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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 245 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

91 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
40 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case 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. 28 are:

87120 – 15
87121 – 15
87114 – 13
87105 – 12
87109 – 7
88001 – 7
87110 – 6
88310 – 6
87031 – 5
87108 – 5

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

• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was a resident of the St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis.
• A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Los Alamos County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Luna County.
• A male in his 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the Genesis Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
• A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,716.

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 Socorro County that was not lab confirmed – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 185,132 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 52,528
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,625
Cibola County: 2,738
Colfax County: 701
Curry County: 4,920
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 22,750
Eddy County: 6,458
Grant County: 1,492
Guadalupe County: 361
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 349
Lea County: 8,034
Lincoln County: 1,543
Los Alamos County: 482
Luna County: 3,095
McKinley County: 12,034
Mora County: 161
Otero County: 3,312
Quay County: 420
Rio Arriba County: 3,405
Roosevelt County: 1,838
Sandoval County: 10,843
San Juan County: 13,521
San Miguel County: 1,228
Santa Fe County: 9,589
Sierra County: 698
Socorro County: 1,221
Taos County: 1,535
Torrance County: 642
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,153

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

As of today, there are 192 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 146,013 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).