DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE
New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,166 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
● 272 new cases in Bernalillo County
● 5 new cases in Catron County
● 36 new cases in Chaves County
● 20 new cases in Cibola County
● 13 new cases in Colfax County
● 12 new cases in Curry County
● 2 new cases in De Baca County
● 103 new cases in Doña Ana County
● 24 new cases in Eddy County
● 64 new cases in Grant County
● 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
● 12 new cases in Hidalgo County
● 20 new cases in Lea County
● 15 new cases in Lincoln County
● 1 new case in Los Alamos County
● 8 new cases in Luna County
● 78 new cases in McKinley County
● 1 new case in Mora County
● 57 new cases in Otero County
● 2 new cases in Quay County
● 67 new cases in Rio Arriba County
● 13 new cases in Roosevelt County
● 52 new cases in Sandoval County
● 176 new cases in San Juan County
● 8 new cases in San Miguel County
● 47 new cases in Santa Fe County
● 5 new cases in Sierra County
● 5 new cases in Socorro County
● 9 new cases in Taos County
● 6 new cases in Torrance County
● 1 new case in Union County
● 30 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Nine recent deaths:
· A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
● A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
· A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 40s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.
Three* deaths > 30 days:
● A female in her 50s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized.
● A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
● A male in his 60s from McKinley 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 5,085.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Nov. 3 are:
· 87401 – 70
· 87121 – 44
· 87109 – 33
· 87532 – 32
· 88061 – 32
· 88310 – 31
· 87420 – 30
· 87124 – 26
· 87105 – 24
· 87111 – 24
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 279,670 COVID-19 cases:
· Bernalillo County: 77,628
· Catron County: 230
· Chaves County: 12,896
· Cibola County: 3,748
· Colfax County: 1,390
· Curry County: 7,458
· De Baca County: 257
· Doña Ana County: 30,969
· Eddy County: 11,039
· Grant County: 2,856
· Guadalupe County: 615
· Harding County: 44
· Hidalgo County: 597
· Lea County: 13,667
· Lincoln County: 3,063
· Los Alamos County: 810
· Luna County: 4,069
· McKinley County: 15,345
· Mora County: 380
· Otero County: 7,075
· Quay County: 1,052
· Rio Arriba County: 5,103
· Roosevelt County: 2,792
· Sandoval County: 16,427
· San Juan County: 22,482
· San Miguel County: 2,668
· Santa Fe County: 13,408
· Sierra County: 1,096
· Socorro County: 1,770
· Taos County: 2,510
· Torrance County: 1,447
· Union County: 357
· Valencia County: 9,433
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: 548
● Otero County Processing Center: 578
● Torrance County Detention Facility: 356
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: 334
● Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 257
● Lea County Correctional Facility: 765
● Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 178
● 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 419 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 245,770 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:
● Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
● Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
● The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
● Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement in Los Alamos
● Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
● Beehive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
● Belen Meadows in Belen
● Bellamah House in Albuquerque
● Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield
● The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
● Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
● Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
● Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
● Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
● Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
● Casa de la Reina Assisted Living in Albuquerque
● Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
● Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe
● Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
● Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
● Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
● Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
● Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
● Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
● Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
● Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
● Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village Las Cruces
● Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
● Haciendas at Grace Village in Las Cruces
● Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
● Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia (Welbrook Senior Living) in Las Cruces
● Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
● Life Care Farmington
● The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho
● Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
● Princeton Place in Albuquerque
● Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
● The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
● The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
● Sandia Ridge Genesis in Albuquerque
● Seniorcare LLC – Raven House in Albuquerque
● Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
● Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
● Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
● Village at Northrise – Desert Willow in Las Cruces
● Village at Northrise – Morning Side in Las Cruces
● Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
● Willow Manor Residential Care Center in Deming
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 State of New Mexico, 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.