DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 92 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 6 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 16 new cases in Chaves County
- 7 new cases in Curry County
- 17 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 4 new cases in Eddy County
- 9 new cases in Lea County
- 1 new case in Los Alamos County
- 3 new cases in Luna County
- 6 new cases in McKinley County
- 1 new case in Otero County
- 1 new case in Quay County
- 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
- 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
- 4 new cases in Sandoval County
- 4 new cases in San Juan County
- 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 1 new case in Taos County
- 1 new case in Valencia County
- 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday 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 The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque.
- A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces.
- A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 813.
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Lea County, one in San Juan County); one case in Curry County that was not lab confirmed; and one case in Rio Arriba 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 26,268 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 5,985
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 836
Cibola County: 397
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 713
Doña Ana County: 2,972
Eddy County: 588
Grant County: 90
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,212
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 28
Luna County: 345
McKinley County: 4,250
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 229
Quay County: 65
Rio Arriba County: 370
Roosevelt County: 214
Sandoval County: 1,266
San Juan County: 3,223
San Miguel County: 87
Santa Fe County: 871
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 119
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 528
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: 281
- 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: 31
- 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: 473
- Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
- Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 77 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 13,928 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
- Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
- Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
- Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
- Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
- Brookdale Santa Fe
- Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
- Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
- Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
- Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
- Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
- Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
- Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
- Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
- Good Samaritan Society Socorro
- Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
- Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
- Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
- Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
- Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
- LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
- Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
- Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
- Mission Arch Center in Roswell
- New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
- Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
- Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
- Princeton Place in Albuquerque
- The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
- Retirement Ranches in Clovis
- The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
- Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
- Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
- San Juan Center in Farmington
- Silver City Care Center in Silver City
- Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
- Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
- Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
- Village Retirement Community in Roswell
- Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
- 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.