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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 3,850; twelve additional deaths

May 3, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 118 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 37 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 28 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 26 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case Taos County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Sunday also reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. She was a resident of the Village at Alameda in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
  • A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
  • A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
  • Another female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
  • A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 151.

Previously reported numbers included one case from McKinley County that was a duplicate – the error has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 3,850 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 920
Catron County: 1
Chaves County: 23
Cibola County: 68
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 18
Doña Ana County: 159
Eddy County: 13
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 15
Harding County: 1
Lea County: 12
Lincoln County: 2
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 7
McKinley County: 1,144
Otero County: 6
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 24
Roosevelt County: 10
Sandoval County: 416
San Juan County: 736
San Miguel County: 2
Santa Fe County: 107
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 45
Taos County: 20
Torrance County: 16
Union County: 3
Valencia County: 50

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

As of today, there are 164 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 832 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has identified positive COVID-19 cases in residents and/or staff at the following congregate living and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho​
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Taos Living Center in Taos
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Tungland Corporation in Farmington
Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
Wellbrook Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

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 other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
  • Asymptomatic people in congregant settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, 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.

Contact

The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

Address:
490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
Toll free: (833) 520-0020

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