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November 29, 2020 5:56 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,443 new cases, totaling 95,417
Thirteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 1,443 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

356 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
135 new cases in Chaves County
33 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Colfax County
33 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
167 new cases in Doña Ana County
19 new cases in Eddy County
15 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
67 new cases in Lea County
16 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Los Alamos County
9 new cases in Luna County
88 new cases in McKinley County
28 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
40 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
101 new cases in Sandoval County
82 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
92 new cases in Santa Fe County
13 new cases in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
14 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Torrance County
5 new cases in Union County
42 new cases in Valencia County
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

The Department of Health on Sunday reported thirteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of The Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A female in her 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A male in his 80s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center in Taos.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,540.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Nov. 29, are:

88201 – 64
88203 – 62
87507 – 57
87121 – 54
88240 – 52
87108 – 42
87124 – 42
87105 – 37
88001 – 32
87120 – 31

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Valencia County) and five cases that were not lab confirmed (four in Bernalillo County, one in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Union County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and is now reported as such. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County has been corrected to be reported in Cibola County. Two cases previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility have been corrected to be reported in Otero County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 95,417 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 26,194
Catron County: 36
Chaves County: 4,665
Cibola County: 1,650
Colfax County: 211
Curry County: 3,157
De Baca County: 44
Doña Ana County: 13,356
Eddy County: 2,952
Grant County: 499
Guadalupe County: 127
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 185
Lea County: 4,229
Lincoln County: 778
Los Alamos County: 142
Luna County: 1,946
McKinley County: 7,043
Mora County: 35
Otero County: 1,399
Quay County: 230
Rio Arriba County: 1,307
Roosevelt County: 980
Sandoval County: 5,090
San Juan County: 5,917
San Miguel County: 414
Santa Fe County: 5,053
Sierra County: 344
Socorro County: 616
Taos County: 816
Torrance County: 311
Union County: 118
Valencia County: 2,951

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: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 205
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 82
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 106
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 57
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 166
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 2
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 919 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 32,050 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood 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.

Prior Updates

November 28, 2020 4:50 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,142 new cases, totaling 93,982 – twenty-three additional deaths


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nora Meyers Sackett
nora.sackett@state.nm.us

November 28, 2020

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,142 new cases, totaling 93,982
Twenty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 2,142 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
719 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
162 new cases in Chaves County
17 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
40 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
218 new cases in Doña Ana County
94 new cases in Eddy County
20 new cases in Grant County
5 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
92 new cases in Lea County
12 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
48 new cases in Luna County
110 new cases in McKinley County
34 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Quay County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
163 new cases in Sandoval County
82 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
129 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
15 new cases in Socorro County
8 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
100 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported twenty-three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 100s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
A second male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,527.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Nov. 27, are:
87121 – 114
87507 – 90
88201 – 90
87114 – 80
87105 – 79
87120 – 74
88240 – 64
87031 – 61
88005 – 60
88220 – 55
Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in McKinley County, one in Roosevelt County) and five cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, two in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Four cases previously reported in Union County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 93,982 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 25,847
Catron County: 35
Chaves County: 4,530
Cibola County: 1,616
Colfax County: 201
Curry County: 3,124
De Baca County: 43
Doña Ana County: 13,190
Eddy County: 2,933
Grant County: 484
Guadalupe County: 124
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 183
Lea County: 4,162
Lincoln County: 764
Los Alamos County: 132
Luna County: 1,935
McKinley County: 6,955
Mora County: 35
Otero County: 1,367
Quay County: 226
Rio Arriba County: 1,267
Roosevelt County: 972
Sandoval County: 4,988
San Juan County: 5,835
San Miguel County: 407
Santa Fe County: 4,964
Sierra County: 331
Socorro County: 606
Taos County: 802
Torrance County: 295
Union County: 114
Valencia County: 2,910

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: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 205
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 67
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 105
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 54
Otero County Prison Facility: 475
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 166
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 854 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 31,482 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood 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.

November 27, 2020 2:41 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,076 new cases, totaling 91,852
Thirty-Five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 2,076 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

746 new cases in Bernalillo County
86 new cases in Chaves County
57 new cases in Cibola County
21 new cases in Colfax County
46 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
98 new cases in Doña Ana County
55 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
98 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
25 new cases in Luna County
100 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
8 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
27 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
168 new cases in Sandoval County
121 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
145 new cases in Santa Fe County
28 new cases in Sierra County
16 new cases in Socorro County
31 new cases in Taos County
11 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
131 new cases in Valencia County
19 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

The Department of Health on Friday reported thirty-five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
A second male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
A female in her 80s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
A male in his 40s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Retirement Ranches in Clovis.
A female in her 90s from Curry County. The individual was a resident of Retirement Ranches in Clovis.
A male in his 90s from Curry County. The individual was a resident of Retirement Ranches in Clovis.
A male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A male in his 80s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Quay County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of Aztec Healthcare in Aztec.
A second male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Montecito in Santa Fe facility.
A second female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe.
A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Sierra County. The individual was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A second female in her 80s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A male in his 80s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A female in her 70s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center.
A second female in her 70s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center.
A third female in her 70s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center.
A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual was a resident of Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,504.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Nov. 27, are:

87121 – 130
87105 – 83
87031 – 75
87507 – 70
87114 – 66
87120 – 54
87124 – 53
87111 – 52
88203 – 49
88240 - 47

Previously reported numbers included sixteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, seven in Lea County, one in Lincoln County, two in McKinley County, three in Santa Fe County); two cases that were not lab-confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers in correctional facilities included one additional case in the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center that had been previously identified as a Bernalillo County resident and one case of a Doña Ana County resident that had been previously identified as an inmate at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 91,852 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 25,134
Catron County: 34
Chaves County: 4,368
Cibola County: 1,599
Colfax County: 194
Curry County: 3,084
De Baca County: 42
Doña Ana County: 12,976
Eddy County: 2,839
Grant County: 464
Guadalupe County: 119
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 181
Lea County: 4,072
Lincoln County: 752
Los Alamos County: 129
Luna County: 1,886
McKinley County: 6,846
Mora County: 35
Otero County: 1,333
Quay County: 219
Rio Arriba County: 1,248
Roosevelt County: 961
Sandoval County: 4,823
San Juan County: 5,753
San Miguel County: 402
Santa Fe County: 4,838
Sierra County: 322
Socorro County: 591
Taos County: 794
Torrance County: 293
Union County: 114
Valencia County: 2,809

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: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 204
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 67
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 101
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 54
Otero County Prison Facility: 475
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 164
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 874 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 31,102 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood 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.

November 26, 2020 5:12 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,708 new cases, totaling 89,796
Eighteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,708 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

671 new cases in Bernalillo County
66 new cases in Chaves County
10 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
26 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
182 new cases in Doña Ana County
29 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
54 new cases in Lea County
30 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
100 new cases in McKinley County
17 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
25 new cases in Rio Arriba County
14 new cases in Roosevelt County
120 new cases in Sandoval County
119 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
84 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
8 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
10 new cases in Union County
78 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday reported eighteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
A fourth female in her 70s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo 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 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
A second female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A male in in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A second male in in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County.
A female in her 60s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from San Miguel County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,469.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Nov. 25, are:

87121 – 114
87114 – 69
87105 – 54
87507 – 51
87120 – 49
87123 – 48
87124 – 42
87112 – 41
87031 – 40
87301 - 40

Previously reported numbers included fourteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (10 in Bernalillo County, two in Roosevelt County, two in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County, five cases in Union County and one in Valencia County have been determined to be among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 89,796 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 24,393
Catron County: 34
Chaves County: 4,282
Cibola County: 1,542
Colfax County: 173
Curry County: 3,038
De Baca County: 41
Doña Ana County: 12,877
Eddy County: 2,784
Grant County: 460
Guadalupe County: 119
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 179
Lea County: 3,981
Lincoln County: 744
Los Alamos County: 124
Luna County: 1,861
McKinley County: 6,748
Mora County: 34
Otero County: 1,325
Quay County: 218
Rio Arriba County: 1,221
Roosevelt County: 955
Sandoval County: 4,655
San Juan County: 5,632
San Miguel County: 394
Santa Fe County: 4,698
Sierra County: 294
Socorro County: 575
Taos County: 763
Torrance County: 282
Union County: 112
Valencia County: 2,679

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: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 204
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 67
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 101
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 53
Otero County Prison Facility: 475
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 146
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 880 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 30,777 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood 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.

November 25, 2020 1:54 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,873 new cases, totaling 88,102
Twenty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,873 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

576 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
124 new cases in Chaves County
21 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Colfax County
36 new cases in Curry County
223 new cases in Doña Ana County
35 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
95 new cases in Lea County
23 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
19 new cases in Luna County
116 new cases in McKinley County
25 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
37 new cases in Rio Arriba County
22 new cases in Roosevelt County
130 new cases in Sandoval County
116 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
114 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
28 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
59 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
3 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 Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported twenty-three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 20s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility in Artesia.
A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center in Taos.
A female in her 80s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Valencia County. The individual was a resident of the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.
A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,451.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Nov. 25, are:

87121 – 100
87114 – 69
88201 – 62
88240 – 62
87105 – 57
87507 – 50
87111 – 45
87120 – 44
87401 – 43
88203 – 43

Previously reported numbers included thirteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, two in Cibola County, one in Eddy County, one in Lincoln County, one in Luna County, one in Roosevelt County, three in Santa Fe County) and five cases in Doña Ana that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 88,102 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 23,734
Catron County: 34
Chaves County: 4,216
Cibola County: 1,532
Colfax County: 170
Curry County: 3,012
De Baca County: 38
Doña Ana County: 12,694
Eddy County: 2,755
Grant County: 447
Guadalupe County: 115
Harding County: 5
Hidalgo County: 175
Lea County: 3,927
Lincoln County: 714
Los Alamos County: 122
Luna County: 1,854
McKinley County: 6,648
Mora County: 34
Otero County: 1,308
Quay County: 217
Rio Arriba County: 1,196
Roosevelt County: 943
Sandoval County: 4,535
San Juan County: 5,515
San Miguel County: 386
Santa Fe County: 4,614
Sierra County: 291
Socorro County: 569
Taos County: 755
Torrance County: 277
Union County: 107
Valencia County: 2,602

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: 382
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 203
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 66
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 94
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 53
Otero County Prison Facility: 475
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 146
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 897 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 30,170 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood 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.

November 24, 2020 2:07 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,107 new cases, totaling 86,247
Twenty-eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 2,107 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

541 new cases in Bernalillo County
108 new cases in Chaves County
64 new cases in Cibola County
14 new cases in Colfax County
41 new cases in Curry County
6 new cases in De Baca County
202 new cases in Doña Ana County
97 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
118 new cases in Lea County
12 new cases in Lincoln County
7 new cases in Los Alamos County
26 new cases in Luna County
184 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
48 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
37 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
172 new cases in Sandoval County
127 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in San Miguel County
91 new cases in Santa Fe County
10 new cases in Sierra County
18 new cases in Socorro County
34 new cases in Taos County
26 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
75 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
10 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

The Department of Health on Tuesday reported twenty-eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo 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 second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
A male in his 80s from Eddy 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 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
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.
A male in his 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Taos Living Center.
A male in his 60s from Union County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Union County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,428.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Nov. 24, are:

88240 – 71
87121 – 70
87120 – 65
88210 – 65
88210 – 57
87105 – 52
88201 – 42
87327 – 41
88203 – 41
87114 – 39
87124 – 39

Previously reported numbers included eight cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Los Alamos County, two in San Juan County, three in Santa Fe County, one in Taos County) – these have now been confirmed. Two cases previously reported in Chaves County have been determined to be among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 86,247 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 23,162
Catron County: 33
Chaves County: 4,094
Cibola County: 1,513
Colfax County: 159
Curry County: 2,976
De Baca County: 38
Doña Ana County: 12,476
Eddy County: 2,721
Grant County: 441
Guadalupe County: 109
Harding County: 5
Hidalgo County: 171
Lea County: 3,832
Lincoln County: 692
Los Alamos County: 120
Luna County: 1,836
McKinley County: 6,532
Mora County: 34
Otero County: 1,283
Quay County: 211
Rio Arriba County: 1,159
Roosevelt County: 922
Sandoval County: 4,404
San Juan County: 5,399
San Miguel County: 384
Santa Fe County: 4,503
Sierra County: 286
Socorro County: 560
Taos County: 727
Torrance County: 275
Union County: 106
Valencia County: 2,542

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: 382
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 201
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 64
Lea County Correctional Facility: 143
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 93
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 50
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 103
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 871 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 29,568 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood 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.

November 24, 2020 10:30 AM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org


OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com APD staff is working by appointment only. · The City shut down all non-essential services (MVD, City Clerk, Library) 11/16-11-30. Announcement on our website: https://www.cityofanthonynm.com/2020/11/16/city-partially-shuts-down-11-16-2020/

UAC JIC Update - Nov 23 2020

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez Updates for the City of Las Cruces: https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4199

Steve Ramirez www.las-cruces.org City Makes Changes in Response to Governor's Health Orders https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4200 Branigan Library Grab and Go and Computer Lab Access

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org LCP/F has launched a social media campaign thanking health care workers. Temp checks at secure door to LCP. Lobby open on Monday and Thursday.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net All staff are working from home with the exception of janitorial and facilities staff. Special ed and athletics have been suspended.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org County departments are working with limited staff and the rest are teleworking.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org Office only open on Wednesday. Staff available by phone.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov Town Hall employees will begin teleworking starting Monday, November 23, 2020. Town Hall, parks and Plaza are all closed.

Memorial Medical Center Ryan Perkins www.mmclc.org Work continues on a video in partnership with Mountain View RMC to alert community to use precaution during the upcoming holidays. Also defining the difference between your household and extended family.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com Ben Woods thanked everyone for help with the “thank you healthcare workers” campaign. Honk for healthcare at noon today in the Mountain View RMC parking lot.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu NMSU campus is only open to students, faculty and staff. Spring semester will be hybrid of online and on campus classes.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Per public health order, all recreation areas are closed.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Many residents of nursing and assisted living facilities are having “failure to thrive” and thought cards from the community might help. Kelly from LCPS will get with art teachers to see if they can help by making cards.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director No report.

www.mvrda.org

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing sites: Las Cruces: DOH Anthony DOH Sunland Park DOH

November 23, 2020 2:02 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,259 new cases, totaling 84,148
Seventeen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 2,259 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

748 new cases in Bernalillo County
63 new cases in Chaves County
73 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Colfax County
100 new cases in Curry County
202 new cases in Doña Ana County
37 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
5 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
31 new cases in Lea County
12 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
16 new cases in Luna County
168 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
11 new cases in Quay County
30 new cases in Rio Arriba County
25 new cases in Roosevelt County
122 new cases in Sandoval County
149 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
219 new cases in Santa Fe County
10 new cases in Sierra County
13 new cases in Socorro County
20 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Torrance County
8 new cases in Union County
119 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
18 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County

The Department of Health on Monday reported seventeen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at The Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 40s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 100s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,400.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Nov. 23, are:

87121 – 117
87507 – 111
88101 – 94
87105 – 80
87031 – 74
87114 – 69
87120 – 64
87108 – 59
87123 – 50
87124 – 48

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Roosevelt County) and five cases that were not lab confirmed (three in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 84,148 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 22,624
Catron County: 33
Chaves County: 3,988
Cibola County: 1,449
Colfax County: 145
Curry County: 2,935
De Baca County: 32
Doña Ana County: 12,274
Eddy County: 2,624
Grant County: 440
Guadalupe County: 104
Harding County: 5
Hidalgo County: 170
Lea County: 3,714
Lincoln County: 680
Los Alamos County: 114
Luna County: 1,810
McKinley County: 6,348
Mora County: 33
Otero County: 1,235
Quay County: 209
Rio Arriba County: 1,118
Roosevelt County: 914
Sandoval County: 4,230
San Juan County: 5,274
San Miguel County: 375
Santa Fe County: 4,421
Sierra County: 276
Socorro County: 542
Taos County: 694
Torrance County: 249
Union County: 103
Valencia County: 2,465

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: 381
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 200
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 54
Lea County Correctional Facility: 143
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 87
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 49
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 103
Roswell Correctional Center: 221
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 846 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 29,183 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood 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.

November 23, 2020 1:14 PM

Gov. Lujan Grisham announces special session
for state relief for N.M. businesses, unemployed, more

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced she will call the New Mexico Legislature into special session on Tuesday, Nov. 24, to take up a relief package for New Mexicans who have been affected by the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor’s priorities for the session – sometimes referred to as the governor’s “call” – include direct unemployment assistance, supplementing the payments to New Mexicans whose employment has been impacted by the economic fallout of the pandemic; grants to New Mexico businesses, making meaningful funding assistance as accessible as possible for business-owners whose operations have been impacted by the public health emergency; emergency housing assistance; and emergency food bank services.

The proposed legislation the governor will ask lawmakers to take up and approve will include:

$194 million in direct unemployment assistance, providing for a one-time supplemental benefit of $1,200 to each state unemployment claimant who is eligible for state or federal pandemic unemployment programs or was eligible but has exhausted their benefits under those programs since Sept. 12;
$100 million for a grant program for New Mexico-owned small businesses;
$15 million to provide for emergency housing assistance;
$5 million for emergency food bank services;
$5 million for direct economic assistance to low-income residents, in the form of a one-time $750 disbursement per household, who did not receive an “economic impact payment” from the federal government; and
Other funding necessary to support the administrative organization and execution of these programs.

Funding for these programs will be made available through a transfer of previously received federal funds to the appropriation account of the state general fund.

During the first special legislative session of 2020, state lawmakers and the administration worked to ensure the state’s financial reserves remained more than sufficient to achieve solvency and maintain key state programs amid the potential for continuing or worsening economic conditions.

In the intervening months, updated state revenue forecasts signal that state reserves will remain at a healthy level – 30 percent of general fund expenditures – even after allocating these additional federal funds for the above purposes. The Lujan Grisham administration has prudently aimed for – and maintained – at least 20 percent of general fund expenditures in reserves as a fiscally prudent target.

The proposed legislation would also appropriate $10 million from the state general fund to the Department of Health to provide for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and vaccine implementation support.

“I am grateful for the Legislature’s willingness to take up this urgently needed relief package on behalf of all New Mexicans,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “And I am optimistic lawmakers will come together in a bipartisan fashion to expeditiously approve these assistance programs. The simple fact is New Mexicans need the absolute maximum support that government can provide right now. We can do a lot of good when we work together and when our priorities align. In this moment of crisis, we will and we must forge ahead together for the good of the people of our great state.”

“We have countless critical issues facing the state right now,” said Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen. “The actions we take in this special session will help us address the most immediate of them, and, most importantly, get the money to where it will have the greatest positive impact on those families and small businesses who need it most.”

“New Mexicans are hurting, and without more federal economic relief in sight we have to take action now,” said Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth. “Assisting our small businesses, shoring up unemployment funds to help displaced workers, and providing some relief for people struggling with food and housing are all priorities the legislature strongly supports.”

“New Mexicans have remained incredibly resilient throughout this pandemic, yet their future is uncertain if we do not deliver the relief they desperately need to defeat this virus,” said Speaker of the House of Representatives Brian Egolf. “The relief we pass this special session will go directly to hardworking families struggling to keep their children fed, a roof over their heads, and the heat and bills paid. Unlike Washington, our state government knows New Mexico’s future is dependent on keeping families whole through this pandemic and beyond.”

It will be the second special session the governor has called amid the pandemic to address issues stemming from the health and economic crises. The first, in June, encompassed an emergency agenda set by the governor to ensure state solvency after the pandemic cratered the oil market; establish emergency small business support programs; require all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras; and authorize a bipartisan state Civil Rights Commission to analyze and make recommendations to the Legislature and governor.

November 23, 2020 7:00 AM

NMDOH seeks applicants for contact-tracing jobs

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health and the State Personnel Office are seeking applicants with education or experience in health care fields to fill contact-tracing positions statewide as the fight against COVID intensifies.

As COVID cases rise and testing demand increases, the need for contact-tracers is imperative to identify, isolate, monitor and support COVID positive cases through their period of isolation.

Contact-tracing not only supports someone who has tested positive for COVID, they also alert those who have come into close contact with the COVID positive person so that they can immediately get tested and isolate. This process of case investigation is critical to virus containment and stopping the spread of the disease.

Applicants can apply by logging onto the State Personnel Office website and navigate to “View Job Opportunities and Apply” at the top right of the page. The contact-tracing positions are listed there. Hiring is virtual, and work will be remote.


Covid-19 Testing Opportunities

NMHR is recruiting health professionals to volunteer to staff Covid testing sites throughout the state. The NM Department of Health, Infectious Disease Bureau, is actively seeking volunteers now, and contract positions are forthcoming.

Licensed medical, dental professionals from assistants to those trained at the highest levels are invited to register here. From that link one will be able to provide your name, address and contact information. MAKE SURE YOU MENTION VOLUNTEER INTEREST ON THE “WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR” SECTION. NMHR will then be able to pass it along to the NM Department of Health. Soon to graduate students comfortable with their infection control capabilities also are encouraged to apply.

Coordination of specific activities will be through the NM Medical Reserve Corps (NMMRC). Volunteers are informed about opportunities in their area and around the state. This may include working a Covid-19 test site, staffing the Covid-19 hotline, or volunteering at a Covid-19 acute care facility.

The first step is to go https://www.3rnet.org/candidate-registration .

November 22, 2020 2:49 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,468 new cases, totaling 81,896
Thirty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 2,468 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

710 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
82 new cases in Chaves County
58 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
45 new cases in Curry County
220 new cases in Doña Ana County
79 new cases in Eddy County
20 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
8 new cases in Hidalgo County
121 new cases in Lea County
31 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
49 new cases in Luna County
190 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
52 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
27 new cases in Roosevelt County
161 new cases in Sandoval County
193 new cases in San Juan County
21 new cases in San Miguel County
107 new cases in Santa Fe County
29 new cases in Sierra County
20 new cases in Socorro County
24 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
103 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
22 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe

The Department of Health on Sunday reported thirty-three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A third female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A fourth female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Cibola County.
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her teens from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 100s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Palmilla Senior Living facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the San Juan Center in Farmington.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A male in his 90s from Taos County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,383.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Nov. 20, are:

87121 – 118
87114 – 96
88240 – 75
87105 – 72
87031 – 65
87401 – 59
87120 – 56
87301 – 56
87507 – 56
87124 – 53

Previously reported numbers included twelve cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, five in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in Santa Fe County, two in San Juan County, one in Taos County) that have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility has been determined to be in Union County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 81,896 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 21,885
Catron County: 33
Chaves County: 3,925
Cibola County: 1,375
Colfax County: 134
Curry County: 2,835
De Baca County: 32
Doña Ana County: 12,072
Eddy County: 2,587
Grant County: 434
Guadalupe County: 99
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 166
Lea County: 3,684
Lincoln County: 668
Los Alamos County: 111
Luna County: 1,794
McKinley County: 6,180
Mora County: 33
Otero County: 1,224
Quay County: 198
Rio Arriba County: 1,087
Roosevelt County: 890
Sandoval County: 4,107
San Juan County: 5,126
San Miguel County: 368
Santa Fe County: 4,204
Sierra County: 266
Socorro County: 530
Taos County: 674
Torrance County: 241
Union County: 95
Valencia County: 2,343

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: 363
Otero County Prison Facility: 423
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 197
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 54
Lea County Correctional Facility: 143
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 85
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 47
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 102
Roswell Correctional Center: 221
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 845 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 28,857 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista Adult Residential in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming

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.

November 21, 2020 4:59 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,353 new cases, totaling 79,440
Twenty-five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 2,353 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

647 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
118 new cases in Chaves County
57 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
85 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
291 new cases in Doña Ana County
72 new cases in Eddy County
17 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
113 new cases in Lea County
31 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
51 new cases in Luna County
212 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
26 new cases in Otero County
15 new cases in Quay County
27 new cases in Rio Arriba County
20 new cases in Roosevelt County
149 new cases in Sandoval County
127 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in San Miguel County
121 new cases in Santa Fe County
10 new cases in Sierra County
16 new cases in Socorro County
16 new cases in Taos County
21 new cases in Torrance County
85 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

The Department of Health on Saturday reported twenty-five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 20s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Lea County.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,350.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Nov. 20, are:

87121 – 103
88240 – 84
88101 – 80
88005 – 72
87105 – 65
87114 – 59
87507 – 59
87301 – 56
88203 – 55
88030 – 50

Previously reported numbers included eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (six in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County, one among NMCD inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, one among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County) that have now been corrected. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Center in Valencia County. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 79,440 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 21,178
Catron County: 32
Chaves County: 3,844
Cibola County: 1,318
Colfax County: 130
Curry County: 2,790
De Baca County: 32
Doña Ana County: 11,857
Eddy County: 2,508
Grant County: 414
Guadalupe County: 96
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 158
Lea County: 3,564
Lincoln County: 637
Los Alamos County: 110
Luna County: 1,745
McKinley County: 5,990
Mora County: 32
Otero County: 1,172
Quay County: 193
Rio Arriba County: 1,055
Roosevelt County: 863
Sandoval County: 3,946
San Juan County: 4,935
San Miguel County: 347
Santa Fe County: 4,098
Sierra County: 237
Socorro County: 510
Taos County: 652
Torrance County: 226
Union County: 90
Valencia County: 2,239

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: 361
Otero County Prison Facility: 420
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 195
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 50
Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 80
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 91
Roswell Correctional Center: 221
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 825 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 28,574 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista Adult Residential in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming

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.

November 20, 2020 2:17 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,993 new cases, totaling 77,098
Twenty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 2,993 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

1,005 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Catron County
164 new cases in Chaves County
72 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Colfax County
104 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
281 new cases in Doña Ana County
72 new cases in Eddy County
31 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
73 new cases in Lea County
21 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
27 new cases in Luna County
131 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
109 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Quay County
61 new cases in Rio Arriba County
50 new cases in Roosevelt County
191 new cases in Sandoval County
100 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in San Miguel County
170 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
22 new cases in Socorro County
47 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Torrance County
11 new cases in Union County
169 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
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 Friday reported twenty-three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual 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 Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from McKinley County.
A female in her 70s from Otero County.
A female in her 100s from Rio Arriba County.
A female in her 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Retreat Gardens facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
A male in his 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,325.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Nov. 20, are:

87121 – 218
87105 – 97
88101 – 95
87031 – 90
87507 – 86
88203 – 79
87120 – 78
87114 – 77
87111 – 72
87124 - 61

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County); five cases that were not lab confirmed (three in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County); and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 77,098 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 20,539
Catron County: 29
Chaves County: 3,726
Cibola County: 1,261
Colfax County: 127
Curry County: 2,705
De Baca County: 30
Doña Ana County: 11,567
Eddy County: 2,436
Grant County: 397
Guadalupe County: 93
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 157
Lea County: 3,451
Lincoln County: 606
Los Alamos County: 106
Luna County: 1,694
McKinley County: 5,778
Mora County: 31
Otero County: 1,146
Quay County: 178
Rio Arriba County: 1,028
Roosevelt County: 843
Sandoval County: 3,797
San Juan County: 4,807
San Miguel County: 340
Santa Fe County: 3,977
Sierra County: 227
Socorro County: 494
Taos County: 636
Torrance County: 205
Union County: 90
Valencia County: 2,155

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: 359
Otero County Prison Facility: 420
Otero County Processing Center: 193
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: 194
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 51
Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 79
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 43
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 92
Roswell Correctional Center: 221
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Effective Monday, Nov. 16, the New Mexico Department of Health has updated its methodology for reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the state to ensure the most accurate information is conveyed to the public. Previously, COVID-19 related hospitalizations were reported to NMDOH through case investigation and contact tracing. However, the ongoing surge in cases has made timely individual contact more difficult and less reliable; and, as a result, hospitalization data may be incomplete. NMDOH is now reporting the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations using data that it receives directly from hospitals throughout the state each day. This near real-time data will help close the gap and comes directly from local communities. As of today, there are 808 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 28,139 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista Adult Residential in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming

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.

November 20, 2020 8:24 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 3,675 new cases, totaling 74,116
Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 3,675 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
1,122 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
110 new cases in Chaves County
84 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Colfax County
85 new cases in Curry County
502 new cases in Doña Ana County
67 new cases in Eddy County
18 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Hidalgo County
156 new cases in Lea County
28 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
54 new cases in Luna County
209 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Mora County
65 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Quay County
82 new cases in Rio Arriba County
25 new cases in Roosevelt County
270 new cases in Sandoval County
146 new cases in San Juan County
24 new cases in San Miguel County
266 new case in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
26 new cases in Socorro County
52 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
21 new cases in Union County
131 new cases in Valencia County
8 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
59 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility
11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place in Albuquerque facility.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces facility.
A second female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare in Aztec facility.
A female in her 90s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen facility.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,302.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Nov. 19, are:
87121 – 197
87105 – 114
87507 – 114
88240 – 111
87120 – 98
87114 – 83
88101 – 79
87108 – 71
88001 – 71
87123 – 67
Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, two in Sandoval County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Los Alamos County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center has been determined to be in Cibola County and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 74,116 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 19,541
Catron County: 25
Chaves County: 3,563
Cibola County: 1,190
Colfax County: 119
Curry County: 2,601
De Baca County: 27
Doña Ana County: 11,289
Eddy County: 2,364
Grant County: 366
Guadalupe County: 91
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 154
Lea County: 3,378
Lincoln County: 585
Los Alamos County: 103
Luna County: 1,667
McKinley County: 5,647
Mora County: 29
Otero County: 1,037
Quay County: 169
Rio Arriba County: 967
Roosevelt County: 793
Sandoval County: 3,606
San Juan County: 4,707
San Miguel County: 328
Santa Fe County: 3,808
Sierra County: 220
Socorro County: 472
Taos County: 589
Torrance County: 196
Union County: 79
Valencia County: 1,986

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: 359
Otero County Prison Facility: 420
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 194
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 46
Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 72
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 88
Roswell Correctional Center: 219
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
Effective Monday, Nov. 16, the New Mexico Department of Health has updated its methodology for reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the state to ensure the most accurate information is conveyed to the public. Previously, COVID-19 related hospitalizations were reported to NMDOH through case investigation and contact tracing. However, the ongoing surge in cases has made timely individual contact more difficult and less reliable; and, as a result, hospitalization data may be incomplete. NMDOH is now reporting the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations using data that it receives directly from hospitals throughout the state each day. This near real-time data will help close the gap and comes directly from local communities. As of today, there are 774 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 27,659 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista Adult Residential in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
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.

November 19, 2020 10:50 AM

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

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

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 3:00 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 and with "RSVP" included in the subject or body of the email. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

November 18, 2020 3:50 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,897 new cases, totaling 70,451
Twenty-six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 2,897 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
993 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Catron County
191 new cases in Chaves County
45 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Colfax County
89 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
438 new cases in Doña Ana County
46 new cases in Eddy County
19 new cases in Grant County
16 new cases in Guadalupe County
123 new cases in Lea County
15 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
34 new cases in Luna County
74 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
50 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
50 new cases in Rio Arriba County
16 new cases in Roosevelt County
179 new cases in Sandoval County
45 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
197 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
11 new cases in Socorro County
36 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
138 new cases in Valencia County
36 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported twenty-six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Guadalupe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at the Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque.
A male New Mexico Corrections Department inmate in his 80s at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male New Mexico Corrections Department inmate in his 40s at the Roswell Correctional Center. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,290.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Nov. 18, are:
87121: 241
87105: 109
87507: 107
87031: 90
88240: 89
88203: 87
87108: 84
88101: 82
88001: 77
88201: 74
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Santa Fe County) and two cases in Rio Arriba County that have been identified as out-of-state residents – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center has been determined to be in Cibola County and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 70,451 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 18,425
Catron County: 22
Chaves County: 3,452
Cibola County: 1,106
Colfax County: 110
Curry County: 2,516
De Baca County: 27
Doña Ana County: 10,789
Eddy County: 2,297
Grant County: 348
Guadalupe County: 87
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 148
Lea County: 3,222
Lincoln County: 557
Los Alamos County: 98
Luna County: 1,613
McKinley County: 5,438
Mora County: 25
Otero County: 972
Quay County: 161
Rio Arriba County: 885
Roosevelt County: 768
Sandoval County: 3,338
San Juan County: 4,561
San Miguel County: 304
Santa Fe County: 3,542
Sierra County: 211
Socorro County: 446
Taos County: 537
Torrance County: 191
Union County: 58
Valencia County: 1,855

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: 351
Otero County Prison Facility: 420
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 194
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 46
Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 77
Roswell Correctional Center: 219
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
Effective Monday, Nov. 16, the New Mexico Department of Health has updated its methodology for reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the state to ensure the most accurate information is conveyed to the public. Previously, COVID-19 related hospitalizations were reported to NMDOH through case investigation and contact tracing. However, the ongoing surge in cases has made timely individual contact more difficult and less reliable; and, as a result, hospitalization data may be incomplete. NMDOH is now reporting the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations using data that it receives directly from hospitals throughout the state each day. This near real-time data will help close the gap and comes directly from local communities. As of today, there are 776 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 26,835 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 18, 2020 6:23 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,112 new cases, totaling 67,559
Twenty-eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 2,112 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
615 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
109 new cases in Chaves County
58 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Colfax County
70 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
338 new cases in Doña Ana County
73 new cases in Eddy County
25 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
97 new cases in Lea County
19 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
37 new cases in Luna County
35 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
42 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
49 new cases in Rio Arriba County
19 new cases in Roosevelt County
117 new cases in Sandoval County
40 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
141 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
30 new cases in Socorro County
32 new cases in Taos County
14 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
87 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
3 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
10 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
8 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 Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported twenty-eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 10s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 30s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
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.
A female in her 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,264.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County) and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 67,559 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 17,433
Catron County: 17
Chaves County: 3,261
Cibola County: 1,059
Colfax County: 100
Curry County: 2,428
De Baca County: 25
Doña Ana County: 10,351
Eddy County: 2,251
Grant County: 329
Guadalupe County: 71
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 148
Lea County: 3,099
Lincoln County: 542
Los Alamos County: 93
Luna County: 1,579
McKinley County: 5,364
Mora County: 22
Otero County: 922
Quay County: 156
Rio Arriba County: 837
Roosevelt County: 752
Sandoval County: 3,158
San Juan County: 4,516
San Miguel County: 294
Santa Fe County: 3,346
Sierra County: 202
Socorro County: 435
Taos County: 501
Torrance County: 189
Union County: 58
Valencia County: 1,718

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: 351
Otero County Prison Facility: 420
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 194
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 10
Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 39
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 77
Roswell Correctional Center: 219
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
Effective Monday, Nov. 16, the New Mexico Department of Health has updated its methodology for reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the state to ensure the most accurate information is conveyed to the public. Previously, COVID-19 related hospitalizations were reported to NMDOH through case investigation and contact tracing. However, the ongoing surge in cases has made timely individual contact more difficult and less reliable; and, as a result, hospitalization data may be incomplete. NMDOH is now reporting the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations using data that it receives directly from hospitals throughout the state each day. This near real-time data will help close the gap and comes directly from local communities. As of today, there are 754 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 26,338 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 13, 2020 1:56 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,237 new cases, totaling 62,006
Twenty-two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,237 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
319 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
109 new cases in Chaves County
21 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
39 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
222 new cases in Doña Ana County
28 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
44 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
26 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
14 new cases in Otero County
12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases Roosevelt County
84 new cases in Sandoval County
41 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
133 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
13 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
49 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Friday reported twenty-two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s in Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and was an inmate at Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions was a resident of Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces facility.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces facility.
A second male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces facility.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 50s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,198.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Bernalillo County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 62,006 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 15,864
Catron County: 14
Chaves County: 2,955
Cibola County: 920
Colfax County: 79
Curry County: 2,237
De Baca County: 22
Doña Ana County: 9,490
Eddy County: 2,077
Grant County: 279
Guadalupe County: 66
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 142
Lea County: 2,879
Lincoln County: 502
Los Alamos County: 84
Luna County: 1,495
McKinley County: 5,179
Mora County: 19
Otero County: 809
Quay County: 140
Rio Arriba County: 734
Roosevelt County: 693
Sandoval County: 2,872
San Juan County: 4,330
San Miguel County: 275
Santa Fe County: 2,966
Sierra County: 178
Socorro County: 370
Taos County: 419
Torrance County: 158
Union County: 49
Valencia County: 1,509

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 418
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 179
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 22
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 70
Roswell Correctional Center: 218
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 101
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 455 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 24,449 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 13, 2020 1:51 PM

N.M. hits ‘reset,’ re-enacting most heightened
level of statewide public health restrictions
New Mexicans instructed to shelter in place through Nov. 30

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Friday announced the state of New Mexico will temporarily re-enact a statewide order closing in-person services for all non-essential activities in order to blunt the unprecedented spike of COVID-19 illnesses and to attempt to relieve dramatically escalating strain on hospitals and health care providers across the state.

The heightened restrictions statewide, enacted through an amended emergency public health order issued by the state Department of Health, will be in effect for two weeks.

The restrictions are effective Monday, Nov. 16, through Monday, Nov. 30. The amended emergency public health order is attached to this news release.

New Mexicans are instructed to stay at home except for only those trips that are essential to health, safety and welfare – such as for food and water, emergency medical care, to obtain a flu shot or to obtain a test for COVID-19.

Essential businesses – such as grocery stores, pharmacies, shelters, child care facilities, gas stations, infrastructure operations and others – must minimize operations and in-person staffing to the greatest extent possible but may remain open for limited essential in-person activities. A complete list of categories of businesses defined as essential is included in the public health order and at the bottom of this news release.

Food and drink establishments may provide curbside pickup and delivery services; on-site dining is prohibited.

A retail space identified as an essential business in the public health order – such as a grocery store, a hardware store, an automobile or bike repair facility, laundromats, liquor stores and large “big box” retailers -- may not exceed either 25 percent of maximum occupancy or 75 customers at any one time, whichever is smaller. These essential retail spaces must close by 10 p.m. nightly and may reopen at 4 a.m.

The worsening state of emergency throughout New Mexico necessitates severe public health restrictions as the state records unsustainable rates of new infections of COVID-19 and hospitals throughout the state approach or exceed capacity for bed availability and staffing resources. New Mexico’s rolling 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 1,012, nearly 10 times greater than the state’s target for a safe “reopening” process. The total COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state have risen at least 214 percent over the most recent four weeks. The state has recorded 182 COVID-19 deaths over the past two weeks, a record over the course of the pandemic, and a 143 percent increase over the prior two-week period.

According to the state Department of Health, 17 percent of New Mexicans who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 have died, or almost one in five. There are at least 471 individuals hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state as of Thursday, Nov. 12; the number may be higher pending patient test results and state reporting.

“The rate of spread and the emergency within our state hospitals are clear indicators that we cannot sustain the current situation without significant interventions to modify individual behavior,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “We had hoped targeted crackdowns, limited hours of operation and amplified messaging and enforcement would make the difference and slow the spread and relieve our hospitals. The public health data make clear, however, that more aggressive restrictions are not only warranted but essential if we are to prevent mass casualties. Without the compliance and cooperation of New Mexicans statewide, we do not need to imagine the bleak public health calamity we will face – the images from El Paso the last few weeks, from New York City earlier this year, and from Europe at the outset of the pandemic will be our fate in New Mexico. But we can prevent this. These warnings are intended to inform, not alarm. There are simple steps each of us can and must take. Stay at home. Wear your mask if you must go out. Do not gather with non-household members. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Make plans for a different kind of Thanksgiving – one without non-household members. Please, take every necessary precaution to protect yourself, your family, your community and your state. If we do that, we will be able to resume more day-to-day activities soon, and more importantly we will save the lives of hundreds of New Mexicans.”

The state has developed a tiered county-by-county system that will be used to establish “re-opening” benchmarks for each county upon the Nov. 30 expiration of the amended emergency public health order. State health officials and modeling advisors are readying this system for implementation, which would permit counties the flexibility to engage in more in-person and business activities with Department of Health approval when they are able to drive down infection rates and prevent community outbreaks.

Businesses face a civil administrative penalty of up to $5,000 a day for each violation of the Public Health Emergency Response Act, the state law authorizing the secretary of health to issue emergency public health orders.

STATE RESOURCES
For information about COVID-19 testing and other public health information, call the Department of Health coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453. You may also visit cv.nmhealth.org for general COVID-19 information and togethernm.org for COVID-19 testing information.
For mental health and behavioral health assistance, call 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474) or visit www.nmcrisisline.com.
For assistance with COVID-19 health insurance questions and issues, to obtain health insurance, to obtain help if you have been denied coverage or inappropriately charged for COVID-19 testing or treatment, call the New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance COVID-19 health insurance call center at 1-833-415-0566 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For information about unemployment, visit jobs.state.nm.us and youtube.com/nmdws.
To apply online for medical assistance (Medicaid), food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (TANF) and energy assistance (LIHEAP) visit yes.state.nm.us.
To report a violation of the state’s emergency public health order, visit the reporting portal on newmexico.gov or email covid.enforcement@state.nm.us.
For emergency medical assistance, do not call the Department of Health information hotline – call 9-1-1.
IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDERS
The state Department of Health reminds New Mexicans of the following:
If you feel sick, do not leave your home. If you feel any symptoms of COVID-19, seek out a COVID-19 test. Testing sites and hours are available at cv.nmhealth.org and togethernm.org.
Please be patient after receiving your COVID-19 test. As cases rise, so does demand for testing. After you receive your COVID-19 test, monitor yourself for symptoms. If you are having symptoms or tested because of an exposure, you should assume that you are infectious and self-isolate even if your symptoms resolve. You can spread the virus without knowing you are positive and without having symptoms.
If you test positive for COVID-19, do not leave your home to do errands or to see friends. If you are infected with COVID-19, you must not leave your home unless you are seeking out emergency medical care.
If you need emergency medical care, call 9-1-1, not the Department of Health information hotline.
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES:
Essential businesses may operate during the next two weeks if they reduce their operations and in-person workforce to the greatest extent possible. Essential businesses, as defined in the state of New Mexico’s operative emergency public health order, means any business or non-profit entity falling within one or more of the following categories:
Health care operations including hospitals, walk-in-care health facilities, pharmacies, medical wholesale and distribution, home health care workers or aides for the elderly, emergency dental facilities, nursing homes, residential health care facilities, research facilities, congregate care facilities, intermediate care facilities for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, supportive living homes, home health care providers, drug and alcohol recovery support services, and medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers;
Homeless shelters, food banks, and other services providing care to indigent or needy populations;
Childcare facilities;
Grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, feed, other animal supply stores, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products;
Farms, ranches, and other food cultivation, processing, or packaging operations;
Infrastructure operations including, but not limited to, public works construction, commercial and residential construction and maintenance, self-storage facilities, airport operations, public transportation, airlines, taxis, private transportation providers, transportation network companies, water, gas, electrical, oil drilling, oil refining, natural resources extraction or mining operations, nuclear material research and enrichment, those attendant to the repair and construction of roads and highways, gas stations, solid waste collection and removal, trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal, sewer, data and internet providers, data centers, technology support operations, and telecommunications systems;
Manufacturing operations involved in food processing, manufacturing agents, chemicals, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, sanitary products, household paper products, microelectronics/semi-conductor, primary metals manufacturers, electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturers, and transportation equipment manufacturers;
Services necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences or essential businesses including security services, towing services, custodial services, plumbers, electricians, and other skilled trades;
Veterinary and livestock services, animal shelters and facilities providing pet adoption, daycare, or boarding services;
Media services;
Automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products;
Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
Hardware stores, “big box” stores, and other large retailers;
Laundromats and dry cleaner services;
Crematoriums, funeral homes and cemeteries;
Banks, credit unions, insurance providers, payroll services, brokerage services, and investment management firms;
Businesses providing mailing and shipping services;
Laboratories and defense and national security-related operations supporting the United States government, a contractor to the United States government, or any federal entity;
Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, but only where necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities; and
Logistics, and also businesses that store, transport, or deliver groceries, food, materials, goods or services directly to residences, retailers, government institutions, or essential businesses.
RETAIL SPACES:

Retail spaces that are identified as essential businesses may operate in a limited fashion. An essential business identified as a “retail space” – such as hardware stores, automobile and bike repair facilities, laundromats, dry cleaner services, grocery stores, convenience stores, food banks and large “big-box” retail spaces – may not exceed either 25 percent of the maximum occupancy as determined by the relevant fire marshal or more than 100 customers in the business space at any given time, whichever is lesser. Essential retail spaces shall limit the sale of medications, durable medical equipment, baby formula, diapers, sanitary care products and hygiene products to three items per individual. These retail spaces must close each night at 10 p.m. and may reopen beginning at 4 a.m.

CLOSE-CONTACT BUSINESSES:

Close-contact businesses – such as barbershops, hair salons, gyms, group fitness classes, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, esthetician clinics, tanning salons, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours, bowling alleys, ice skating rinks, and personal training services – must reduce their in-person workforce at each business or business location by 100% through Nov. 30 for the duration of the public health order.

CLOSE-CONTACT RECREATIONAL FACILITIES:

Close-contact recreational facilities – such as indoor movie theaters, indoor museums with interactive displays or exhibits and other similar venues, miniature golf, arcades, amusement parks, aquariums, casinos, concert venues, professional sports venues, event venues, bars, dance clubs, performance venues, go-kart courses, automobile race tracks, adult entertainment venues and other places of recreation or entertainment – must remain closed.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP:

Houses of worship may hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not be used as a venue for non-religious events. “Houses of worship” may not exceed either 25 percent of the maximum occupancy of any enclosed building or 75 individuals at any one time, whichever is smaller. Houses of worship should err on the side of remote or audiovisual services during the current public health emergency.

PLACES OF LODGING:

Places of lodging – hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals – that have completed the N.M. Safe Certified training offered at nmsafecertified.org may operate up to 25 percent of maximum occupancy. All other “places of lodging” must close. Healthcare providers who are engaged in the provision of care to New Mexico residents or individuals utilizing “places of lodging” for extended stays, as temporary housing, or for purposes of quarantining shall not be counted for purposes of determining maximum occupancy.

OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES:

Outdoor recreational facilities – such as outdoor golf courses, public swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, ski basins, youth programs, youth livestock shows, u-pick produce operations and corn mazes, horse racing tracks, botanical gardens, outdoor zoos, and New Mexico state parks – will close for through Nov. 30 for the duration of the public health order.

INDOOR MALLS:

Indoor malls are closed. individual essential businesses with separate outdoor entrances may continue to operate to the extent otherwise permitted by the public health order.

MASS GATHERINGS:

Any gathering of more than five individuals is prohibited; this includes amateur youth sports. New Mexicans are instructed to remain at home except for only those trips that are essential for health, safety and welfare. A mass gathering does not include the presence of more than five individuals where those individuals regularly reside. A mass gathering also does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

November 12, 2020 2:19 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,753 new cases, totaling 60,776
Eighteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,753 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
611 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
62 new cases in Chaves County
34 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
83 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
312 new cases in Doña Ana County
40 new cases in Eddy County
17 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Harding County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
69 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
14 new cases in Luna County
18 new cases in McKinley County
8 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
35 new cases in Rio Arriba County
23 new cases in Roosevelt County
90 new cases in Sandoval County
35 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
132 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
13 new cases in Socorro County
21 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
57 new cases in Valencia County
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported eighteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Aztec Healthcare in Aztec.
A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,176.

Previously reported numbers included eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in Sandoval County, two in Socorro County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. One case previously reported in Otero County has been determined to be among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 60,776 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 15,548
Catron County: 13
Chaves County: 2,847
Cibola County: 901
Colfax County: 77
Curry County: 2,198
De Baca County: 21
Doña Ana County: 9,271
Eddy County: 2,049
Grant County: 271
Guadalupe County: 63
Harding County: 4
Hidalgo County: 139
Lea County: 2,836
Lincoln County: 495
Los Alamos County: 82
Luna County: 1,468
McKinley County: 5,166
Mora County: 19
Otero County: 795
Quay County: 140
Rio Arriba County: 721
Roosevelt County: 680
Sandoval County: 2,788
San Juan County: 4,289
San Miguel County: 266
Santa Fe County: 2,834
Sierra County: 174
Socorro County: 364
Taos County: 406
Torrance County: 154
Union County: 47
Valencia County: 1,461

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 418
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 175
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 18
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 70
Roswell Correctional Center: 218
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 101
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 471 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 24,291 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Independent Senior Living in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 12, 2020 7:27 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,500 new cases, totaling 59,034
Fourteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,500 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
418 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
109 new cases in Chaves County
38 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
39 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
311 new cases in Doña Ana County
43 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
55 new cases in Lea County
13 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
14 new cases in Luna County
69 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
14 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
19 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
61 new cases in Sandoval County
56 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
93 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
17 new cases in Socorro County
19 new cases in Taos County
7 new cases in Torrance County
24 new cases in Valencia County
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
37 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported fourteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo 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. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility in Artesia.
A female in her 70s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Retreat Gardens facility in Rio Rancho.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,158.

Previously reported numbers included eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, four in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in Luna County, one in Sandoval County); one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab confirmed; and one case in Doña Ana County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 59,034 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 14,943
Catron County: 12
Chaves County: 2,786
Cibola County: 867
Colfax County: 74
Curry County: 2,115
De Baca County: 19
Doña Ana County: 8,960
Eddy County: 2,009
Grant County: 254
Guadalupe County: 62
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 136
Lea County: 2,767
Lincoln County: 485
Los Alamos County: 76
Luna County: 1,455
McKinley County: 5,148
Mora County: 19
Otero County: 788
Quay County: 137
Rio Arriba County: 687
Roosevelt County: 657
Sandoval County: 2,699
San Juan County: 4,254
San Miguel County: 256
Santa Fe County: 2,701
Sierra County: 167
Socorro County: 353
Taos County: 385
Torrance County: 151
Union County: 47
Valencia County: 1,404

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 417
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 160
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 17
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 69
Roswell Correctional Center: 215
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 93
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 481 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 23,981 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Independent Senior Living in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 12, 2020 7:25 AM

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

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

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Friday, November 13, 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.

November 10, 2020 5:33 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,266 new cases, totaling 57,547
Fourteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,266 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
307 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
65 new cases in Chaves County
22 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
51 new cases in Curry County
8 new cases in De Baca County
222 new cases in Doña Ana County
60 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
75 new cases in Lea County
11 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
29 new cases in Luna County
35 new cases in McKinley County
31 new cases in Otero County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
20 new cases in Roosevelt County
100 new cases in Sandoval County
34 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
90 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
7 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
40 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported fourteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Lincoln 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 female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,144.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Santa Fe County, one in Taos County) and one case in Chaves County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Two cases previously reported in county numbers (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County) have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. One case previously reported in Lea County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 57,547 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 14,528
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 2,678
Cibola County: 829
Colfax County: 69
Curry County: 2,076
De Baca County: 16
Doña Ana County: 8,655
Eddy County: 1,967
Grant County: 252
Guadalupe County: 59
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 134
Lea County: 2,712
Lincoln County: 472
Los Alamos County: 75
Luna County: 1,442
McKinley County: 5,079
Mora County: 18
Otero County: 774
Quay County: 135
Rio Arriba County: 668
Roosevelt County: 648
Sandoval County: 2,639
San Juan County: 4,198
San Miguel County: 250
Santa Fe County: 2,608
Sierra County: 164
Socorro County: 336
Taos County: 366
Torrance County: 144
Union County: 47
Valencia County: 1,380

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 417
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 160
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 11
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 69
Roswell Correctional Center: 215
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 56
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 425 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 23,736 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Independent Senior Living in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 9, 2020 7:09 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,214 new cases, totaling 54,881
Fourteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 1,214 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
276 new cases in Bernalillo County
88 new cases in Chaves County
14 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
88 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
146 new cases in Doña Ana County
79 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
68 new cases in Lea County
17 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
14 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
8 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
11 new cases in Rio Arriba County
22 new cases in Roosevelt County
36 new cases in Sandoval County
16 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in San Miguel County
128 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
12 new cases in Socorro County
8 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
38 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
78 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Sunday reported fourteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was a patient at The Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County.
A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.
A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,118.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, and one reported among NMCD inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center) and have now been corrected. One case that was previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility has been determined to be in Lea County and has been corrected. One case that was previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County has been determined to be an out-of-state resident and has been corrected. One case that was previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County and has been corrected. Eight cases that were previously reported in Santa Fe County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County and have been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 54,881 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 13,768
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,558
Cibola County: 788
Colfax County: 63
Curry County: 1,974
De Baca County: 5
Doña Ana County: 8,234
Eddy County: 1,853
Grant County: 238
Guadalupe County: 54
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 131
Lea County: 2,563
Lincoln County: 444
Los Alamos County: 67
Luna County: 1,377
McKinley County: 5,008
Mora County: 18
Otero County: 701
Quay County: 129
Rio Arriba County: 641
Roosevelt County: 618
Sandoval County: 2,446
San Juan County: 4,112
San Miguel County: 238
Santa Fe County: 2,428
Sierra County: 160
Socorro County: 324
Taos County: 340
Torrance County: 134
Union County: 47
Valencia County: 1,312

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 403
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 160
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 11
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 69
Roswell Correctional Center: 213
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 56
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 437 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, 79 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 74 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 23,205 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 5, 2020 2:37 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 862 new cases, totaling 51,110
23 additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 862 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

202 new cases in Bernalillo County
53 new cases in Chaves County
28 new cases in Cibola County
45 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
137 new cases in Doña Ana County
42 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
28 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
51 new cases in Luna County
26 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
7 new cases in Otero County
14 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
38 new cases in Sandoval County
26 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
53 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
13 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
31 new cases in Valencia County
3 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
12 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Thursday reported 23 additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
A female in her 100s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa facility.
A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of Mi Casa Bonita facility in Santa Fe.
A male in his 70s in Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was an inmate with the New Mexico Corrections Department Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,082.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Doña Ana County, one in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 51,110 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 12,828
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,376
Cibola County: 758
Colfax County: 49
Curry County: 1,799
De Baca County: 3
Doña Ana County: 7,627
Eddy County: 1,705
Grant County: 223
Guadalupe County: 49
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 129
Lea County: 2,400
Lincoln County: 412
Los Alamos County: 60
Luna County: 1,301
McKinley County: 4,886
Mora County: 16
Otero County: 621
Quay County: 117
Rio Arriba County: 588
Roosevelt County: 553
Sandoval County: 2,273
San Juan County: 3,991
San Miguel County: 214
Santa Fe County: 2,149
Sierra County: 147
Socorro County: 296
Taos County: 305
Torrance County: 123
Union County: 46
Valencia County: 1,172

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 399
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 155
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 8
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 60
Roswell Correctional Center: 22
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 400 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, 79 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 79 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 22,459 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
The Suites Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 5, 2020 9:16 AM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference Thursday afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 3:00 P.M.

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

November 4, 2020 2:58 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,022 new cases, totaling 50,251
14 additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,022 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
266 new cases in Bernalillo County
37 new cases in Chaves County
36 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
24 new cases in Curry County
197 new cases in Doña Ana County
53 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
53 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
35 new cases in Luna County
38 new cases in McKinley County
25 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
16 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
36 new cases in Sandoval County
52 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
39 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
19 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
21 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
12 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported 14 additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo 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 male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A female in her 80s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,059.

Previously reported numbers included ten cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in De Baca County, four in Doña Ana County, one in San Juan County, two in Sandoval County, one in Santa Fe County) and one case in San Juan County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 50,251 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 12,627
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,324
Cibola County: 730
Colfax County: 49
Curry County: 1,754
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 7,492
Eddy County: 1,663
Grant County: 220
Guadalupe County: 47
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 129
Lea County: 2,371
Lincoln County: 410
Los Alamos County: 58
Luna County: 1,250
McKinley County: 4,860
Mora County: 15
Otero County: 614
Quay County: 117
Rio Arriba County: 574
Roosevelt County: 541
Sandoval County: 2,236
San Juan County: 3,964
San Miguel County: 209
Santa Fe County: 2,096
Sierra County: 141
Socorro County: 289
Taos County: 292
Torrance County: 121
Union County: 46
Valencia County: 1,141
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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 396
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 155
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 8
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 48
Roswell Correctional Center: 13
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

As of today, there are 393 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, 82 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 75 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 22,274 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
The Suites Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 4, 2020 7:16 AM

Department of Health announces ‘Red to Green’
COVID-19 testing superblitz across southern N.M.

SANTA FE – – The state of New Mexico has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to launch a dramatically expanded COVID-19 testing effort across southern New Mexico with the goal of driving down positivity rates to turn “red” counties to “green” and restore the economy of the region.
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 5, the Department of Health will establish 12 new testing sites across southern counties, where skyrocketing positivity rates indicate the virus is spreading rapidly.
“We are working around the clock to expand New Mexico’s testing capacity,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “Testing in New Mexico has been and will always be free. It must be accessible and easy. We’re always working on improving that. And together we will beat back this awful virus.”
“More testing does not lead to more cases,” said Lt. Gov. Howie Morales. “More testing helps us identify who is positive and ensure they are informed and are isolated before they spread the virus throughout the community. Testing is an important tool in helping us cut down the spread. I know Southern New Mexico wants to get back to work. Getting tested is an essential step in getting from ‘red’ to ‘green,’ and getting kids safely back in school and more workers safely back to work. The state of New Mexico is grateful to our federal partners for helping to coordinate this important effort in our fight against the virus.”
The following new testing sites will be operational as of Thursday, Nov. 5. Residents must pre-register for a test at www.doineedacovid19test.com.
Las Cruces: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., New Mexico State University, 1780 University Ave, Lot 100, Las Cruces, NM

Clovis: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Clovis Community College Gymnasium, 417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, NM

Hobbs: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ralph Tasker Arena, 800 N Jefferson St, Hobbs, NM 88240

Carlsbad: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., New Mexico State University – Carlsbad, 1500 University Dr, Carlsbad, NM

Portales: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern NM University Greyhound Stadium, 1500 S Ave K, Portales, NM

Socorro: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., NM Tech, 801 Leroy Pl, Socorro, NM

Roswell: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fifth Judicial District Courthouse, 400 N Virginia Ave, Roswell, NM

Ruidoso: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fire Station 1, 541 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM

Sunland Park/Santa Teresa: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM

Hatch: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hatch Community Center, 837 NM-187, Hatch, NM

Deming: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Valley Learning Center, 2300 E Pine St, Deming, NM 88030

Alamogordo: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Alamogordo Civic Center, 800 E 1st St, Alamogordo, NM

The state of New Mexico and its testing partners have processed more than 1.1 million tests since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit cv.nmhealth.org for more information on testing sites, behavioral health resources and the state of New Mexico’s pandemic response.

November 3, 2020 5:34 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,141 new cases, totaling 49,240
Nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,141 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
262 new cases in Bernalillo County
108 new cases in Chaves County
19 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
27 new cases in Curry County
270 new cases in Doña Ana County
19 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
85 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
36 new cases in Luna County
23 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
19 new cases in Roosevelt County
37 new cases in Sandoval County
24 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
97 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
24 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
37 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the South Valley Care Center facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.
A female in her 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,045.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County) and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 49,240 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 12,362
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,287
Cibola County: 694
Colfax County: 48
Curry County: 1,730
De Baca County: 3
Doña Ana County: 7,299
Eddy County: 1,610
Grant County: 215
Guadalupe County: 47
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 127
Lea County: 2,318
Lincoln County: 405
Los Alamos County: 53
Luna County: 1,215
McKinley County: 4,822
Mora County: 15
Otero County: 589
Quay County: 114
Rio Arriba County: 558
Roosevelt County: 532
Sandoval County: 2,202
San Juan County: 3,914
San Miguel County: 203
Santa Fe County: 2,058
Sierra County: 138
Socorro County: 282
Taos County: 273
Torrance County: 120
Union County: 46
Valencia County: 1,120

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 396
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 155
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 9
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 41
Roswell Correctional Center: 1
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 401 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, 76 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 67 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 21,942 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
The Suites Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 3, 2020 5:41 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 877 new cases, totaling 48,104
Ten additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 877 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
245 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
18 new cases in Cibola County
52 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
220 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
16 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
24 new cases in Luna County
47 new cases in McKinley County
8 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
21 new cases in Roosevelt County
34 new cases in Sandoval County
30 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
62 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
8 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
7 new cases in Torrance County
21 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported ten additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the South Valley Care Center facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 30s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Casa del Sol Center facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County.
A male in his 50s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 1,036.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, two in Luna County) and one case in Luna County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 48,104 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 12,102
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,180
Cibola County: 676
Colfax County: 46
Curry County: 1,703
De Baca County: 3
Doña Ana County: 7,029
Eddy County: 1,591
Grant County: 209
Guadalupe County: 47
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 127
Lea County: 2,233
Lincoln County: 398
Los Alamos County: 50
Luna County: 1,179
McKinley County: 4,799
Mora County: 15
Otero County: 578
Quay County: 113
Rio Arriba County: 549
Roosevelt County: 513
Sandoval County: 2,165
San Juan County: 3,891
San Miguel County: 200
Santa Fe County: 1,961
Sierra County: 137
Socorro County: 278
Taos County: 272
Torrance County: 119
Union County: 45
Valencia County: 1,096

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 396
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 155
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
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: 4
Roswell Correctional Center: 1
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 382 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, 74 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 69 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 21,758 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
The Suites Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

November 2, 2020 6:24 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 747 new cases, totaling 47,232
Eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 747 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

224 new cases in Bernalillo County
35 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
17 new cases in Curry County
111 new cases in Doña Ana County
51 new cases in Eddy County
9 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
9 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
18 new cases in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
13 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
25 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in San Miguel County
33 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
8 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
19 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
61 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 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 Roswell Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs.
A female in her 20s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s 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 1,026.

Previously reported numbers included one case that has been identified as a duplicate in Doña Ana County, three cases that were not lab confirmed (two in McKinley County, one in Socorro County) and one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 47,232 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 11,859
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,169
Cibola County: 658
Colfax County: 46
Curry County: 1,650
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 6,809
Eddy County: 1,582
Grant County: 206
Guadalupe County: 46
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 125
Lea County: 2,217
Lincoln County: 395
Los Alamos County: 50
Luna County: 1,158
McKinley County: 4,752
Mora County: 15
Otero County: 569
Quay County: 112
Rio Arriba County: 543
Roosevelt County: 493
Sandoval County: 2,131
San Juan County: 3,861
San Miguel County: 196
Santa Fe County: 1,899
Sierra County: 130
Socorro County: 270
Taos County: 262
Torrance County: 112
Union County: 45
Valencia County: 1,075

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 391
Otero County Processing Center: 191
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: 155
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
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: 4
Roswell Correctional Center: 1
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 365 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, 77 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 65 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 21,623 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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 29, 2020 2:13 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,082 new cases, totaling 44,904
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,082 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
260 new cases in Bernalillo County
32 new cases in Chaves County
36 new cases in Cibola County
28 new cases in Curry County
248 new cases in Doña Ana County
24 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
5 new cases in Hidalgo County
67 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
106 new cases in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
14 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
41 new cases in Sandoval County
17 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in San Miguel County
51 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Sierra County
11 new cases in Socorro County
17 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
49 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 20s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 994.

Previously reported numbers included three cases (one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Sandoval County) that have been identified as duplicates and one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 44,904 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 11,116
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,066
Cibola County: 607
Colfax County: 45
Curry County: 1,596
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 6,325
Eddy County: 1,505
Grant County: 191
Guadalupe County: 43
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 122
Lea County: 2,177
Lincoln County: 384
Los Alamos County: 48
Luna County: 1,082
McKinley County: 4,674
Mora County: 15
Otero County: 527
Quay County: 104
Rio Arriba County: 513
Roosevelt County: 469
Sandoval County: 2,040
San Juan County: 3,805
San Miguel County: 182
Santa Fe County: 1,791
Sierra County: 116
Socorro County: 248
Taos County: 245
Torrance County: 100
Union County: 41
Valencia County: 1,002

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 390
Otero County Processing Center: 189
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: 92
Lea County Correctional Facility: 110
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: 2
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 323 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 general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 75 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 21,389 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park 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 Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
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 Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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 29, 2020 9:11 AM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

View chart at for Regional Hospital resources at:
https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4058

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager Encouraging residents to wear masks. PPE is available from City of Anthony. Nothing new to report.

www.cityofanthonynm.com

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Mayor issues an emergency proclamation following record positive COVID-19 cases in Doña Ana County. https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4027 Spooky Las Cruces Halloween Event https://www.las-cruces.org/2354/Spooky-Las-Cruces ASCMV Employee tests positive. https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4023

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org “Trunk or Treat” scheduled at the mall on 10/31/20.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net Updating their numbers on their dashboard at: http://www.lcps.net/covid-case-updates/

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org We continue to provide COVID Care Kits through our partnership with LCDF, DOH and other non-profits.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org PPE stock is good for DASO. Nothing else to report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker No report.

www.donaanacounty.org/detention

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov Effective 10/22/20, the Town of Mesilla offices will be closed as well as all parks and the Plaza.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org MMC is planning to provide more information about COVID cases. Working with MountainView RMC to produce a video about adherence to CDC guidelines through the holidays.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com Currently both hospitals have capacity, but will need some intervention to help lower the infection rates. Working with MMC on communication.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu No report.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency State of NM is asking anyone ordering N95s to add the BATEL number. If you have questions, Captain Schoen from Sunland Park can help. Does not apply to hospitals ordering N95s.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.



State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org MVRDA recently purchased a hand held fogger and are disinfecting daily or more often as necessary.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing sites for 10/29/20-10/31/20 Las Cruces PHO schedule is: Thursday- 7:00-9:00 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM Friday- 7:00-9:00 AM Saturday- 8:00-10:00 AM

October 28, 2020 6:29 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 663 new cases, totaling 43,826
Eleven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 663 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
273 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
13 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
97 new cases in Doña Ana County
44 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
17 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
11 new cases in Roosevelt County
19 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
46 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
19 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported eleven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 991.

Previously reported numbers included three cases (one in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, one in Valencia County) that have been identified as duplicates and three cases in Bernalillo County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 43,826 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 10,857
Catron County: 10
Chaves County: 2,035
Cibola County: 571
Colfax County: 45
Curry County: 1,568
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 6,078
Eddy County: 1,481
Grant County: 187
Guadalupe County: 42
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 117
Lea County: 2,110
Lincoln County: 380
Los Alamos County: 47
Luna County: 976
McKinley County: 4,649
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 513
Quay County: 102
Rio Arriba County: 501
Roosevelt County: 463
Sandoval County: 2,000
San Juan County: 3,788
San Miguel County: 175
Santa Fe County: 1,740
Sierra County: 110
Socorro County: 237
Taos County: 228
Torrance County: 99
Union County: 40
Valencia County: 953

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 390
Otero County Processing Center: 187
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: 90
Lea County Correctional Facility: 110
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: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 313 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, 78 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 79 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 21,224 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park 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 Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Curces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
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 Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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 26, 2020 10:20 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 828 new cases, totaling 41,863
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 828 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
156 new cases in Bernalillo County
42 new cases in Chaves County
12 new cases in Cibola County
32 new cases in Curry County
206 new cases in Doña Ana County
39 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Hidalgo County
46 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
44 new cases in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
13 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
28 new cases in Sandoval County
15 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
38 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
14 new cases in Socorro County
8 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
14 new cases in Valencia County
21 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
40 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 20s from Lincoln County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 967.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases (one reported in Bernalillo County, six reported in Cibola County) that have since been identified as being among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 41,863 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 10,284
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,963
Cibola County: 559
Colfax County: 44
Curry County: 1,503
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 5,624
Eddy County: 1,398
Grant County: 184
Guadalupe County: 41
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 118
Lea County: 2,062
Lincoln County: 362
Los Alamos County: 43
Luna County: 805
McKinley County: 4,596
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 484
Quay County: 100
Rio Arriba County: 483
Roosevelt County: 441
Sandoval County: 1,932
San Juan County: 3,734
San Miguel County: 170
Santa Fe County: 1,631
Sierra County: 101
Socorro County: 226
Taos County: 209
Torrance County: 99
Union County: 39
Valencia County: 905

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: 348
Otero County Prison Facility: 385
Otero County Processing Center: 187
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: 87
Lea County Correctional Facility: 109
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: 55
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 287 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, 77 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 50 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 20,837 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park 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 del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
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 Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
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 24, 2020 9:10 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 797 new cases, totaling 40,168
Seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 797 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
197 new cases in Bernalillo County
28 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
54 new cases in Curry County
130 new cases in Doña Ana County
37 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
40 new cases in Lea County
13 new cases in Lincoln County
32 new cases in Luna County
32 new cases in McKinley County
19 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
37 new cases in Sandoval County
14 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
56 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
26 new cases in Valencia County
3 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 Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Friday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 960.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in McKinley County, one in Taos County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 40,168 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 9,880
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,874
Cibola County: 538
Colfax County: 43
Curry County: 1,451
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 5,298
Eddy County: 1,339
Grant County: 178
Guadalupe County: 40
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 112
Lea County: 1,966
Lincoln County: 349
Los Alamos County: 41
Luna County: 719
McKinley County: 4,539
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 437
Quay County: 98
Rio Arriba County: 476
Roosevelt County: 432
Sandoval County: 1,862
San Juan County: 3,688
San Miguel County: 159
Santa Fe County: 1,546
Sierra County: 89
Socorro County: 203
Taos County: 191
Torrance County: 95
Union County: 39
Valencia County: 860

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: 340
Otero County Prison Facility: 345
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: 45
Lea County Correctional Facility: 109
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: 54
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 229 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, 77 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 76 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

As of today, there are 20,655 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park 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 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 Colfax
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Independent Senior Living in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
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 23, 2020 8:22 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 669 new cases, totaling 39,377
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 669 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
185 new cases in Bernalillo County
31 new cases in Chaves County
12 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
30 new cases in Curry County
97 new cases in Doña Ana County
46 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
36 new cases in Lea County
21 new cases in Lincoln County
24 new cases in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
16 new cases in Roosevelt County
53 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
17 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
31 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 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 Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 953.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Quay County, one in Socorro County) and one case in Valencia County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Lea County has been determined to be among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 39,377 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 9,685
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,846
Cibola County: 532
Colfax County: 42
Curry County: 1,397
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 5,170
Eddy County: 1,302
Grant County: 172
Guadalupe County: 39
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 112
Lea County: 1,928
Lincoln County: 336
Los Alamos County: 40
Luna County: 685
McKinley County: 4,509
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 418
Quay County: 95
Rio Arriba County: 464
Roosevelt County: 418
Sandoval County: 1,825
San Juan County: 3,674
San Miguel County: 152
Santa Fe County: 1,491
Sierra County: 89
Socorro County: 197
Taos County: 182
Torrance County: 94
Union County: 39
Valencia County: 833

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: 340
Otero County Prison Facility: 342
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: 44
Lea County Correctional Facility: 106
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: 46
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 213 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, 85 percent of adult general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 70 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 20,562 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park 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 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
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Independent Senior Living in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
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 Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
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 22, 2020 6:26 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 827 new cases, totaling 38,715
Eight additional COVID-19 deaths

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 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 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 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.

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
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 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
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
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 Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
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
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
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 21, 2020 7:36 AM

Governor, state officials detail crackdown on COVID-19
Hotspot businesses to be temporarily closed; retail hours limited;
safety requirements for food and drink establishments enhanced

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health and workplace safety officials on Tuesday announced new enhanced mitigation efforts to crack down on COVID-19 throughout New Mexico, a targeted and moderated approach that is intended to break the chain of escalating statewide infections and prevent the virus from overwhelming state hospitals without enacting wholesale business closings.

The governor and state officials were scheduled to present the information on the governor’s Facebook page at 1 p.m. That update was delayed by unforeseen technical difficulties, which prevented the update from streaming live on the governor’s Facebook page. The Governor’s Office apologizes deeply for the difficulties and is working to resolve them.

The slides from the presentation are available here.

The governor and state health officials also on Tuesday re-emphasized the renewed directive that New Mexicans should stay home except for outings essential to health, safety and welfare to the greatest extent possible to help slow the incidence and spread of COVID-19. That directive has remained within the successive iterations of the state emergency public health order all throughout the spring and summer months as it is the most effective tool for rapidly blunting the spread of the highly infectious virus.

The state of New Mexico last week experienced its worst week for COVID-19 infections throughout the duration of the pandemic, with the state’s new rate of spread and new case rate ranking among the highest in the United States. The state’s positivity rate, rolling average of new cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations have all spiked precipitously in October following steady increases over the month of September. State hospitals, which have seen a more than 100 percent increase in COVID-19 patients this month, have begun to experience strain; 81 percent of the state’s adult general hospital beds as of Oct. 20 are occupied, and 71 percent of the state’s ICU beds as of Oct. 20 are occupied, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state’s newest mitigation efforts include an enhanced strategy for enforcing safety requirements at food and drink establishments offering limited indoor-dining options, a targeting of higher-risk hotspot places of business reporting clusters of infections and a statewide mandatory closing time for retail entities among other measures.

“This last week has been scary,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “It’s been unsettling and upsetting to see everybody’s hard work and sacrifice undone in only a few short weeks. That is the awful, relentless nature of this virus, this invisible enemy of ours. And when we begin talking about straining our state hospital capacity – when we talk about the availability of beds, of health care workers to treat New Mexicans in need – we are talking about a crisis that would unequivocally lead to more significant illness and more needless death in our state. We cannot afford to take that risk lightly. We must not panic, and we must act.

“None of us want to hunker back down,” added the governor, “but practicing social distancing and wearing our masks and staying home whenever we can is the best public health tool we have to protect our state and our health care workers and hospitals. It’s incumbent upon all of us to take those steps. The quicker we all act, the more united we are in our action, the quicker we will get through to the other side of this wave, and the sooner it will be safer again to spend socially-distant time outside with loved ones and friends. My administration will continue our outreach to cities and counties statewide to talk about the importance of enforcement and proactive measures that encourage New Mexicans to limit their time outside the home and to engage in only the safest behaviors in public and around others.

“We know shuttering businesses statewide would be devastating economically for our state. I am determined to avoid that untenable scenario, if we can, and so I am determined to try aggressive and strategic mitigation before reaching for that emergency measure. We know a lot more about this virus than we did earlier this year. We know that spending time indoors when not at home is a primary vector for transmission. We know that spaces where individuals cannot wear masks – such as food and drink establishments – enhance the risk of transmission. We know out-of-state travel enhances the risk of transmission. And we know that ten cases become one hundred and one hundred become one thousand very, very quickly. That’s why we are targeting the areas where risk is greatest and where cases are piling up – and hopefully we can sustain workers and livelihoods and beat back this virus and buy much-needed time for our health care system as we once again flatten the curve and stabilize the public health conditions in New Mexico.”

The state will later this week issue an extended emergency public health order effective Friday, Oct. 23, which incorporates the following amendments intended to root out and prevent the incidence and spread of COVID-19 at locations identified as sources of possible exposure:
​Businesses that incur four rapid responses – which occur when an employer reports, as required, an incidence of COVID-19 in the workplace to the state Environment Department, which oversees state occupational health and safety efforts – over a two-week period will be required to close for two weeks.
This closure requirement will apply to food and drink establishments, close-contact businesses, retail spaces, places of lodging and other places of business presenting an extreme public health risk as determined by the Department of Health.
All retail establishments must close by 10 p.m. each night, in alignment with the state’s requirement that food and drink establishments serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m.
Retail establishments are defined in the public health order as businesses selling goods or services directly to a customer and include grocery stores and “big box” stores.
Food and drink establishments that complete the New Mexico Safe Certification training program, which educates workers about the state’s required and recommended COVID-Safe Practices, may continue to offer limited indoor dining at a maximum of 25 percent occupancy as of Friday, Oct. 30. Food and drink establishments that are not New Mexico Safe Certified as of Friday, Oct. 30, may continue to provide outdoor dine-in service at 75 percent of maximum occupancy with tables at least six feet apart among other required COVID-Safe Practices but may not provide indoor dine-in service.
Restaurants wishing to continue limited indoor dining must consent, as part of the certification program, to spot testing of employees by the state Department of Health. The Department of Health will prioritize spot-testing for establishments in high-risk counties where the spread of the virus is greatest.
Restaurants wishing to continue limited indoor dining must require customers who dine on-site to list their name and contact information in a logbook, and retain the information for no less than three weeks, to assist state regulators in contact-tracing efforts. Previously, this contribution to contact-tracing efforts was only recommended as part of the state’s COVID-Safe Practices.
The state will also close state museums and historical sites effective Friday, Oct 23.

The new mitigation efforts are supplemental to the state’s most recent enhanced regulations, which include a mandatory nightly closing time for food and drink establishments serving alcohol, a tighter limit on the number of people who may gather in one place and a reduced maximum occupancy for hotels and other places of lodging as a result of contact tracing identifying out-of-state travel as a top source of possible exposure.

Maximum occupancy restrictions remain in place for businesses and different industries and in-person entities statewide, as does the statewide requirement that all individuals wear facemasks in public.

“Please stay home,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Please, when you must go out, wear a mask, and avoid groups. Shop alone – don’t bring the whole family. Over the next week, two weeks, three weeks, please be extremely conservative in deciding how much time to spend outside of the home. The visit to friends can wait – it’s not worth your life, or theirs. The visit to family can wait – it’s not worth your life, or theirs. Take care and take caution, and we will successfully protect our hospitals and health care workers.”

“New Mexico had 819 COVID-19 cases last Friday, the largest number our state has ever seen and our hospital cases are rising again,” said New Mexico Human Services Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. “What’s most distressing is that we’ve had record case counts in every age group. Most concerning is patients over 50-years of age account for most hospitalizations. If we want to see our case numbers and hospitalizations go down, we must all take action and pull together.”

October 21, 2020 7:34 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 599 new cases, totaling 37,896
Seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 599 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

154 new cases in Bernalillo County
26 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
45 new cases in Curry County
136 new cases in Doña Ana County
21 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
18 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
17 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
29 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
18 new cases in Sandoval County
30 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
33 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
15 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Kingston Residence in Santa Fe.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Kingston Residence in Santa Fe.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 942.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates in Bernalillo County; three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves 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 37,896 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 9,218
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,791
Cibola County: 507
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,338
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,902
Eddy County: 1,214
Grant County: 169
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 112
Lea County: 1,855
Lincoln County: 309
Los Alamos County: 40
Luna County: 648
McKinley County: 4,492
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 395
Quay County: 93
Rio Arriba County: 457
Roosevelt County: 392
Sandoval County: 1,748
San Juan County: 3,629
San Miguel County: 150
Santa Fe County: 1,411
Sierra County: 76
Socorro County: 188
Taos County: 175
Torrance County: 93
Union County: 39
Valencia County: 787

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: 338
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: 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 205 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, 81 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 20,165 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 Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
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
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
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 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.

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.

October 17, 2020 5:33 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 577 new cases, totaling 36,343
One additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 577 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

191 new cases in Bernalillo County
24 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
35 new cases in Curry County
98 new cases in Doña Ana County
36 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
15 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
21 new cases in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
6 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases Roosevelt County
24 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in San Miguel County
28 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
10 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
15 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
19 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported one additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 80s 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 929.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County) and one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 36,343 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 8,794
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,710
Cibola County: 490
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,265
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,596
Eddy County: 1,161
Grant County: 161
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 111
Lea County: 1,782
Lincoln County: 293
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 579
McKinley County: 4,461
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 348
Quay County: 86
Rio Arriba County: 438
Roosevelt County: 377
Sandoval County: 1,688
San Juan County: 3,575
San Miguel County: 139
Santa Fe County: 1,340
Sierra County: 74
Socorro County: 165
Taos County: 167
Torrance County: 93
Union County: 38
Valencia County: 740

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: 329
Otero County Prison Facility: 333
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 173 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 19,853 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
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.

October 16, 2020 3:28 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 819 new cases, totaling 35,770
Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 819 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
178 new cases in Bernalillo County
26 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
76 new cases in Curry County
146 new cases in Doña Ana County
36 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
54 new cases in Lea County
16 new cases in Lincoln County
30 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
23 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
42 new cases in Sandoval County
29 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
39 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
23 new cases in Valencia County
31 new cases among individuals being 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
20 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
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 teens from Eddy County.
A female in her 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 928.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Santa Fe County) – these now have been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 35,770 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 8,605
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,687
Cibola County: 487
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,231
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,500
Eddy County: 1,125
Grant County: 159
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 111
Lea County: 1,767
Lincoln County: 283
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 558
McKinley County: 4,454
Mora County: 13
Otero County: 342
Quay County: 86
Rio Arriba County: 432
Roosevelt County: 373
Sandoval County: 1,664
San Juan County: 3,565
San Miguel County: 132
Santa Fe County: 1,312
Sierra County: 73
Socorro County: 155
Taos County: 165
Torrance County: 91
Union County: 38
Valencia County: 725

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: 329
Otero County Prison Facility: 333
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: 76
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: 25
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 168 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 19,613 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 Santa Fe
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
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
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
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
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.

October 14, 2020 8:00 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 577 new cases, totaling 34,290
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 577 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
199 new cases in Bernalillo County
66 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
19 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
108 new cases in Doña Ana County
18 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
16 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
10 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
38 new cases in Sandoval County
25 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
17 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 921.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 34,290 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 8,126
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,627
Cibola County: 474
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,136
De Baca County: 3
Doña Ana County: 4,267
Eddy County: 1,064
Grant County: 151
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 108
Lea County: 1,684
Lincoln County: 263
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 514
McKinley County: 4,435
Mora County: 10
Otero County: 320
Quay County: 80
Rio Arriba County: 427
Roosevelt County: 359
Sandoval County: 1,594
San Juan County: 3,508
San Miguel County: 125
Santa Fe County: 1,257
Sierra County: 67
Socorro County: 148
Taos County: 162
Torrance County: 91
Union County: 37
Valencia County: 681

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: 329
Otero County Prison Facility: 295
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: 38
Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
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: 2
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 145 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 19,127 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
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 Santa Fe
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
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
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
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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 13, 2020 1:51 PM

Gov. announces renewed public health regulations, reiterates that more will come if alarming rise of COVID-19 is not slowed

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide.

The governor also reiterated her stark warnings from recent weeks – as COVID-19 infections have spread rapidly throughout all regions of the state, including an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations – that New Mexico may in the near future be compelled to re-enact even more stringent public health controls to blunt the spread of the highly infectious and potentially lethal virus, which has already killed almost 1,000 New Mexicans.

“Without a vaccine, we have only a few tools against this awful, invisible enemy,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “We must wear our masks. We must avoid large groups of people. We must limit our travel outside of the home, particularly our time in enclosed indoor spaces. When we do these things, we can crush the virus, and we protect our families, our communities and our state from being overrun by illness. But the virus is booming in New Mexico right now. The increases we’ve seen here are some of the worst in the entire United States this fall. This kind of overwhelming and dramatic statewide spread signals one thing: Too many of us, succumbing to COVID fatigue, are no longer using those tools. We’re no longer taking those precautions. We are giving the virus too many opportunities to spread. And the enemy is taking advantage.

“When the community spread of the virus becomes uncontrollable – and we are fast approaching that point – our only option is to simply shut down those opportunities for the virus. We’ve made so much progress to sustain reopenings and our limited, safe in-person learning efforts – but that progress is rapidly disappearing. Rollbacks will mean more economic turmoil for so many workers and business owners in our state who have already suffered and sacrificed so much. But it is our only chance to prevent more devastating illness and to save lives. No one wants to come to that point. I detest the very thought of it. We have got to turn it around and fast. So I once again urge, with my whole heart, that New Mexicans in every corner of the state, city leaders, county leaders, business leaders, community leaders all take up the mantle of fighting this invisible enemy, of requiring and encouraging safe behavior, of asking more of ourselves to protect New Mexico. The crisis is not over. The virus is still with us. Let’s step it up, all together, once again.”

The state has missed its reopening gating criteria – a measure of the spread of the virus that signals whether additional day-to-day activity is safe and can be permitted – for several weeks. Absent an improvement in those data, the state of New Mexico will once again restrict indoor dining service and significantly roll back maximum occupancy allowances at other retail and dining establishments.

The state’s operative emergency public health order will expire Friday, Oct. 16; it will be extended, with amendments.

The governor and state health officials will, effective Friday, Oct. 16, append the following changes to the public health order and associated public health guidance documents:

TEMPORARY CLOSING TIME

Any food or drink establishment in New Mexico serving alcohol must close at 10:00 p.m. each night. The governor’s Economic Recovery Council, which has advised her administration on re-opening strategies to strengthen and sustain the state’s workforce and economy through this crisis, made the recommendation for this mandatory closing time.

“New Mexico hotels and restaurants and our hospitality employees have suffered more from COVID than any other sector,” said Allan Affeldt, hotel and restaurant owner and member of the Economic Recovery Council. “In spite of that, the overwhelming majority of hotels and restaurants are in support of the state’s COVID-Safe Practices and are doing our best to keep our guests and staff safe so our economy can recover faster. Unfortunately, there are some restaurants and bars that blatantly disregard public safety by operating late and in gross violation of safe practices and common sense. These business owners threaten the survival of all businesses in the state and the health of their customers and staff. These problems nearly all occur after hours, when some restaurants are simply acting as bars, where spread of the virus is not inhibited. Because of this, I and many of my fellow hotel and restaurant operators are in full support of a temporary limit on operating hours for late-night restaurants and bars. Together we can get all New Mexico businesses open sooner if we take these simple steps to help limit viral spread.”

Other states – including Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington – have enacted similar closing times for places of business selling alcohol in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in those establishments. The state, which issues liquor and restaurant licenses to food and drink establishments, will rigorously enforce this requirement.

HOTEL OCCUPANCY

Maximum occupancy restrictions will be reduced to 60 percent for places of lodging that have completed the N.M. Safe Certified training program and to 25 percent for places of lodging that have not completed the training program – a reduction of maximum occupancy from 75 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

QUARANTINE

The governor will amend her executive order that requires a period of mandatory self-quarantine for individuals arriving into New Mexico from out of state. Individuals arriving from “higher-risk states,” or those with a test positivity rate exceeding 5 percent and a test positivity rate higher than 80 per 100,000 residents, will no longer be exempt from the period of mandatory self-quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their arrival into New Mexico. All individuals arriving from those higher-risk states – a list of which is updated each Wednesday at cv.nmhealth.org/travel-recommendations – must self-quarantine for a period of no less than 14 days or for the duration of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter.

MASS GATHERINGS

Mass gatherings of more than 5 individuals are once again prohibited. Previously the state had allowed gatherings of more than 10 individuals. A “mass gathering” is defined as any public or private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, organized amateur contact sport, or other grouping that brings together individuals in an indoor or outdoor space.

The governor and state health officials are scheduled to discuss the extended public health order and other COVID-19 data in the state’s regular COVID-19 public update Thursday; additional details about that event will be disseminated later this week.

October 12, 2020 7:43 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 389 new cases, totaling 33,362
Four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 389 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

130 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Curry County
83 new cases in Doña Ana County
21 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
13 new cases in Lea County
16 new cases in Luna County
11 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
A female in her 80s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 915.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Roosevelt County, one in Santa Fe County); four cases that were not lab-confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County); two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 33,362 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 7,808
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,551
Cibola County: 466
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,093
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,108
Eddy County: 1,040
Grant County: 146
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 108
Lea County: 1,649
Lincoln County: 260
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 507
McKinley County: 4,420
Mora County: 9
Otero County: 306
Quay County: 79
Rio Arriba County: 422
Roosevelt County: 344
Sandoval County: 1,535
San Juan County: 3,474
San Miguel County: 120
Santa Fe County: 1,199
Sierra County: 67
Socorro County: 141
Taos County: 160
Torrance County: 89
Union County: 37
Valencia County: 656

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: 329
Otero County Prison Facility: 291
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: 38
Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
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: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
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 18,791 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
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Santa Fe
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
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
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 Rehab Center of Albuquerque in 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
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 8, 2020 9:43 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 387 new cases, totaling 31,756
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 387 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
101 new cases in Bernalillo County
25 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
65 new cases in Curry County
57 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
10 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
20 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Union County
7 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Eddy County. The individual was a resident of the Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
A female in her 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 899.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County and one in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 31,756 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 7,286
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,428
Cibola County: 451
Colfax County: 40
Curry County: 1,015
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,839
Eddy County: 975
Grant County: 136
Guadalupe County: 36
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 104
Lea County: 1,584
Lincoln County: 244
Los Alamos County: 36
Luna County: 464
McKinley County: 4,384
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 288
Quay County: 77
Rio Arriba County: 410
Roosevelt County: 327
Sandoval County: 1,455
San Juan County: 3,431
San Miguel County: 111
Santa Fe County: 1,144
Sierra County: 54
Socorro County: 126
Taos County: 151
Torrance County: 84
Union County: 34
Valencia County: 631

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: 288
Otero County Processing Center: 166
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: 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: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 119 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 18,045 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
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Santa Fe
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
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
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 8, 2020 9:49 AM

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

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

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 3:00 P.M.

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

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.

October 7, 2020 7:08 PM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference Thursday afternoon to provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials

WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 3:00 P.M.

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

October 7, 2020 7:04 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 426 new cases, totaling 31,372
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

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:
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Santa Fe
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
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
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 7, 2020 3:41 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional Hospital Updates as of 10/7/2020 at 11 a.m. (including Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties)



Currently in Use Capacity Remaining Availability Total ICU Capability 65 112 47



COVID Patient Hospitalization


Positive COVID Admitted 30





Ventilator Use


Vent Availability 21 82 61









Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager City of Anthony had a potential exposure to COVID-19. All necessary protocols are being followed for sanitation. City operations will be back to usual on 10/09/20.

www.cityofanthonynm.com

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net 14 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. All employees that to into a school are screened. All employees who go into a school will complete forms related to contact tracing.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org Early voting began on October 6, 2020. Employees entering the building must complete a wellness check form and have their temperature taken. The public must wear a mask upon entering and practice social distancing.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention There are zero detainee cases of COVID-19.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD No report.

www.villageofhatch.org

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov No report.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Uptick in COVID-19 cases and still not allowing visitors.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com Uptick in COVID-19 cases in the past 2 weeks. No change in operations, but watching this trend closely.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu NMSU launching a “mask up Aggies” campaign to encourage use of masks.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Brian Hartley sent an article about the importance of keeping track of critical documents and what to have packed and ready to go in case of emergency. CZ will talk with Sun News about doing a reprint.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program Nothing new to report.

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing sites for 10-07-20 · Anthony—Public Health Office · Hatch—Ben Archer Health Center · Hatch—FQHC-El Camino Real Apts. • LC—NMSU Aggie Health Center • LC—Public Health Office • Sunland Park—Public Health Office

October 7, 2020 8:23 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 316 new cases, totaling 30,947
No additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 316 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
138 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
11 new cases in Curry County
37 new cases in Doña Ana County
23 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
11 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
19 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
3 new cases in Torrance County
14 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 894.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case that was previously listed in Doña Ana County that has been determined to be among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 30,947 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 7,065
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,368
Cibola County: 446
Colfax County: 39
Curry County: 930
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,713
Eddy County: 934
Grant County: 132
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 102
Lea County: 1,543
Lincoln County: 226
Los Alamos County: 36
Luna County: 451
McKinley County: 4,367
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 281
Quay County: 77
Rio Arriba County: 404
Roosevelt County: 310
Sandoval County: 1,425
San Juan County: 3,411
San Miguel County: 105
Santa Fe County: 1,093
Sierra County: 50
Socorro County: 118
Taos County: 148
Torrance County: 83
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 620

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: 51
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 110 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 17,489 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
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Santa Fe
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
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
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 6, 2020 10:53 AM

The state of New Mexico on Tuesday announced a calendar of 13 family-friendly Halloween activities New Mexicans can safely enjoy at home all through the month of October.

By visiting TogetherNM.org, New Mexicans will find recipes, arts and crafts ideas and other suggestions on how to celebrate Halloween safely.

“This is a year like no other, as we all know,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We can’t spend time with friends and our neighbors the way we want to. But a holiday is a time to remember that we are all together in this struggle even when we’re physically apart, and I hope New Mexico families can safely enjoy this Halloween by partaking in some of these safe, fun events.”

Beginning Oct. 11, people can post their creations on the TogetherNM.org site and are encouraged to participate in costume contests for prizes.

The public will be able to vote on the costumes at TogetherNM.org and winners will be announced on Halloween.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued recommendations and guidelines for low- and high-risk Halloween activities.
Those guidelines can be found here.


According to the CDC, those higher-risk activities that should be avoided in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission include:

Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19

Lower-risk activities as outlined by the CDC include some of those the state has included in its 13 family-friendly activities. Those lower-risk and COVID-safe Halloween activities are:

Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with

The state’s emergency health order and all its operative guidelines and restrictions – including the requirement to wear face masks at all times in public and the restriction on gatherings of more than 10 individuals – applies to all prospective Halloween events and activities.

October 5, 2020 4:05 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 158 new cases, totaling 30,632
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 158 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
51 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
12 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
1 new case in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
The Department of Health on Monday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 894.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Curry County, one in Santa Fe County) and one case that has been identified as an out-of-state resident in Bernalillo County – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 30,632 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,928
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,356
Cibola County: 446
Colfax County: 39
Curry County: 919
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,678
Eddy County: 911
Grant County: 131
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 102
Lea County: 1,524
Lincoln County: 225
Los Alamos County: 35
Luna County: 449
McKinley County: 4,356
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 280
Quay County: 77
Rio Arriba County: 404
Roosevelt County: 306
Sandoval County: 1,419
San Juan County: 3,392
San Miguel County: 104
Santa Fe County: 1,083
Sierra County: 50
Socorro County: 117
Taos County: 148
Torrance County: 80
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 606

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: 286
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 51
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 97 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 17,330 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
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
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
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 5, 2020 10:03 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 189 new cases, totaling 30,477
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 189 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
47 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
46 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
12 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
21 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 892.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Grant County, one in Santa Fe County) and four cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Lea County, three in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 30,477 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,878
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,346
Cibola County: 445
Colfax County: 39
Curry County: 908
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,634
Eddy County: 911
Grant County: 131
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 102
Lea County: 1,523
Lincoln County: 223
Los Alamos County: 35
Luna County: 445
McKinley County: 4,355
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 279
Quay County: 76
Rio Arriba County: 404
Roosevelt County: 304
Sandoval County: 1,405
San Juan County: 3,388
San Miguel County: 103
Santa Fe County: 1,081
Sierra County: 49
Socorro County: 115
Taos County: 148
Torrance County: 80
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 604

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: 286
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 51
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
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 91 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 17,270 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
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
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
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 2, 2020 7:59 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 227 new cases, totaling 29,661
Five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 227 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
53 new cases in Bernalillo County
40 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
47 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
16 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
4 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
A male in his 20s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 882.

Previously reported numbers included one case in San Juan 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 29,661 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,660
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,261
Cibola County: 431
Colfax County: 36
Curry County: 854
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,476
Eddy County: 875
Grant County: 128
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 101
Lea County: 1,464
Lincoln County: 219
Los Alamos County: 33
Luna County: 425
McKinley County: 4,346
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 271
Quay County: 75
Rio Arriba County: 401
Roosevelt County: 289
Sandoval County: 1,380
San Juan County: 3,366
San Miguel County: 101
Santa Fe County: 1,032
Sierra County: 47
Socorro County: 109
Taos County: 148
Torrance County: 77
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 592

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: 285
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 34
Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
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 86 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 16,926 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:
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
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
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 1, 2020 9:04 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 281 new cases, totaling 29,435
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 281 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
61 new cases in Bernalillo County
31 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
33 new cases in Curry County
41 new cases in Doña Ana County
22 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
29 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
16 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 877.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 29,435 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,607
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,222
Cibola County: 426
Colfax County: 36
Curry County: 851
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,428
Eddy County: 861
Grant County: 124
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 101
Lea County: 1,448
Lincoln County: 215
Los Alamos County: 33
Luna County: 424
McKinley County: 4,343
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 270
Quay County: 74
Rio Arriba County: 400
Roosevelt County: 285
Sandoval County: 1,375
San Juan County: 3,359
San Miguel County: 101
Santa Fe County: 1,028
Sierra County: 47
Socorro County: 107
Taos County: 146
Torrance County: 76
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 585

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: 285
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 34
Lea County Correctional Facility: 49
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
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 85 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 16,671 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:
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

October 1, 2020 8:58 AM

TODAY: Governor, state officials to give
press update on COVID-19 efforts, school re-entry

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response and the state’s ongoing school re-entry process.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 3:00 P.M.

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

A simultaneous interpretation of the news conference in Spanish will be streamed live on YouTube​.

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.

Pool photographs courtesy of the Albuquerque Journal will be available after the press conference here.

September 30, 2020 8:57 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 178 new cases, totaling 29,157
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 178 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
48 new cases in Bernalillo County
28 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
17 new cases in Curry County
26 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
3 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
A male in his 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 875.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Eddy County, one in Lea County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County, one in Sandoval County); and one case in Lea County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 29,157 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,547
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,192
Cibola County: 423
Colfax County: 36
Curry County: 818
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,387
Eddy County: 839
Grant County: 124
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,419
Lincoln County: 212
Los Alamos County: 33
Luna County: 422
McKinley County: 4,338
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 268
Quay County: 74
Rio Arriba County: 400
Roosevelt County: 282
Sandoval County: 1,367
San Juan County: 3,341
San Miguel County: 100
Santa Fe County: 1,021
Sierra County: 46
Socorro County: 106
Taos County: 145
Torrance County: 74
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 581

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: 285
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 34
Lea County Correctional Facility: 49
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
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 80 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 16,565 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:
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

September 28, 2020 1:16 PM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Behavioral Health Services Division Director Dr. Neal Bowen to give a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update

SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. and Behavioral Health Services Division Director Dr. Neal Bowen will provide a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update and take questions from the media, Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

WHAT: Data driven presentation on COVID-19 cases, modeling update, and public health reopening gating criteria status with Q & A

WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. MDT

The news conference will be streamed live on the New Mexico Human Services Department’s Facebook page.

Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to jodi.mcginnis-porter@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

September 25, 2020 7:46 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 263 new cases, totaling 28,487
Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 263 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
51 new cases in Bernalillo County
33 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
10 new cases in Curry County
54 new cases in Doña Ana County
27 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
18 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
5 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Roosevelt 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 865.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 28,487 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,381
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,116
Cibola County: 415
Colfax County: 30
Curry County: 779
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,285
Eddy County: 785
Grant County: 120
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,382
Lincoln County: 208
Los Alamos County: 33
Luna County: 418
McKinley County: 4,316
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 260
Quay County: 74
Rio Arriba County: 391
Roosevelt County: 281
Sandoval County: 1,339
San Juan County: 3,307
San Miguel County: 98
Santa Fe County: 979
Sierra County: 45
Socorro County: 102
Taos County: 139
Torrance County: 71
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 576

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: 282
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 33
Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
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 75 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 16,020 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:
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

September 25, 2020 7:03 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 239 new cases, totaling 28,224
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 239 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
58 new cases in Bernalillo County
16 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
29 new cases in Doña Ana County
23 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
16 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new case in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Socorro County
5 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 859.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Rio Arriba County that has been identified as duplicate and one case in Curry County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 28,224 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,327
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,082
Cibola County: 415
Colfax County: 29
Curry County: 769
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,227
Eddy County: 758
Grant County: 119
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,365
Lincoln County: 199
Los Alamos County: 32
Luna County: 416
McKinley County: 4,311
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 254
Quay County: 74
Rio Arriba County: 390
Roosevelt County: 280
Sandoval County: 1,329
San Juan County: 3,295
San Miguel County: 105
Santa Fe County: 970
Sierra County: 44
Socorro County: 101
Taos County: 138
Torrance County: 66
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 572

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: 282
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 33
Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
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 66 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 15,825 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:
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

September 24, 2020 8:45 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 200 new cases, totaling 27,987
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 200 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
28 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
15 new cases in Curry County
33 new cases in Doña Ana County
22 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
9 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
4 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
1 new case in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
11 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 Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 857.

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Lea County that have been identified as duplicates and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,987 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,270

Catron County: 9

Chaves County: 1,066

Cibola County: 413

Colfax County: 29

Curry County: 759

De Baca County: 1

Doña Ana County: 3,198

Eddy County: 735

Grant County: 112

Guadalupe County: 34

Harding County: 2

Hidalgo County: 99

Lea County: 1,349

Lincoln County: 196

Los Alamos County: 32

Luna County: 411

McKinley County: 4,304

Mora County: 7

Otero County: 251

Quay County: 74

Rio Arriba County: 386

Roosevelt County: 275

Sandoval County: 1,320

San Juan County: 3,280

San Miguel County: 103

Santa Fe County: 961

Sierra County: 44

Socorro County: 97

Taos County: 133

Torrance County: 66

Union County: 31

Valencia County: 567

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 33
Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
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 72 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 15,669 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:
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
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.

September 23, 2020 7:50 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 110 new cases, totaling 27,790
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 110 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
21 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Eddy County.
A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Las Palomas Center facility in Albuquerque.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 854.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Otero County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in McKinley County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,790 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,247
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,044
Cibola County: 406
Colfax County: 27
Curry County: 744
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,165
Eddy County: 713
Grant County: 110
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,342
Lincoln County: 189
Los Alamos County: 31
Luna County: 409
McKinley County: 4,300
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 247
Quay County: 73
Rio Arriba County: 386
Roosevelt County: 270
Sandoval County: 1,315
San Juan County: 3,276
San Miguel County: 103
Santa Fe County: 960
Sierra County: 43
Socorro County: 91
Taos County: 131
Torrance County: 66
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 558

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 33
Lea County Correctional Facility: 37
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 69 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 15,586 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 in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 21, 2020 10:56 AM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Department of Health acting State Epidemiologist Dr. Chad Smelser to give a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update

SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. and Department of Health acting State Epidemiologist Dr. Chad Smelser will provide a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update and take questions from the media, Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

WHAT: Data driven presentation on COVID-19 cases, modeling update, and public health reopening gating criteria status with Q & A

WHEN: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. MDT

The news conference will be streamed live on the New Mexico Human Services Department’s Facebook page.

Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to ashley.espinoza2@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

September 18, 2020 6:56 PM

State amends guidance for small groups
in exercise settings, outdoor activities

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state will update its guidance within the emergency public health order to permit small groups in exercise settings and safe outdoor activities for New Mexicans.

An amended emergency public health order, which is in effect through mid-October, will permit youth sports conditioning and skills development, with no more than 10 individuals in any one group, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Competitive contact play remains off-limits.

In addition, New Mexicans may overnight camp at most state parks in groups of no more than 10. That change will be effective Oct. 1.

Other changes include:
Pick-your-own pumpkin patches will be permitted to operate in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices for agri-tourism businesses
Ice skating rinks may operate for athletic training and practice by reservation only
Swimming pools may open with no more than 10 individuals in a pool at any one time; previously swimming pools were permitted only to provide lane swimming.
The state’s full complement for COVID-Safe Practices for different industries and activities, compiled with the assistance of the Economic Recovery Council and industry leaders, is available here.

“We all want to keep making progress in combating the virus,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “New Mexicans have done incredible work. These changes are hopefully an opportunity for families and kids to safely enjoy more activities. But we’ve got to keep making the right decisions – keep wearing face coverings, keep avoiding large groups and contact with others – and avoid a false sense of security. The results are clear: A safer state, safer communities and fewer dangerous illnesses in New Mexico. We can keep up the great work, I am confident, and my goal will be to make additional moves in this direction this fall.”​

New Mexico’s progress in slowing the incidence and spread of COVID-19 has continued, with the statewide 7-day rolling average of daily cases at 90 as of Sept. 15, well below the gating criteria target of 168. The statewide rate of spread, or r-effective, remains below 1, meaning the virus is spreading slower and not exponentially. Although the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations remain significantly lower than earlier this summer, the southeast region made up the highest percentage of hospital admissions last week, according to the state Medical Advisory Team.

COVID-19 TESTING:

The state of New Mexico would like to remind residents that testing for COVID-19 is free and available to all at Department of Health offices and testing sites, many of which have expanded hours of availability. Information about those sites is available at cv.nmhealth.org.

CENSUS:

The state also reminds New Mexicans that a complete count of state residents for the 2020 Census is essential to ensuring billions in federal funds -- for education, food assistance, roadway infrastructure, health care and more – are provided for New Mexicans over the next decade. The Census is simple, secure and important – please visit my2020census.gov to complete the form or call 844-330-2020.

September 17, 2020 9:40 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 159 new cases, totaling 27,199
Four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 159 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
38 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
1 new case in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
15 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
11 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 836.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Santa Fe County was a duplicate and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,199 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,144
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 993
Cibola County: 407
Colfax County: 26
Curry County: 730
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,068
Eddy County: 654
Grant County: 100
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,299
Lincoln County: 179
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 388
McKinley County: 4,285
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 243
Quay County: 70
Rio Arriba County: 381
Roosevelt County: 252
Sandoval County: 1,309
San Juan County: 3,245
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 932
Sierra County: 40
Socorro County: 82
Taos County: 128
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 534

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 32
Lea County Correctional Facility: 19
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 69 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 15,106 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 in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 17, 2020 1:04 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional Hospital Resources as of September 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.:
(Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties)
Total ICU Capability Currently in Use Capacity Remaining Availability
52 108 56



Covid Patient Hospitalization


POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED 7





Ventilator Use

Vent availability 18 82 65




Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Nothing new to report. Board meeting at 6 PM. Agenda is on website.

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net · The LCPS School Board voted 4-1 to continue fully remote learning until the spring semester, with small groups of special education and at-promised youth introduced to in-person learning and tutoring). · Fairacres Elementary opened Tuesday, Sept. 15 after a two-week closure. Four employees at Fairacres tested positive for COVID since Aug. 14. · One Mayfield High School employee tested positive Friday, Sept. 11. Staff and the public were notified.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org The Government Center re-opened to the public on September 8, 2020.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Low numbers of COVID-19 are allowing the hospital to again allow visitors. Effective 9/22/20, each patient is permitted to have one visitor per day. Visiting hours are from 1 PM to 5PM. Masks are required and screenings will be performed.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com No report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu Everything is going well at NMSU. Zero cases of COVID over the past 2 weeks. Research projects are ongoing. Contact tracing app is operational and available in the app store and for android.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency No report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us No report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

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September 16, 2020 7:44 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 119 new cases, totaling 27,041
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 119 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
14 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
16 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Center in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 832.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Cibola County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,041 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,107
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 975
Cibola County: 404
Colfax County: 25
Curry County: 729
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,047
Eddy County: 645
Grant County: 99
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,284
Lincoln County: 178
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 377
McKinley County: 4,280
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 241
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 378
Roosevelt County: 246
Sandoval County: 1,300
San Juan County: 3,243
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 923
Sierra County: 39
Socorro County: 82
Taos County: 128
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 533

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 32
Lea County Correctional Facility: 19
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 59 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 14,842 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 14, 2020 4:07 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 81 new cases, totaling 26,842
No additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 81 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
9 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Lea County
15 new cases in Luna County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 823.

One case previously reported as a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility has since been determined to be a case in Otero County and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,842 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,077
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 956
Cibola County: 403
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 724
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 3,031
Eddy County: 625
Grant County: 99
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,264
Lincoln County: 177
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 372
McKinley County: 4,266
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 240
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 374
Roosevelt County: 230
Sandoval County: 1,292
San Juan County: 3,233
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 909
Sierra County: 39
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 124
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 532

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 15
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 60 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 14,470 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 14, 2020 7:36 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 103 new cases, totaling 26,761
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 103 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

19 new cases in Bernalillo County
29 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque..
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 823.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that were identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County) and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Upon further investigation two cases in Doña Ana County have since been identified as detainees at the Otero County Processing Center. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,761 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,056
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 947
Cibola County: 403
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 724
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 3,026

Eddy County: 624
Grant County: 99
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,261
Lincoln County: 177
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 357
McKinley County: 4,266
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 238
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 374
Roosevelt County: 230
Sandoval County: 1,289
San Juan County: 3,233
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 898
Sierra County: 39
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 124
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 532

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 59 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 14,407 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
· Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 11, 2020 7:28 PM


New Mexico COVID-19 update: 137 new cases, totaling 26,563
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 137 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
13 new cases in Bernalillo County
40 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Curry County
12 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
16 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Friday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Brookdale Juan Tabo in Albuquerque.
A female in her 30s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 818.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County was not lab confirmed and two cases in Lea County that have been identified as out-of-state residents – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,563 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,024
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 907
Cibola County: 400
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 722
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,001
Eddy County: 613
Grant County: 98
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,239
Lincoln County: 176
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 354
McKinley County: 4,259
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 231
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 371
Roosevelt County: 225
Sandoval County: 1,277
San Juan County: 3,230
San Miguel County: 89
Santa Fe County: 888
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 124
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 529

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 161
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 73 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 14,276 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 11, 2020 8:48 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 161 new cases, totaling 26,429
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 161 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
27 new cases in Bernalillo County
31 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
17 new cases in Doña Ana County
21 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
13 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 20s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 816.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,429 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,012
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 867
Cibola County: 400
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 715
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 2,989
Eddy County: 609
Grant County: 97
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,225
Lincoln County: 176
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 350
McKinley County: 4,252
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 229
Quay County: 66
Rio Arriba County: 369
Roosevelt County: 219
Sandoval County: 1,271
San Juan County: 3,227
San Miguel County: 89
Santa Fe County: 882
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 122
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 528

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 80 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 14,120 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 9, 2020 3:16 PM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, appearing remotely to share her perspective as governor on the impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s budget and the critical need for additional federal aid to states for pandemic recovery.

The governor will testify alongside other governors and will deliver an opening statement before taking questions from committee members.

WHAT: Gov. Lujan Grisham congressional testimony on need for federal pandemic recovery assistance

WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 10AM MT/12PM ET

Information about how to watch the remote hearing can be found at this link and the committee webpage.

September 9, 2020 3:07 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional Hospital Resources
(Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties as of 9/8/2020 at 2 p.m. )

Currently in Use Capacity Remaining Availability Total ICU Capability 53 112 59



COVID Patient Hospitalization


POSITIVE COVID Admitted 9





Ventilator Use


Vent Availability 17 82 65




Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com No report. Nothing new to report.

City of Sunland Park Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Current Parks and Rec status: https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3610 At least one park is open in each district with others opening slowly. Restrooms and water fountains are not open.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net Expanded meal distribution will continue until December. Every child has access to this food resource. Meeting of the school board scheduled for September 15, 2020 to discuss when schools will reopen for in person learning.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org Government Center reopened to the public on September 8, 2020. Precautions are in place to protect the public and county employees.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla Nothing new to report.

Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Nothing new to report.

Mountain View Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com Flu vaccine is beginning to arrive and will be distributed to MVRMC clinics. Dates for Boo to the Flu are being set. MVRMC is still in good shape as far as capacity. COVID-19 cases are lower right now.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu No new cases of COVID-19 this week.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Hugo Costa, Executive Director www.mvrda.org No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing sites for 09-09-20 · Anthony—Public Health Office • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia • Hatch—Ben Archer Health Center • LC—NMSU Aggie Health Center • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living • LC—Public Health Office • Sunland Park—Public Health Office

September 8, 2020 3:59 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 44 new cases, totaling 26,181
No additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 44 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Curry County
3 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
1 new case in McKinley County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 807.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Colfax County, one in Doña Ana County) and five cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,181 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,979
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 820
Cibola County: 397
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 707
Doña Ana County: 2,955
Eddy County: 584
Grant County: 89
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,205
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 342
McKinley County: 4,244
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 228
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 370
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,262
San Juan County: 3,220
San Miguel County: 87
Santa Fe County: 868
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 527

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 13,701 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 8, 2020 8:48 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 46 new cases, totaling 26,144
Four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 46 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

13 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
The Department of Health on Monday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s 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 807.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Eddy County, one in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Chaves County, one in Eddy County, one in McKinley County); and one case in McKinley County that was identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,144 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,958
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 816
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 706
Doña Ana County: 2,955
Eddy County: 580
Grant County: 88
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,204
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 341
McKinley County: 4,244
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 228
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 369
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,262
San Juan County: 3,218
San Miguel County: 87
Santa Fe County: 866
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 526

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 13,604 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 6, 2020 4:15 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 66 new cases, totaling 26,107
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 66 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

10 new cases in Bernalillo County
16 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 803.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in McKinley County); and one case in Doña Ana County that was identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,107 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,947
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 815
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 707
Doña Ana County: 2,950
Eddy County: 578
Grant County: 87
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,198
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 339
McKinley County: 4,240
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 369
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,262
San Juan County: 3,214
San Miguel County: 87
Santa Fe County: 864
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 527

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 13,530 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 6, 2020 7:40 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 152 new cases, totaling 26,048
Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 152 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
24 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
13 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
12 new cases in Doña Ana County
23 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
18 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 800.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, three in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,048 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,937
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 800
Cibola County: 399
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 705
Doña Ana County: 2,944
Eddy County: 575
Grant County: 87
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,192
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 339
McKinley County: 4,239
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 367
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,261
San Juan County: 3,209
San Miguel County: 86
Santa Fe County: 857
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 526

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 13,460 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 4, 2020 4:20 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 96 new cases, totaling 25,902
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 96 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
16 new cases in Bernalillo County
13 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
9 new cases in Curry County
13 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 794.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, one in Luna County, two in McKinley County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Chaves County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,902 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,914
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 787
Cibola County: 399
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 703
Doña Ana County: 2,933
Eddy County: 553
Grant County: 84
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,178
Lincoln County: 173
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 321
McKinley County: 4,230
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 361
Roosevelt County: 206
Sandoval County: 1,259
San Juan County: 3,206
San Miguel County: 86
Santa Fe County: 849
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 523

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 69 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 13,412 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 4, 2020 12:34 PM

The New Mexico Human Services Department’s Behavioral Health Services Division is spearheading a collaborative effort to increase the number of Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSWs) working in substance abuse and addiction recovery programs across the state. The New Mexico Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement (OPRE) and the New Mexico Workforce Connection are key partners in the initiative. The second of two virtual sessions will take place September 24-25, after a successful inaugural event that wrapped up last month.

“We are in the midst of a crisis in the state,” said Dr. Neal Bowen, director of Behavioral Health Services Division. “We do not have enough behavioral health providers—especially those who can share lived experiences of substance abuse and mental illness disorders and who can model paths for those in recovery to create meaningful lives for themselves. Evidence shows us that peers have a unique ability to do this, and so these virtual job readiness trainings are a critical component for developing the overall behavioral health workforce.”

Emerging research shows a decline in decreased substance abuse, psychotic symptoms, and hospitalizations as a result of peer support. As New Mexico is facing a shortage of behavioral health workers, this series of trainings have been developed to support greater involvement of CPSWs in the workplace. Currently, nearly 60 percent of New Mexico’s certified peers are unemployed, under-employed, or unemployed.

“The work that our peers do in the recovery process is vital,” said Melisha Montaño, OPRE program manager. “Research supports our experience that peers help individuals cope better with emotional and psychological challenges and help dispel common myths of what it means to have a mental health condition.”

“The evidence points to a real decrease in health care costs when peers are involved in the recovery process,” said secretary Bill McCamley of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. “Peer-supported systems are effective, empowering, and a natural focus for workforce development initiatives here in New Mexico.”

Participants in the training series will be required to pre-register with the Department of Workforce Connection. Two half-day sessions will cover resumé preparation, interview skills, networking, professional ethics, and include breakout sessions for one-on-one coaching. To learn more, please contact Nathan Lawson, OPRE training coordinator, at Nathan.lawson@state.nm.us.

September 4, 2020 12:33 PM

New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel this week issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season.

“Election facilities must remain accessible to the public under the state’s Election Code, and as such we’ve got to ensure that everyone casting a ballot may do so safely,” Kunkel said. “There is still a risk of COVID-19 transmission no matter where we go. Our job is to make these facilities as safe as possible while strongly encouraging New Mexicans to take every precaution while casting their ballot this fall.”

Under the secretary’s order, polling locations shall allow only 25 percent of the maximum occupancy of the location or 4 voters at any one time, whichever is greater. Polling locations that are mobile units shall allow only 2 voters at a time.

Polling locations shall ensure that voters do not come within 6 feet of one another, and poll officials and staff are directed to wash and sanitize their hands frequently, while routinely cleaning all surfaces and reusable writing implements.

Poll officials and staff are directed to ensure any voters waiting outside of a polling location maintain 6 feet of physical distance from one another and avoid person-to-person contact.

Under the order, the Secretary of State is empowered to implement the above social distancing protocols and may provide additional guidance to ensure compliance. The order is attached to this news release.

Important information and deadlines for the 2020 General Election:

New Mexicans are encouraged to register to vote or update your voter registration online here.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS: Absentee ballot requests can now be made online through the Secretary of State’s website here. Oct. 20 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. Voters should mail their completed absentee ballot back no later than Oct. 27 to ensure it arrives to their county clerks before 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.

IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING: In-person early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, Oct. 17, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 31.

ELECTION DAY: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, with in-person polling locations open in each county from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

POLL WORKERS: New Mexicans interested in serving as poll workers may find more information here and at the Secretary of State’s website.


September 3, 2020 4:04 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 202 new cases, totaling 25,812
One additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 202 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
37 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
22 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
14 new cases in Curry County
29 new cases in Doña Ana County
32 new cases in Eddy County
19 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
​​A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 791.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in San Juan County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,812 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,898
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 776
Cibola County: 399
Colfax County: 22
Curry County: 694
Doña Ana County: 2,920
Eddy County: 545
Grant County: 84
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,170
Lincoln County: 173
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 321
McKinley County: 4,229
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 63
Rio Arriba County: 361
Roosevelt County: 205
Sandoval County: 1,257
San Juan County: 3,201
San Miguel County: 85
Santa Fe County: 839
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 520

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 75 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 13,283 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 3, 2020 10:46 AM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Children, Youth and Families Department Sec. Brian Blalock gave a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update and took questions from the media yesterday, Wednesday, September 2.

Link to the presentation for the webinar.

https://bit.ly/2EZPAyz

To view the webinar please click on the link below:

https://youtu.be/UKxmWAEjPTo

September 2, 2020 4:10 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 154 new cases, totaling 25,612
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 154 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
24 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
24 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
33 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 100s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of BeeHive Homes of Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 790.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Chaves County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in Bernalillo County that was identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,612 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,861
Catron County: 8
Chaves County: 754
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 20
Curry County: 680
Doña Ana County: 2,892
Eddy County: 513
Grant County: 84
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,151
Lincoln County: 171
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 316
McKinley County: 4,223
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 224
Quay County: 62
Rio Arriba County: 359
Roosevelt County: 204
Sandoval County: 1,255
San Juan County: 3,199
San Miguel County: 83
Santa Fe County: 828
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 515

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 71 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 13,180 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 1, 2020 7:59 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,460
Update includes eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 110 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
30 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Curry County
32 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 787.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Quay County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,460 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,838
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 731
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 675
Doña Ana County: 2,859
Eddy County: 500
Grant County: 83
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,132
Lincoln County: 171
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 316
McKinley County: 4,213
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 222
Quay County: 62
Rio Arriba County: 358
Roosevelt County: 201
Sandoval County: 1,254
San Juan County: 3,194
San Miguel County: 82
Santa Fe County: 823
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 514

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 72 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 13,073 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

September 1, 2020 11:02 AM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday announced $150 million in CARES Act grants to local governments across New Mexico to cover the cost of necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency.

“The pandemic has been devastating for all of us, not least local governments and small businesses across our state,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “My administration will continue to deliver whatever resources we have and can make available to help our communities maintain essential services and respond to the public health emergency. Every applicant received funding. No one gets left behind. There is still more to do, and together we will continue fighting this virus with everything we’ve got.

The Department of Finance and Administration received 83 local government applications for $100 million made available for local governments and 66 applications for $50 million made available for small business grants via local governments.

Applications were open to almost all of New Mexico’s local governments, excluding only the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, which received CARES Act funds directly from the federal government.

The Department of Finance and Administration scored applications based on criteria related to local government revenue lost due to expenses made responding directly to the health crisis. The total amount requested exceeded the funds made available by the federal government; awards were therefore prorated based on need as articulated by the entity’s application. All requests for amounts less than $50,000 for direct local government grants were awarded in full.

“DFA has vast experience in scoring applications and scoring them fairly,” said Acting Finance and Administration Secretary Debbie Romero. “We were able to complete an expeditious and equitable process, and we’ll keep working with local governments all across the state to make sure these essential funds get out the door.”

The awards for direct local government grants are as follows:

Entity – Award Amount

City of Alamogordo – $486,726

Village of Angel Fire – $447,932

City of Anthony – $50,000

City of Artesia – $2,661,982

City of Aztec – $218,750

City of Bayard – $556,661

City of Belen – $67,500

Town of Bernalillo – $2,233,332

City of Bloomfield – $284,375

City of Carlsbad – $90,113

Catron County – $67,500

Chaves County – $537,500

Cibola County (joint application, City of Grants, Village of Milan) – $403,125

Village of Cimarron – $8,500

Town of Clayton / Union County (joint application) – $958,456

City of Clovis – $240,061

Colfax County – $50,000

Village of Columbus – $126,692

Village of Corrales – $350,000

Village of Cuba – $35,000

Curry County – $157,717

City of Deming – $148,500

Dona Ana County – $1,400,000

Village of Eagle Nest – $86,000

Eddy County – $50,000

Town of Edgewood – $50,000

City of Elephant Butte – $50,000

City of Española – $1,197,517

Town of Estancia – $19,429

City of Farmington – $1,181,250

City of Gallup – $918,581

Grant County – $118,125

Guadalupe County (joint: City of Santa Rosa, Town of Vaughn) – $109,375

Harding County – $50,000

City of Hobbs – $928,125

Town of Hurley – $20,000

Town of Kirtland – $1,000

City of Las Cruces – $7,104,802

City of Las Vegas – $2,401,443

Lea County – $50,000

Lincoln County – $63,334

City of Lordsburg – $16,894

Incorporated County of Los Alamos – $656,250

Village of Los Lunas – $53,750

Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque – $50,000

City of Lovington – $176,341

Luna County – $173,051

Village of Maxwell – $11,000

McKinley County – $16,125,000

Mora County – $10,000

Town of Mountainair – $50,000

Otero County – $168,750

Village of Pecos – $16,000

City of Portales – $109,375

Quay County – $152,550

Village of Questa – $67,500

City of Raton – $655,075

Town of Red River – $50,000

Rio Arriba County – $1,131,511

City of Rio Rancho – $11,931,686

Roosevelt County – $50,000

City of Roswell, City of – $5,556,250

City of Ruidoso Downs – $9,700

Village of Ruidoso – $2,787,792

San Juan County – $2,042,500

San Miguel County – $214,463

Sandoval County – $253,125

Village of Santa Clara – $50,000

Santa Fe County – $10,506,939

City of Santa Fe – $17,580,958

Sierra County – $50,625

Town of Silver City – $489,375

Socorro County – $45,000

City of Socorro – $242,061

Sunland Park – $77,656

Taos County – $525,000

Village of Taos Ski Valley – $97,875

Town of Taos – $1,023,223

Village of Tijeras – $67,500

Torrance County – $116,594

Town of Springer – $8,808

City of Tucumcari – $13,221

Valencia County – $437,500

Total: $99,830,299


The grant awards for small businesses via local governments are as follows:

Entity – Award Amount

City of Artesia – $1,065,000

City of Aztec – $1,198,125

City of Bayard – $93,188

City of Belen – $117,150

Town of Bernalillo – $1,128,900

City of Bloomfield – $153,573

City of Carlsbad – $1,151,798

Catron County – $74,550

Chaves County – $337,750

Cibola County, City of Grants, Village of Milan – $2,023,500

Village of Cimarron – $18,638

Town of Clayton / Union County – Joint application – $639,000

City of Clovis – $4,260,000

Colfax County – $117,150

Village of Columbus – $186,375

Village of Corrales – $255,600

Village of Cuba – $32,802

Curry County – $322,163

City of Deming – $186,375

Dona Ana County – $3,039,750

Village of Eagle Nest – $78,278

Eddy County – $931,875

City of Espanola – $426,000

City of Farmington – $1,447,500

City of Gallup – $2,130,000

Grant County – $93,188

Guadalupe County, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Vaughn – $1,351,963

Harding County – $22,365

City of Hobbs – $658,969

Town of Hurley – $27,956

Town of Kirtland – $93,188

City of Las Cruces – $5,440,188

City of Las Vegas – $323,920

Lea County – $530,750

Lincoln County – $18,638

City of Lordsburg – $335,394

Los Alamos County, Incorporated – $1,065,000

Village of Los Lunas – $335,475

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque – $1,006,425

City of Lovington – $131,794

Luna County – $239,625

McKinley County – $2,412,500

Mora County – $11,183

Town of Mountainair – $74,273

Otero County – $1,688,750

Village of Pecos – $13,792

Quay County – $372,750

Village of Questa – $47,925

City of Raton – $718,875

Town of Red River – $213,000

City of Rio Rancho – $465,733

Roosevelt County – $239,625

City of Roswell – $1,351,000

Village of Ruidoso – $1,171,500

San Juan County – $1,061,500

Sandoval County – $965,000

Santa Fe County, City of Santa Fe, Edgewood – $3,799,688

Sierra County – $292,875

Town of Silver City – $359,438

Socorro County – $26,093

City of Socorro – $198,090

Taos County – $292,875

Town of Taos – $479,250

Village of Tijeras – $11,183

City of Tucumcari – $27,956

Valencia County – $579,000


Total: $49,963,725


Expenses were outlined explicitly in the application process to ensure they matched CARES Act requirements dictated by the federal government. New Mexico would be held liable for refund payment to the federal government should an expense not fit the specific requirements. The Department of Finance and Administration developed application questions to help ensure such repayment is not necessary.


The following are eligible expenses for local government grants:

Small business continuity grants
Child care assistance
Purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) required to conduct government business
Expenses incurred to mitigate the spread—sanitizing, public service announcements
Public health and safety personnel costs
Senior programs, corrections, police, fire and EMS

The following are eligible expenses for small business grants:

Business continuity:
Non-owner employee payroll
Rent
Scheduled mortgage payments
Insurance
Utilities
Marketing
Business redesign:
Reconfiguring physical space
Installing plexiglass barriers
Purchasing web-conferencing or other technology to facilitate work-at-home
PPE for employees
Temporary structures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

August 31, 2020 4:13 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,352
Update includes nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 73 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
17 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
8 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
4 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 779.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,352 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,809
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 727
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 672
Doña Ana County: 2,827
Eddy County: 492
Grant County: 82
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,131
Lincoln County: 169
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 316
McKinley County: 4,203
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 63
Rio Arriba County: 358
Roosevelt County: 201
Sandoval County: 1,247
San Juan County: 3,192
San Miguel County: 81
Santa Fe County: 821
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 513

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 12,960 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

August 31, 2020 8:31 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,283
Update includes one additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 107 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

22 new cases in Bernalillo County
28 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Curry County
6 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
18 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
1 new case in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 770.

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Lea County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,283 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,795
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 722
Cibola County: 397
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 671
Doña Ana County: 2,819
Eddy County: 486
Grant County: 79
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 97
Lea County: 1,126
Lincoln County: 168
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 315
McKinley County: 4,195
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 62
Rio Arriba County: 358
Roosevelt County: 201
Sandoval County: 1,246
San Juan County: 3,187
San Miguel County: 78
Santa Fe County: 818
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 511

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: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 66 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 12,913 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:

Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

August 28, 2020 8:04 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,042
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 126 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:​
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
16 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 30s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Quay County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 767.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Taos County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been identified as a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,042 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,743
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 679
Cibola County: 396
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 660
Doña Ana County: 2,793
Eddy County: 476
Grant County: 79
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 97
Lea County: 1,097
Lincoln County: 166
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 311
McKinley County: 4,178
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 353
Roosevelt County: 198
Sandoval County: 1,236
San Juan County: 3,177
San Miguel County: 77
Santa Fe County: 809
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 506

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: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 72 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 12,679 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants in Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

August 28, 2020 8:01 PM

Governor announces revised emergency public health order

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health and education officials on Thursday provided a public update on the state’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, outlining a new emergency public health order and New Mexico’s preparation for a limited re-entry to in-person learning next month.

MODELING

New Mexico’s gating criteria – a measurement of the public health data reflecting the incidence and spread of COVID-19 – show the state has seen success in suppressing the virus while also maintaining essential virus-response and health care resources over the course of the late summer. Although the overall COVID-19 infections in the 20-29 and 30-39 age groups remain higher than other age ranges, the state’s decreasing and steadying test positivity rate, average case counts and hospitalizations reflect increased adherence to important COVID-safe behaviors like consistent mask-wearing and avoiding groups and extended periods of contact with others, said Human Services Secretary David Scrase, M.D.

The secretary again issued words of caution about the devastating potential health effects of the virus and the imperative to maintain safe behavior. “COVID-19 can cause very, very serious illness in people of all ages, and we’ve got to take that seriously in all aspects of our lives,” Scrase said.

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

Pursuant to the state’s sustained progress on suppressing the spread of the virus in recent weeks, New Mexico will permit certain relaxations of occupancy restrictions while maintaining the essential public health framework for mitigating and responding to the incidence and spread of COVID-19.

The state’s revised emergency public health order is effective Saturday, Aug. 29 and incorporates the following adjustments:
Houses of worship may operate at 40 percent of maximum occupancy of any enclosed building, an increase from 25 percent, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Houses of worship may, as before, conduct services outdoors or provide services through audiovisual means.
Food and drink establishments (including restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops or other similar establishments) may provide indoor dining service at 25 percent of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.
Food and drink establishments may continue to provide physically-distant outdoor dining options, carryout and delivery services, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Tables – inside or outside – must be spaced at least six feet apart, and no more than six patrons are permitted at a single table.
While museums with interactive and/or immersive displays, categorized as “close-contact recreational facilities,” must remain closed, museums with static displays may operate at 25 percent capacity.
Mass gatherings of more than 10 individuals are prohibited.
The order is effective through Sept. 18. A signed version of the document will be disseminated Friday, Aug 28.

“New Mexicans ought to be very proud of the progress we’ve made all together, but we’ve got to remember progress in our fight against this virus does not mean we can let our guard down,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “A sense of complacency will once again elevate the dire potential health risks for New Mexico families, neighbors and communities. We will continue to do everything we can as a state to mitigate the spread of the virus and address the awful economic consequences of this pandemic.

“The virus is looking for opportunities to spread. We must continue to do everything we can to mitigate and eliminate those opportunities. We know the path to continued success by now: Wearing masks, avoiding groups, keeping physical distance and regularly washing our hands. At the end of the day, I can’t make New Mexicans stick to these safeguards. We’ve all got to make those decisions ourselves every day – and remember that our actions impact our friends, our families, workers and businesses in our communities and our entire state. More and more of us have been making those right decisions. Let’s keep it up.”

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart provided an update Thursday as the agency works alongside school districts and charter schools statewide to ensure comprehensive COVID-19 safety and response protocols are established before any district or charter can be approved to begin limited in-person learning for K-5 age groups after Labor Day.

The Public Education Department has set requirements for re-entry to a “hybrid” model of in-person and remote learning – meaning rotating cohorts of students could potentially attend in-person classes in small groups after Labor Day upon approval from the PED. Those requirements include that the state meet its gating criteria; that the school’s county meet gating criteria for the rate of new daily COVID-19 cases and test positivity; and that the Public Education Department approve the district or charter school’s individual re-entry plan, which must include COVID-Safe Practices for students and educators as well as provisions of personal protective equipment, cleaning procedures and rapid response procedures in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.

The Public Education Department has been receiving and reviewing re-entry proposals from districts across the state in anticipation of a possible shift to permissible limited in-person learning after Labor Day. At least 24 school districts and charter schools statewide, including Albuquerque Public Schools, have notified the Public Education Department that they plan to continue in an exclusively remote learning environment for at least the near-term future.

In the interim before Labor Day, in addition to outreach to local leaders and superintendents, the Public Education Department will continue to review re-entry proposals before formally approving districts seeking to begin classes for the K-5 age groups in a hybrid model (middle school and high school age groups would follow in a similar fashion if and when health conditions warrant). The agency will provide additional training for districts to ensure all schools are fully prepared to engage in any prospective rapid responses; and will finalize cleaning and sanitation protocols for districts and establish and refine enforcement and inspection protocols with the New Mexico Department of Health and other state agencies. PED will launch an anonymous portal where violations of COVID-Safe Practices can be reported.

“Our work has been to coordinate closely with school districts and local leaders to make sure we have strict and effective protocols to prevent positive cases and to make sure we can quickly respond to any positive cases that do occur,” Stewart said. “We have been preparing extensively and I’m confident we will execute. I’ve visited school districts and with educators and local stakeholders. We are all one community and our unequivocal priority – the safety and welfare of our children and school communities – is shared. We must also, to that end, ensure personal protective equipment is available. School districts across the state have already purchased more than 3.5 million masks, and PED and DHSEM will distribute another 700,000 in the next two weeks.

“This is all in service of making it possible for districts to make the case for an in-person learning environment this fall,” he added. “Of course, the virus has radically altered our lives, and that includes our public education system, and it’s an enormous strain on families, educators and children. We’ve got to step up to provide the best and safest circumstance for them. Our focus has been and will continue to be that we effectively deliver high-quality education to our kids during this pandemic with the health-first imperative that in-person learning can only happen if and when every single precaution for students, families and school communities is in place.”

August 28, 2020 4:04 PM

Earlier this month, state Officials, under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced new guidelines for long-term care facilities to expand COVID-safe visitation options for residents and their loved ones. On Friday the state announced facilities in 25 counties are now eligible based on the COVID-positivity rates in their region. Expanded visitation options include masked open-window visits and masked “chatterbox” visits for residents and their loved ones to ensure the safety of residents and facility staff workers.

Starting August 31, long-term care facilities that are not experiencing a new positive COVID-19 case or outbreak and that are located within the following 25 counties (which each have a COVID-positivity rate below 5 percent), will be able to provide additional visitation options for their residents and their loved ones:


Bernalillo


Catron


Cibola


Colfax


DeBaca


Dona Ana


Grant


Guadalupe





Harding


Lincoln


Los Alamos


McKinley


Mora


Otero


Rio Arriba


San Juan





San Miguel


Sandoval


Santa Fe


Sierra


Socorro


Taos


Torrance


Union


Valencia


The new guidelines will allow once-monthly, by-appointment, open-window visits or visits using a plexiglass barrier between a single family member and a COVID-negative resident. During the visit, all participants will need to wear masks (unless the resident has a medical condition that prohibits them from wearing a mask, in which case they will need to be 12 feet away). Staff at the facilities will need to be present if the resident is unable to maintain a safe social distance. Facilities will also be able to create outdoor visitation stations.

Eligibility criteria for the counties as well as the guidelines will be posted at cv.nmhealth.org at the end of every month.

Communities across the nation have started building plexiglass cubicles, chatterboxes and other non-traditional structures that allow face-to-face visits while keeping both family members and residents safe from the potential transmission of COVID-19. Each facility will need to oversee the creation of the cubicles, scheduling the visits and implementing the new in-person visits.

Long-term care facilities have been instructed by the Department of Health to ensure these spaces are thoroughly cleaned before and after use.

For the safety of residents and visitors, visitation will be discontinued if there is a new positive or an outbreak within a facility. These new visitation options can resume once the facility has gone two weeks without a new positive and if the county meets eligibility criteria. Visitation guidelines could change based on the positivity rate of the county.

All testing, infection control, the management of COVID-positive cases, and PPE measures remain the same.

Closed-window, virtual and telephonic visitation may continue and is encouraged. Compassionate care visits for residents at end-of-life and those with declining health is also still permitted. All screening measures must be maintained, and the state’s operative emergency public health order remains in effect in all settings. No staff member or visitor who is sick or feeling unwell should be allowed in the facility or participate in visitations.

For more information regarding the new visitation options visit cv.nmhealth.org or contact the New Mexico Department of Health’s Division of Health Improvement at 505-476-9074.

August 28, 2020 4:01 PM

The New Mexico Department of Health has published a 21-page overview document providing guidance on COVID-19, Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in New Mexico. It is intended as a resource for members of the public, health care providers and employers who may have general questions about COVID-19 and the recommended guidance in responding to and protecting against the virus.

These policies reflect the recommendations of the New Mexico Department of Health and are based on a combination of CDC guidance, scientific evidence, New Mexico’s experience to date with the disease. The state has adopted a careful approach in its response to the pandemic that underscores the fact there is still limited understanding of the virus and who may be more vulnerable to significant illness and harm.

“This guidance is designed to help New Mexico understand as much as can possibly be understood about COVID-19 and the Department of Health’s guidance until a time when we have a widely administered vaccine that prevents the spread of COVID-19 among our states’ residents,” said Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel.

The document will be updated as new information becomes available and will be maintained on cv.nmhealth.org.

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August 27, 2020 9:53 AM

The City of Las Cruces would like to thank NMSU and all our community partners who are working together to educate and encourage the public on safe practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The following letter was distributed by Ruth A. Johnston, NMSU Vice Chancellor and Chief COVID-19 Officer.
The City is pleased to share this message:

NMSU, City of Las Cruces are one community facing COVID-19 together

By Ruth A. Johnston
NMSU Vice Chancellor and Chief COVID-19 Officer


After a summer spent planning and preparing, New Mexico State University welcomed more than 1,900 resident students, thousands more commuter and online students, our outstanding faculty, and a limited support workforce back to the university last week for the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Every fall, our university brings thousands of new residents to the Las Cruces community, where they contribute to our local economy and become involved with organizations and programs. Many of our students find their long-term home here in our city, joining our workforce and raising their families here.
Our campus community and our city have always been closely connected, and our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are intertwined. The city of Las Cruces, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and NMSU share the same goal: to keep ourselves, each other and our shared community as healthy and safe as possible during this crisis.


The leaders of our university and our city are in frequent communication on these efforts, sharing information and ideas that benefit both organizations. We continue to explore opportunities to share innovations our researchers are developing in the areas of contact tracing, wastewater testing and increasing the COVID-19 test processing capacity for our region.


Our city created the Las Cruces Safe Promise, which asks residents to commit to showing we care about our community by remembering the actions we must take to reduce the spread, such as behaving as though we are carrying the virus, wearing a mask in public, maintaining appropriate distance from one another, and washing our hands frequently. Importantly, it also asks that we practice compassion, empathy and respect for one another, and continue to patronize local business that are also following these guidelines.


Similarly, NMSU created our Crimson Safety Commitment, an education and training program that everyone on campus – not just students – is required to take, so we are all aware of how we can help protect our community from COVID-19. We’ve established new rules on campus that everyone is expected to follow, and these mirror the actions outlined in the Las Cruces Safe Promise.


As NMSU’s Chief COVID-19 Officer, I signed the Las Cruces Safe Promise, and I’m asking our campus community to do the same. While we’re confident the majority of our students will continue to behave responsibly both on and off campus, we commit to work with you, our business and community partners, to ensure our students are complying with public health orders, meeting the expectations that we’ve set for them and ourselves, and respecting the guidelines you have in place for your businesses.


We’re all members of the greater community, and it takes the participation and commitment of everyone to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to Las Cruces and our local economy. I encourage you to take a look at our NMSU Ready return-to-campus plan, available at ready.nmsu.edu, for more information about the steps we’re taking to protect our students, employees and community. Please reach out to our NMSU COVID-19 Rapid Response Team at covid19@nmsu.edu if you have any questions, concerns or ideas.
From all of us at NMSU, thank you for your partnership in making sure we are #NMSUReady and #LasCrucesStrong.


Ruth A. Johnston, Ph.D., is vice chancellor of the New Mexico State University system and the university’s chief COVID-19 officer.
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August 26, 2020 6:16 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,732
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 205 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
39 new cases in Bernalillo County
20 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
20 new cases in Doña Ana County
24 new cases in Eddy County
27 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
28 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 100s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 755.

Previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Guadalupe County, one in McKinley County, two in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,732 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,668
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 647
Cibola County: 396
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 650
Doña Ana County: 2,752
Eddy County: 457
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,076
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 275
McKinley County: 4,167
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 352
Roosevelt County: 194
Sandoval County: 1,230
San Juan County: 3,162
San Miguel County: 75
Santa Fe County: 791
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 499

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: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 71 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 12,193 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

August 26, 2020 4:14 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager No report. No report.

www.cityofanthonynm.com

City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez
Steve Ramirez
www.las-cruces.org
Special meeting of city council on Thursday.
https://lascruces.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=179
https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3467

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
Dan Trujillo
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools
Samantha Lewis
Kelly Jameson
www.lcps.net
KFOX reported that one staff member of LCPS tested positive for COVID-19. All protocols were followed and individuals who were in contact with that person have been notified. NM Environmental Agency has put together a report about COVID-19 exposures and the report is available on their website.

Doña Ana County
Catherine Zaharko
Luce Rubio
Jamie Michael
www.donaanacounty.org
Government Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez
www.goDASO.org Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker
www.donaanacounty.org/detention
No report.

Village of Hatch Nothing new to report.
Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD
www.villageofhatch.org

Town of Mesilla
Dorothy Sellers
www.mesillanm.gov
Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center
Ryan Perkins
www.mmclc.org
Nothing new to report.

MountainView Regional Medical Center
Ben Woods
www.mountainviewregional.com
Nothing new to report.

New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister
www.nmsu.edu
2nd week of classes. A public dashboard about COVID-19 is available at ready.nmsu.edu. Testing for employees and students is planned. No athletics for now.

New Mexico State University Police
Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen
www.nmsupolice.com
Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management
Cullen Combs
Amanda Bowen
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency
No report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Lt. Carlos Reyes
https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/
No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program
http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us
Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org
No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector
Officer Joseph Barron
www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health
David Morgan
www.cv.nmhealth.org
Testing sites for 08-26-20 • Anthony—Public Health Office • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living • LC—Public Health Office • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living • Sunland Park—Public Health Office


August 26, 2020 1:15 PM

Gov. to announce amended
emergency public health order

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will host a remote news conference Thursday afternoon during which she and New Mexico health officials will discuss amendments to the state’s emergency public health order impacting food and drink establishments and houses of worship, among other changes, reflecting the state’s relative recent progress against COVID-19.

The state’s operative emergency public health order expires Friday, Aug. 28. Effective Saturday, Aug. 29, the following changes, among others, will be implemented:
Houses of worship may operate at 40 percent of maximum occupancy of any enclosed building, an increase from 25 percent, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Houses of worship may, as before, conduct services outdoors or provide services through audiovisual means.
Food and drink establishments (including restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops or other similar establishments) may provide indoor dining service at 25 percent of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.
Food and drink establishments may continue to provide outdoor dining options, carryout and delivery services, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Tables – inside or outside – must be spaced at least six feet apart, and no more than six patrons are permitted at a single table.
The governor and state health officials are scheduled to discuss these and other amendments to the public health order, as well as preparations for fall semester public schooling, on Thursday at 3 p.m. on Facebook (and in Spanish on YouTube). (The time of the press conference is subject to change.) 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.

The state’s modeling outlook has improved in recent weeks as daily COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have dropped from earlier in the summer; in addition, New Mexico’s testing capacity and health care resources have remained steady.

The forthcoming new emergency public health order will be effective through at least mid-September.

“I know New Mexicans are ecstatic about our recent progress against COVID-19,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “But, given what we know about this virus, we must sound a note of caution: Our progress is only as good as our willingness to stay the course. This virus is still looking for opportunities to spread. We’ve got to adhere to COVID-safe practices in our day-to-day lives to minimize and eliminate those opportunities. I am so grateful to the New Mexicans who have made sacrifices and changed their behaviors to help get us to this point. Now we must – we absolutely must – sustain it. Tomorrow we'll talk more about how far we've come and what we've still got to do, but I'm happy to announce these changes today and hope that New Mexicans feel that our hard work has begun to pay off.”

August 26, 2020 1:06 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,535
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 69 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
14 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 750.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Valencia County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases that were not lab confirmed (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 24,535 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,633
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 627
Cibola County: 393
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 645
Doña Ana County: 2,733
Eddy County: 433
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,048
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 273
McKinley County: 4,164
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 217
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 349
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,202
San Juan County: 3,158
San Miguel County: 67
Santa Fe County: 785
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 494

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: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 64 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 11,909 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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.

August 25, 2020 11:26 AM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Economic Recovery Council is urging small businesses that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 public health emergency to apply for an emergency loan program now available through the New Mexico Finance Authority.

The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 set aside $400 million from the New Mexico’sSeverance Tax Permanent Fund to provide loans to New Mexico businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic.

“This is a great opportunity for businesses to get some critical help that could make the difference in being able to navigate through this very difficult period,” said Economic Recovery Council ChairwomanChristina Campos. “It’s so important for our recovery that our state’s small businesses get through this.”

“This is a program that is especially beneficial for small businesses that may not have been able to access federal relief or who need more flexibility. We’d love to see more businesses take advantage of what is available,” added Councilmember Jason Sandel.

Businesses may be eligible for loans of up to $75,000. The loans do not require a personal guarantee or collateral and carry an interest rate currently set at 1.625 percent, fixed for the life of the loan.

The loans can be used to cover rent, payroll, and other expenses. Among other criteria, to be eligible, applicants:
•Must be a New Mexico business or a nonprofit corporation organized under Section 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 that has closed or reduced operations due to the public health order, and
•Had annual gross revenue of less than $5 million as determined by its 2019 federal income tax return or Form 990, and
•Experienced a 30% decline in monthly gross receipts or monthly revenue in April and May of 2020 as compared to the same months in 2019.

Applications are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more and to apply, go to the New Mexico Finance Authority website at www.nmfinance.com

August 24, 2020 4:01 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,469
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 76 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
19 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
9 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 747.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Chaves County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,469 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,619
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 625
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 640
Doña Ana County: 2,726
Eddy County: 426
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,045
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 273
McKinley County: 4,159
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 216
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 347
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,199
San Juan County: 3,149
San Miguel County: 67
Santa Fe County: 780
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 494

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: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 26
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 11,668 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:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 24, 2020 8:17 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,396
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 98 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
17 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 745.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (three 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 24,396 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,601
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 622
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 638
Doña Ana County: 2,716
Eddy County: 417
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,036
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 269
McKinley County: 4,157
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 215
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 345
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,194
San Juan County: 3,146
San Miguel County: 67
Santa Fe County: 777
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 493

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: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 26
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 64 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 11,539 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 23, 2020 7:45 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,302
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 213 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

86 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Curry County
14 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
13 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
9 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Guadalupe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 743.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Lea County, one in Roosevelt 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 24,302 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,587
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 614
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 635
Doña Ana County: 2,713
Eddy County: 415
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,022
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 265
McKinley County: 4,152
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 215
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 345
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,188
San Juan County: 3,140
San Miguel County: 62
Santa Fe County: 758
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 488

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: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 26
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 11,458 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 21, 2020 8:16 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,095
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 150 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
32 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
14 new cases in Doña Ana County
11 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho.
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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 739.

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Bernalillo County that have been identified as duplicates; three cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County); and one case in Otero County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,095 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,502
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 593
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 621
Doña Ana County: 2,699
Eddy County: 408
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,010
Lincoln County: 162
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 264
McKinley County: 4,148
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 213
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 343
Roosevelt County: 188
Sandoval County: 1,181
San Juan County: 3,131
San Miguel County: 61
Santa Fe County: 748
Sierra County: 36
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 479

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: 323
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 11,312 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 21, 2020 9:05 AM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and

Department of Health acting State Epidemiologist Dr. Chad Smelser

gave a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update


New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Department of Health acting State Epidemiology Dr. Chad Smelser gave a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update and took questions from the media, Thursday, August 20.



Attached please find the presentation for the webinar.



To view the webinar please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNUlfOB3Zsg

August 20, 2020 3:56 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,951
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 208 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

59 new cases in Bernalillo County
14 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
23 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
27 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
7 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 734.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in Sandoval County, one in Taos County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,951 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,474
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 581
Cibola County: 391
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 619
Doña Ana County: 2,685
Eddy County: 397
Grant County: 75
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 991
Lincoln County: 161
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 263
McKinley County: 4,141
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 212
Quay County: 58
Rio Arriba County: 336
Roosevelt County: 185
Sandoval County: 1,176
San Juan County: 3,123
San Miguel County: 58
Santa Fe County: 736
Sierra County: 36
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 474

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: 323
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 74 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 11,145 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 20, 2020 12:30 PM

Media contact:
Catherine Zaharko
Doña Ana County
575-525-5801
catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district,the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.


REGIONAL HOSPITAL RESOURCES AS OF 8/19/2020 12:00 PM
Including Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties.
Chart best view in this format:
https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3434

Currently In Use Capacity Remaining Availability Total ICU Capability 47 112 65



COVID Patient Hospitalization


POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED 17





Ventilator In Use


Vent Availability 17 82 65




JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez,
Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez,
City Manager
All going well. No exposures to COVID-19 in PD. PPE supplies are good.
www.cityofanthonynm.com
No report.

City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen,
Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov
No report.

City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez
Steve Ramirez
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
Dan Trujillo
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools
Samantha Lewis
Kelly Jameson
www.lcps.net
Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County
Catherine Zaharko
Luce Rubio
Jamie Michael
www.donaanacounty.org
Government Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org
Good on PPE at DASO.

Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker
www.donaanacounty.org/detention
No report.

Village of Hatch
Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD
www.villageofhatch.org
No report.
Town of Mesilla
Dorothy Sellers
www.mesillanm.gov
Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center
Ryan Perkins
www.mmclc.org
No report.

MountainView Regional Medical Center
Ben Woodswww.
mountainviewregional.com
Still in strong position managing COVID-19 patients and other patients as well.

New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister
www.nmsu.edu
Today’s the day! Welcome to the start of our fall semester. This is not the boisterous kickoff we have enjoyed in years past, but hearing the band practicing on the Horseshoe at our Las Cruces campus this week and seeing students around campus, sporting masks in Aggie crimson or fun colors, I saw and felt the excitement for the start of something new. We’ve done a lot to prepare for this day, and now our real work begins.We’re learning to live in a world where COVID-19 remains a threat, so we must temper our excitement with caution. We can’t let our guard down, but we cantake steps that we know will reduce our risk, like wearing our masks at all times in public places (including outdoors), washing our hands frequently, keeping a 6-foot distance between ourselves and others, and disinfecting surfaces that we touch a lot.Self-check and self-report tool onlineAlong with those steps, please conduct your

daily self-check through our online portal, available on the home page and the ready.nmsu.edusite, to help with screening and contact tracing. We need every student, faculty, staff member and visitor to perform this daily self-check and if you wish register locations visited on any of our campuses. This helps Aggie Health & Wellness and other campus contact tracers identify additional potential contacts in the case you contract the virus. The online portal is also the place to report a positive testfor COVID-19. You’ll be prompted to supply all of the information that our contact tracers need, and you’ll get guidance on the next steps you should take to help protect our Aggie community.New cases of COVID-19 are trendingdown in our state and our communities, and we have the power to help continue that downward trend. To continue our proactive testing efforts, we’re partnering with the NM Department of Health to offer more opportunities for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on our Las Cruces campus from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 25-27 and Sept. 1-3. All collections are voluntary and are by appointment only –and they are open for all faculty, staff, and students who are participating in on-campus face to face classes, coming to campus for work or school, or living in residence halls.There is no charge for the testing, but insurance information will be collected.You can make an appointment by calling the Aggie Health & Wellness Center at 575-646-1512between 8 and 11:30 a.m. or 1 and 5 p.m. weekdays.Mandatory supervisor, faculty and staff

training Don’t forget, all supervisors must complete a Managing the Return to the Workplace module in addition to the Return to Campus employee training module. These modules will cover our protocols for your employees’ return to campus, and will help us reduce the risk of infection as the level of on-site activities increases.We’ve also got optional telework trainings available for employees and supervisors, designed to help you navigate the Alternative Work Arrangement policy and learn the best practices for working remotely or managing a remote workforce.Delays and hiccups require patience and kindness Preparing for the fall semester has required an enormous amount of strategy, logistical planning, project management, and implementation. In any environment as complex as a university campus, there are bound to be plans that must be shifted or revised. We’ve run into some snags that we’re working to fix –for example, we had hoped to have tents in place at the Las Cruces campus for our outdoor classroom spaces on day one; however, we’re still awaiting delivery of those structures. We are expecting set up by early September and we’ll keep you updated on them as our timeline becomes more clear.Similarly, great effort has been made to assign classrooms and ensure that every learning

space is ready to accommodate the new occupancy requirements for social distancing –but if you find that your classroom space is not configured correctly or supplies need to be restocked, please contact your building monitor or your department head. They can submit a request for additional modifications or supplies to AskFS@nmsu.edu. For the branch campuses, please contact your Facilities staff.#NMSUReady plan updates for Aug. 19Here’s a summary of the updates we made to the NMSU Ready plan this week. There’s also a table on page 4 of the plan PDF that tracks previous changes and additions. (Page numbers refer to the downloadable PDF.)•Updated contact information for the Education Abroad program (p. 9 | Student Travel)•Added a link to find building monitor contact info for buildings on the Las Cruces campus (p. 16 | Classroom Spaces)•Added that fall sports are postponed until spring (p. 19 | Athletics Readiness)•Updated information about vending machines with COVID-19 safety supplies (p. 23 | Supplies)•Clarified that Zuhl and Branson libraries are closed to the general public at this time (p. 26 | Guidelines for Campus Visitors)Please take a moment today and reflect on why

we’re here –why we’ve made this massive shift in how we operate. We’re here for our students, and we’re committed to making NMSU strong. We’ve worked to create an environment that seeks to balance the need for a rich and engaging college experience for our students with the need to protect the health and safety of each of those students, our faculty and our staff. It will continue to be a learning experience for all of us, and we pledge to be flexible and adjust our plans to reflect new information. We are in this together.As always, we welcome your questions and feedback at covid19@nmsu.edu. Please join our next online town hall session Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m., via Zoom or Panopto. Visit president.nmsu.eduto submit your questions ahead of time.Let’s start this semester off strong. Go Aggies! New Mexico State University PoliceDeputy Chief Andrew Bowenwww.nmsupolice.comToday is 1stday of school on campus.

Office of Emergency Management
Cullen Combs
Amanda Bowen
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency
Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Lt. Carlos Reyes
https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/
No report.
State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez,
Ombudsman Program
http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us
Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org
Noreport.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector
Officer Joseph Barron
www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas
Dueto staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health
David Morgan
www.cv.nmhealth.org
Testing sites for 08-19-20•Anthony—Public Health Office•Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia•LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living•LC—Public Health Office•LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living•Sunland Park—Public Health Office


August 19, 2020 4:00 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,749
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 174 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
33 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
16 new cases in Doña Ana County
15 new cases in Eddy County
25 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Union County
3 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual has underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 729.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Valencia County that has been identified as a duplicate; two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Lea County, one in McKinley County); and one case in Lea County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,749 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,416
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 567
Cibola County: 388
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 611
Doña Ana County: 2,664
Eddy County: 394
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 965
Lincoln County: 160
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 259
McKinley County: 4,134
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 211
Quay County: 51
Rio Arriba County: 331
Roosevelt County: 177
Sandoval County: 1,172
San Juan County: 3,116
San Miguel County: 56
Santa Fe County: 723
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 468

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: 323
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 94 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 10,976 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 18, 2020 7:39 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,579
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 79 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
20 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
6 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bonney Family Home in Gallup.
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 723.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,579 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,383
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 548
Cibola County: 385
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 603
Doña Ana County: 2,648
Eddy County: 379
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 942
Lincoln County: 157
Los Alamos County: 23
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,131
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 211
Quay County: 51
Rio Arriba County: 327
Roosevelt County: 176
Sandoval County: 1,162
San Juan County: 3,106
San Miguel County: 55
Santa Fe County: 711
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 466

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: 320
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 111 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 10,802 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 17, 2020 3:55 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,500
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 95 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
29 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
11 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
9 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Monday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Ridge Center.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 718.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County) and one case in Lea County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,500 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,365
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 544
Cibola County: 383
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 597
Doña Ana County: 2,640
Eddy County: 376
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 930
Lincoln County: 157
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,125
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 209
Quay County: 50
Rio Arriba County: 326
Roosevelt County: 175
Sandoval County: 1,161
San Juan County: 3,104
San Miguel County: 55
Santa Fe County: 701
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 464

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: 320
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 119 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 10,602 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 16, 2020 10:14 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,408
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 113 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

22 new cases in Bernalillo County
11 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
12 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Harding County
19 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
9 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 20s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 714.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County, one in Quay County, one in Rio Arriba County); one case that was not lab confirmed in Bernalillo County; and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo 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 23,408 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,337
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 538
Cibola County: 381
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 594
Doña Ana County: 2,630
Eddy County: 373
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 922
Lincoln County: 155
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,121
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 209
Quay County: 50
Rio Arriba County: 326
Roosevelt County: 175
Sandoval County: 1,158
San Juan County: 3,102
San Miguel County: 53
Santa Fe County: 695
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 460

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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe 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 10,391 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 15, 2020 4:34 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,302
Update includes eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 146 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
19 new cases in Bernalillo County
9 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
17 new cases in Doña Ana County
12 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
17 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
6 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 711.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, 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 23,302 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,318
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 527
Cibola County: 380
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 591
Doña Ana County: 2,618
Eddy County: 364
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 903
Lincoln County: 151
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,120
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 207
Quay County: 47
Rio Arriba County: 327
Roosevelt County: 175
Sandoval County: 1,158
San Juan County: 3,093
San Miguel County: 53
Santa Fe County: 686
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 456

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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 113 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 10,391 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 14, 2020 4:01 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,160
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 175 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

40 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
14 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
30 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
17 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Quay County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 703.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,160 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,303
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 518
Cibola County: 377
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 583
Doña Ana County: 2,602
Eddy County: 352
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 890
Lincoln County: 150
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 256
McKinley County: 4,104
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 204
Quay County: 44
Rio Arriba County: 323
Roosevelt County: 170
Sandoval County: 1,152
San Juan County: 3,084
San Miguel County: 51
Santa Fe County: 681
Sierra County: 32
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 114
Torrance County: 62
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 449

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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 125 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 10,182 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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.

August 14, 2020 2:25 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 22,987
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 177 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

38 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
15 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
14 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
10 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

The Department of Health on Thursday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 697.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County, one in Lea County); two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Doña Ana County, one in Roosevelt); and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 22,987 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,264
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 504
Cibola County: 374
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 575
Doña Ana County: 2,572
Eddy County: 350
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 876
Lincoln County: 144
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 255
McKinley County: 4,087
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 204
Quay County: 41
Rio Arriba County: 323
Roosevelt County: 169
Sandoval County: 1,149
San Juan County: 3,072
San Miguel County: 46
Santa Fe County: 672
Sierra County: 32
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 112
Torrance County: 62
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 446

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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 128 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 9,980 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque