Published: 3:56 pm, Sun. Feb. 21st, 2021
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 320 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
101 new cases in Bernalillo County
13 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
25 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Luna County
10 new cases in McKinley County
19 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
23 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
4 new cases in Union County
22 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
4 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 Sunday, Feb. 21 are:
88220 – 15
87120 – 14
88310 – 12
87111 – 11
87114 – 11
87121 – 11
87002 – 10
87031 – 10
87105 – 10
88011 – 9
The Department of Health on Sunday reported fourteen 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 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,624.
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 five cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Lincoln County) and one case in Bernalillo 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 182,789 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 51,834
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,566
Cibola County: 2,716
Colfax County: 692
Curry County: 4,881
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,408
Eddy County: 6,295
Grant County: 1,455
Guadalupe County: 348
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 344
Lea County: 7,988
Lincoln County: 1,515
Los Alamos County: 473
Luna County: 3,069
McKinley County: 11,977
Mora County: 154
Otero County: 3,205
Quay County: 416
Rio Arriba County: 3,374
Roosevelt County: 1,829
Sandoval County: 10,750
San Juan County: 13,452
San Miguel County: 1,214
Santa Fe County: 9,513
Sierra County: 685
Socorro County: 1,211
Taos County: 1,496
Torrance County: 629
Union County: 222
Valencia County: 6,082
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 242 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 132,219 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).