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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 214 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

65 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
15 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
1 new case in McKinley County
15 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
20 new cases in Sandoval County
40 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
20 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Valencia County

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, May 05 are:

88340 – 11
87401 – 10
87109 – 9
87121 – 9
87107 – 8
87420 – 8
87507 – 8
87508 – 8
87120 – 7
87410 – 7

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

• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,085.

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 seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, three in Doña Ana County, one in Guadalupe County, and one in Roosevelt County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 198,781 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 57,274
Catron County: 92
Chaves County: 8,930
Cibola County: 2,862
Colfax County: 755
Curry County: 5,136
De Baca County: 146
Doña Ana County: 24,654
Eddy County: 6,823
Grant County: 1,704
Guadalupe County: 381
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 361
Lea County: 8,273
Lincoln County: 1,673
Los Alamos County: 519
Luna County: 3,317
McKinley County: 12,244
Mora County: 170
Otero County: 3,847
Quay County: 471
Rio Arriba County: 3,597
Roosevelt County: 1,929
Sandoval County: 11,904
San Juan County: 14,703
San Miguel County: 1,347
Santa Fe County: 10,162
Sierra County: 753
Socorro County: 1,311
Taos County: 1,658
Torrance County: 737
Union County: 248
Valencia County: 6,676

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

As of today, there are 144 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 183,949 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.

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).