Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,367; ten additional deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 121 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 31 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 2 new cases in Chaves County
- 2 new cases in Cibola County
- 18 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 3 new cases in Eddy County
- 1 new case in Grant County
- 1 new case in Lea County
- 8 new cases in Luna County
- 14 new cases in McKinley County
- 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
- 5 new cases in Roosevelt County
- 3 new cases in Sandoval County
- 8 new cases in San Juan County
- 2 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 2 new cases in Valencia County
- 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
- 17 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
- 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Thursday also reported ten additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
- A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Jim Wood Home in Hatch.
- A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
- A second male in his 80s from McKinley County.
- A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual 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 conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.
- A second female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.
- A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 420.
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County and one in Torrance County); two cases that have been determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County and one in Doña Ana County); and one case in Santa Fe County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include two cases that were thought to be out-of-state residents that have since been identified as New Mexico state residents: one case has been added to Doña Ana County and one case has been added to McKinley County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,367 positive tests for COVID-19:
Bernalillo County: 1,651
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 52
Cibola County: 172
Colfax County: 6
Curry County: 68
Doña Ana County: 632
Eddy County: 45
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 1
Lea County: 35
Lincoln County: 5
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 20
McKinley County: 2,822
Otero County: 28
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 60
Roosevelt County: 51
Sandoval County: 607
San Juan County: 2,043
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 161
Sierra County: 3
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 31
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 86
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
- Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
- Otero County Prison Facility: 275
- Otero County Processing Center: 92
- Torrance County Detention Facility: 18
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:
- Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
- Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
- Otero County Prison Facility: 239
- Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 189 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 3,899 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 in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
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
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
- 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.