DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHS NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 187 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 97 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 1 new case in Curry County
- 13 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 3 new cases in Eddy County
- 4 new cases in Grant County
- 3 new cases in Lea County
- 1 new case in Luna County
- 8 new cases in McKinley County
- 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
- 21 new cases in Sandoval County
- 13 new cases in San Juan County
- 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 2 new cases in Sierra County
- 3 new cases in Socorro County
- 1 new case in Taos County
- 1 new case in Torrance County
- 8 new cases in Valencia County
- 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
- A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
- A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia.
- A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 20s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,988.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Apr. 13 are:
87120 – 13
87124 – 12
87105 – 11
87121 – 10
87114 – 9
87106 – 7
87112 – 7
87401 – 7
87031 – 6
87111 – 6
Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today – meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.
Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, two in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 194,164 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 55,664
Catron County: 87
Chaves County: 8,782
Cibola County: 2,846
Colfax County: 730
Curry County: 5,055
De Baca County: 136
Doña Ana County: 24,205
Eddy County: 6,710
Grant County: 1,663
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 357
Lea County: 8,256
Lincoln County: 1,603
Los Alamos County: 506
Luna County: 3,263
McKinley County: 12,171
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,701
Quay County: 428
Rio Arriba County: 3,527
Roosevelt County: 1,875
Sandoval County: 11,616
San Juan County: 13,976
San Miguel County: 1,329
Santa Fe County: 9,945
Sierra County: 720
Socorro County: 1,257
Taos County: 1,632
Torrance County: 687
Union County: 246
Valencia County: 6,528
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: 446
- Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
- Otero County Processing Center: 198
- 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: 292
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 127
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 217
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 230
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75
As of today, there are 103 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 175,460 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:
- Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
- Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
- Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
- Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
- Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
- Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
- The Montecito in Santa Fe
- New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
- Princeton Place in Albuquerque
- Retirement Ranches in Clovis
- Rio Rancho Center
- Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Vecino Sanos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
- 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.