SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 130 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
38 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
17 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
38 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
3 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
• A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a patient at the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 500.
Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 12,276 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 2,178
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 95
Cibola County: 212
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 165
Doña Ana County: 957
Eddy County: 82
Grant County: 19
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 49
Lea County: 134
Lincoln County: 11
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 80
McKinley County: 3,395
Otero County: 43
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 101
Roosevelt County: 59
Sandoval County: 731
San Juan County: 2,460
San Miguel County: 21
Santa Fe County: 240
Sierra County: 12
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 43
Torrance County: 43
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 124
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: 2
• Otero County Prison Facility: 275
• Otero County Processing Center: 147
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 6
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 444
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
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 currently 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 5,514 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 Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia.
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. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.