Published: 4:19 pm, Thu. Mar. 4th, 2021
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 259 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
80 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
6 new cases in Curry County
38 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
16 new cases in Otero County
24 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
10 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 Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Mar. 4 are:
87124 – 11
87110 – 8
88220 – 8
88310 – 8
87102 – 7
87111 – 7
87121 – 7
87144 – 7
88011 – 7
88063 – 7
The Department of Health on Thursday reported sixteen 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 male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
• A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 90s from McKinley County.
• A male in his 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare facility in Alamogordo.
• A female in her 90s from Rio Arriba County.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Sandoval County.
• A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the The Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
• A female in her 70s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,769.
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 one case in Sierra 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 186,156 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 52,863
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,651
Cibola County: 2,759
Colfax County: 703
Curry County: 4,940
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 22,915
Eddy County: 6,500
Grant County: 1,508
Guadalupe County: 363
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,050
Lincoln County: 1,552
Los Alamos County: 485
Luna County: 3,111
McKinley County: 12,056
Mora County: 162
Otero County: 3,356
Quay County: 420
Rio Arriba County: 3,419
Roosevelt County: 1,840
Sandoval County: 10,916
San Juan County: 13,554
San Miguel County: 1,237
Santa Fe County: 9,622
Sierra County: 702
Socorro County: 1,226
Taos County: 1,551
Torrance County: 650
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,189
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 177 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 151,708 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).