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Update includes two additional deaths related to COVID-19
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 239 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
The Department of Health on Wednesday also reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 112.
The Department of Health has identified positive COVID-19 cases in residents and/or staff at the following congregate living and acute care facilities:
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 3,213 positive tests for COVID-19:
Bernalillo County: 765
Catron County: 1
Chaves County: 22
Cibola County: 47
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 13
Doña Ana County: 130
Eddy County: 12
Grant County: 14
Guadalupe County: 14
Harding County: 1
Lea County: 10
Lincoln County: 2
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 4
McKinley County: 953
Otero County: 5
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 14
Roosevelt County: 8
Sandoval County: 385
San Juan County: 576
San Miguel County: 2
Santa Fe County: 98
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 42
Taos County: 17
Torrance County: 15
Union County: 3
Valencia County: 44
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 163 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 734 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
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. All businesses except those deemed essential have been ordered to close. 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.
New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).
Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
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.