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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,042; three additional deaths

Aug 28, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 126 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 22 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 16 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Curry County
  • 22 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 10 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 14 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 4 new cases in Luna County
  • 8 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 2 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 11 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Valencia County

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

  • A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 30s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Quay County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 767.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Taos County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been identified as a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,042 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,743
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 679
Cibola County: 396
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 660
Doña Ana County: 2,793
Eddy County: 476
Grant County: 79
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 97
Lea County: 1,097
Lincoln County: 166
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 311
McKinley County: 4,178
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 353
Roosevelt County: 198
Sandoval County: 1,236
San Juan County: 3,177
San Miguel County: 77
Santa Fe County: 809
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 506

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: 324
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: 28
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: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 72 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 12,679 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants in Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
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
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis

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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