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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 239 new cases, totaling 28,224 – two additional deaths

Sep 24, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 239 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 58 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 16 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 11 new cases in Curry County
  • 29 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 23 new cases in Eddy County
  • 7 new cases in Grant County
  • 16 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 5 new case in Luna County
  • 3 new cases in McKinley County
  • 4 new cases in Otero County
  • 5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 5 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 15 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 8 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 4 new cases in Socorro County
  • 5 new cases in Taos County
  • 5 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 90s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 859.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Rio Arriba County that has been identified as duplicate and one case in Curry 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 28,224 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,327
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,082
Cibola County: 415
Colfax County: 29
Curry County: 769
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,227
Eddy County: 758
Grant County: 119
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,365
Lincoln County: 199
Los Alamos County: 32
Luna County: 416
McKinley County: 4,311
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 254
Quay County: 74
Rio Arriba County: 390
Roosevelt County: 280
Sandoval County: 1,329
San Juan County: 3,295
San Miguel County: 105
Santa Fe County: 970
Sierra County: 44
Socorro County: 101
Taos County: 138
Torrance County: 66
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 572

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: 282
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 33
Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
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
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 66 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 15,825 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:

Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces

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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