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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 544 new cases, totaling 509,710

February 23, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness


Thirty- additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 9.5%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 544 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

175 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
18 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
11 new cases in Eddy County
21 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
7 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
12 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
45 new cases in Sandoval County
37 new cases in San Juan County
11 new cases in San Miguel County
36 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
9 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
30 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County

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

Twenty- recent deaths:
A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 30s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from McKinley County.
A male in his 50s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County.
A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 30s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Valencia County.
A male in his 90s from Valencia County.

Ten* deaths > 30 days:
A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual 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.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 20s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Union County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Union County.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 6,851.

*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, Feb. 23 are:

87114 - 25
87121 - 25
87124 - 20
87401 - 19
87031 - 18
88101 - 18
87120 - 17
87111 - 16
87144 - 14
87505 - 14

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 509,710 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 144,122
Catron County: 401
Chaves County: 21,204
Cibola County: 6,784
Colfax County: 2,368
Curry County: 12,438
De Baca County: 566
Doña Ana County: 62,015
Eddy County: 16,903
Grant County: 6,481
Guadalupe County: 1,078
Harding County: 74
Hidalgo County: 1,065
Lea County: 19,053
Lincoln County: 5,121
Los Alamos County: 2,610
Luna County: 6,623
McKinley County: 25,332
Mora County: 742
Otero County: 13,145
Quay County: 1,966
Rio Arriba County: 9,618
Roosevelt County: 4,940
Sandoval County: 32,764
San Juan County: 39,976
San Miguel County: 5,623
Santa Fe County: 27,505
Sierra County: 2,003
Socorro County: 3,756
Taos County: 5,224
Torrance County: 2,645
Union County: 768
Valencia County: 18,226

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: 539
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 614
Otero County Processing Center: 917
Torrance County Detention Facility: 417

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: 486
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: 368
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 350 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 440,894 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 (ALTSD). For further information, please contact ALTSD directly: altsd.pio@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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Actualizacion de COVID-19 en Nuevo Mexico: 544 casos nuevos, 509,710 en total