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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 407 new cases, totaling 512,938


Seventeen additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 6.9%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 407 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

94 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
9 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
4 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
30 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
12 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
12 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
30 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
6 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
11 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
23 new cases in Sandoval County
61 new cases in San Juan County
11 new cases in San Miguel County
22 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
11 new cases in Valencia County
13 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

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

Thirteen recent deaths:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Grant County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Sandoval County.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the .
A second female in her 80s from San Juan County.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.

Four* deaths > 30 days:
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 6,956.

*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 Thursday, Mar. 3 are:

87401 - 17
87114 - 15
87109 - 11
87111 - 11
87701 - 11
87124 - 10
88061 - 10
87317 - 9
87544 - 9
87031 - 8

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 512,938 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 145,083
Catron County: 407
Chaves County: 21,271
Cibola County: 6,831
Colfax County: 2,394
Curry County: 12,485
De Baca County: 567
Doña Ana County: 62,300
Eddy County: 16,949
Grant County: 6,544
Guadalupe County: 1,094
Harding County: 78
Hidalgo County: 1,075
Lea County: 19,119
Lincoln County: 5,148
Los Alamos County: 2,669
Luna County: 6,664
McKinley County: 25,521
Mora County: 751
Otero County: 13,239
Quay County: 1,973
Rio Arriba County: 9,657
Roosevelt County: 4,962
Sandoval County: 33,019
San Juan County: 40,277
San Miguel County: 5,692
Santa Fe County: 27,762
Sierra County: 2,015
Socorro County: 3,773
Taos County: 5,251
Torrance County: 2,647
Union County: 775
Valencia County: 18,326

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: 341
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 225 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 469,859 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: 407 casos nuevos, 512,938 en total