DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 206 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 40 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 33 new cases in Chaves County
- 8 new cases in Cibola County
- 8 new cases in Curry County
- 39 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 11 new cases in Eddy County
- 12 new cases in Lea County
- 3 new cases in Lincoln County
- 1 new case in Luna County
- 2 new cases in McKinley County
- 2 new cases in Otero County
- 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
- 1 new case in Roosevelt County
- 4 new cases in Sandoval County
- 13 new cases in San Juan County
- 2 new cases in San Miguel County
- 14 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 1 new case in Sierra County
- 1 new case in Socorro County
- 2 new cases in Taos County
- 1 new case in Torrance County
- 1 new case in Valencia County
- 3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Saturday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
- A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility.
- A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 870.
Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate that has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 28,692 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 6,422
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,150
Cibola County: 422
Colfax County: 30
Curry County: 787
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,324
Eddy County: 795
Grant County: 120
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,394
Lincoln County: 211
Los Alamos County: 33
Luna County: 419
McKinley County: 4,317
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 262
Quay County: 74
Rio Arriba County: 395
Roosevelt County: 282
Sandoval County: 1,343
San Juan County: 3,321
San Miguel County: 100
Santa Fe County: 993
Sierra County: 46
Socorro County: 103
Taos County: 141
Torrance County: 72
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 576
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: 285
- Otero County Processing Center: 163
- 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: 33
- Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
- 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
- Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
- Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 72 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 16,211 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:
- Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
- Avamere at Rio Rancho
- Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
- Brookdale Santa Fe
- Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
- Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
- Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
- Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
- Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
- Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
- Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
- Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
- Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
- Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
- Princeton Place in Albuquerque
- Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
- The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
- Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
- Retirement Ranches in Clovis
- Silver City Care Center in Silver City
- Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
- Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
- Village Retirement Community in Roswell
- The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
- 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.