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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 680 new cases, totaling 511,434

February 28, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness


Seventeen additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 7.8%

Saturday, February 26, Sunday, February 27, and Monday, February 28

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 680 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

261 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
2 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
6 new cases in Curry County
61 new cases in Doña Ana County
12 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
3 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
10 new cases in Luna County
31 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
18 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
44 new cases in Sandoval County
69 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in San Miguel County
62 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
17 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported seventeen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Eleven recent deaths:

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 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Curry County.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Taos County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
Six* deaths > 30 days:

A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 30s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 6,919.

Upon further investigation, 1 death reported on 02/14 in Chavez County was not due to COVID.

1 male in 70s, underlying conditions
*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 Monday, Feb. 28 are:

87120 - 36
87114 - 33
87121 - 31
87111 - 26
87401 - 26
87109 - 22
87505 - 22
87105 - 18
87123 - 16
87144 - 16
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 511,434 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 144,684
Catron County: 403
Chaves County: 21,233
Cibola County: 6,813
Colfax County: 2,377
Curry County: 12,462
De Baca County: 566
Doña Ana County: 62,181
Eddy County: 16,930
Grant County: 6,510
Guadalupe County: 1,086
Harding County: 75
Hidalgo County: 1,071
Lea County: 19,068
Lincoln County: 5,136
Los Alamos County: 2,641
Luna County: 6,653
McKinley County: 25,426
Mora County: 744
Otero County: 13,185
Quay County: 1,969
Rio Arriba County: 9,626
Roosevelt County: 4,951
Sandoval County: 32,898
San Juan County: 40,139
San Miguel County: 5,658
Santa Fe County: 27,652
Sierra County: 2,010
Socorro County: 3,764
Taos County: 5,238
Torrance County: 2,656
Union County: 773
Valencia County: 18,284
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: 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 228 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 463,188 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)

***This reported data is a total of Saturday 2/26, Sunday 2/27, & Monday 2/28***

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: 680 casos nuevos, 511,434 en total