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Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 255 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
63 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
12 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
15 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
35 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
22 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
15 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
4 new cases in Valencia County
2 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 Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

They are:
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley 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 number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 635.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 20,388 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,688
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 317
Cibola County: 318
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 431
Doña Ana County: 2,139
Eddy County: 239
Grant County: 66
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 596
Lincoln County: 91
Los Alamos County: 18
Luna County: 220
McKinley County: 3,977
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 178
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 292
Roosevelt County: 134
Sandoval County: 1,063
San Juan County: 2,986
San Miguel County: 41
Santa Fe County: 550
Sierra County: 28
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 91
Torrance County: 59
Union County: 25
Valencia County: 346

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

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
Cibola County Correctional Center: 266
Otero County Prison Facility: 278
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 156 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 8,015 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans' Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of 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;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

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