DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 301 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
· 98 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 7 new cases in Chaves County
· 1 new case in Cibola County
· 11 new cases in Curry County
· 26 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 8 new cases in Eddy County
· 3 new cases in Grant County
· 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 2 new cases in Lincoln County
· 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
· 10 new cases in Luna County
· 12 new cases in McKinley County
· 9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 33 new cases in Sandoval County
· 16 new cases in San Juan County
· 3 new cases in San Miguel County
· 26 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 1 new case in Socorro County
· 13 new cases in Taos County
· 1 new case in Torrance County
· 1 new case in Union County
· 10 new cases in Valencia County
· 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
· 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Monday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Three recent deaths:
· A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 50s from Mora County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
One* death >30 days:
· A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
*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 4,358.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Jul. 12 are:
87124 – 19
87121 – 16
87120 – 14
87507 – 11
88101 – 11
87144 – 9
88030 – 9
87105 – 8
87109 – 8
87123 – 8
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.
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 206,551 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 59,425
Catron County: 97
Chaves County: 9,090
Cibola County: 2,918
Colfax County: 800
Curry County: 5,355
De Baca County: 178
Doña Ana County: 25,207
Eddy County: 6,976
Grant County: 1,762
Guadalupe County: 474
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 374
Lea County: 8,451
Lincoln County: 1,771
Los Alamos County: 545
Luna County: 3,410
McKinley County: 12,433
Mora County: 175
Otero County: 4,088
Quay County: 539
Rio Arriba County: 3,834
Roosevelt County: 2,042
Sandoval County: 12,338
San Juan County: 15,790
San Miguel County: 1,417
Santa Fe County: 10,700
Sierra County: 782
Socorro County: 1,333
Taos County: 1,762
Torrance County: 892
Union County: 261
Valencia County: 6,963
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: 451
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 448
· Otero County Processing Center: 263
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 202
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: 302
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 255
· 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 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 195,689 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:
· Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
· Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
· Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
***This reported data is a total of Saturday 7/10, Sunday 7/11, & Monday 7/12***
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. If you are sick or unvaccinated, wear a mask 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.