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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,266 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

291 new cases in Bernalillo County
77 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
46 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
190 new cases in Doña Ana County
69 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
55 new cases in Lea County
44 new cases in Lincoln County
17 new cases in Los Alamos County
19 new cases in Luna County
50 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
29 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
7 new cases in Roosevelt County
58 new cases in Sandoval County
89 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
59 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
15 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
32 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
12 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 Friday, Jan. 15 are:

87114 – 47
88101 – 44
88220 – 41
88240 – 37
87105 – 34
87121 – 34
87401 – 33
88012 – 32
88203 – 32
87507 – 31

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

• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Atria Vista del Rio facility in Albuquerque.
• A third male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Haven Care Fir House facility in Albuquerque.
• A third female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County.
• 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Avamere at Rio Rancho facility.
• A female in her 60s from Chaves County.
• A male in his 70s from Chaves County.
• A second male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
• A third male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Colfax County.
• A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Welbrook Senior Living facility in Las Cruces.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 40s from Eddy 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 80s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Guadalupe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Lea 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 male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s 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 male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 70s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,836.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Colfax County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 161,805 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 45,903
Catron County: 68
Chaves County: 7,754
Cibola County: 2,462
Colfax County: 619
Curry County: 4,487
De Baca County: 118
Doña Ana County: 19,574
Eddy County: 5,433
Grant County: 1,159
Guadalupe County: 314
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 280
Lea County: 7,455
Lincoln County: 1,234
Los Alamos County: 378
Luna County: 2,608
McKinley County: 10,811
Mora County: 141
Otero County: 2,555
Quay County: 376
Rio Arriba County: 2,865
Roosevelt County: 1,678
Sandoval County: 9,401
San Juan County: 12,010
San Miguel County: 1,012
Santa Fe County: 8,387
Sierra County: 645
Socorro County: 1,030
Taos County: 1,316
Torrance County: 549
Union County: 206
Valencia County: 5,433

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

As of today, there are 670 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 84,015 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).