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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 628 new cases, totaling 510,330

February 24, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

Twenty-two additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 8.7%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 628 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

165 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
8 new cases in Curry County
90 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
8 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
4 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
16 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
30 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
22 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
54 new cases in Sandoval County
62 new cases in San Juan County
21 new cases in San Miguel County
41 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
21 new cases in Valencia County

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

Sixteen recent deaths:
A male A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s 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 second female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County.
A female in her 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Curry County.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Grant County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Otero 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 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Six* deaths > 30 days:

A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 6,873.
*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, Feb. 24 are:

87401 - 30
87124 - 25
87121 - 24
87114 - 20
87120 - 16
88005 - 16
87144 - 14
87505 - 14
87002 - 12
87111 – 12
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 510,330 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 144,286
Catron County: 401
Chaves County: 21,213
Cibola County: 6,794
Colfax County: 2,371
Curry County: 12,446
De Baca County: 566
Doña Ana County: 62,101
Eddy County: 16,911
Grant County: 6,489
Guadalupe County: 1,086
Harding County: 75
Hidalgo County: 1,065
Lea County: 19,057
Lincoln County: 5,128
Los Alamos County: 2,626
Luna County: 6,635
McKinley County: 25,362
Mora County: 742
Otero County: 13,156
Quay County: 1,968
Rio Arriba County: 9,612
Roosevelt County: 4,940
Sandoval County: 32,818
San Juan County: 40,037
San Miguel County: 5,645
Santa Fe County: 27,573
Sierra County: 2,006
Socorro County: 3,756
Taos County: 5,229
Torrance County: 2,651
Union County: 768
Valencia County: 18,246

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 339 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 444,230 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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Actualización de COVID-19 en Nuevo México: 628 casos nuevos, 510,330 en total