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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 819 new cases, totaling 35,770 – six additional deaths

Oct 16, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 819 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 178 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 76 new cases in Curry County
  • 146 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 36 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 54 new cases in Lea County
  • 16 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 30 new cases in Luna County
  • 5 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 23 new cases in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 8 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 42 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 29 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 39 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 6 new cases in Sierra County
  • 7 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 23 new cases in Valencia County
  • 31 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
  • 20 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

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

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Heartfelt Manor Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • A female in her teens from Eddy County.
  • A female in her 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 928.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Santa Fe County) – these now have been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 35,770 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 8,605
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,687
Cibola County: 487
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,231
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,500
Eddy County: 1,125
Grant County: 159
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 111
Lea County: 1,767
Lincoln County: 283
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 558
McKinley County: 4,454
Mora County: 13
Otero County: 342
Quay County: 86
Rio Arriba County: 432
Roosevelt County: 373
Sandoval County: 1,664
San Juan County: 3,565
San Miguel County: 132
Santa Fe County: 1,312
Sierra County: 73
Socorro County: 155
Taos County: 165
Torrance County: 91
Union County: 38
Valencia County: 725

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: 329
Otero County Prison Facility: 333
Otero County Processing Center: 181
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: 40
Lea County Correctional Facility: 76
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
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: 25
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 168 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 19,613 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:

Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano Del Sol in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
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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