Published: 4:01 pm, Tue. Feb. 23rd, 2021
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 314 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
111 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
8 new cases in Curry County
47 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
24 new cases in Sandoval County
14 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Taos County
13 new cases in Union County
10 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Feb. 23 are:
87120 – 14
87105 – 13
87114 – 13
87121 – 13
88415 – 13
87111 – 10
87124 – 10
88021 – 10
87004 – 7
87031 – 7
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,644.
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 and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in San Miguel County and one in Sandoval County)– these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 183,335 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 52,025
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,571
Cibola County: 2,719
Colfax County: 696
Curry County: 4,894
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,502
Eddy County: 6,304
Grant County: 1,460
Guadalupe County: 349
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 345
Lea County: 8,002
Lincoln County: 1,520
Los Alamos County: 475
Luna County: 3,079
McKinley County: 11,985
Mora County: 154
Otero County: 3,230
Quay County: 418
Rio Arriba County: 3,380
Roosevelt County: 1,831
Sandoval County: 10,788
San Juan County: 13,477
San Miguel County: 1,218
Santa Fe County: 9,531
Sierra County: 685
Socorro County: 1,211
Taos County: 1,503
Torrance County: 630
Union County: 236
Valencia County: 6,106
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 261 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 135,608 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).