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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 277 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

125 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
23 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
9 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
41 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
16 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
6 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Mar. 31 are:

87114 – 21
87124 – 18
87111 – 17
87121 – 17
87120 – 16
87144 – 10
88240 – 9
87102 – 8
88012 – 8
87112 – 7

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

• A male in his 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 male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,937.

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 two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 191,652 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 54,726
Catron County: 84
Chaves County: 8,741
Cibola County: 2,814
Colfax County: 722
Curry County: 5,037
De Baca County: 134
Doña Ana County: 23,848
Eddy County: 6,666
Grant County: 1,618
Guadalupe County: 377
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 353
Lea County: 8,199
Lincoln County: 1,590
Los Alamos County: 501
Luna County: 3,232
McKinley County: 12,141
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,618
Quay County: 428
Rio Arriba County: 3,471
Roosevelt County: 1,866
Sandoval County: 11,386
San Juan County: 13,745
San Miguel County: 1,315
Santa Fe County: 9,861
Sierra County: 710
Socorro County: 1,244
Taos County: 1,613
Torrance County: 681
Union County: 245
Valencia County: 6,404

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

As of today, there are 99 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 173,701 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: 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).