SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 827 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
292 new cases in Bernalillo County
27 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
28 new cases in Curry County
172 new cases in Doña Ana County
42 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
36 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
13 new cases in Luna County
10 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
10 new cases in Roosevelt County
22 new cases in Sandoval County
25 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
64 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
16 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases 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
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 40s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Heartfelt Manor Assisted Living in Roswell.
• A female in her 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 950.
Previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Grant County, one in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 38,715 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 9,503
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,816
Cibola County: 520
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,367
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 5,073
Eddy County: 1,256
Grant County: 171
Guadalupe County: 38
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 112
Lea County: 1,893
Lincoln County: 315
Los Alamos County: 40
Luna County: 661
McKinley County: 4,502
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 411
Quay County: 95
Rio Arriba County: 460
Roosevelt County: 402
Sandoval County: 1,772
San Juan County: 3,653
San Miguel County: 151
Santa Fe County: 1,474
Sierra County: 80
Socorro County: 191
Taos County: 181
Torrance County: 93
Union County: 39
Valencia County: 803
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 202 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.
OVERALL STATE HOSPITAL CAPACITY: As of today, 80 percent of adult general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 71 percent of adult ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.
As of today, there are 20,332 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
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: 340
• Otero County Prison Facility: 340
• 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: 41
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 103
• 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: 45
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
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).