New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 198 New Cases, Total 188,167 With 3 New Deaths And 164,614 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 198 additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports 1 new case today bringing the total to 488 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.)

Today’s update includes 3 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 74 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 28 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 5 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 2 new cases in Luna County
  • 13 new cases in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 9 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 9 new cases in San Juan County
  • 5 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Sierra County
  • 7 new cases in Taos County
  • 8 new cases in Valencia County
  • 5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Dept. inmates at Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health reports 3 more deaths today in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,850.

The 10 ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases today are:

  • 87120 – 13
  • 87121 – 10
  • 87114 – 8
  • 88011 – 7
  • 87031 – 6
  • 87110 – 6
  • 87105 – 5
  • 87108 – 5
  • 87123 – 5
  • 87701 – 5

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. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included ten cases that have been identified as duplicates (eight in Bernalillo County, two in Otero County) and five cases that were not lab confirmed (five in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. One death reported Dec. 8 of a male in his 80s from Rio Arriba who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions was found to have been previously reported on Nov. 12 and has been corrected. One death reported Nov. 11 of a female in her 90s from Doña Ana County who was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living was hospitalized and had underlying conditions was found to have been previously reported on Nov. 9 and has been corrected.

Including the cases reported today, New Mexico has had a total of 188,167 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 53,555
  • Catron County: 83
  • Chaves County: 8,682
  • Cibola County: 2,788
  • Colfax County: 713
  • Curry County: 4,971
  • De Baca County: 133
  • Doña Ana County: 23,233
  • Eddy County: 6,559
  • Grant County: 1,559
  • Guadalupe County: 365
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 350
  • Lea County: 8,111
  • Lincoln County: 1,571
  • Los Alamos County: 489
  • Luna County: 3,136
  • McKinley County: 12,091
  • Mora County: 166
  • Otero County: 3,481
  • Quay County: 425
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,443
  • Roosevelt County: 1,847
  • Sandoval County: 11,036
  • San Juan County: 13,615
  • San Miguel County: 1,273
  • Santa Fe County: 9,713
  • Sierra County: 706
  • Socorro County: 1,231
  • Taos County: 1,587
  • Torrance County: 660
  • Union County: 244
  • Valencia County: 6,258

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases today among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

The Department of Health reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases today among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 291
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 756
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 126
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 220
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 127 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 164,614 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:

  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • BeeHive Homes Edgewood
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
  • Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
  • The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

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. 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, 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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