DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 871 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
· 169 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 1 new case in Catron County
· 69 new cases in Chaves County
· 9 new cases in Cibola County
· 12 new cases in Colfax County
· 43 new cases in Curry County
· 36 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 63 new cases in Eddy County
· 8 new cases in Grant County
· 16 new cases in Guadalupe County
· 4 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 114 new cases in Lea County
· 15 new cases in Lincoln County
· 3 new cases in Los Alamos County
· 4 new cases in Luna County
· 27 new cases in McKinley County
· 1 new case in Mora County
· 27 new cases in Otero County
· 12 new cases in Quay County
· 16 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 23 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 55 new cases in Sandoval County
· 41 new cases in San Juan County
· 10 new cases in San Miguel County
· 27 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 4 new cases in Sierra County
· 9 new cases in Socorro County
· 5 new cases in Taos County
· 18 new cases in Torrance County
· 19 new cases in Valencia County
· 11 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Friday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Eight recent deaths:
· A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was a resident of Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
· A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual was a resident of Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
· A male in his 70s from McKinley County.
One* death >30 days:
· A female in her 60s from Harding County. The individual was hospitalized and 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 4,472.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Aug. 20 are:
- 88240 – 75
- 88203 – 45
- 88220 – 41
- 88101 – 40
- 88260 – 24
- 87121 – 23
- 88201 – 23
- 88130 – 22
- 87144 – 21
- 88210 – 19
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 223,796 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 64,028
Catron County: 118
Chaves County: 10,061
Cibola County: 3,012
Colfax County: 887
Curry County: 5,882
De Baca County: 202
Doña Ana County: 26,318
Eddy County: 8,494
Grant County: 1,853
Guadalupe County: 520
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 489
Lea County: 10,461
Lincoln County: 2,105
Los Alamos County: 596
Luna County: 3,533
McKinley County: 12,935
Mora County: 200
Otero County: 4,582
Quay County: 670
Rio Arriba County: 4,072
Roosevelt County: 2,285
Sandoval County: 13,283
San Juan County: 16,607
San Miguel County: 1,637
Santa Fe County: 11,325
Sierra County: 835
Socorro County: 1,405
Taos County: 1,875
Torrance County: 1,005
Union County: 273
Valencia County: 7,535
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: 452
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 457
· Otero County Processing Center: 460
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 334
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: 303
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 255
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 169
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130
· 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 385 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 199,401 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:
· Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
· Beehive Homes in Portales
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
· Casa Del Norte in Albuquerque
· Casa Maria in Roswell
· Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
· Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
· Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Artesia
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Portales
· Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
· Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
· Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
· Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
· Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
· Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
· Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
· Mission Arch Center in Roswell
· MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
· MorningStar Memory Care at Northridge in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Odelia Healthcare in Albuquerque
· Princeton Place in Albuquerque
· Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sunset Vila Nursing Home in Roswell
· The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
· The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Wear a mask when in public and around others. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible.
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.