SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 426 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
120 new cases in Bernalillo County
35 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
20 new cases in Curry County
70 new cases in Doña Ana County
27 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
32 new cases in Lea County
11 new cases in Lincoln County
7 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
31 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
3 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 896.
Previously reported numbers included one case in Lea County that has been identified as a duplicate – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 31,372 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 7,185
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,403
Cibola County: 446
Colfax County: 40
Curry County: 950
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,783
Eddy County: 961
Grant County: 134
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 103
Lea County: 1,574
Lincoln County: 237
Los Alamos County: 36
Luna County: 458
McKinley County: 4,375
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 285
Quay County: 77
Rio Arriba County: 406
Roosevelt County: 322
Sandoval County: 1,442
San Juan County: 3,421
San Miguel County: 107
Santa Fe County: 1,124
Sierra County: 50
Socorro County: 124
Taos County: 149
Torrance County: 84
Union County: 32
Valencia County: 624
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: 324
• Otero County Prison Facility: 287
• Otero County Processing Center: 165
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 44
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: 35
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 52
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 2
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 109 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 17,766 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 in Eddy County: Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
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).