New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 688 New Cases, Totaling 215,781 With 5 New Deaths And Recovered 197,786

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 688 additional COVID-19 cases today.

Los Alamos County reports 0 new cases so the total remains at 570 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 5 new deaths today in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 202 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 15 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax County
  • 10 new cases in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in De Baca County
  • 47 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 68 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 131 new cases in Lea County
  • 24 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 10 new cases in McKinley County
  • 16 new cases in Otero County
  • 6 new cases in Quay County
  • 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 36 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 22 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 13 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 4 new cases in Sierra County
  • 6 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 29 new cases in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

The Department of Health reports 5 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Two recent deaths:

  • A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A second female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.

Three* deaths >30 days:

  •  A female in her 40s from McKinley County.
  • A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was a resident of Good Samaritan Betty Dare facility in Alamogordo.
  • A female in her 90s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Good Samaritan Betty Dare facility in Alamogordo.

*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 4,430.

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

  • 88240 – 61
  • 88220 – 53
  • 88260 – 47
  • 87121 – 34
  • 87114 – 23
  • 87031 – 21
  • 87120 – 19
  • 87124 – 17
  • 87105 – 16
  • 87123 – 16

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 today, New Mexico has had a total of 215,781 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 62,175
  • Catron County: 106
  • Chaves County: 9,465
  • Cibola County: 2,963
  • Colfax County: 830
  • Curry County: 5,651
  • De Baca County: 192
  • Doña Ana County: 25,819
  • Eddy County: 7,829
  • Grant County: 1,816
  • Guadalupe County: 486
  • Harding County: 13
  • Hidalgo County: 469
  • Lea County: 9,022
  • Lincoln County: 1,962
  • Los Alamos County: 570
  • Luna County: 3,489
  • McKinley County: 12,720
  • Mora County: 184
  • Otero County: 4,355
  • Quay County: 612
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,965
  • Roosevelt County: 2,165
  • Sandoval County: 12,888
  • San Juan County: 16,260
  • San Miguel County: 1,530
  • Santa Fe County: 11,084
  • Sierra County: 805
  • Socorro County: 1,372
  • Taos County: 1,831
  • Torrance County: 932
  • Union County: 267
  • Valencia County: 7,288

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 among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 451
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 453
  • Otero County Processing Center: 433
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 333

The Department of Health 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: 302
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 255
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 169
  • 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: 231
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 250 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 197,786 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
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Artesia
  • Good Life Senior Living in Portales
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
  • MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of facility of Rio Rancho
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Vila Nursing Home in Roswell
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas

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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