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Officials announce 226 new cases

Staff prepare to screen patients at the Presbyterian drive-up COVID-19 testing center at PresNow in Northwest Albuquerque in March. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 226 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths, Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 21,016 cases and 654 deaths.

The three deaths, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office Sunday, consisted of two men in their 40s, one from Chaves County and the other from Rio Arriba County. The third was a woman in her 70s from McKinley county. All three had underlying health conditions.

New Mexico’s new cases include 61 in Bernalillo County, 35 in Doña Ana County, 22 in Curry County, 19 in Santa Fe County, 16 in Lea County, 15 in Chaves County, 13 in Sandoval County, 12 in Valencia County, six each in Lincoln and Eddy counties, five in McKinley County, three in San Juan and Cibola counties, two in Taos and Roosevelt counties; and one each in Quay, Torrance, San Miguel, Otero, Luna and Colfax counties.

Currently there are 127 people hospitalized for the virus. Of the state’s 21,016 total cases, the NMDOH has recorded 8,343 cases as recovered.

Individuals who report symptoms of a 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” are urged to contact their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

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