Published: 3:42 pm, Sat. Feb. 20th, 2021
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 427 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
95 new cases in Bernalillo County
11 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
21 new cases in Curry County
70 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
4 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
37 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
31 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
23 new cases in Sandoval County
43 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
16 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
14 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
6 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 Saturday, Feb. 20, are:
88310 – 20
87410 – 18
88101 – 16
87114 – 14
87121 – 14
87120 – 13
87328 – 13
88001 – 11
88012 – 11
87124 – 10
The Department of Health on Saturday reported eleven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Lea County.
• A male in his 50s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Genesis Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 80s from San Juan County.
• A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s 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 3,610.
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 one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate and one in Santa Fe 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 182,475 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 51,738
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,553
Cibola County: 2,715
Colfax County: 692
Curry County: 4,878
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,363
Eddy County: 6,271
Grant County: 1,454
Guadalupe County: 348
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 342
Lea County: 7,982
Lincoln County: 1,511
Los Alamos County: 473
Luna County: 3,059
McKinley County: 11,967
Mora County: 154
Otero County: 3,186
Quay County: 415
Rio Arriba County: 3,372
Roosevelt County: 1,828
Sandoval County: 10,727
San Juan County: 13,441
San Miguel County: 1,210
Santa Fe County: 9,510
Sierra County: 686
Socorro County: 1,209
Taos County: 1,495
Torrance County: 629
Union County: 218
Valencia County: 6,060
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 278 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 130,775 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).