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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,286 new cases, totaling 144,142 – twenty-five additional deaths

Jan 1, 2021 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,286 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 316 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Catron County
  • 55 new cases in Chaves County
  • 21 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Colfax County
  • 54 new cases in Curry County
  • 160 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 42 new cases in Eddy County
  • 17 new cases in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 60 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 3 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 74 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Mora County
  • 6 new cases in Otero County
  • 34 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 22 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 108 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 155 new cases in San Juan County
  • 15 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 59 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Sierra County
  • 5 new cases in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 8 new cases in Torrance County
  • 28 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

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

  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s 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 Wellesley Care Home facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 60s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Curry County.
  • A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from Mora County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Mora County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 40s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 50s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,502.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Jan. 1, are:

87401 – 53
88101 – 52
87124 – 43
88001 – 39
87114 – 38
87121 – 38
87105 – 33
87144 – 30
88240 – 30
88203 – 29

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, in Los Alamos County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in Sierra County) and two cases in San Juan County that were not lab-confirmed – these now have been corrected. New Mexico has now had a total of 144,142 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 41,121
Catron County: 58
Chaves County: 7,027
Cibola County: 2,278
Colfax County: 524
Curry County: 4,097
De Baca County: 97
Doña Ana County: 17,636
Eddy County: 4,586
Grant County: 921
Guadalupe County: 279
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 242
Lea County: 6,751
Lincoln County: 1,043
Los Alamos County: 286
Luna County: 2,370
McKinley County: 9,881
Mora County: 123
Otero County: 2,167
Quay County: 332
Rio Arriba County: 2,314
Roosevelt County: 1,527
Sandoval County: 8,269
San Juan County: 10,308
San Miguel County: 861
Santa Fe County: 7,414
Sierra County: 536
Socorro County: 959
Taos County: 1,154
Torrance County: 485
Union County: 192
Valencia County: 4,928

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: 419
Otero County Prison Facility: 431
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 281
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 246
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 204
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

As of today, there are 791 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 66,638 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
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
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
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 Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
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 – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
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
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mariah House in Albuquerque
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
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
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
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 Las Cruces
Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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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