DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE
New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 972 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are
● 240 new cases in Bernalillo County
● 55 new cases in Chaves County
● 13 new cases in Cibola County
● 13 new cases in Colfax County
● 14 new cases in Curry County
● 1 new case in De Baca County
● 61 new cases in Doña Ana County
● 27 new cases in Eddy County
● 18 new cases in Grant County
● 1 new case in Guadalupe County
● 5 new cases in Harding County
● 1 new case in Hidalgo County
● 27 new cases in Lea County
● 18 new cases in Lincoln County
● 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
● 32 new cases in McKinley County
● 8 new cases in Mora County
● 58 new cases in Otero County
● 7 new cases in Quay County
● 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County
● 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
● 54 new cases in Sandoval County
● 164 new cases in San Juan County
● 8 new cases in San Miguel County
● 62 new cases in Santa Fe County
● 3 new cases in Sierra County
● 11 new cases in Socorro County
● 13 new cases in Taos County
● 10 new cases in Torrance County
● 1 new case in Union County
● 28 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported fifteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Twelve recent deaths:
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of Princeton Place in Albuquerque.
A male in his 40s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Grant County.
A male in his 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
Three* deaths >30 days:
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana 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 4,869.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Oct. 8 are:
· 87401 – 88
· 88310 – 41
· 87121 – 37
· 87108 – 36
· 87114 – 29
· 88203 – 28
· 87413 – 24
· 87120 – 23
· 87410 – 21
· 88220 – 20
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 258,943 COVID-19 cases:
· Bernalillo County: 72,769
· Catron County: 147
· Chaves County: 12,210
· Cibola County: 3,410
· Colfax County: 1,209
· Curry County: 7,173
· De Baca County: 224
· Doña Ana County: 28,962
· Eddy County: 10,535
· Grant County: 2,184
· Guadalupe County: 596
· Harding County: 34
· Hidalgo County: 548
· Lea County: 13,227
· Lincoln County: 2,749
· Los Alamos County: 722
· Luna County: 3,824
· McKinley County: 14,178
· Mora County: 327
· Otero County: 5,874
· Quay County: 973
· Rio Arriba County: 4,581
· Roosevelt County: 2,615
· Sandoval County: 15,240
· San Juan County: 19,347
· San Miguel County: 2,456
· Santa Fe County: 12,631
· Sierra County: 985
· Socorro County: 1,632
· Taos County: 2,272
· Torrance County: 1,320
· Union County: 333
· Valencia County: 8,754
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: 530
● Otero County Processing Center: 535
● Torrance County Detention Facility: 353
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: 321
● 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 342 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 229,031 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
● Avamere in Roswell
● Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
● BeeHive Homes Farmington
● BeeHive Homes of Four Hills in Albuquerque
● BeeHive Homes Gallup
● BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
● Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
● Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
● Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
● Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
● Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
● Casa Real in Santa Fe
● Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
● Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
● Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
● Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
● Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
● Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
● Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
● Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
● Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
● Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
● Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
● 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
● Princeton Place in Albuquerque
● Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
● Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
● The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
● Retirement Ranches in Clovis
● The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
● The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
● Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
● Seniorcare LLC – Raven House in Albuquerque
● Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
● Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
● Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
● 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
*Note: Monday, 10/11 is Indigenous People’s Day. There will be no case count press release that day. Press releases will resume on Tuesday, 10/12.
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. 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.