DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 122 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
· 35 new cases in Bernalillo County
· new cases in Catron County
· 3 new cases in Chaves County
· 4 new cases in Curry County
· 5 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 1 new case in Guadalupe County
· 7 new cases in Lea County
· 1 new case in Los Alamos County
· 4 new cases in McKinley County
· 4 new cases in Otero County
· 1 new case in Quay County
· 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 1 new case in Roosevelt County
· 16 new cases in Sandoval County
· 17 new cases in San Juan County
· 1 new case in San Miguel County
· 6 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 1 new case in Taos County
· 3 new cases in Torrance County
· 6 new cases in Valencia County
· 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Three recent deaths:
· A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from Otero County.
· A female in her 70s from Torrance County. The individual had underlying conditions.
Three* deaths >30 days:
· A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
· A male in his 80s from Los Alamos County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos.
· A female in her 70s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized.
*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,316.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Jun. 18 are:
- 87120 – 8
- 87105 – 5
- 87124 – 5
- 87144 – 5
- 87015 – 4
- 87031 – 4
- 87121 – 4
- 87401 – 4
- 87420 – 4
- 88081 – 4
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 one case that was not lab confirmed in Sandoval County — this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 204,698 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 58,892
Catron County: 95
Chaves County: 9,062
Cibola County: 2,899
Colfax County: 799
Curry County: 5,289
De Baca County: 177
Doña Ana County: 25,040
Eddy County: 6,929
Grant County: 1,746
Guadalupe County: 457
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 366
Lea County: 8,399
Lincoln County: 1,763
Los Alamos County: 536
Luna County: 3,374
McKinley County: 12,367
Mora County: 173
Otero County: 4,055
Quay County: 534
Rio Arriba County: 3,746
Roosevelt County: 2,022
Sandoval County: 12,216
San Juan County: 15,653
San Miguel County: 1,393
Santa Fe County: 10,563
Sierra County: 781
Socorro County: 1,325
Taos County: 1,700
Torrance County: 878
Union County: 258
Valencia County: 6,873
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: 445
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
· Otero County Processing Center: 249
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 198
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: 253
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
· Otero County Prison Facility: 473
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 219
· Roswell Correctional Center: 229
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75
As of today, there are 95 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 192,953 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:
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
· BeeHive Homes Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Farmington
· Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
· Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
· Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
· Retirement Ranches in Clovis
· The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
· Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
· Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community 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.