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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,749; six additional deaths

Aug 19, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 174 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 33 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 19 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 16 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 15 new cases in Eddy County
  • 25 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 2 new cases in Luna County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 10 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 10 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 12 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 3 new cases in Valencia County
  • 3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

  • A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual has underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 729.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Valencia County that has been identified as a duplicate; two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Lea County, one in McKinley County); and one case in Lea County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,749 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,416
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 567
Cibola County: 388
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 611
Doña Ana County: 2,664
Eddy County: 394
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 965
Lincoln County: 160
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 259
McKinley County: 4,134
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 211
Quay County: 51
Rio Arriba County: 331
Roosevelt County: 177
Sandoval County: 1,172
San Juan County: 3,116
San Miguel County: 56
Santa Fe County: 723
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 468

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: 323
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 94 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 10,976 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 facilities:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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 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, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

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, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
  • Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

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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