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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 177 new cases, totaling 514,170


Twenty-two additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 5.2%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 177 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

·         37 new cases in Bernalillo County

·         2 new cases in Chaves County

·         5 new cases in Cibola County

·         1 new case in Curry County

·         18 new cases in Doña Ana County

·         2 new cases in Eddy County

·         10 new cases in Grant County

·         1 new case in Hidalgo County

·         11 new cases in Lea County

·         5 new cases in Lincoln County

·         3 new cases in Luna County

·         6 new cases in McKinley County

·         5 new cases in Otero County

·         1 new case in Quay County

·         1 new case in Rio Arriba County

·         4 new cases in Roosevelt County

·         8 new cases in Sandoval County

·         23 new cases in San Juan County

·         6 new cases in San Miguel County

·         20 new cases in Santa Fe County

·         1 new case in Sierra County

·         1 new case in Socorro County

·         1 new case in Taos County

·         2 new cases in Torrance County

·         1 new case in Valencia County

·         2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

Twelve recent deaths:

·         A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County.

·         A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A second 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 female in her 50s from Chaves County.

·         A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 70s from Otero County.

·         A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

Ten* deaths > 30 days:

·         A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·         A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 30s from Chaves County.

·         A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 30s from McKinley County.

·         A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 50s from Union County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 7,010.

*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 Tuesday, Mar. 8 are:

·         88081 - 30

·         87111 - 27

·         87507 - 10

·         87401 - 8

·         87111 - 7

·         87114 - 7

·         88061 - 6

·         87020 - 4

·         87107 - 4

·         87124 – 4

·         87416 - 4

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 514,170 COVID-19 cases:

·         Bernalillo County: 145,424

·         Catron County: 410

·         Chaves County: 21,290

·         Cibola County: 6,845

·         Colfax County: 2,399

·         Curry County: 12,503

·         De Baca County: 568

·         Doña Ana County: 62,434

·         Eddy County: 16,956

·         Grant County: 6,573

·         Guadalupe County: 1,095

·         Harding County: 80

·         Hidalgo County: 1,083

·         Lea County: 19,143

·         Lincoln County: 5,162

·         Los Alamos County: 2,678

·         Luna County: 6,673

·         McKinley County: 25,596

·         Mora County: 751

·         Otero County: 13,272

·         Quay County: 1,975

·         Rio Arriba County: 9,670

·         Roosevelt County: 4,969

·         Sandoval County: 33,102

·         San Juan County: 40,380

·         San Miguel County: 5,726

·         Santa Fe County: 27,849

·         Sierra County: 2,015

·         Socorro County: 3,780

·         Taos County: 5,263

·         Torrance County: 2,657

·         Union County: 777

·         Valencia County: 18,378

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: 954

·         Torrance County Detention Facility: 445

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: 373

·         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 181 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 480,868 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: 177 casos nuevos, 514,170 en total