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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,925 new cases, totaling 106,856 – thirty-two additional deaths

Dec 5, 2020 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 1,925 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 506 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Catron County
  • 142 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax County
  • 33 new cases in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in De Baca County
  • 183 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 56 new cases in Eddy County
  • 11 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 135 new cases in Lea County
  • 10 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 6 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 28 new cases in Luna County
  • 123 new cases in McKinley County
  • 9 new cases in Mora County
  • 46 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 29 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 14 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 108 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 166 new cases in San Juan County
  • 18 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 126 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 36 new cases in Sierra County
  • 10 new cases in Socorro County
  • 17 new cases in Taos County
  • 22 new cases in Torrance County
  • 5 new cases in Union County
  • 55 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

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

  • A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Manzano del Sol Village facility in Albuquerque.
  • A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Genesis Healthcare Uptown facility in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Manzano del Sol Village facility in Albuquerque.
  • A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
  • A third male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A fourth male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
  • A second female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
  • A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
  • A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County.
  • A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro facility in Las Cruces.
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was a resident of the Landsun Unit of the Lakeview Christian Home facility in Carlsbad.
  • A male in his 90s from Eddy County. The individual was a resident of the Landsun Unit of the Lakeview Christian Home facility in Carlsbad.
  • A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 30s from San Juan 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 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Pacifica Senior Living facility in Santa Fe.
  • A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center facility in Taos.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,738.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Dec. 5, are:

87121 – 84
88203 – 82
88240 – 80
87120 – 56
87401 – 56
87507 – 56
88201 – 47
87124 – 42
87031 – 37
87114 – 37

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Taos County) and one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 106,856 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 29,958
Catron County: 46
Chaves County: 5,294
Cibola County: 1,763
Colfax County: 272
Curry County: 3,393
De Baca County: 56
Doña Ana County: 14,501
Eddy County: 3,245
Grant County: 551
Guadalupe County: 155
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 191
Lea County: 4,800
Lincoln County: 856
Los Alamos County: 176
Luna County: 2,049
McKinley County: 7,581
Mora County: 51
Otero County: 1,633
Quay County: 269
Rio Arriba County: 1,472
Roosevelt County: 1,096
Sandoval County: 5,814
San Juan County: 6,665
San Miguel County: 488
Santa Fe County: 5,731
Sierra County: 409
Socorro County: 684
Taos County: 909
Torrance County: 370
Union County: 147
Valencia County: 3,475

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: 387
Otero County Prison Facility: 428
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

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: 220
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 105
Lea County Correctional Facility: 148
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 80
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 39
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 925 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 36,388 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Pueblo of Isleta Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Shady Pines Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living 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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