New Mexico COVID-19 Update Oct. 7: 1,025 New Cases, Totaling 257,9707, 14 New Deaths, 228,486 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — State health officials announced 1,025 additional COVID-19 cases Thursday in New Mexico.

Los Alamos County reported 34 new cases Thursday, bringing the total to 720 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.)

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

  • 212 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 47 new cases in Chaves County
  • 10 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Colfax County
  • 16 new cases in Curry County
  • 45 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 46 new cases in Eddy County
  • 18 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new cases in Harding County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 32 new cases in Lea County
  • 14 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 34 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 37 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Mora County
  • 56 new cases in Otero County
  • 6 new cases in Quay County
  • 7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 10 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 66 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 237 new cases in San Juan County
  • 17 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 42 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Sierra County
  • 8 new cases in Socorro County
  • 3 new cases in Taos County
  • 11 new cases in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Union County
  • 23 new cases in Valencia County
  • 4 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

The Health Department reported 14 new deaths Thursday in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Ten recent deaths:

  • A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized.

Four* deaths >30 days:

  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County.
  • A female in her 40s from Lea County.
  • A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 70s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,854.

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

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

  • 87401 – 194
  • 88310 – 41
  • 87121 – 36
  • 87544 – 31
  • 87114 – 28
  • 88201 – 25
  • 88210 – 24
  • 87124 – 18
  • 88220 – 18
  • 87105 – 17

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 257,970 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 72,529
  • Catron County: 147
  • Chaves County: 12,155
  • Cibola County: 3,397
  • Colfax County: 1,196
  • Curry County: 7,159
  • De Baca County: 223
  • Doña Ana County: 28,901
  • Eddy County: 10,507
  • Grant County: 2,166
  • Guadalupe County: 595
  • Harding County: 29
  • Hidalgo County: 547
  • Lea County: 13,201
  • Lincoln County: 2,731
  • Los Alamos County: 720
  • Luna County: 3,824
  • McKinley County: 14,146
  • Mora County: 319
  • Otero County: 5,816
  • Quay County: 966
  • Rio Arriba County: 4,568
  • Roosevelt County: 2,611
  • Sandoval County: 15,186
  • San Juan County: 19,183
  • San Miguel County: 2,448
  • Santa Fe County: 12,569
  • Sierra County: 982
  • Socorro County: 1,621
  • Taos County: 2,259
  • Torrance County: 1,310
  • Union County: 332
  • Valencia County: 8,725

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: 455
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 530
  • Otero County Processing Center: 535
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 353

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: 321
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 172
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 224
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 235
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76

As of today, there are 349 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 228,486 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
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • All Care Assisted Living in Clovis
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
  • Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan
  • Avamere in Roswell
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes of Four Hills in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Memory Care at North Ridge in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
  • Seniorcare LLC – Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
  • Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

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 also may 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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