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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 440 new cases, totaling 512,550



Sixteen additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 7.0%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 440 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

102 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
2 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
28 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
35 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
38 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
26 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
31 new cases in Sandoval County
38 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
39 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
11 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported sixteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Eleven recent deaths:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Luna County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
Five* deaths > 30 days:

A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from San Juan County.
 

Correction: Upon further investigation, 2 deaths reported 1/20 in Curry County and 2/17 in Bernalillo County were not due to COVID.

1 death of a resident of Curry County

1 female in 80s, underlying conditions
1 death of a resident of Bernalillo County

1 male in 80s**, no underlying conditions
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 6,939.

*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Mar. 2 are:

88310 - 24
87124 - 17
87401 - 15
88240 - 14
87301 - 12
88260 - 12
87114 - 11
87121 - 11
87505 - 11
87105 - 10
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. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 512,550 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 145,001
Catron County: 406
Chaves County: 21,262
Cibola County: 6,830
Colfax County: 2,390
Curry County: 12,481
De Baca County: 566
Doña Ana County: 62,272
Eddy County: 16,942
Grant County: 6,531
Guadalupe County: 1,093
Harding County: 77
Hidalgo County: 1,074
Lea County: 19,106
Lincoln County: 5,145
Los Alamos County: 2,658
Luna County: 6,660
McKinley County: 25,494
Mora County: 750
Otero County: 13,232
Quay County: 1,972
Rio Arriba County: 9,644
Roosevelt County: 4,956
Sandoval County: 32,994
San Juan County: 40,219
San Miguel County: 5,681
Santa Fe County: 27,741
Sierra County: 2,014
Socorro County: 3,771
Taos County: 5,248
Torrance County: 2,646
Union County: 774
Valencia County: 18,313
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: 550
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 614
Otero County Processing Center: 929
Torrance County Detention Facility: 428
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: 487
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 328
Lea County Correctional Facility: 933
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 221
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 187
Otero County Prison Facility: 589
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 275
Roswell Correctional Center: 369
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 313
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 271
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 113
As of today, there are 236 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 468,114 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health will no longer include data from the Long-Term Care Facilities, effective immediately. This data continues to be tracked by the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department and can be accessed here: COVID-19 LTC Resources | NM Aging & Long-Term Services (state.nm.us)

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask when in public and around others. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible.

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 State of New Mexico, 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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Actualización de COVID-19 en Nuevo México: 440 casos nuevos, 512,550 en total