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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 4,778; ten additional deaths

May 9, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 105 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 20 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 6 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 48 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Sandoval County
  • 26 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County

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

  • A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
  • A male in his 90s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. The individual was a patient at Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington.
  • A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. The individual was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.
  • A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. The individual was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.
  • A second female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. The individual was a resident of Life Care Center of Farmington.
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 191.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 4,778 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,050
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 27
Cibola County: 86
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 29
Doña Ana County: 201
Eddy County: 14
Grant County: 15
Guadalupe County: 15
Harding County: 1
Lea County: 14
Lincoln County: 2
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 7
McKinley County: 1,508
Otero County: 7
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 27
Roosevelt County: 11
Sandoval County: 452
San Juan County: 1,015
San Miguel County: 6
Santa Fe County: 110
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 48
Taos County: 20
Torrance County: 18
Union County: 3
Valencia County: 55

The Department of Health currently reports 19 COVID-19 cases among individuals being held at the federal Otero County Processing Center run by ICE in Otero County. Due to a reporting error, these cases were previously accounted for within the total case counts for Otero and Doña Ana counties – moving forward they will be reported separately for clarity.

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

As of today, there are 198 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 1,268 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehab in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brio Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Las Palomas 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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites 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 Transitional 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, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell 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 congregate 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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