DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 309 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 127 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 10 new cases in Chaves County
- 1 new case in Colfax County
- 3 new cases in Curry County
- 4 new cases in De Baca County
- 28 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 7 new cases in Eddy County
- 6 new cases in Grant County
- 1 new case in Hidalgo County
- 1 new case in Lea County
- 4 new cases in Lincoln County
- 1 new case in Luna County
- 9 new cases in McKinley County
- 10 new cases in Otero County
- 4 new cases in Quay County
- 5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
- 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
- 14 new cases in Sandoval County
- 39 new cases in San Juan County
- 1 new case in San Miguel County
- 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 2 new cases in Socorro County
- 6 new cases in Torrance County
- 14 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
- A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
- A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County.
- A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
- A male in his 70s 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 4,067.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Apr. 30 are:
87121 – 23
87401 – 15
87123 – 13
87105 – 12
87124 – 12
87111 – 11
87109 – 10
87031 – 9
87108 – 9
87112 – 9
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 twenty- cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Doña Ana County, two in Grant County, three in McKinley County, four in Santa Fe County, two in Socorro County, four in Valencia County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in McKinley County, one in Socorro County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 197,733 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 56,899
Catron County: 92
Chaves County: 8,917
Cibola County: 2,861
Colfax County: 750
Curry County: 5,109
De Baca County: 146
Doña Ana County: 24,589
Eddy County: 6,801
Grant County: 1,696
Guadalupe County: 378
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 361
Lea County: 8,272
Lincoln County: 1,662
Los Alamos County: 518
Luna County: 3,308
McKinley County: 12,231
Mora County: 170
Otero County: 3,791
Quay County: 452
Rio Arriba County: 3,583
Roosevelt County: 1,894
Sandoval County: 11,856
San Juan County: 14,514
San Miguel County: 1,342
Santa Fe County: 10,103
Sierra County: 746
Socorro County: 1,309
Taos County: 1,656
Torrance County: 720
Union County: 250
Valencia County: 6,632
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: 298
- 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: 473
- Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
- Roswell Correctional Center: 229
- Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
- Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
- Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75
As of today, there are 145 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 178,593 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
- Brookdale Santa Fe
- Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
- Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
- Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
- Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
- Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
- Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
- The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
- New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
- Princeton Place in Albuquerque
- Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
- White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.