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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 411 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

125 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
15 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
96 new cases in Doña Ana County
11 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
18 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
19 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
24 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
5 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
7 new cases in Valencia County
18 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 Thursday, Feb. 18 are:

87121 – 20
88081 – 17
88244 – 17
87114 – 13
87120 – 13
88005 – 13
88012 – 12
87507 – 11
88001 – 11
88310 – 11

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

• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s 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 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Genesis Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,580.

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.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Cibola County, one in Luna County, one in San Miguel County) and one case in Taos County that was not lab confirmed– these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 181,739 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,557
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,529
Cibola County: 2,710
Colfax County: 692
Curry County: 4,855
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,230
Eddy County: 6,254
Grant County: 1,442
Guadalupe County: 341
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 342
Lea County: 7,972
Lincoln County: 1,500
Los Alamos County: 468
Luna County: 3,051
McKinley County: 11,911
Mora County: 152
Otero County: 3,138
Quay County: 415
Rio Arriba County: 3,363
Roosevelt County: 1,822
Sandoval County: 10,691
San Juan County: 13,389
San Miguel County: 1,202
Santa Fe County: 9,475
Sierra County: 680
Socorro County: 1,200
Taos County: 1,494
Torrance County: 627
Union County: 214
Valencia County: 6,042

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

As of today, there are 284 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 126,446 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).