DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE
New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,548 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
● 452 new cases in Bernalillo County
● 4 new cases in Catron County
● 75 new cases in Chaves County
● 17 new cases in Cibola County
● 13 new cases in Colfax County
● 54 new cases in Curry County
● 110 new cases in Doña Ana County
● 69 new cases in Eddy County
● 22 new cases in Grant County
● 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
● 5 new cases in Hidalgo County
● 56 new cases in Lea County
● 26 new cases in Lincoln County
● 7 new cases in Los Alamos County
● 11 new cases in Luna County
● 27 new cases in McKinley County
● 10 new cases in Mora County
● 67 new cases in Otero County
● 12 new cases in Quay County
● 30 new cases in Rio Arriba County
● 9 new cases in Roosevelt County
● 88 new cases in Sandoval County
● 141 new cases in San Juan County
● 16 new cases in San Miguel County
● 71 new cases in Santa Fe County
● 1 new case in Sierra County
● 6 new cases in Socorro County
● 10 new cases in Taos County
● 19 new cases in Torrance County
● 4 new cases in Union County
● 91 new cases in Valencia County
● 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
● 19 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Monday reported fifteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Thirteen recent deaths:
● A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
● A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
● A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
● A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
● A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the MorningStar Memory Care facility at North Ridge in Albuquerque.
● A male in his 40s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
● A male in his 40s from Lea County.
● A second male in his 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
● A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
● A female in her 40s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
● A male in his 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
● A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
● A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
Two* deaths >30 days:
● A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County.
● A male in his 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,764.
*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Sep. 27 are:
● 87121 – 62
● 87401 – 60
● 87031 – 56
● 88101 – 50
● 87120 – 48
● 88310 – 48
● 87105 – 47
● 87124 – 47
● 87114 – 45
● 88220 – 43
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 250,774 COVID-19 cases:
● Bernalillo County: 70,722
● Catron County: 143
● Chaves County: 11,833
● Cibola County: 3,294
● Colfax County: 1,131
● Curry County: 7,050
● De Baca County: 220
● Doña Ana County: 28,487
● Eddy County: 10,195
● Grant County: 2,057
● Guadalupe County: 579
● Harding County: 15
● Hidalgo County: 539
● Lea County: 12,864
● Lincoln County: 2,618
● Los Alamos County: 656
● Luna County: 3,763
● McKinley County: 13,698
● Mora County: 283
● Otero County: 5,491
● Quay County: 906
● Rio Arriba County: 4,473
● Roosevelt County: 2,562
● Sandoval County: 14,740
● San Juan County: 18,229
● San Miguel County: 2,325
● Santa Fe County: 12,289
● Sierra County: 943
● Socorro County: 1,586
● Taos County: 2,205
● Torrance County: 1,243
● Union County: 322
● Valencia County: 8,455
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: 455
● Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 505
● Otero County Processing Center: 524
● Torrance County Detention Facility: 349
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: 317
● Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256
● Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
● Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 172
● Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130
● Otero County Prison Facility: 473
● Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 224
● Roswell Correctional Center: 229
● Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 235
● Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
● Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76
As of today, there are 273 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 221,152 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
● Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
● All Care Assisted Living in Clovis
● Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
● Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan
● Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
● Avamere in Roswell
● Avista Senior Living (Brookdale Senior Living) in Albuquerque
● Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
● BeeHive Homes Farmington
● BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
● Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
● Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
● Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
● Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
● Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
● Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
● Casa Real in Santa Fe
● Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
● Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
● Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
● Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
● Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
● Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
● Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
● Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
● Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
● Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
● Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
● Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
● Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
● Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
● Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
● La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
● Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
● Life Care Center in Farmington
● Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
● The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
● Mission Arch Center in Roswell
● MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
● MorningStar Memory Care at North Ridge in Albuquerque
● The Neighborhood Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
● The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho
● Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
● Princeton Place in Albuquerque
● Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
● The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
● Retirement Ranches in Clovis
● The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
● The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
● Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
● Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
● Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
● Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
● Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque
● South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
● Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
● St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
● The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
● Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
● Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
● Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
● Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
● Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
● White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
● The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque
***This reported data is a total of Saturday 9/25, Sunday 9/26, & Monday 9/27***
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.