Published: 3:43 pm, Wed. Mar. 3rd, 2021
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 359 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
102 new cases in Bernalillo County
13 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
56 new cases in Doña Ana County
16 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
22 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
13 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County
37 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 Wednesday, Mar. 3 are:
87121 – 25
87105 – 14
87114 – 14
88220 – 14
87120 – 12
87144 – 10
88030 – 10
87031 – 9
87111 – 9
88240 – 9
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported thirteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Luna County.
• A female in her 80s from Luna County.
• A female in her 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the The Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,753.
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 three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 185,898 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 52,783
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,644
Cibola County: 2,757
Colfax County: 702
Curry County: 4,934
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 22,876
Eddy County: 6,487
Grant County: 1,505
Guadalupe County: 362
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,050
Lincoln County: 1,550
Los Alamos County: 483
Luna County: 3,109
McKinley County: 12,050
Mora County: 161
Otero County: 3,340
Quay County: 420
Rio Arriba County: 3,420
Roosevelt County: 1,840
Sandoval County: 10,893
San Juan County: 13,549
San Miguel County: 1,234
Santa Fe County: 9,612
Sierra County: 703
Socorro County: 1,225
Taos County: 1,542
Torrance County: 646
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,177
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 195 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 150,168 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).