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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 288 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

75 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
33 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
54 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
18 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
21 new cases in Sandoval County
13 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
16 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Mar. 6 are:

88260 – 26
88240 – 18
88310 – 18
87123 – 10
88220 – 10
87031 – 9
87120 – 9
87053 – 8
87105 – 8
87114 – 8

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

• A female in her 20s from Bernalillo County.
• A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County.
• A second female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Socorro County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,796.

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 six cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, two in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. One death reported on Mar. 4 of a male in his 80s from Lea County who was hospitalized was found to have been previously reported on Nov. 28 and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 186,742 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,036
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,662
Cibola County: 2,767
Colfax County: 708
Curry County: 4,944
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 23,004
Eddy County: 6,523
Grant County: 1,516
Guadalupe County: 364
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,110
Lincoln County: 1,554
Los Alamos County: 486
Luna County: 3,117
McKinley County: 12,067
Mora County: 162
Otero County: 3,391
Quay County: 421
Rio Arriba County: 3,422
Roosevelt County: 1,842
Sandoval County: 10,961
San Juan County: 13,573
San Miguel County: 1,245
Santa Fe County: 9,649
Sierra County: 704
Socorro County: 1,226
Taos County: 1,556
Torrance County: 656
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,217

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

As of today, there are 148 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 155,000 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).