Published: 3:41 pm, Tue. Feb. 16th, 2021
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 308 additional COVID-19 cases.
Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today – meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
74 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
6 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
7 new cases in Curry County
52 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
11 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
10 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
34 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
16 new cases in Valencia County
13 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Feb. 16 are:
87144 – 16
87021 – 13
87124 – 11
87002 – 10
87110 – 10
87121 – 10
88011 – 10
88030 – 9
88240 – 9
87114 – 8
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Ladera Center in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Santa Fe 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 3,550.
Previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County, two in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Lea County that was not lab confirmed– these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 181,060 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 51,315
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,521
Cibola County: 2,693
Colfax County: 689
Curry County: 4,850
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,085
Eddy County: 6,240
Grant County: 1,435
Guadalupe County: 340
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 340
Lea County: 7,964
Lincoln County: 1,496
Los Alamos County: 468
Luna County: 3,046
McKinley County: 11,887
Mora County: 151
Otero County: 3,111
Quay County: 413
Rio Arriba County: 3,355
Roosevelt County: 1,822
Sandoval County: 10,646
San Juan County: 13,357
San Miguel County: 1,196
Santa Fe County: 9,446
Sierra County: 679
Socorro County: 1,196
Taos County: 1,489
Torrance County: 624
Union County: 213
Valencia County: 6,032
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 290 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 123,507 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).