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Updated COVID-19 Positive Cases (as of October 19, 2020)
State of New Mexico - 37,302
Total COVID-19 Related Deaths in NM - 935
New Mexico Department of Health 1-855-600-3453

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October 19, 2020 4:18 PM

TOMORROW: Governor, state officials to give
update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference tomorrow afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 mitigation efforts in New Mexico.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 1:00 P.M.

The news conference will be streamed live on the governor’s Facebook page.

The update will be done entirely remotely. Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to nora.sackett@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

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October 19, 2020 4:17 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 518 new cases, totaling 37,302
One additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 518 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
123 new cases in Bernalillo County
30 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
20 new cases in Curry County
20 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
30 new cases in Lea County
11 new cases in Lincoln County
20 new cases in Luna County
10 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
11 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
16 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
13 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
19 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
24 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Monday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
​A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 935.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, one in Curry County) and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Lea County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 37,302 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 9,066
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,766
Cibola County: 498
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,293
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,765
Eddy County: 1,193
Grant County: 168
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 111
Lea County: 1,837
Lincoln County: 307
Los Alamos County: 38
Luna County: 631
McKinley County: 4,476
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 366
Quay County: 87
Rio Arriba County: 454
Roosevelt County: 389
Sandoval County: 1,730
San Juan County: 3,599
San Miguel County: 147
Santa Fe County: 1,379
Sierra County: 75
Socorro County: 183
Taos County: 174
Torrance County: 93
Union County: 38
Valencia County: 773

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: 331
Otero County Prison Facility: 337
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: 102
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
As of today, there are 183 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 20,001 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:
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Independent Senior Living in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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).

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;
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 can also 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.

October 19, 2020 6:33 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 448 new cases, totaling 36,788
Five additional COVID-19 deaths

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:
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano Del Sol in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
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).

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;
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 can also 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.