DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 190 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 53 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 16 new cases in Chaves County
- 5 new cases in Curry County
- 20 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 9 new cases in Eddy County
- 2 new cases in Grant County
- 4 new cases in Hidalgo County
- 8 new cases in Lea County
- 2 new cases in Lincoln County
- 1 new case in Los Alamos County
- 32 new cases in Luna County
- 3 new cases in McKinley County
- 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
- 1 new new case in Roosevelt County
- 5 new new cases in San Juan County
- 2 new cases in San Miguel County
- 4 new cases in Sandoval County
- 16 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
- A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
- A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
- A female in her 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces facility in Las Cruces.
- A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 764.
Previously reported numbers included one case in Santa Fe County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in Rio Arriba County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,920 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 5,721
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 663
Cibola County: 396
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 655
Doña Ana County: 2,772
Eddy County: 466
Grant County: 78
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 97
Lea County: 1,084
Lincoln County: 166
Los Alamos County: 25
Luna County: 307
McKinley County: 4,170
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 353
Roosevelt County: 195
Sandoval County: 1,234
San Juan County: 3,167
San Miguel County: 77
Santa Fe County: 806
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 504
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: 472
- Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
- Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 12,446 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.