SANTA FE – Officials from the New Mexico Department of Health today announced 82 new cases of COVID-19.
Los Alamos County is not reporting any new cases today, so the total remains 535 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change after further investigation and residency determination of those positive for COVID-19.)
This update today includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico linked to COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases:
- 22 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 1 new case in Cibola County
- 1 new case in Colfax County
- 3 new cases in Curry County
- 8 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 3 new cases in Eddy County
- 2 new cases in Grant County
- 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
- 1 new case in Lincoln County
- 3 new cases in Luna County
- 1 new case in McKinley County
- 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
- 4 new cases in Sandoval County
- 11 new cases in San Juan County
- 2 new cases in San Miguel County
- 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 2 new cases in Socorro County
- 2 new cases in Taos County
- 1 new case in Torrance County
- 4 new cases in the county of Valencia
The Department of Health is today reporting 3 more deaths in New Mexico linked to COVID-19:
A recent death:
- A man in his 50s from Santa Fe County. The person was hospitalized with underlying medical conditions.
Two * deaths> 30 days:
- A woman in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The person was hospitalized and suffered from underlying conditions.
- A woman in her sixties from the county of Valencia. The individual had 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 death toll of New Mexico residents linked to COVID-19 is now 4,305.
The ten zip codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases today are:
- 87114 – 5
- 87528 – 5
- 87107 – 3
- 87121 – 3
- 87420 – 3
- 88030 – 3
- 88101 – 3
- 87031 – 2
- 87059 – 2
- 87109 – 2
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 two cases in Bernalillo County that were identified as duplicates; these have now been fixed.
Including the cases reported today, New Mexico has recorded a total of 204,472 cases of COVID-19:
- Bernalillo County: 58,835
- Catron County: 95
- Chaves County: 9057
- Cibola County: 2,897
- Colfax County: 798
- Curry County: 5,279
- Baca County: 177
- Doña Ana County: 25,020
- Eddy County: 6,926
- Grant County: 1,743
- Guadalupe County: 455
- Harding County: 12
- Hidalgo County: 365
- Léa County: 8,388
- Lincoln County: 1,762
- Los Alamos County: 535
- Luna County: 3,374
- McKinley County: 12,360
- Mora County: 173
- Otero County: 4,050
- Quay County: 532
- Rio Arriba County: 3,740
- Roosevelt County: 2,021
- Sandoval County: 12,195
- San Juan County: 15,631
- San Miguel County: 1,391
- Santa Fe County: 10,548
- Sierra County: 781
- Socorro County: 1,325
- Taos County: 1,699
- Torrance County: 875
- Union County: 258
- Valence County: 6,864
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: 447
- Otero County Treatment Center: 249
- Torrance County Detention Center: 184
The Department of Health is currently 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, 98 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. That number may include people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but 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 192,629 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 today among residents and / or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:
- The Aristocrat Assisted Living in Alamogordo
- Beehive Maisons Clovis
- Farmington Beehive Houses
- Portales beehive houses
- Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
- Society of the Good Samaritan Las Cruces
- Homes with assisted living by heart
- Laguna Rainbow treatments at Casa Blanca
- The Rio Rancho neighborhood Assisted living in Rio Rancho
- Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
- Retirement ranches in Clovis
- The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
- Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
- Sugar Hollow Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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 ordered to stay at home, except for outings that are 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 swabbing of symptomatic individuals 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 face covering 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 odor 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 their infectious period who have previously 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 get tested before surgery.
New Mexicans who have questions or concerns unrelated to health can also call 833-551-0518 or visit State of New Mexico, which is regularly updated as a single source of information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information on COVID-19.