
Curry County: 4,394
De Baca County: 114
Doña Ana County: 19,100
Eddy County: 5,257
Grant County: 1,115
Guadalupe County: 304
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 278
Lea County: 7,335
Lincoln County: 1,178
Los Alamos County: 350
Luna County: 2,532
McKinley County: 10,631
Mora County: 134
Otero County: 2,449
Quay County: 367
Rio Arriba County: 2,727
Roosevelt County: 1,652
Sandoval County: 9,176
San Juan County: 11,664
San Miguel County: 966
Santa Fe County: 8,176
Sierra County: 628
Socorro County: 1,011
Taos County: 1,277
Torrance County: 530
Union County: 203
Valencia County: 5,339

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

As of today, there are 715 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 80,580 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 & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia, Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad and 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).