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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 237 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

79 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
3 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
48 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
14 new cases 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 Monday, Feb. 22 are:

87121 – 15
88012 – 11
87102 – 10
88021 – 9
88081 – 9
87113 – 7
87114 – 7
87120 – 7
87124 – 7
87031 – 6

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

• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
• A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
• A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,635.

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 two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Cibola County, one in Doña Ana County) and one case in Otero 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 183,023 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,913
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,569
Cibola County: 2,717
Colfax County: 693
Curry County: 4,886
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,455
Eddy County: 6,302
Grant County: 1,456
Guadalupe County: 348
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 345
Lea County: 7,996
Lincoln County: 1,516
Los Alamos County: 474
Luna County: 3,073
McKinley County: 11,981
Mora County: 154
Otero County: 3,214
Quay County: 416
Rio Arriba County: 3,376
Roosevelt County: 1,830
Sandoval County: 10,765
San Juan County: 13,463
San Miguel County: 1,215
Santa Fe County: 9,521
Sierra County: 685
Socorro County: 1,211
Taos County: 1,499
Torrance County: 630
Union County: 223
Valencia County: 6,096

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

As of today, there are 247 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 134,105 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).