New Mexico COVID-19 Update Aug. 18: 878 New Cases, Totaling 221,960 With 4 New Deaths And 199,037 Recovered

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

Four recent deaths:

  • A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,459.

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

  • 88240 – 71
  • 88203 – 38
  • 87105 – 35
  • 87121 – 35
  • 87120 – 34
  • 88220 – 34
  • 87124 – 28
  • 87114 – 25
  • 88201 – 23
  • 88210 – 20

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 221,960 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 63,660
  • Catron County: 115
  • Chaves County: 9,888
  • Cibola County: 2,994
  • Colfax County: 866
  • Curry County: 5,806
  • De Baca County: 202
  • Doña Ana County: 26,221
  • Eddy County: 8,345
  • Grant County: 1,841
  • Guadalupe County: 499
  • Harding County: 13
  • Hidalgo County: 482
  • Lea County: 10,190
  • Lincoln County: 2,072
  • Los Alamos County: 591
  • Luna County: 3,525
  • McKinley County: 12,883
  • Mora County: 191
  • Otero County: 4,527
  • Quay County: 654
  • Rio Arriba County: 4,046
  • Roosevelt County: 2,241
  • Sandoval County: 13,201
  • San Juan County: 16,526
  • San Miguel County: 1,602
  • Santa Fe County: 11,277
  • Sierra County: 824
  • Socorro County: 1,392
  • Taos County: 1,859
  • Torrance County: 979
  • Union County: 273
  • Valencia County: 7,500

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: 452
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 457
  • Otero County Processing Center: 436
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 334

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: 303
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 255
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 761
  • 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 353 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 199,037 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
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  •  The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Casa del Norte in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • 271 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 62 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 12 new cases in Colfax County
  • 13 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 46 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 59 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 123 new cases in Lea County
  • 14 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 8 new cases in Luna County
  • 30 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 15 new cases in Otero County
  • 11 new cases in Quay County
  • 18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 11 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 54 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 35 new cases in San Juan County
  • 5 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 30 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Sierra County
  • 5 new cases in Socorro County
  • 3 new cases in Taos County
  • 12 new cases in Torrance County
  • 27 new cases in Valencia Count
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Artesia
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
  • Good Life Senior Living in Portales
  • Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
  • MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Memory Care at North Ridge in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills 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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