SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 448 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
151 new cases in Bernalillo County
26 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Curry County
68 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
26 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
32 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
31 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
28 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
14 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Saturday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho.
• A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 30s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 934.
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 36,788 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 8,943
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,737
Cibola County: 495
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,274
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,663
Eddy County: 1,173
Grant County: 164
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 111
Lea County: 1,808
Lincoln County: 296
Los Alamos County: 38
Luna County: 611
McKinley County: 4,467
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 350
Quay County: 86
Rio Arriba County: 443
Roosevelt County: 380
Sandoval County: 1,719
San Juan County: 3,583
San Miguel County: 143
Santa Fe County: 1,368
Sierra County: 75
Socorro County: 170
Taos County: 168
Torrance County: 93
Union County: 38
Valencia County: 754
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: 330
• Otero County Prison Facility: 335
• Otero County Processing Center: 181
• 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: 40
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 78
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
• 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: 44
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 171 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 19,894 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: Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Good Life Senior Living in Artesia, Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad and 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).