New Mexico COVID-19 Sept. 2 Update: 994 New Cases, Totaling 234,475 With 15 New Deaths And 203,156 Recovered

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced 994 additional COVID-19 cases today in New Mexico.

Los Alamos County reports 3 new cases today bringing the total to 620 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 15 new deaths today in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 220 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Catron County
  • 116 new cases in Chaves County
  • 20 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Colfax County
  • 26 new cases in Curry County
  • 87 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 60 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 96 new cases in Lea County
  • 14 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 3 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 21 new cases in Luna County
  • 26 new cases in McKinley County
  • 24 new cases in Otero County
  • 6 new cases in Quay County
  • 16 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 8 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 47 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 58 new cases in San Juan County
  • 25 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 34 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Sierra County
  • 8 new cases in Socorro County
  • 11 new cases in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Union County
  • 36 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility

The Department of Health reports 15 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Fourteen recent deaths:

  • A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Curry 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 male in his 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Los Alamos County.
  • A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 30s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One* death >30 days:

  • A female in her 50s 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 4,544.

*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

Additional note on vaccines: due to an unforeseen technical issue, the COVID-19 vaccine dashboard will not be updated today. We aim to publish updated vaccine numbers tomorrow.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases today are:

  • 88240 – 58
  • 88203 – 53
  • 88201 – 39
  • 88220 – 37
  • 87121 – 33
  • 87114 – 26
  • 88101 – 25
  • 87124 – 24
  • 88001 – 24
  • 87401 – 23

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 cases reported above, New Mexico has had a total of 234,475 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 66,582
  • Catron County: 131
  • Chaves County: 10,809
  • Cibola County: 3,101
  • Colfax County: 961
  • Curry County: 6,397
  • De Baca County: 211
  • Doña Ana County: 27,118
  • Eddy County: 9,276
  • Grant County: 1,905
  • Guadalupe County: 543
  • Harding County: 14
  • Hidalgo County: 514
  • Lea County: 11,515
  • Lincoln County: 2,276
  • Los Alamos County: 620
  • Luna County: 3,640
  • McKinley County: 13,240
  • Mora County: 217
  • Otero County: 4,908
  • Quay County: 756
  • Rio Arriba County: 4,222
  • Roosevelt County: 2,406
  • Sandoval County: 13,775
  • San Juan County: 17,233
  • San Miguel County: 1,965
  • Santa Fe County: 11,725
  • Sierra County: 865
  • Socorro County: 1,483
  • Taos County: 2,032
  • Torrance County: 1,076
  • Union County: 280
  • Valencia County: 7,902

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: 481
  • Otero County Processing Center: 486
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 347

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: 311
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 168
  • 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: 233
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76

As of today, there are 392 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are 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 203,156 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
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
  • BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • BeeHive Homes Roswell
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Casa del Norte in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
  • Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
  • Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Haven Care Aspen House in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Community in Albuquerque
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • 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
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Roberta’s Family Care Home Assisted Living in Anton Chico
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
  • Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation 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
  • Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

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; and
  • 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.

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