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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 299 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

84 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
3 new cases in Curry County
52 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
7 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
10 new cases in McKinley County
21 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
13 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
10 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County
7 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. 25 are:

87121 – 19
88310 – 14
87120 – 12
87105 – 10
88203 – 9
87031 – 8
88001 – 8
88220 – 8
87109 – 7
87401 – 7

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

• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Tender Heart Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Chaves County.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Lea County.
• A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the The Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 80s from Socorro County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Socorro.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,671.

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.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 184,080 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 52,213
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,600
Cibola County: 2,730
Colfax County: 700
Curry County: 4,901
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 22,622
Eddy County: 6,416
Grant County: 1,474
Guadalupe County: 352
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 346
Lea County: 8,017
Lincoln County: 1,532
Los Alamos County: 477
Luna County: 3,083
McKinley County: 11,999
Mora County: 161
Otero County: 3,268
Quay County: 418
Rio Arriba County: 3,391
Roosevelt County: 1,836
Sandoval County: 10,815
San Juan County: 13,500
San Miguel County: 1,223
Santa Fe County: 9,559
Sierra County: 698
Socorro County: 1,215
Taos County: 1,519
Torrance County: 633
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,124

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

As of today, there are 245 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 139,593 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).