New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 13,507 With 2 New Deaths And 5,902 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 253 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County now at 9 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 2 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 60 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 8 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 85 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 17 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 3 new cases in Luna County
  • 12 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 8 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 18 new cases in San Juan County
  • 8 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 5 new cases in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The 2 additional deaths in New Mexico reported today include:

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 515.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County) – those have now been corrected.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 13,507 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 2,531
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 127
  • Cibola County: 241
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 199
  • Doña Ana County: 1,211
  • Eddy County: 104
  • Grant County: 24
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 60
  • Lea County: 204
  • Lincoln County: 14
  • Los Alamos County: 9
  • Luna County: 104
  • McKinley County: 3,514
  • Otero County: 60
  • Quay County: 7
  • Rio Arriba County: 110
  • Roosevelt County: 72
  • Sandoval County: 769
  • San Juan County: 2,560
  • San Miguel County: 22
  • Santa Fe County: 275
  • Sierra County: 14
  • Socorro County: 61
  • Taos County: 49
  • Torrance County: 48
  • Union County: 8
  • Valencia County: 151

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: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 149
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
  • 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: 6
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 450
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 129 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 5,902 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 and acute care facilities:

  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
  • Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
  • Good Samaritan Society in Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
  • The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
  • Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces

The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive.

To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

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. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing: 

  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
  • Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
  • Asymptomatic people who are currently working; and
  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

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.

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