The number of COVID-19 cases in Eddy County increased by more than three dozen from Friday to Sunday, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) said.
According to DOH, Eddy County tallied 57 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The number increased to 72 on Saturday and to 97 on Sunday.
Also, on Sunday, DOH reported two Eddy County zip codes were in the top three of New Mexico’s top 10 zip codes with the most COVID-19 cases.
The Carlsbad area zip code of 88220 was No. 1 in New Mexico on Sunday with 51 total cases. An Albuquerque area zip code was No. 2 at 46 and the Artesia area 88210 zip code was No. 3 at 37, per DOH.
The 88220 zip code ranked at No. 6 on Saturday with 46 COVID-19 cases and Friday the 88220 zip code was No. 9 with 42 COVID-19 cases, DOH numbers indicated.
As of Monday morning, DOH reported the 88220 zip code had 3,081 total cases and the Artesia area zip code was 1,653.
DOH numbers show the highest number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico are in the 20 through 29 age category with 916. Those in the 30 through 39 age bracket were next at 901.
The lowest number of COVID-19 cases are those ranging from age 80 to 90-years-old and above with a total number of 203, DOH said.
“Each of these individuals who test positive is a family member, friend or co-worker in our community. Pray for all of them, and for our health care workers who will be assisting those who require treatment,” Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway.
“We believe the end is in sight in terms of finally beating COVID-19, so we ask everyone to double down in terms of following COVID-safe measures and we move toward the finish line.”
DOH reported 38,826 total COVID-19 tests had been conducted in Eddy County as of Monday morning and the total number of cases was 5,184 and 2,510 residents had recovered from COVID-19.
DOH said 1,208 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in New Mexico on Sunday upping the overall number to 156,157.
Eddy County’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 82 on Saturday as a man in his 70s died. He was hospitalized at the time of his death, DOH indicated.
Statewide on Friday, DOH recorded 30 COVID-19 deaths. The number decreased to 22 on Saturday and on Sunday the number was 17.
The total number of COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico stood at 2,749 as of Monday morning, per DOH numbers.
As of Sunday, there were 682 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.
Also, as of Sunday, there were 77,731 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by DOH.