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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 96 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

49 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
3 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Apr. 5 are:

87121 – 7
87105 – 6
87109 – 6
87123 – 6
87107 – 4
87120 – 4
87122 – 4
87401 – 4
87111 – 3
87114 – 3

The Department of Health on Monday reported four*** 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 female in her 50s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the BeeHive Homes Edgewood facility.
• A male in his 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,953.

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 ten cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in Lea County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in Sandoval County); one case in Eddy County that was not lab confirmed; and one in Quay County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 192,595 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 55,065
Catron County: 84
Chaves County: 8,756
Cibola County: 2,824
Colfax County: 724
Curry County: 5,047
De Baca County: 134
Doña Ana County: 23,994
Eddy County: 6,679
Grant County: 1,635
Guadalupe County: 377
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 355
Lea County: 8,234
Lincoln County: 1,595
Los Alamos County: 503
Luna County: 3,245
McKinley County: 12,144
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,667
Quay County: 427
Rio Arriba County: 3,487
Roosevelt County: 1,870
Sandoval County: 11,461
San Juan County: 13,831
San Miguel County: 1,317
Santa Fe County: 9,897
Sierra County: 712
Socorro County: 1,246
Taos County: 1,621
Torrance County: 684
Union County: 245
Valencia County: 6,452

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

As of today, there are 85 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 174,339 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: Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.

***This reported data is a total of Saturday 4/3, Sunday 4/4 & Monday (4/5)***

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).