- 31 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 3 new cases in Chaves County
- 1 new case in Colfax County
- 2 new cases in Curry County
- 13 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 2 new cases in Eddy County
- 8 new cases in Guadalupe County
- 4 new cases in McKinley County
- 4 new cases in Otero County
- 1 new case in Quay County
- 7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
- 1 new case in Roosevelt County
- 9 new cases in Sandoval County
- 22 new cases in San Juan County
- 2 new cases in San Miguel County
- 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 3 new cases in Socorro County
- 3 new cases in Torrance County
- 4 new cases in the county of Valencia
The Department of Health is today reporting 6 more deaths in New Mexico linked to COVID-19:
Two recent deaths:
- A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and suffered from underlying conditions.
- A woman in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
Four * deaths> 30 days:
- A man in his 30s from Doña Ana County.
- A man in his sixties from Grant County. The individual had underlying conditions and was residing at the Silver City Care Center in Silver City.
- A woman in her sixties from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and suffered from underlying conditions.
- A woman in her twenties from Mora County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The death toll of New Mexico residents linked to COVID-19 is now 4,263.
* COVID-related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.
The 10 zip codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases today are:
- 87124 – 7
- 87401 – 7
- 88435 – 7
- 87413 – 6
- 87120 – 5
- 87402 – 5
- 87031 – 4
- 87114 – 4
- 87121 – 4
- 88012 – 4
The number of cases and daily test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today, i.e. data that has not yet been reviewed to identify potential duplicates or the positives or negatives arrived late. On the other hand, the County level analysis red yellow green provides a very accurate image for a period of two weeks.
Previously reported figures included a case in San Juan County that was identified as duplicates – these have now been corrected. Three previously reported cases in Doña Ana County were identified as being among those detained by federal agencies at the Otero County Treatment Center and are now reported as such. A reported death on February 25 of a McKinley County man in his 30s was not due to COVID infection and has been corrected. Another death reported on December 15 of a man in his 60s from Bernalillo County was not due to a COVID infection and has been corrected.
Including the cases reported today, New Mexico has recorded a total of 202,821 COVID-19 cases:
- Bernalillo County: 58,408
- Catron County: 95
- Chaves County: 9013
- Cibola County: 2,893
- Colfax County: 781
- Curry County: 5,252
- Baca County: 172
- Doña Ana County: 24,865
- Eddy County: 6,876
- Grant County: 1,720
- Guadalupe County: 429
- Harding County: 12
- Hidalgo County: 363
- Léa County: 8,314
- Lincoln County: 1,740
- Los Alamos County: 529
- Luna County: 3,356
- McKinley County: 12339
- Mora County: 171
- Otero County: 4,027
- Wharf County: 519
- Rio Arriba County: 3,663
- Roosevelt County: 2,007
- Sandoval County: 12,105
- San Juan County: 15,426
- San Miguel County: 1,368
- Santa Fe County: 10,446
- Sierra County: 778
- Socorro County: 1,322
- Taos County: 1,687
- Torrance County: 826
- Union County: 254
- Valence County: 6,806
County totals are subject to change after further investigation and residency determination of those positive for COVID-19.
The Department of Health is today reporting the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among people detained by federal agencies at the following facilities:
- Cibola County Correctional Center: 445
- Otero County Federal Correctional Institution: 446
- Otero County Treatment Center: 225
- Torrance County Detention Center: 157
The Department of Health is today reporting the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by New Mexico Corrections at the following facilities:
- Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 298
- Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 253
- Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
- Northeastern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
- Northwestern New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
- Otero County Correctional Facility: 473
- New Mexico Penitentiary in Santa Fe County: 219
- Roswell Correctional Center: 229
- Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
- Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
- Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75
To date, 109 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. That number may include people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to an out-of-state hospital.
To date, there are 188,743 cases of COVID-19 designated as cured by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The Department of Health has identified at least one positive case of COVID-19 among residents and / or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:
- The Aristocratic Life Support Center in Alamogordo
- Aztec health care in Aztec
- Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Clovis beehive houses
- BeeHive Homes Portales
- Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
- Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
- Genesis Rio Rancho Center
- Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
- Good Samaritan Society Grants
- Society of the Good Samaritan Las Cruces
- Homes With Assisted Living By Heart – Raven House In Albuquerque
- Laguna Rainbow Health Center at Casa Blanca
- Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
- The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
- Welcoming New Mexico State Veterans in Truth or Consequences
- Princeton Square in Albuquerque
- The Albuquerque Rehabilitation Center
- Retirement ranches in Clovis
- The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
- Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
- Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
- The village of Alameda in Albuquerque
- Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus, it is likely that other residents are infected but have not yet tested or confirmed positive.
To this end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay at home, except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and well-being. These additional restrictions were enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure the spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to what is necessary for health, safety and well-being.
The New Mexico Department of Health conducts active positive patient surveys, which include contact tracing and specimens from symptomatic people who have been in contact with positive cases.
Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or mask when you are in public and around others.
New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated tremors with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and / or loss of taste or smell should immediately call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline (1-855-600-3453).
The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
- Symptomatic people with COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated tremors with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and / or loss of taste or feel;
- Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in an infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
- Asymptomatic people who live or work in collective settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes; and
- Patients who are due for surgery and whose provider has advised them to be tested before surgery.
New Mexicans with non-health questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is regularly updated as a one-stop source of information for families, workers. and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.