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June 28, 2021 1:47 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 148 new cases, totaling 205,438

One additional COVID-19 death - Saturday, June 26, Sunday June 27, and Monday, June 28

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 148 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

 

  • 42 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 9 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 7 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 4 new cases in Luna County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 15 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 18 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 8 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 3 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 12 new cases 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 Monday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

 

One* death>30 days:

 

  • A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

 

*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

 

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,336.

 

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Jun. 28 are:

 

87532 - 10

87121 - 8

87031 - 7

87401 - 7

87111 - 6

87123 - 5

87420 - 5

87002 - 4

87120 - 4

87507 - 4

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. 

 

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 205,438 COVID-19 cases:

 

Bernalillo County: 59,085

Catron County: 98

Chaves County: 9,071

Cibola County: 2,908

Colfax County: 799

Curry County: 5,328

De Baca County: 178

Doña Ana County: 25,101

Eddy County: 6,955

Grant County: 1,749

Guadalupe County: 466

Harding County: 13

Hidalgo County: 367

Lea County: 8,449

Lincoln County: 1,764

Los Alamos County: 537

Luna County: 3,381

McKinley County: 12,376

Mora County: 175

Otero County: 4,068

Quay County: 537

Rio Arriba County: 3,787

Roosevelt County: 2,031

Sandoval County: 12,246

San Juan County: 15,714

San Miguel County: 1,408

Santa Fe County: 10,607

Sierra County: 782

Socorro County: 1,328

Taos County: 1,720

Torrance County: 887

Union County: 259

Valencia County: 6,916

 

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: 449
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
  • Otero County Processing Center: 260
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 203

 

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: 301
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 253
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 219
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

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 194,392 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:

 

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Beehive Homes in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque

 

***This reported data is a total of Saturday 6/26, Sunday 6/27, & Monday 6/28***

 

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

June 24, 2021 9:41 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 76 new cases, totaling 205,134

Two additional COVID-19 deaths

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 76 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

 

  • 23 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 9 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 5 new cases in Otero County
  • 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 5 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County

 

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

 

  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 70s 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 4,332.

 

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

 

  • 87575 - 9
  • 87124 - 5
  • 88310 - 4
  • 87105 - 3
  • 87114 - 3
  • 87120 - 3
  • 88005 - 3
  • 87102 - 2
  • 87108 - 2
  • 87121 - 2

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. 

 

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 205,134 COVID-19 cases:

 

  • Bernalillo County: 58,999
  • Catron County: 98
  • Chaves County: 9,066
  • Cibola County: 2,902
  • Colfax County: 799
  • Curry County: 5,321
  • De Baca County: 178
  • Doña Ana County: 25,083
  • Eddy County: 6,941
  • Grant County: 1,748
  • Guadalupe County: 465
  • Harding County: 13
  • Hidalgo County: 366
  • Lea County: 8,446
  • Lincoln County: 1,763
  • Los Alamos County: 537
  • Luna County: 3,376
  • McKinley County: 12,371
  • Mora County: 173
  • Otero County: 4,064
  • Quay County: 537
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,766
  • Roosevelt County: 2,029
  • Sandoval County: 12,232
  • San Juan County: 15,685
  • San Miguel County: 1,403
  • Santa Fe County: 10,581
  • Sierra County: 781
  • Socorro County: 1,325
  • Taos County: 1,712
  • Torrance County: 885
  • Union County: 259
  • Valencia County: 6,891

 

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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
  • Otero County Processing Center: 257
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 204

 

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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 253
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 219
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

As of today, there are 76 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 193,772 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:

 

  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community facility in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Hill Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
  • Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community 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.

June 8, 2021 5:58 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 262 new cases, totaling 203,686

Six additional COVID-19 deaths - Saturday, June 5, Sunday June 6, and Monday, June 7

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 262 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

 

  • 51 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 31 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 19 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 5 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 3 new cases in McKinley County
  • 6 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 18 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 44 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 14 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 9 new cases in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 13 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
  • 15 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

 

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

 

Four recent deaths:

 

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female >10 in San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized. 
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

 

Two* deaths >30 days:

 

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.

 

*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

 

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,286.

 

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Jun. 7 are:

 

88220 - 17

88081 - 16

87401 - 15

87402 - 10

87410 - 10

87031 - 9

87114 - 8

87124 - 7

87413 - 7

87507 - 7

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. 

 

Previously reported numbers included forty-one cases that have been identified as duplicates (thirteen in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, three in Cibola County, six in Doña Ana County, three in Grant County, two in McKinley County, eight in San Juan County, one in Torrance County, three in Valencia County); three cases in Santa Fe County that were not lab confirmed; four cases in Santa Fe County have been determined to be out-of-state residents - these have now been corrected. Two cases previously reported in Doña Ana County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 203,686 COVID-19 cases:

 

Bernalillo County: 58,631

Catron County: 96

Chaves County: 9,035

Cibola County: 2,894

Colfax County: 792

Curry County: 5,259

De Baca County: 172

Doña Ana County: 24,940

Eddy County: 6,902

Grant County: 1,735

Guadalupe County: 444

Harding County: 12

Hidalgo County: 364

Lea County: 8,370

Lincoln County: 1,754

Los Alamos County: 532

Luna County: 3,362

McKinley County: 12,350

Mora County: 172

Otero County: 4,032

Quay County: 520

Rio Arriba County: 3,701

Roosevelt County: 2,016

Sandoval County: 12,162

San Juan County: 15,547

San Miguel County: 1,381

Santa Fe County: 10,486

Sierra County: 780

Socorro County: 1,323

Taos County: 1,688

Torrance County: 863

Union County: 258

Valencia County: 6,833

 

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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
  • Otero County Processing Center: 244
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 158

 

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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 253
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 219
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

As of today, there are 81 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 191,065 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:

 

  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Homes with a Heart Assisted Living - Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque

 

***This reported data is a total of Saturday 6/5, Sunday 6/6, & Monday 6/7***

 

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.

May 24, 2021 2:54 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 366 new cases, totaling 202,221

One additional COVID-19 death - Saturday, May 22, Sunday, May 23, and Monday, May 24

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 366 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

 

  • 91 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Colfax County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 41 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Harding County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 7 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 8 new cases in McKinley County
  • 13 new cases in Otero County
  • 10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 36 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 61 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 32 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 8 new cases in Taos County
  • 6 new cases in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Union County
  • 9 new cases in Valencia County
  • 5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
  • 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 one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

 

One recent death:

 

  • A male in his 60s 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 4,245.

 

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

 

87401 - 26

87507 - 17

87105 - 16

87144 - 13

87120 - 12

87121 - 12

87413 - 10

88001 - 10

87004 - 9

88012 - 8

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. 

 

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Rio Arriba County); seven cases that were not lab confirmed (six in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County); two cases have been determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in Rio Arriba County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 202,221 COVID-19 cases:

 

Bernalillo County: 58,260

Catron County: 95

Chaves County: 8,998

Cibola County: 2,892

Colfax County: 777

Curry County: 5,248

De Baca County: 171

Doña Ana County: 24,820

Eddy County: 6,868

Grant County: 1,717

Guadalupe County: 417

Harding County: 12

Hidalgo County: 363

Lea County: 8,309

Lincoln County: 1,735

Los Alamos County: 529

Luna County: 3,355

McKinley County: 12,334

Mora County: 171

Otero County: 4,011

Quay County: 517

Rio Arriba County: 3,631

Roosevelt County: 1,993

Sandoval County: 12,082

San Juan County: 15,344

San Miguel County: 1,361

Santa Fe County: 10,445

Sierra County: 776

Socorro County: 1,319

Taos County: 1,685

Torrance County: 805

Union County: 254

Valencia County: 6,784

 

The New Mexico Department of Health Epidemiology Division has conducted an audit of the reported cases and deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Delays in processing death records were caused by a variety of reasons and these changes reflect the reconciliation of public health information. These are the results of the audit and these numbers are now added or subtracted from the totals for each respective county. Click here to view death certificate backlog adjustment table

 

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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 446
  • Otero County Processing Center: 222
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

 

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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 252
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 219
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

As of today, there are 120 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 187,937 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:

 

  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Homes with a Heart Assisted Living - Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe

 

***This reported data is a total of Saturday 5/22, Sunday 5/23 & Monday (5/24)***

 

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.

May 21, 2021 2:49 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 175 new cases, totaling 201,868

Five 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:

 

  • 43 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 12 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 4 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 5 new cases in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Quay County
  • 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 11 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 37 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 18 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 5 new cases in Valencia County
  • 4 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

 

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

 

Five recent deaths:

 

  • 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County.
  • A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.

 

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,131.

 

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, May. 21 are:

 

87401 - 15

87410 - 12

87507 - 7

87144 - 6

87413 - 6

87121 - 5

88081 - 5

87105 - 4

87109 - 4

87110 - 4

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. 

 

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed; and one in Bernalillo 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 201,868 COVID-19 cases:

 

Bernalillo County: 58,178

Catron County: 94

Chaves County: 8,993

Cibola County: 2,889

Colfax County: 771

Curry County: 5,244

De Baca County: 170

Doña Ana County: 24,792

Eddy County: 6,862

Grant County: 1,717

Guadalupe County: 415

Harding County: 11

Hidalgo County: 363

Lea County: 8,308

Lincoln County: 1,728

Los Alamos County: 529

Luna County: 3,354

McKinley County: 12,326

Mora County: 171

Otero County: 3,988

Quay County: 517

Rio Arriba County: 3,623

Roosevelt County: 1,992

Sandoval County: 12,047

San Juan County: 15,283

San Miguel County: 1,359

Santa Fe County: 10,414

Sierra County: 776

Socorro County: 1,318

Taos County: 1,677

Torrance County: 797

Union County: 250

Valencia County: 6,775

 

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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 446
  • Otero County Processing Center: 217
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

 

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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 252
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

As of today, there are 144 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 187,238 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
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Homes with a Heart Assisted Living - Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Welbrook Senior Living in 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.

May 21, 2021 4:52 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 210 new cases, totaling 201,695

Four additional COVID-19 deaths

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 210 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

 

  • 59 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 9 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 10 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 10 new cases in Lea County
  • 7 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 2 new cases in McKinley County
  • 9 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 7 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 12 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 34 new cases in San Juan County
  • 13 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 6 new cases in Valencia County
  • 6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

 

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

 

4 recent deaths:

 

  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from San Juan County.
  • A female in her 70s 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 4,126.

 

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

 

  • 87121 - 16
  • 87401 - 14
  • 87413 - 9
  • 88101 - 9
  • 87110 - 8
  • 88130 - 7
  • 87144 - 6
  • 88081 - 6
  • 88240 - 6
  • 88310 - 6

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate; two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Rio Arriba County); and one in Rio Arriba County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident - these have now been corrected. Two cases previously reported in Doña Ana have been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility and are now reported as such. 

 

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 201,695 COVID-19 cases:

 

  • Bernalillo County: 58,137
  • Catron County: 94
  • Chaves County: 8,989
  • Cibola County: 2,887
  • Colfax County: 771
  • Curry County: 5,240
  • De Baca County: 169
  • Doña Ana County: 24,780
  • Eddy County: 6,858
  • Grant County: 1,717
  • Guadalupe County: 411
  • Harding County: 11
  • Hidalgo County: 363
  • Lea County: 8,308
  • Lincoln County: 1,727
  • Los Alamos County: 528
  • Luna County: 3,353
  • McKinley County: 12,325
  • Mora County: 171
  • Otero County: 3,983
  • Quay County: 514
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,619
  • Roosevelt County: 1,992
  • Sandoval County: 12,036
  • San Juan County: 15,246
  • San Miguel County: 1,355
  • Santa Fe County: 10,392
  • Sierra County: 775
  • Socorro County: 1,318
  • Taos County: 1,677
  • Torrance County: 796
  • Union County: 250
  • Valencia County: 6,770

 

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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 446
  • Otero County Processing Center: 213
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

 

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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 252
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

As of today, there are 155 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 187,056 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
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Homes with a Heart Assisted Living - Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Welbrook Senior Living in 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.

May 19, 2021 6:37 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 155 new cases, totaling 201,336

Two additional COVID-19 deaths

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 155 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

 

  • 44 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 5 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Lea County
  • 5 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 7 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 3 new cases in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Quay County
  • 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 13 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 30 new cases in San Juan County
  • 15 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Sierra County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Valencia County

 

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

 

Two recent deaths:

 

  • A female in her 40s from Bernalillo 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.

 

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,118.

 

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, May. 18 are:

 

87401 - 12

87114 - 7

87121 - 6

87410 - 6

87004 - 5

87120 - 5

87113 - 4

87123 - 4

87413 - 4

87505 - 4

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. 

 

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Sierra County); two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Sandoval County, one in Sierra County); and one in Bernalillo 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 201,336 COVID-19 cases:

 

Bernalillo County: 58,032

Catron County: 93

Chaves County: 8,981

Cibola County: 2,883

Colfax County: 764

Curry County: 5,230

De Baca County: 167

Doña Ana County: 24,774

Eddy County: 6,853

Grant County: 1,715

Guadalupe County: 408

Harding County: 10

Hidalgo County: 363

Lea County: 8,297

Lincoln County: 1,720

Los Alamos County: 527

Luna County: 3,351

McKinley County: 12,319

Mora County: 171

Otero County: 3,961

Quay County: 513

Rio Arriba County: 3,613

Roosevelt County: 1,981

Sandoval County: 12,018

San Juan County: 15,200

San Miguel County: 1,355

Santa Fe County: 10,353

Sierra County: 773

Socorro County: 1,318

Taos County: 1,673

Torrance County: 793

Union County: 250

Valencia County: 6,757

 

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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
  • Otero County Processing Center: 202
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

 

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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 252
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

As of today, there are 150 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 186,774 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
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Homes with a Heart Assisted Living - Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe

 

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.

May 17, 2021 3:22 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 543 new cases, totaling 201,186

Three additional COVID-19 deaths - Saturday, May 15, Sunday, May 16, and Monday, May 17

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 543 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

 

  • 146 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 10 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Colfax County
  • 23 new cases in Curry County
  • 8 new cases in De Baca County
  • 32 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 7 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 6 new cases in Lea County
  • 10 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 8 new cases in Luna County
  • 15 new cases in McKinley County
  • 17 new cases in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Quay County
  • 22 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 14 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 25 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 101 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 42 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Sierra County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 17 new cases in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Union County
  • 9 new cases in Valencia County

 

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

 

Three recent deaths:

 

  • A male in his 60s 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.
  • 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 4,116.

 

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, May. 17 are:

 

87401 - 38

88101 - 23

87114 - 20

87121 - 20

87410 - 18

87507 - 17

87124 - 15

88130 - 14

87105 - 13

87413 - 13

 

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. 

 

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in San Juan County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, two in Cibola County); and one in Colfax County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident - these have now been corrected. Two cases previously reported in Otero County have been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center and are now reported as such. 

 

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 201,186 COVID-19 cases:

 

Bernalillo County: 57,990

Catron County: 93

Chaves County: 8,981

Cibola County: 2,882

Colfax County: 764

Curry County: 5,226

De Baca County: 166

Doña Ana County: 24,782

Eddy County: 6,852

Grant County: 1,715

Guadalupe County: 408

Harding County: 10

Hidalgo County: 363

Lea County: 8,293

Lincoln County: 1,715

Los Alamos County: 527

Luna County: 3,350

McKinley County: 12,312

Mora County: 170

Otero County: 3,945

Quay County: 509

Rio Arriba County: 3,611

Roosevelt County: 1,977

Sandoval County: 12,006

San Juan County: 15,170

San Miguel County: 1,355

Santa Fe County: 10,338

Sierra County: 770

Socorro County: 1,317

Taos County: 1,673

Torrance County: 792

Union County: 250

Valencia County: 6,754

 

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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
  • Otero County Processing Center: 202
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

 

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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 252
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

 

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 186,553 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
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Homes with a Heart Assisted Living - Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces

 

***This reported data is a total of Saturday 5/15, Sunday 5/16 & Monday (5/17)***

 

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.

May 10, 2021 2:07 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 570 new cases, totaling 199,901
Eight additional COVID-19 deaths - Saturday, May 8, Sunday, May 9, and Monday, May 10

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 570 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

157 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
18 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
23 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in De Baca County
41 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
7 new cases in Lea County
13 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
14 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
29 new cases in Sandoval County
154 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
20 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
5 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
16 new cases in Valencia County

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

1 recent death:

A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

7* deaths >30 days:

A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Village at Northrise facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,106.

*Complete information just received for these deaths which occurred more than one month ago.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, May. 10 are:

87401 - 52
87121 - 30
87410 - 25
87413 - 24
88101 - 21
87402 - 18
87114 - 17
87120 - 17
87124 - 15
87109 - 14

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as duplicate and one case in Doña Ana 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 199,901 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 57,582
Catron County: 93
Chaves County: 8,958
Cibola County: 2,869
Colfax County: 758
Curry County: 5,177
De Baca County: 155
Doña Ana County: 24,728
Eddy County: 6,836
Grant County: 1,708
Guadalupe County: 391
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 361
Lea County: 8,283
Lincoln County: 1,696
Los Alamos County: 525
Luna County: 3,331
McKinley County: 12,273
Mora County: 170
Otero County: 3,891
Quay County: 491
Rio Arriba County: 3,608
Roosevelt County: 1,950
Sandoval County: 11,955
San Juan County: 14,960
San Miguel County: 1,352
Santa Fe County: 10,226
Sierra County: 760
Socorro County: 1,313
Taos County: 1,667
Torrance County: 749
Union County: 248
Valencia County: 6,712

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: 445
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 298
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 143 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 185,033 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
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces

***This reported data is a total of Saturday 5/8, Sunday 5/9 & Monday (5/10)***


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.

April 30, 2021 4:38 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 309 new cases, totaling 197,733
Nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 309 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

127 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
3 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in De Baca County
28 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
1 new case in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
39 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Torrance County
14 new cases in Valencia County

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

A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s 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 4,067.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Apr. 30 are:

87121 - 23
87401 - 15
87123 - 13
87105 - 12
87124 - 12
87111 - 11
87109 - 10
87031 - 9
87108 - 9
87112 - 9

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included twenty- cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Doña Ana County, two in Grant County, three in McKinley County, four in Santa Fe County, two in Socorro County, four in Valencia County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in McKinley County, one in Socorro County, one in Valencia County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 197,733 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 56,899
Catron County: 92
Chaves County: 8,917
Cibola County: 2,861
Colfax County: 750
Curry County: 5,109
De Baca County: 146
Doña Ana County: 24,589
Eddy County: 6,801
Grant County: 1,696
Guadalupe County: 378
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 361
Lea County: 8,272
Lincoln County: 1,662
Los Alamos County: 518
Luna County: 3,308
McKinley County: 12,231
Mora County: 170
Otero County: 3,791
Quay County: 452
Rio Arriba County: 3,583
Roosevelt County: 1,894
Sandoval County: 11,856
San Juan County: 14,514
San Miguel County: 1,342
Santa Fe County: 10,103
Sierra County: 746
Socorro County: 1,309
Taos County: 1,656
Torrance County: 720
Union County: 250
Valencia County: 6,632

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 298
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 127
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

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 178,593 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
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
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.

April 28, 2021 2:57 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 248 new cases, totaling 197,218
Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 248 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

93 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
1 new case in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
34 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
1 new case in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
24 new cases in San Juan County
15 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
2 new cases in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County
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 Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported twelve 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 male in his 70s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the BeeHive Homes San Pedro facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 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 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 male in his 50s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,051.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Apr. 28 are:

87121 - 16
87401 - 13
87105 - 11
87120 - 10
88081 - 9
87110 - 8
87124 - 8
87031 - 7
87106 - 7
87109 - 7

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included twenty-six cases that have been identified as duplicates (eight in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, five in Doña Ana County, six in Eddy County, one in San Miguel County, five in Santa Fe County) and one case in Santa Fe 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 197,218 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 56,711
Catron County: 90
Chaves County: 8,892
Cibola County: 2,864
Colfax County: 747
Curry County: 5,100
De Baca County: 140
Doña Ana County: 24,543
Eddy County: 6,791
Grant County: 1,690
Guadalupe County: 377
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 360
Lea County: 8,268
Lincoln County: 1,648
Los Alamos County: 518
Luna County: 3,300
McKinley County: 12,227
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,773
Quay County: 446
Rio Arriba County: 3,574
Roosevelt County: 1,889
Sandoval County: 11,829
San Juan County: 14,424
San Miguel County: 1,341
Santa Fe County: 10,092
Sierra County: 746
Socorro County: 1,308
Taos County: 1,654
Torrance County: 713
Union County: 250
Valencia County: 6,619

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 298
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 127
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 136 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 178,003 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
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
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.

April 28, 2021 2:09 PM

New Mexico to loosen Red-Yellow-Green criteria,
sets vaccination goal for removal of restrictions
Changes come amid nation-leading vaccine distribution effort;
New Mexico approaching victory over the worst of the pandemic

SANTA FE – State officials announced on Wednesday that New Mexico will loosen the key health metrics used to assign risk levels to counties under the Red-Yellow-Green COVID-19 framework, as the state’s nation-leading vaccine distribution effort is over time likely to reduce the number of asymptomatic people seeking out and receiving tests for COVID-19.

The color-coded framework will now include a criterion that will benefit counties as their vaccination rates improve, incorporating an essential new metric that reflects increasing vaccination rates in counties all across the state as more supply becomes available. An updated Department of Health public health order is attached to this news release.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday also announced an important state target: When 60 percent of eligible New Mexicans have been fully vaccinated, which state modeling projects may occur as early as the end of June, the state will graduate out of the color-coded county risk system and remove most pandemic-related restrictions on commercial activities. Although a mask requirement while around others will remain in place, and certain COVID-Safe Practices will be required for specific activities, this target – made possible by New Mexico's nation-leading vaccination effort – will represent the most significant removal of restrictions since the onset of the pandemic.

The state’s intent under the revised color-coded framework, meanwhile, remains to align a local area’s decreasing risk level with loosened requirements, and vice versa, and to balance the need to prevent another surge of viral spread with the need for standard localized “openness” amid this stage of the pandemic, as we approach an environment where restrictions can be relaxed to an even greater extent or entirely over the summer.

“I believe that New Mexico, by some time in June, will have fully vaccinated enough of our state that we can shed these restrictions and frameworks and instead move closer to a simpler new phase, from fighting to ultimately monitoring the pandemic,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, “where businesses and commercial and community activity can safely occur at the same open level all across the state. We are close and getting closer. But that all depends on New Mexicans continuing to get their shots when it’s their turn, so please register at vaccineNM.org and help us keep up the pace!”

Effective Friday, April 30, the health metrics that will be used to determine a county’s risk level will be:
A new per-capita rate of new COVID-19 cases of no greater than 10 per 100,000 inhabitants over the most recent 14-day reporting period
An average positivity rate less than or equal to 7.5 percent over the most recent 14-day reporting period
A county with a fully vaccinated rate at or above a target, beginning at 35% as of April 30 and increasing to 40% for the regularly-scheduled map update on May 5, that will increase 5% every other week as more vaccinations are completed
As an example, the vaccination rate metric will increase to 45 percent for the next biweekly map update on May 19
A county that meets none of the criteria upon the biweekly Department of Health map update will be at the Red Level. A county meeting one will be at the Yellow Level. A county meeting two criteria is at the Green Level. A county meeting all three criteria, or having maintained the Green Level for two consecutive biweekly map update periods, is at the Turquoise Level.

In addition, counties that reach the Turquoise Level will move to a four-week update, as opposed to biweekly. In other words, once a county reaches the Turquoise Level, as of May 5, they will maintain the Turquoise Level for at least the next four weeks, whereas up until now the time period between updates has been two weeks.

Previously, the health metrics were more restrictive; the new per-capita case rate was 8 per 100,000 inhabitants and the average new positivity rate was 5 percent. Vaccination rates were not part of the equation.

“Our intention here is and has always been to ensure the color-coding of the map – and the associated requirements for each county – continue to match the actual risk level on the ground in each county,” said Human Services Secretary David Scrase, M.D. “As our models show test positivity is likely to become more elastic over time, and as fewer New Mexicans will require COVID-19 testing amid increasing vaccinations, we want to provide counties the assurance that they can continue to progress in accordance with the actual risk they face.”

“New Mexicans should continue to get vaccinated at the very first opportunity,” said Health Secretary Tracie Collins, M.D. “Not only will it hasten the end of the worst of the pandemic, it will enhance counties’ and communities’ ability to safely begin more and more commercial and day-to-day activities without endangering public health.”

New Mexicans can register for their COVID-19 vaccination at vaccineNM.org.

State officials also announced on Wednesday that New Mexico will adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance on facemasks for those who are fully vaccinated. Masks will no longer be required when exercising outdoors alone or with members of the same household or attending a small, outdoor gathering of fully vaccinated individuals no larger than the applicable mass gathering limit for the county or twenty (20) individuals, whichever is less. Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask when attending small, outdoor gatherings of vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals no larger than the applicable mass gathering limit for the county or twenty (20) individuals, whichever is less. Regardless of vaccination status, masks continue to be required in any public indoor space, with the exception of while eating or drinking, and in any public outdoor space where numerous vaccinated and unvaccinated people from multiple households are in close proximity.

The updated criteria for the statewide framework will go into effect on Friday, April 30, at which point the statewide map will be updated. The next biweekly Department of Health map update is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, May 5.

April 27, 2021 3:51 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 181 new cases,
totaling 196,997
Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths


Santa Fe-- New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 181 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

78 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
6 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
31 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County

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

A female in her 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,039.

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

87114 - 13
87401 - 11
87105 - 8
87121 - 8
87410 - 8
87111 - 7
87108 - 6
87123 - 6
87124 - 6
87109 - 5

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. Previously reported numbers included twenty-eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (eight in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, three in Curry County, seven in Doña Ana County, five in Sandoval County, one at the Roswell Correctional Center, one at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 196,997 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 56,626
Catron County: 90
Chaves County: 8,885
Cibola County: 2,863
Colfax County: 746
Curry County: 5,100
De Baca County: 139
Doña Ana County: 24,514
Eddy County: 6,788
Grant County: 1,688
Guadalupe County: 377
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 359
Lea County: 8,267
Lincoln County: 1,644
Los Alamos County: 516
Luna County: 3,298
McKinley County: 12,218
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,769
Quay County: 445
Rio Arriba County: 3,569
Roosevelt County: 1,886
Sandoval County: 11,814
San Juan County: 14,400
San Miguel County: 1,342
Santa Fe County: 10,083
Sierra County: 744
Socorro County: 1,307
Taos County: 1,654
Torrance County: 711
Union County: 250
Valencia County: 6,614

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 296
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 127
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 130 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 177,930 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
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
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.

April 14, 2021 6:32 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 187 new cases, totaling 194,164
Nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 187 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

97 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Curry County
13 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
21 new cases in Sandoval County
13 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
8 new cases in Valencia 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 nine 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 female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 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 female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia.
A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual 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 3,988.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Apr. 13 are:

87120 - 13
87124 - 12
87105 - 11
87121 - 10
87114 - 9
87106 - 7
87112 - 7
87401 - 7
87031 - 6
87111 - 6

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, two in Eddy County) - 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 and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 194,164 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 55,664
Catron County: 87
Chaves County: 8,782
Cibola County: 2,846
Colfax County: 730
Curry County: 5,055
De Baca County: 136
Doña Ana County: 24,205
Eddy County: 6,710
Grant County: 1,663
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 357
Lea County: 8,256
Lincoln County: 1,603
Los Alamos County: 506
Luna County: 3,263
McKinley County: 12,171
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,701
Quay County: 428
Rio Arriba County: 3,527
Roosevelt County: 1,875
Sandoval County: 11,616
San Juan County: 13,976
San Miguel County: 1,329
Santa Fe County: 9,945
Sierra County: 720
Socorro County: 1,257
Taos County: 1,632
Torrance County: 687
Union County: 246
Valencia County: 6,528

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 292
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 127
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 217
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 230
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 103 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 175,460 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:

Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
The Montecito in Santa Fe
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Rio Rancho Center
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vecino Sanos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
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.

April 8, 2021 5:59 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 222 new cases, totaling 192,989
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 222 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

60 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
38 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
4 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
28 new cases in Sandoval County
17 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
10 new cases in Valencia County

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

A male in his 60s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

A female in her 100s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,963.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Apr. 7 are:

87144 - 14
87121 - 12
87120 - 10
87031 - 9
87124 - 8
88063 - 7
88310 - 7
87001 - 5
87106 - 5
87109 - 5

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one 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 192,989 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 55,201
Catron County: 85
Chaves County: 8,763
Cibola County: 2,830
Colfax County: 728
Curry County: 5,050
De Baca County: 134
Doña Ana County: 24,056
Eddy County: 6,690
Grant County: 1,645
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 355
Lea County: 8,241
Lincoln County: 1,598
Los Alamos County: 505
Luna County: 3,251
McKinley County: 12,153
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,678
Quay County: 427
Rio Arriba County: 3,493
Roosevelt County: 1,874
Sandoval County: 11,502
San Juan County: 13,856
San Miguel County: 1,322
Santa Fe County: 9,909
Sierra County: 714
Socorro County: 1,247
Taos County: 1,623
Torrance County: 685
Union County: 246
Valencia County: 6,469

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 292
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 759
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 126
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 217
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 230
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 78 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 174,409 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:

Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vecino Sanos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

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.

April 7, 2021 1:37 PM

Department of Health county map update April 7:
Majority of state is Turquoise, progress is sustained

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning April 7, with 20 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level and three at the Green Level, at which there are fewer restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk. The majority of the state’s counties are now at or approaching the least restrictive levels.

Ten counties are at the Yellow Level as of March 24. None are at the Red Level, signifying the highest risk.

Twelve counties advanced to a less restrictive level since the most recent biweekly map update: Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Eddy, Harding, Lincoln, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Taos and Torrance. Three counties, meanwhile, regressed to the Yellow Level; San Juan and Hidalgo regressed from Turquoise to Yellow, and Guadalupe regressed from Green to Yellow.

Even as New Mexico rapidly vaccinates eligible populations with all available supply, it is important that New Mexicans still seek out COVID-19 tests if they feel symptomatic, if they have traveled, if they have spent time unmasked in the company of others -- particularly non-household members and particularly indoors. Getting tested not only helps slow the spread; it helps counties maintain their risk levels and advance to less restrictive levels when the viral risk in the community is sufficiently reduced. Please seek out COVID-19 testing at togethernm.org.

The state’s county-by-county system uses key health metrics – the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19 test positivity within county borders – to determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county. A county that meets one criterion may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level. A county that has met both for two consecutive biweekly map updates may operate at the Turquoise Level.

Counties that met both of the health metric thresholds for two consecutive biweekly map updates and may operate at the Turquoise Level as of April 7 are: Catron, Chaves, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Quay and Union.

Counties that met both of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Green Level as of April 7 are: Cibola, Harding and San Miguel.

Counties that met one of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Yellow Level as of April 7 are: Bernalillo, Dona Ana, Grant, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Sandoval, San Juan and Valencia.

Counties that met neither of the health metric thresholds and must operate at the Red Level are: none.

The color-coded tier system – Red Level, Yellow Level, Green Level and Turquoise Level – enables counties to shed restrictions and provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The public health order, the red-to-green framework and frequently asked questions are all available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen, where New Mexicans can also view the test positivity rate and new case incidence for each county.

The categories and definitions for each risk level are available below and available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

TURQUOISE LEVEL:

Counties at the Turquoise Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent four-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent four-week period less than or equal to 5% – more clearly, counties that have reached the Green Level for two consecutive biweekly map updates.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 75% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 75% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 75% of maximum capacity; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Large entertainment venues: 33% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Bars and clubs: 33% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable
**All other businesses: 75% of maximum capacity indoors; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 75% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: No maximum occupancy restrictions for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 50% of maximum occupancy for all others; 15 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 150 persons, or 200 vehicles

GREEN LEVEL:

Counties at the Green Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 50% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 50% of any outdoor space on the premises
Bars and clubs: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable; indoor not permitted
**All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 120 vehicles

YELLOW LEVEL:

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 33% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 33% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 33% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises; indoor not permitted with the limited exception of operating up to 25% of maximum capacity for recording and broadcasting entertainment without any in-person audience
Recreational facilities: 33% of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 33% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 10 persons; 80 vehicles

RED LEVEL:

Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 25% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: May not operate
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 5 persons, 40 vehicles


Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail): These are any business or nonprofit 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;
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/semiconductor, 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;
Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
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.
Essential retail spaces: These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments: These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses: These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics and tanning salons.

Recreational facilities: These are any publicly or privately owned facility typically or actually used for recreational activities capable of bringing persons within close proximity of one another, including aquariums, amusement parks, arcades, basketball courts, baseball fields, bowling alleys, botanical gardens, family entertainment centers, football fields, go-kart courses, golf courses, ice-skating rinks, museums with interactive displays or exhibits, miniature golf courses, ski areas, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, youth programs, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours and zoos.

Bars and clubs: These are any business that typically or actually generates more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption -- including adult entertainment venues, nightclubs, and dance clubs, regardless of the source of their revenue.

Large entertainment venues: These are as any publicly or privately owned venue typically or actually used to host large audiences for the purposes of entertainment or amusement, including racetracks, concert venues, movie theaters, performance venues, professional sports venues and theaters.

Houses of worship: These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging: These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings: These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. “Mass gatherings” also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. “Mass gatherings” do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. “Mass gathering” does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses: These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an “essential business,” “house of worship,” “recreational facility,” “large entertainment venue,” “food and drink establishment,” “bars or clubs” or “place of lodging”.” Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.

April 7, 2021 4:39 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 181 new cases, totaling 192,773
Eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 181 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

81 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
25 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
13 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
7 new cases in Valencia County

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

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County.
A second 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 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,960.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Apr. 6 are:

87120 - 17
87026 - 9
87114 - 9
87106 - 7
87112 - 7
87144 - 7
87121 - 6
88012 - 6
87107 - 5
87105 - 4

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County) - these have now been corrected. One death reported on Jan. 6 of a male in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized was found to have been previously reported on Dec. 16 and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 192,773 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 55,145
Catron County: 84
Chaves County: 8,759
Cibola County: 2,827
Colfax County: 724
Curry County: 5,050
De Baca County: 134
Doña Ana County: 24,019
Eddy County: 6,684
Grant County: 1,638
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 355
Lea County: 8,237
Lincoln County: 1,596
Los Alamos County: 503
Luna County: 3,246
McKinley County: 12,146
Mora County: 169
Otero County: 3,671
Quay County: 427
Rio Arriba County: 3,492
Roosevelt County: 1,870
Sandoval County: 11,474
San Juan County: 13,839
San Miguel County: 1,319
Santa Fe County: 9,903
Sierra County: 714
Socorro County: 1,247
Taos County: 1,621
Torrance County: 685
Union County: 246
Valencia County: 6,459

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 292
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 759
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 126
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 217
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 230
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 82 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 174,338 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:

Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vecino Sanos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

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.

March 29, 2021 6:56 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 167 new cases, totaling 191,048
Zero additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 167 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

50 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
3 new cases in Curry County
19 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
5 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
12 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
9 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
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 Sunday reported zero additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,925.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Mar. 28 are:

87121 - 8
88310 - 8
87120 - 7
88220 - 6
87107 - 5
87114 - 5
87532 - 5
88240 - 5
87031 - 4
87105 - 4

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, one in Eddy County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Grant County, one in San Miguel County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 191,048 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 54,495
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,728
Cibola County: 2,811
Colfax County: 721
Curry County: 5,033
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,735
Eddy County: 6,656
Grant County: 1,613
Guadalupe County: 376
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 352
Lea County: 8,187
Lincoln County: 1,586
Los Alamos County: 496
Luna County: 3,226
McKinley County: 12,138
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,606
Quay County: 427
Rio Arriba County: 3,469
Roosevelt County: 1,863
Sandoval County: 11,295
San Juan County: 13,720
San Miguel County: 1,313
Santa Fe County: 9,834
Sierra County: 710
Socorro County: 1,242
Taos County: 1,608
Torrance County: 675
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,392

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 198
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 292
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 759
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 126
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 217
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 230
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

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 173,270 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:

Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

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.

March 22, 2021 8:17 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 176 new cases, totaling 189,731
Zero reported COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 176 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

56 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
16 new cases in Curry County
20 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Harding County
14 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
7 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Sunday reported zero deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,889.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Mar. 21 are:

88310 - 11
87114 - 9
88101 - 9
87109 - 7
87124 - 7
88103 - 7
88220 - 6
88260 - 6
87121 - 5
88001 - 5

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo 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 189,731 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 54,052
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,706
Cibola County: 2,806
Colfax County: 718
Curry County: 5,009
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,532
Eddy County: 6,615
Grant County: 1,590
Guadalupe County: 366
Harding County: 9
Hidalgo County: 351
Lea County: 8,150
Lincoln County: 1,576
Los Alamos County: 494
Luna County: 3,183
McKinley County: 12,109
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,558
Quay County: 425
Rio Arriba County: 3,447
Roosevelt County: 1,857
Sandoval County: 11,182
San Juan County: 13,641
San Miguel County: 1,310
Santa Fe County: 9,779
Sierra County: 708
Socorro County: 1,233
Taos County: 1,599
Torrance County: 670
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,329

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 292
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 758
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 126
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 122 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 172,441 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:

Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
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.

March 16, 2021 1:57 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 186 new cases, totaling 188,664
Seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 186 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

72 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
31 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Lea County
17 new cases in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
3 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County

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

A male in his 30s from Bernalillo 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 50s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s 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 60s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,860.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Mar. 16 are:

88030 - 17
87121 - 15
87114 - 10
88021 - 10
87112 - 9
87105 - 6
87120 - 6
87123 - 6
87124 - 6
87144 - 6

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included ten cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, two in Lea County, two in Santa Fe County) - these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Chaves has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 188,664 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 53,718
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,691
Cibola County: 2,793
Colfax County: 716
Curry County: 4,980
De Baca County: 133
Doña Ana County: 23,323
Eddy County: 6,577
Grant County: 1,576
Guadalupe County: 365
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,121
Lincoln County: 1,574
Los Alamos County: 490
Luna County: 3,165
McKinley County: 12,096
Mora County: 168
Otero County: 3,501
Quay County: 425
Rio Arriba County: 3,444
Roosevelt County: 1,852
Sandoval County: 11,081
San Juan County: 13,620
San Miguel County: 1,282
Santa Fe County: 9,729
Sierra County: 707
Socorro County: 1,233
Taos County: 1,594
Torrance County: 662
Union County: 244
Valencia County: 6,276

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: 446
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 291
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 757
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 126
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 220
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 137 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 168,191 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
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Farmington
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
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.

March 10, 2021 12:19 PM

Department of Health county map update March 10:
More counties reach Green, Turquoise
Thirteen counties advance to a less-restrictive level

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning March 10, with seven New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level and seven at the Green Level, at which there are fewer restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk.

Eighteen counties are at the Yellow Level as of March 10. Only one is at the Red Level, signifying very high risk.

Thirteen counties – more than a third of the state – reached a less restrictive level. Those counties are: De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Lea, Los Alamos, McKinley, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, San Juan, Santa Fe and Socorro.

Four counties, however, regressed to a more restrictive level. Those counties are: Guadalupe, Mora, Taos and Torrance. Mora, Taos and Torrance each moved from the Green Level – which if they had maintained would have put them into the Turquoise Level, or least restrictive – to the Yellow Level. Guadalupe County saw an increase in both its rate of new per-capita cases and positivity rate and moved from the Yellow Level to the Red Level. A county where the virus is on the rise, requiring a move back to a more restrictive level, must begin operating at the more restrictive level within 2 days.

Even as New Mexico rapidly vaccinates eligible populations with all available supply, it is important that New Mexicans still seek out COVID-19 tests if they feel symptomatic, if they have traveled, if they have spent time unmasked in the company of others – particularly non-household members and particularly indoors. Getting tested not only helps slow the spread; it helps counties maintain their risk levels and advance to less restrictive levels when the viral risk in the community is sufficiently reduced. Please seek out COVID-19 testing at togethernm.org.

The state’s county-by-county system uses key health metrics – the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19 test positivity within county borders – to determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county. A county that meets one criterion may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level. A county that has met both for two consecutive biweekly map updates may operate at the Turquoise Level.

Counties that met both of the health metric thresholds for two consecutive biweekly map updates and may operate at the Turquoise Level beginning March 10 are: Catron, De Baca, Harding, Los Alamos, Quay, Sierra and Union.

Counties that met both of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Green Level beginning March 10 are: Hidalgo, Lea, McKinley, Roosevelt, San Juan, Santa Fe and Socorro.

Counties that met one of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Yellow Level beginning March 10 are: Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Lincoln, Luna, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Taos, Torrance and Valencia.

Counties that met neither of the health metric thresholds and must operate at the Red Level are: Guadalupe.

The color-coded tier system – Red Level, Yellow Level and Green Level – enables counties to shed restrictions and provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The public health order, the red-to-green framework and frequently asked questions are all available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen, where New Mexicans can also view the test positivity rate and new case incidence for each county.

The categories and definitions for each risk level are available below and available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

TURQUOISE LEVEL:

Counties at the Turquoise Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent four-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent four-week period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 75% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 75% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 75% of maximum capacity; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Large entertainment venues: 33% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Bars and clubs: 33% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable
**All other businesses: 75% of maximum capacity indoors; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 75% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: No maximum occupancy restrictions for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 50% of maximum occupancy for all others; 15 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 150 persons, or 200 vehicles

GREEN LEVEL:

Counties at the Green Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 50% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 50% of any outdoor space on the premises
Bars and clubs: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable; indoor not permitted
**All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 120 vehicles

YELLOW LEVEL:

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 33% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 33% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 33% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises; indoor not permitted with the limited exception of operating up to 25% of maximum capacity for recording and broadcasting entertainment without any in-person audience
Recreational facilities: 33% of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 33% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 10 persons; 80 vehicles

RED LEVEL:

Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 25% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: May not operate
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 5 persons, 40 vehicles


Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail): These are any business or nonprofit 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;
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/semiconductor, 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;
Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
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.
Essential retail spaces: These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments: These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses: These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics and tanning salons.

Recreational facilities: These are any publicly or privately owned facility typically or actually used for recreational activities capable of bringing persons within close proximity of one another, including aquariums, amusement parks, arcades, basketball courts, baseball fields, bowling alleys, botanical gardens, family entertainment centers, football fields, go-kart courses, golf courses, ice-skating rinks, museums with interactive displays or exhibits, miniature golf courses, ski areas, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, youth programs, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours and zoos.

Bars and clubs: These are any business that typically or actually generates more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption – including adult entertainment venues, nightclubs, and dance clubs, regardless of the source of their revenue.

Large entertainment venues: These are as any publicly or privately owned venue typically or actually used to host large audiences for the purposes of entertainment or amusement, including racetracks, concert venues, movie theaters, performance venues, professional sports venues and theaters.

Houses of worship: These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging: These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings: These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. “Mass gatherings” also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. “Mass gatherings” do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. “Mass gathering” does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses: These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an “essential business,” “house of worship,” “recreational facility,” “large entertainment venue,” “food and drink establishment,” “bars or clubs” or “place of lodging”.” Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.

March 3, 2021 3:10 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 359 new cases, totaling 185,898
Thirteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 359 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

102 new cases in Bernalillo County
13 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
56 new cases in Doña Ana County
16 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
22 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
13 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County
37 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported thirteen 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 female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Luna County.
A female in her 80s from Luna County.
A female in her 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the The Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,753.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Mar. 3 are:

87121 - 25
87105 - 14
87114 - 14
88220 - 14
87120 - 12
87144 - 10
88030 - 10
87031 - 9
87111 - 9
88240 - 9

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 185,898 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 52,783
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,644
Cibola County: 2,757
Colfax County: 702
Curry County: 4,934
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 22,876
Eddy County: 6,487
Grant County: 1,505
Guadalupe County: 362
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 350
Lea County: 8,050
Lincoln County: 1,550
Los Alamos County: 483
Luna County: 3,109
McKinley County: 12,050
Mora County: 161
Otero County: 3,340
Quay County: 420
Rio Arriba County: 3,420
Roosevelt County: 1,840
Sandoval County: 10,893
San Juan County: 13,549
San Miguel County: 1,234
Santa Fe County: 9,612
Sierra County: 703
Socorro County: 1,225
Taos County: 1,542
Torrance County: 646
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,177

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: 444
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 288
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 716
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 218
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 195 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 150,168 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
Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
McKinley Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in 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.

March 2, 2021 3:49 PM

DOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins and HSD Sec. Dr. David Scrase will provide a webinar update regarding COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health Secretary-Designate Tracie C. Collins, M.D. and Human Services Department Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. will provide a COVID-19 webinar update and take questions from the media Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m.

WHAT: Data driven presentation on COVID-19 and Vaccine with Q & A

WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. MST

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

The news conference will also be streamed with Spanish language interpretation on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s YouTube page.

Following the presentation, members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you’re a member of the media and 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. We will attempt to unmute the media individually for your questions. However, please be prepared to type your questions in the chat, in the event there are unexpected technical difficulties.

March 2, 2021 3:48 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 247 new cases, totaling 185,542
Eleven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 247 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

100 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
36 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
5 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
18 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
7 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 Tuesday reported eleven 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 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s 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 Good Life Senior Living facility in Carlsbad.
A female in her 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from McKinley 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 male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual 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 Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,740.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Mar. 2 are:

87114 - 16
87120 - 16
87121 - 12
87124 - 12
87107 - 10
88021 - 10
87105 - 7
88001 - 7
87031 - 6
87109 - 6

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Roosevelt County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 185,542 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 52,682
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,631
Cibola County: 2,748
Colfax County: 702
Curry County: 4,927
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 22,822
Eddy County: 6,471
Grant County: 1,499
Guadalupe County: 362
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 349
Lea County: 8,045
Lincoln County: 1,544
Los Alamos County: 483
Luna County: 3,099
McKinley County: 12,044
Mora County: 161
Otero County: 3,333
Quay County: 420
Rio Arriba County: 3,410
Roosevelt County: 1,839
Sandoval County: 10,871
San Juan County: 13,541
San Miguel County: 1,233
Santa Fe County: 9,600
Sierra County: 700
Socorro County: 1,224
Taos County: 1,536
Torrance County: 644
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,165

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: 444
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 288
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 679
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 218
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 199 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 148,641 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
Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
McKinley Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in 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.

February 25, 2021 8:21 AM

Governor, state officials
to give COVID-19 update

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 in New Mexico.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 3:30 P.M.

Please note: The governor is scheduled to take part in a remote conference with President Joe Biden as part of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting prior to tomorrow’s press conference, which may slightly affect the start time. We will aim to begin the press conference as close to 3:30 P.M. as possible, but it may be slightly delayed pending the timing of that conference.

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 and “RSVP” in the subject or body of the email. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

February 25, 2021 7:15 AM

Department of Health county map update Feb. 24:
More counties reach Yellow, Green Levels
Only 4 counties at highest-risk Red Level, down from 14 two weeks past

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Feb. 24, with 19 New Mexico counties at the Yellow Level and six at the Green Level, at which there are fewer restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk.

Four counties reached the Turquoise Level, the newly designated least-restrictive level, and four counties were at the Red Level, signifying very high risk.

Every county in the state now reports a positivity rate below 10 percent, close to the threshold for moving to a less restrictive level.

The state’s county-by-county system uses key health metrics – the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19 test positivity within county borders – to determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county. A county that meets one criterion may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level. A county that has met both for two consecutive biweekly map updates may operate at the Turquoise Level.

Counties that met one of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Yellow Level beginning Feb. 24 are: Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Grant, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro and Valencia.

Counties that met both of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Green Level beginning Feb. 24 are: De Baca, Los Alamos, Mora, Quay, Taos and Torrance.

Counties that met both of the health metric thresholds for two consecutive biweekly map updates and may operate at the Turquoise Level beginning Feb. 24 are: Catron, Harding, Sierra and Union.

Counties that met neither of the health metric thresholds and must operate at the Red Level are: Doña Ana, Eddy, McKinley and Otero.

Doña Ana had reached the Yellow Level with a positivity rate of 4.33 percent as of Feb. 10 but regressed, with a positivity rate of 6.77 percent as of Feb. 24; in accordance with the operative public health order, a county that moves to a more restrictive level must begin operating at the more restrictive level within 2 days.

The counties of Colfax (9.6), Curry (9.7), Hidalgo (8.4), Lea (9.6), Roosevelt (9) and Santa Fe (8.3) are each near the threshold for new per-capita cases of fewer than 8 per 100,000, which, when reached, in conjunction with keeping their positivity rates below 5 percent, will permit them to operate at the Green Level.

Thirty of 33 counties saw their new per-capita daily case rate improve over the two-week period, and all but six counties saw their positivity rates improve over the two-week period.

The color-coded tier system – Red Level, Yellow Level and Green Level – enables counties to shed restrictions and provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The public health order, the red-to-green framework and frequently asked questions are all available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen, where New Mexicans can also view the test positivity rate and new case incidence for each county.

The categories and definitions for each risk level are available below and available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

TURQUOISE LEVEL:

Counties at the Turquoise Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent four-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent four-week period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 75% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 75% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 75% of maximum capacity; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Large entertainment venues: 33% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Bars and clubs: 33% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable
**All other businesses: 75% of maximum capacity indoors; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 75% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: No maximum occupancy restrictions for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 50% of maximum occupancy for all others; 15 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 150 persons, or 200 vehicles

GREEN LEVEL:

Counties at the Green Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 50% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 50% of any outdoor space on the premises
Bars and clubs: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable; indoor not permitted
**All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 120 vehicles

YELLOW LEVEL:

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 25% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 33% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 33% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises; indoor not permitted with the limited exception of operating up to 25% of maximum capacity for recording and broadcasting entertainment without any in-person audience
Recreational facilities: 33% of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 33% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 10 persons; 80 vehicles

RED LEVEL:

Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 25% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: May not operate
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 5 persons, 40 vehicles


Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail): These are any business or nonprofit 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;
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/semiconductor, 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;
Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
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.
Essential retail spaces: These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments: These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses: These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics and tanning salons.

Recreational facilities: These are any publicly or privately owned facility typically or actually used for recreational activities capable of bringing persons within close proximity of one another, including aquariums, amusement parks, arcades, basketball courts, baseball fields, bowling alleys, botanical gardens, family entertainment centers, football fields, go-kart courses, golf courses, ice-skating rinks, museums with interactive displays or exhibits, miniature golf courses, ski areas, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, youth programs, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours and zoos.

Bars and clubs: These are any business that typically or actually generates more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption – including adult entertainment venues, nightclubs, and dance clubs, regardless of the source of their revenue.

Large entertainment venues: These are as any publicly or privately owned venue typically or actually used to host large audiences for the purposes of entertainment or amusement, including racetracks, concert venues, movie theaters, performance venues, professional sports venues and theaters.

Houses of worship: These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging: These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings: These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. “Mass gatherings” also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. “Mass gatherings” do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. “Mass gathering” does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses: These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an “essential business,” “house of worship,” “recreational facility,” “large entertainment venue,” “food and drink establishment,” “bars or clubs” or “place of lodging”.” Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.

February 25, 2021 7:15 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 448 new cases, totaling 183,781
Fourteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 448 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

105 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
10 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
4 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
70 new cases in Doña Ana County
100 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
7 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Mora County
17 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
13 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
6 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 Wednesday reported fourteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Grants.
A male in his 50s from Lea County.
A female in her 80s from Lincoln 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 female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,658.

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

88210 - 69
88220 - 23
87105 - 16
87114 - 13
88005 - 12
88012 - 12
88001 - 11
88310 - 11
88201 - 10
87120 - 9

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County and one in Doña Ana County)-- these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 183,781 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 52,129
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,590
Cibola County: 2,728
Colfax County: 699
Curry County: 4,898
De Baca County: 132
Doña Ana County: 22,570
Eddy County: 6,404
Grant County: 1,462
Guadalupe County: 349
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 346
Lea County: 8,009
Lincoln County: 1,527
Los Alamos County: 476
Luna County: 3,083
McKinley County: 11,989
Mora County: 161
Otero County: 3,247
Quay County: 418
Rio Arriba County: 3,388
Roosevelt County: 1,835
Sandoval County: 10,802
San Juan County: 13,488
San Miguel County: 1,222
Santa Fe County: 9,545
Sierra County: 698
Socorro County: 1,215
Taos County: 1,509
Torrance County: 631
Union County: 237
Valencia County: 6,112

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: 444
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 287
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 474
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 218
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 251 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 137,250 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
Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
McKinley Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
North Ridge Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
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.

February 24, 2021 9:43 AM

N.M. modifies Red-Yellow-Green system,
permitting more day-to-day activities
Turquoise Level will include minimal health restrictions

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico’s Red-Yellow-Green framework for aligning county-level requirements and guidelines with local virus risk has been modified to permit more day-to-day and commercial activities, reflecting the improving COVID-19 outlook across the state as New Mexicans help drive down transmission and vaccine distribution contributes to decreased community spread.

The framework includes a new least restrictive level where all categories of business can operate indoors with minimal occupancy limitations, depending on the risk level of the activity. A county will reach this least restrictive level, the Turquoise Level, by meeting key health criteria for two consecutive two-week periods and effectively graduating out of the Red-Yellow-Green framework, provided the virus remains suppressed.

An updated Department of Health public health order is attached to this news release and is effective Wednesday, Feb. 24.

“I know New Mexicans are tired of COVID-19 – I am too,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We have made very solid progress in recent weeks and months, and we have all together saved lives and protected our family members and neighbors. We have to keep it up. We’ve seen what happens when we ease up too quickly or let our guard down all at once – our hospitals fill back up and more New Mexicans lose their lives. We can and we must keep making safe choices in our day-to-day lives. We can introduce a little more risk, based on our progress, and start to feel a little bit closer to normal – but only if we keep making those safe choices to protect our families and one another. I know New Mexicans are up to the task.”

The framework assigns a risk level – and corresponding color – to New Mexico counties based on key health metrics over a two-week timeframe. The health metrics – a test positivity rate below 5 percent and a new per-capita case rate of fewer than 8 per 100,000 – measure the incidence and spread of COVID-19 in a given community. A county that meets one of the criteria may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level; counties that meet neither of the criteria must operate at the Red Level.

The framework has helped limit large congregations of people that would have slowed the state’s gradual progress in controlling COVID-19. It is designed to match a local area’s decreasing risk level with loosened requirements, and vice versa, and to balance the need to contain the virus with the need for standard localized “openness” amid this stage of the pandemic.

As of Feb. 10, 14 counties are operating at the Red Level, signifying very high risk; 15 counties are operating at the Yellow Level, signifying high risk; and 4 counties are operating at the Green Level, signifying medium risk. The Department of Health updates the county-by-county map on a biweekly basis to account for an epidemiologically meaningful period of time. The next update is scheduled for the afternoon of Feb. 24.

The county-by-county framework will as of Feb. 24 include a new least-restrictive designation signifying low risk: the Turquoise Level. A county may operate at the Turquoise Level after having met both key health metrics for four weeks. In other words, a county that meets the criteria to operate at the Green Level for two consecutive biweekly map updates will elevate to the Turquoise Level, which includes significantly fewer restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities.

The Turquoise Level includes provisions for expanded indoor dining, the operation of entertainment venues like theaters, bars and clubs and more.

The updated risk framework and public health order also include the following changes:
Businesses that had previously been categorized as “close-contact recreational facilities,” and closed at each level of the risk system, will be recategorized and permitted to operate at limited capacities depending on their new category and the risk level of the county in which they operate.
State parks, which had previously been open only for day-use for New Mexico residents, will now be open to camping with reservations and day-use for all.
LARGE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, BARS

Previously the state public health order had categorized certain businesses requiring longer periods of close contact among patrons as “close-contact recreational facilities,” which were closed at all risk levels.

Those businesses will be recategorized and permitted to operate in a manner that corresponds to the risk level of the county in which they operate, as outlined in the updated public health order:
“Large entertainment venues” are defined as any publicly or privately owned venue typically or actually used to host large audiences for the purposes of entertainment or amusement, including but not limited to racetracks, concert venues, movie theaters, performance venues, professional sports venues and theaters.
At the Turquoise Level, these venues may operate at up to 33 percent of maximum occupancy of any enclosed space on the premises, as determined by the relevant fire marshal or department, and up to 75 percent of maximum occupancy of any outdoor space on the premises.
At the Green Level, these venues may operate at up to 25 percent of maximum occupancy of any enclosed space on the premises, as determined by the relevant fire marshal or department, and up to 50 percent of maximum occupancy of any outdoor space on the premises.
At the Yellow Level, these venues may operate at up to 25 percent of any outdoor space on the premises but may not permit patrons to enter the indoor portions of the venue except for the limited purpose of using a restroom; employees may occupy the indoor portion of the facility to the extent necessary to operate the outdoor portion.
At the Red Level, these venues may not operate.
“Recreational facilities” are defined as any publicly or privately owned facility typically or actually used for recreational activities capable of bringing persons within close proximity of one another, including but not limited to aquariums, amusement parks, arcades, basketball courts, baseball fields, bowling alleys, botanical gardens, family entertainment centers, football fields, go-kart courses, golf courses, ice-skating rinks, museums with interactive displays or exhibits, miniature golf courses, ski areas, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, youth programs, trampoline parks and zoos.
At the Turquoise Level, these facilities may operate at up to 50 percent of the maximum occupancy of any enclosed space on the premises and up to 75 percent of the maximum occupancy of any outdoor space on the premises.
At the Green Level, these facilities may operate at up to 25 percent of the maximum occupancy of any enclosed space on the premises and up to 50 percent of the maximum occupancy of any outdoor space on the premises.
At the Yellow Level, these facilities may operate at up to 33 percent of maximum occupancy at any outdoor space on the premises; employees may occupy the indoor portion of the facility to the extent necessary to operate the outdoor portion.
At the Red Level, these facilities may operate at up to 25 percent of maximum occupancy of any outdoor space on the premises; employees may occupy the indoor portion of the facility to the extent necessary to operate the outdoor portion.
“Bars and clubs” are defined as any business that typically or actually generates more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption – including adult entertainment venues, nightclubs, and dance clubs, regardless of the source of their revenue.
At the Turquoise Level, bars and clubs may operate at up to 33 percent of the maximum occupancy of any enclosed space on the premises and up to 75 percent of any outdoor space on the premises.
At the Green Level, bars and clubs may operate at up to 25 percent of any outdoor space on the premises; employees may occupy the indoor portion of the facility to the extent necessary to operate the outdoor portion.
At the Yellow Level, bars and clubs may not operate.
At the Red Level, bars and clubs may not operate.

The categories and definitions for each risk level are available below and available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

TURQUOISE LEVEL:

Counties at the Turquoise Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent four-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent four-week period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 75% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 75% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 75% of maximum capacity; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Large entertainment venues: 33% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises
Bars and clubs: 33% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75% of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable
**All other businesses: 75% of maximum capacity indoors; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 75% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: No maximum occupancy restrictions for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 50% of maximum occupancy for all others; 15 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 150 persons, or 200 vehicles

GREEN LEVEL:

Counties at the Green Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 50% of any outdoor space on premises
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 50% of any outdoor space on the premises
Bars and clubs: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable; indoor not permitted
**All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 120 vehicles

YELLOW LEVEL:

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 25% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 33% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 33% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises; indoor not permitted with the limited exception of operating up to 25% of maximum capacity for recording and broadcasting entertainment without any in-person audience
Recreational facilities: 33% of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 33% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 33% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 10 persons; 80 vehicles

RED LEVEL:

Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller; 25% of any outdoor space on the premises
Large entertainment venues: May not operate
Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on the premises; indoor not permitted
Bars and clubs: May not operate
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 5 persons, 40 vehicles


Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail): These are any business or nonprofit 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;
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/semiconductor, 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;
Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
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.
Essential retail spaces: These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments: These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses: These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics and tanning salons.

Recreational facilities: These are any publicly or privately owned facility typically or actually used for recreational activities capable of bringing persons within close proximity of one another, including aquariums, amusement parks, arcades, basketball courts, baseball fields, bowling alleys, botanical gardens, family entertainment centers, football fields, go-kart courses, golf courses, ice-skating rinks, museums with interactive displays or exhibits, miniature golf courses, ski areas, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, youth programs, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours and zoos.

Bars and clubs: These are any business that typically or actually generates more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption – including adult entertainment venues, nightclubs, and dance clubs, regardless of the source of their revenue.

Large entertainment venues: These are as any publicly or privately owned venue typically or actually used to host large audiences for the purposes of entertainment or amusement, including racetracks, concert venues, movie theaters, performance venues, professional sports venues and theaters.

Houses of worship: These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging: These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings: These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. “Mass gatherings” also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. “Mass gatherings” do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. “Mass gathering” does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses: These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an “essential business,” “house of worship,” “recreational facility,” “large entertainment venue,” “food and drink establishment,” “bars or clubs” or “place of lodging”.” Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.

February 23, 2021 4:13 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 314 new cases, totaling 183,335
Nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 314 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

111 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
8 new cases in Curry County
47 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
24 new cases in Sandoval County
14 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Taos County
13 new cases in Union County
10 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
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 Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

The Department of Health on Tuesday reported nine 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 second 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 had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s 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 male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and 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 3,644.

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

87120 - 14
87105 - 13
87114 - 13
87121 - 13
88415 - 13
87111 - 10
87124 - 10
88021 - 10
87004 - 7
87031 - 7

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in San Miguel 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 183,335 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 52,025
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,571
Cibola County: 2,719
Colfax County: 696
Curry County: 4,894
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,502
Eddy County: 6,304
Grant County: 1,460
Guadalupe County: 349
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 345
Lea County: 8,002
Lincoln County: 1,520
Los Alamos County: 475
Luna County: 3,079
McKinley County: 11,985
Mora County: 154
Otero County: 3,230
Quay County: 418
Rio Arriba County: 3,380
Roosevelt County: 1,831
Sandoval County: 10,788
San Juan County: 13,477
San Miguel County: 1,218
Santa Fe County: 9,531
Sierra County: 685
Socorro County: 1,211
Taos County: 1,503
Torrance County: 630
Union County: 236
Valencia County: 6,106

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: 444
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 287
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 472
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 218
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 261 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 135,608 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
Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
North Ridge Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
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.

February 22, 2021 9:11 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 320 new cases, totaling 182,789
Fourteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 320 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

101 new cases in Bernalillo County
13 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
25 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Luna County
10 new cases in McKinley County
19 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
23 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
4 new cases in Union County
22 new cases in Valencia County
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 Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Sunday reported fourteen 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 male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
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 had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,624.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Feb. 21 are:

88220 - 15
87120 - 14
88310 - 12
87111 - 11
87114 - 11
87121 - 11
87002 - 10
87031 - 10
87105 - 10
88011 - 9

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Lincoln 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 182,789 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,834
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,566
Cibola County: 2,716
Colfax County: 692
Curry County: 4,881
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,408
Eddy County: 6,295
Grant County: 1,455
Guadalupe County: 348
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 344
Lea County: 7,988
Lincoln County: 1,515
Los Alamos County: 473
Luna County: 3,069
McKinley County: 11,977
Mora County: 154
Otero County: 3,205
Quay County: 416
Rio Arriba County: 3,374
Roosevelt County: 1,829
Sandoval County: 10,750
San Juan County: 13,452
San Miguel County: 1,214
Santa Fe County: 9,513
Sierra County: 685
Socorro County: 1,211
Taos County: 1,496
Torrance County: 629
Union County: 222
Valencia County: 6,082

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: 443
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 287
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 460
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 242 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 132,219 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
Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Santa Fe
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House 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
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
North Ridge Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in 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.

February 20, 2021 5:20 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 318 new cases, totaling 182,050
Nineteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 318 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

90 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
13 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
63 new cases in Doña Ana County
11 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
7 new cases in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
19 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
18 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
13 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
22 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
4 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 Friday reported nineteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Advanced Health Care facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County.
A second 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Sugar Hollow Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana 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 male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County.
A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
A second male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe.
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 3,599.

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

88001 - 14
87114 - 12
88011 - 11
87108 - 9
87111 - 9
87507 - 9
88310 - 9
87123 - 8
87124 - 8
87121 - 7

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, one in Santa Fe County); two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County); and one in Guadalupe 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 182,050 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,644
Catron County: 83
Chaves County: 8,542
Cibola County: 2,709
Colfax County: 692
Curry County: 4,857
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,292
Eddy County: 6,265
Grant County: 1,449
Guadalupe County: 347
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 342
Lea County: 7,978
Lincoln County: 1,510
Los Alamos County: 469
Luna County: 3,054
McKinley County: 11,930
Mora County: 153
Otero County: 3,156
Quay County: 415
Rio Arriba County: 3,366
Roosevelt County: 1,826
Sandoval County: 10,704
San Juan County: 13,398
San Miguel County: 1,208
Santa Fe County: 9,496
Sierra County: 682
Socorro County: 1,202
Taos County: 1,494
Torrance County: 627
Union County: 214
Valencia County: 6,046

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: 440
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 286
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 450
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 278 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 128,299 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
Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Santa Fe
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House 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
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
North Ridge Assisted Living 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
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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living in 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.

February 19, 2021 9:14 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 411 new cases, totaling 181,739
Eighteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 411 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

125 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
15 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
96 new cases in Doña Ana County
11 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
18 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
19 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
24 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
5 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
7 new cases in Valencia County
18 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday reported eighteen 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 80s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual 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 male in his 70s 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 60s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Genesis Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Santa Fe 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 female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,580.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Feb. 18 are:

87121 - 20
88081 - 17
88244 - 17
87114 - 13
87120 - 13
88005 - 13
88012 - 12
87507 - 11
88001 - 11
88310 - 11

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Cibola County, one in Luna County, one in San Miguel County) and one case in Taos 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 181,739 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,557
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,529
Cibola County: 2,710
Colfax County: 692
Curry County: 4,855
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,230
Eddy County: 6,254
Grant County: 1,442
Guadalupe County: 341
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 342
Lea County: 7,972
Lincoln County: 1,500
Los Alamos County: 468
Luna County: 3,051
McKinley County: 11,911
Mora County: 152
Otero County: 3,138
Quay County: 415
Rio Arriba County: 3,363
Roosevelt County: 1,822
Sandoval County: 10,691
San Juan County: 13,389
San Miguel County: 1,202
Santa Fe County: 9,475
Sierra County: 680
Socorro County: 1,200
Taos County: 1,494
Torrance County: 627
Union County: 214
Valencia County: 6,042

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: 440
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
Otero County Processing Center: 197
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 286
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
Lea County Correctional Facility: 449
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 284 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 126,446 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
Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Santa Fe
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Bella Residential Care 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 Springer
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Assisted Living 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
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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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.

February 17, 2021 2:14 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 281 new cases, totaling 181,332
Twelve 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:

· 120 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 3 new cases in Chaves County
· 3 new cases in Cibola County
· 1 new case in Colfax County
· 3 new cases in Curry County
· 49 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 4 new cases in Eddy County
· 4 new cases in Grant County
· 1 new case in Guadalupe County
· 3 new cases in Lea County
· 1 new case in Lincoln County
· 7 new cases in McKinley County
· 8 new cases in Otero County
· 1 new case in Quay County
· 7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 21 new cases in Sandoval County
· 22 new cases in San Juan County
· 1 new case in San Miguel County
· 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 3 new cases in Socorro County
· 1 new case in Taos County
· 2 new cases in Torrance County
· 4 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 Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Wednesday 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.
· A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Tender Heart Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
· A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 80s from Sandoval 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 40s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 50s 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 3,562.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Feb. 17 are:

87120 - 17
87114 - 15
87111 - 12
87112 - 10
87144 - 9
87110 - 8
88005 - 8
87109 - 7
87121 - 7
87124 - 7

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County, one in Grant County, one in McKinley County, one in Rio Arriba County, and one in San Juan County)-- these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 181,332 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,431
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,524
Cibola County: 2,696
Colfax County: 690
Curry County: 4,853
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,134
Eddy County: 6,243
Grant County: 1,438
Guadalupe County: 341
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 340
Lea County: 7,967
Lincoln County: 1,497
Los Alamos County: 468
Luna County: 3,046
McKinley County: 11,893
Mora County: 151
Otero County: 3,119
Quay County: 414
Rio Arriba County: 3,361
Roosevelt County: 1,822
Sandoval County: 10,667
San Juan County: 13,378
San Miguel County: 1,197
Santa Fe County: 9,456
Sierra County: 679
Socorro County: 1,199
Taos County: 1,490
Torrance County: 626
Union County: 213
Valencia County: 6,036

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: 440
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 286
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 431
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 229
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 280 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 125,064 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
· Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
· Avamere at Rio Rancho
· Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
· BeeHive Homes Edgewood
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care 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 Springer
· El Castillo in Santa Fe
· Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Good Samaritan Society Socorro
· 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
· La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
· Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
· La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
· Mission Arch Center in Roswell
· MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
· MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
· Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· 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.

February 17, 2021 6:40 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 308 new cases, totaling 181,060
Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 308 additional COVID-19 cases. Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 74 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 1 new case in Catron County
· 6 new cases in Chaves County
· 6 new cases in Cibola County
· 1 new case in Colfax County
· 7 new cases in Curry County
· 52 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 10 new cases in Eddy County
· 6 new cases in Grant County
· 1 new case in Guadalupe County
· 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 11 new cases in Lea County
· 1 new case in Lincoln County
· 1 new case in Los Alamos County
· 10 new cases in Luna County
· 8 new cases in McKinley County
· 5 new cases in Otero County
· 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 5 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 34 new cases in Sandoval County
· 12 new cases in San Juan County
· 4 new cases in San Miguel County
· 8 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 1 new case in Taos County
· 1 new case in Torrance County
· 16 new cases in Valencia County
· 13 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

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

· A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Ladera Center in Albuquerque.
· A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A second female in her 50s 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 female in her 80s from Bernalillo County.
· A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 30s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
· A female in her 60s from San Juan County.
· A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 30s 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 3,550.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Feb. 16 are:

87144 - 16
87021 - 13
87124 - 11
87002 - 10
87110 - 10
87121 - 10
88011 - 10
88030 - 9
88240 - 9
87114 - 8

Previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County, two in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Lea County that was not lab confirmed-- these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 181,060 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,315
Catron County: 82
Chaves County: 8,521
Cibola County: 2,693
Colfax County: 689
Curry County: 4,850
De Baca County: 131
Doña Ana County: 22,085
Eddy County: 6,240
Grant County: 1,435
Guadalupe County: 340
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 340
Lea County: 7,964
Lincoln County: 1,496
Los Alamos County: 468
Luna County: 3,046
McKinley County: 11,887
Mora County: 151
Otero County: 3,111
Quay County: 413
Rio Arriba County: 3,355
Roosevelt County: 1,822
Sandoval County: 10,646
San Juan County: 13,357
San Miguel County: 1,196
Santa Fe County: 9,446
Sierra County: 679
Socorro County: 1,196
Taos County: 1,489
Torrance County: 624
Union County: 213
Valencia County: 6,032

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: 439
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 286
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 430
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 229
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 290 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 123,507 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
· Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
· Avamere at Rio Rancho
· Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
· BeeHive Homes Edgewood
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care 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 Springer
· El Castillo in Santa Fe
· Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Good Samaritan Society Socorro
· 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
· La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
· Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
· La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
· Mission Arch Center in Roswell
· MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
· MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
· Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· 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.

February 10, 2021 4:33 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 512 new cases, totaling 178,790
Thirty-one additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 512 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 122 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 14 new cases in Chaves County
· 14 new cases in Cibola County
· 7 new cases in Colfax County
· 8 new cases in Curry County
· 111 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 20 new cases in Eddy County
· 25 new cases in Grant County
· 12 new cases in Lea County
· 3 new cases in Lincoln County
· 1 new case in Los Alamos County
· 5 new cases in Luna County
· 13 new cases in McKinley County
· 22 new cases in Otero County
· 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 8 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 28 new cases in Sandoval County
· 29 new cases in San Juan County
· 14 new cases in San Miguel County
· 25 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 8 new cases in Socorro County
· 1 new case in Taos County
· 16 new cases in Valencia County

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

· A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A second male in his 50s 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 female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sugar Hollow Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
· A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
· A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
· A male in his 50s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 40s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis.
· A male in his 60s from Curry 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 70s from Doña Ana County.
· A male in his 70s 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 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 60s from Eddy County.
· A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Lea 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 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A second male in his 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 90s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
· A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,461.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Feb. 10 are:

87121 - 23
88001 - 19
88012 - 16
88220 - 16
87401 - 14
88061 - 14
88310 - 14
88081 - 13
87120 - 12
87112 - 11

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Cibola County and one in Otero County) -- these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 178,790 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 50,637
Catron County: 73
Chaves County: 8,367
Cibola County: 2,658
Colfax County: 682
Curry County: 4,805
De Baca County: 130
Doña Ana County: 21,760
Eddy County: 6,165
Grant County: 1,391
Guadalupe County: 339
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 330
Lea County: 7,930
Lincoln County: 1,475
Los Alamos County: 460
Luna County: 3,014
McKinley County: 11,776
Mora County: 150
Otero County: 3,036
Quay County: 409
Rio Arriba County: 3,311
Roosevelt County: 1,810
Sandoval County: 10,478
San Juan County: 13,241
San Miguel County: 1,167
Santa Fe County: 9,385
Sierra County: 675
Socorro County: 1,180
Taos County: 1,475
Torrance County: 613
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,959

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: 426
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 286
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 400
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 229
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 379 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 114,976 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:

· Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
· Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
· Avamere at Rio Rancho
· Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care 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 Springer
· El Castillo in Santa Fe
· Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
· Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Good Samaritan Society Socorro
· Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
· Ladera Center 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.

February 10, 2021 4:31 PM

State to phase out travel quarantine requirements

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico on Wednesday announced a change in its mandatory self-quarantine requirements for visitors into the state, owing to a cautiously brighter pandemic outlook after several months of unsustainable strain on the state’s health care system.

On Feb. 10, the Department of Health announced 15 counties had reached the Yellow Level under the state’s color-coding risk system, with four additional counties at the Green Level. All but four of the state’s counties saw a positivity rate below 10 percent in the most recent two-week period, signaling that with continued vigilance most every county in the state could soon reach less-restrictive levels.

Effective Thursday, Feb. 11, the state will no longer require self-quarantine for visitors or New Mexicans arriving into the state from “high-risk” states, or states with a 5 percent positivity rate or greater over a 7-day rolling average, or a positive test rate greater than 80 per 1 million residents.

Visitors from anywhere outside of the state will instead be strongly advised to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days and to seek out a COVID-19 test upon their arrival in or return to New Mexico.

Previously the state had required visitors or arrivals from “high-risk” states to physically separate from others in a residence or place of lodging for at least 14 days from the date of their entry into New Mexico or for the duration of their presence in the state, whichever is shorter. As of Feb. 9, only Hawaii was deemed a “low-risk” state, defined as a state with a 5 percent positivity rate or lower over a 7-day rolling average and a positive test rate lower than 80 per 1 million residents.

The executive order formalizing these changes is attached to this news release.

“New Mexicans have sacrificed to make this recent progress, and I encourage all New Mexicans and visitors to our state to maintain vigilance in the coming weeks,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “Please consider continuing to limit travel to only what is necessary for your work and family. This is the best way to ensure our progress is sustained, and we can continue to save lives and protect New Mexicans’ health and livelihoods.”

The overall suppression of the virus across different regions of New Mexico, supplemented by the state’s aggressive testing efforts and expeditious distribution of vaccine, contributed to the best statewide showing under the color-coding system that has been in place since the late fall. Information about the state’s color-coding system is available here at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

February 10, 2021 4:30 PM

Department of Health county map update Feb. 10:
More than half the state in Yellow and Green
All counties improve; all but four counties see positivity rate below 10%

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Feb. 10, with 15 New Mexico counties at the Yellow Level and four at the Green Level, reflecting an improving overall COVID-19 outlook for the state.

Every county saw improvements in their average daily per-capita rate of new cases over the last two weeks, and 30 counties saw improvements in their test positivity rate.

The state’s county-by-county system uses key health metrics – the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19 test positivity within county borders – to determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county. A county that meets one criterion may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level.

Counties that met one of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Yellow Level beginning Feb. 10 are: Bernalillo, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Dona Ana, Grant, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, Mora, Quay, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos and Valencia.

Counties that met both of the health metric thresholds and may operate at the Green Level beginning Feb. 10 are: Catron, Harding, Sierra and Union.

Twenty-nine counties reported a positivity rate below 10 percent, close to the state threshold of 5 percent, a dramatic increase from 11 counties below 10 percent one month.

“New Mexicans have been working hard to get this virus back under control,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “The state’s efforts to continue our aggressive testing while efficiently distributing vaccines have contributed to the improving outlook for New Mexico. We’re not out of the woods yet, and vigilance is the only way to make sure we keep making progress. I ask all New Mexicans to please continue the hard work and continue making the right, and safe, choices each and every day, so we can see more of our state get into the Yellow and Green, and so we can keep ourselves, our families and our state safe.”

IMPROVING PER-CAPITA CASE RATES:

Over the past two weeks, every county saw its per-capita new daily case rate improve; one county (Harding) saw no change. The counties of Sierra, Catron, Taos, Union and Curry saw the greatest improvements by percentage.

Other than sparsely populated Harding County, the county with the lowest daily per-capita new case rate is Catron County, at 2 per 100,000 as of Feb. 10. It is followed by Union County (3.5), Sierra County (5.2), Taos County (10.5) and Mora County (11). The state threshold for moving to a less restrictive level is 8 per 100,000.

IMPROVING POSITIVITY RATES:

Over the past two weeks, 30 counties saw their test positivity rate improve; one county (Harding) saw no change. The counties of Sierra, Catron, Taos, Curry and San Juan saw the greatest increases by percentage.

Other than sparsely populated Harding County, the county with the lowest positivity rate is Union County, with 0.98 percent of tests returning positive as of Feb. 10. It is followed by Sierra County (1.16 percent), Catron County (1.69 percent), Taos County (2.11 percent) and Los Alamos County (2.18). The state threshold for moving to a less restrictive level is 5 percent.

The counties of De Baca and Socorro saw an increase in their test positivity rates, though Socorro is on the threshold of the Yellow Level at 6.26 percent of tests returned positive. Socorro County is the only county to regress to a more restrictive level during the two-week period that began Jan. 27; in accordance with the operative public health order, a county that moves to a more restrictive level must begin operating at the more restrictive level within 2 days.

The color-coded tier system – Red Level, Yellow Level and Green Level – enables counties to shed restrictions and provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The public health order, the red-to-green framework and frequently asked questions are all available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen, where New Mexicans can also view the test positivity rate and new case incidence for each county as of Dec. 2.

The requirements for each level are available below and at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

GREEN LEVEL:

Counties at the Green Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity
Food and drink establishments: 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity
Outdoor recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
**All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 120 vehicles

YELLOW LEVEL:

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 33% of maximum capacity
Food and drink establishments: 25% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Outdoor recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 33% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 10 persons; 80 vehicles

RED LEVEL:

Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity
Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Outdoor recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 5 persons, 40 vehicles


Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail): These are any business or nonprofit 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;
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/semiconductor, 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;
Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
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.
Essential retail spaces: These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments: These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses: These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics, tanning salons, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours.

Outdoor recreational facilities: These are outdoor golf courses, public swimming pools, ski basins, youth programs, youth livestock shows, horseracing tracks, botanical gardens, outdoor zoos, tennis courts and outdoor skating rinks.

Close-contact recreational facilities: These are 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 racetracks, adult entertainment venues, bowling alleys, indoor ice skating rinks and other places of recreation or entertainment. For purposes of the public health order, a bar is defined as any business that generated more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol during the preceding fiscal year.

Houses of worship: These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging: These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings: These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. “Mass gatherings” also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. “Mass gatherings” do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. “Mass gathering” does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses: These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an “essential business,” “house of worship,” “outdoor recreational facility,” “food and drink establishment,” “place of lodging” or “close-contact recreational facility.” Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.

February 8, 2021 4:58 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 315 new cases, totaling 177,867
Thirteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 315 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 120 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 3 new cases in Chaves County
· 2 new cases in Cibola County
· 7 new cases in Curry County
· 41 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 11 new cases in Eddy County
· 3 new cases in Grant County
· 4 new cases in Lea County
· 4 new cases in Lincoln County
· 5 new cases in Luna County
· 12 new cases in McKinley County
· 19 new cases in Otero County
· 5 new cases in Quay County
· 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 1 new case in Roosevelt County
· 22 new cases in Sandoval County
· 13 new cases in San Juan County
· 1 new case in San Miguel County
· 9 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 4 new cases in Socorro County
· 4 new cases in Taos County
· 2 new cases in Torrance County
· 10 new cases in Valencia County

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

· A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from McKinley County.
· A second male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
· 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. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
· A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County.
· A male in his 90s from Socorro County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Socorro.
· 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 3,412.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Feb. 8 are:

87121 - 24
87124 - 15
87105 - 11
87114 - 11
87111 - 10
87120 - 9
88340 - 9
88001 - 8
88007 - 8
88011 - 8

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Cibola County and one in Doña Ana County)-- two cases have been determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County and one in McKinley County)-- these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 177,867 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 50,357
Catron County: 73
Chaves County: 8,346
Cibola County: 2,644
Colfax County: 675
Curry County: 4,793
De Baca County: 130
Doña Ana County: 21,592
Eddy County: 6,137
Grant County: 1,358
Guadalupe County: 339
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 330
Lea County: 7,916
Lincoln County: 1,470
Los Alamos County: 459
Luna County: 3,004
McKinley County: 11,747
Mora County: 150
Otero County: 3,008
Quay County: 408
Rio Arriba County: 3,288
Roosevelt County: 1,797
Sandoval County: 10,410
San Juan County: 13,189
San Miguel County: 1,150
Santa Fe County: 9,332
Sierra County: 675
Socorro County: 1,169
Taos County: 1,472
Torrance County: 612
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,929

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: 425
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 286
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 400
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 229
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 396 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 112,051 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
· Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
· Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· 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 Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
· Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
· Casa del Sol 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 Springer
· 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
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Good Samaritan Society Socorro
· 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 Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
· Mission Arch Center in Roswell
· The Montecito in Santa Fe
· MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
· Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
· Tres Hermanas Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· 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.

February 8, 2021 7:40 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 349 new cases, totaling 177,556
Thirteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 349 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 98 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 7 new cases in Chaves County
· 5 new cases in Cibola County
· 7 new cases in Curry County
· 51 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 7 new cases in Eddy County
· 19 new cases in Grant County
· 1 new case in Hidalgo County
· 15 new cases in Lea County
· 7 new cases in Lincoln County
· 8 new cases in Luna County
· 22 new cases in McKinley County
· 24 new cases in Otero County
· 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 18 new cases in Sandoval County
· 24 new cases in San Juan County
· 2 new cases in San Miguel County
· 12 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 2 new cases in Socorro County
· 1 new case in Taos County
· 1 new case in Torrance County
· 12 new cases in Valencia County

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

· A female in her 60s 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 Tres Hermanas Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
· A female in her 90s from Grant County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Santa Clara Assisted Living facility in Santa Clara.
· A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 80s from McKinley 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 20s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
· A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
· A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s. The individual was hospitalized and was an inmate at the Lea County Correctional Facility.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,399.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Feb. 7 are:

88310 - 20
87114 - 14
88001 - 12
88011 - 12
87111 - 11
87120 - 11
87121 - 11
87108 - 10
88240 - 10
88030 - 8

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, three in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County) and one case that was not lab confirmed (one in Eddy County) -- these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 177,556 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 50,237
Catron County: 73
Chaves County: 8,343
Cibola County: 2,643
Colfax County: 675
Curry County: 4,786
De Baca County: 130
Doña Ana County: 21,553
Eddy County: 6,125
Grant County: 1,355
Guadalupe County: 339
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 330
Lea County: 7,913
Lincoln County: 1,466
Los Alamos County: 459
Luna County: 2,999
McKinley County: 11,736
Mora County: 150
Otero County: 2,989
Quay County: 403
Rio Arriba County: 3,275
Roosevelt County: 1,796
Sandoval County: 10,386
San Juan County: 13,176
San Miguel County: 1,149
Santa Fe County: 9,325
Sierra County: 675
Socorro County: 1,165
Taos County: 1,468
Torrance County: 610
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,919

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: 425
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 286
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 400
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 229
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 403 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 111,037 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
· Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
· Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· 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 Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
· Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
· Casa del Sol 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 Springer
· 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
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Good Samaritan Society Socorro
· 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 Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
· Mission Arch Center in Roswell
· The Montecito in Santa Fe
· MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
· Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
· Tres Hermanas Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· 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.

February 4, 2021 10:21 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 670 new cases, totaling 175,652
Twenty-nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 670 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 161 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 37 new cases in Chaves County
· 6 new cases in Cibola County
· 7 new cases in Colfax County
· 7 new cases in Curry County
· 95 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 46 new cases in Eddy County
· 8 new cases in Grant County
· 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
· 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 19 new cases in Lea County
· 7 new cases in Lincoln County
· 3 new cases in Los Alamos County
· 12 new cases in Luna County
· 51 new cases in McKinley County
· 1 new case in Mora County
· 20 new cases in Otero County
· 10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 5 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 40 new cases in Sandoval County
· 47 new cases in San Juan County
· 4 new cases in San Miguel County
· 29 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 17 new cases in Socorro County
· 6 new cases in Torrance County
· 26 new cases in Valencia 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 Wednesday reported twenty-nine 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 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 second 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 second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) facility in Albuquerque.
· A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Casa Palo Duro facility in Albuquerque.
· 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 80s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer.
· A second female in her 80s from Colfax County. The individual was a resident of the Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer.
· A male in his 80s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer.
· 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 female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
· A female in her 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Luna County.
· A male in his 80s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 50s 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.
· A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
· A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 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. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Pacifica Senior Living facility in Santa Fe.
· A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Taos Living Center in Taos.
· 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 3,338.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Feb. 3 are:

87121 - 31
88210 - 30
87328 - 23
87401 - 23
87124 - 19
88001 - 17
87114 - 15
88203 - 15
88220 - 15
87031 - 14

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 175,652 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 49,691
Catron County: 71
Chaves County: 8,279
Cibola County: 2,601
Colfax County: 671
Curry County: 4,760
De Baca County: 128
Doña Ana County: 21,270
Eddy County: 6,052
Grant County: 1,304
Guadalupe County: 338
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 325
Lea County: 7,865
Lincoln County: 1,454
Los Alamos County: 452
Luna County: 2,959
McKinley County: 11,638
Mora County: 149
Otero County: 2,924
Quay County: 400
Rio Arriba County: 3,236
Roosevelt County: 1,777
Sandoval County: 10,255
San Juan County: 13,072
San Miguel County: 1,139
Santa Fe County: 9,226
Sierra County: 672
Socorro County: 1,149
Taos County: 1,454
Torrance County: 603
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,861

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: 425
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 285
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 373
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 228
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 476 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 107,645 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
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· 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 Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
· Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
· Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
· Casa del Sol 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 Springer
· 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
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· 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 Socorro
· 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 Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
· Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
· Mission Arch Center in Roswell
· The Montecito in Santa Fe
· MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
· Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· 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.

February 2, 2021 6:35 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 434 new cases, totaling 174,982
Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 434 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 116 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 3 new cases in Chaves County
· 3 new cases in Cibola County
· 3 new cases in Curry County
· 2 new cases in De Baca County
· 50 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 12 new cases in Eddy County
· 4 new cases in Grant County
· 37 new cases in Lea County
· 1 new case in Lincoln County
· 1 new case in Los Alamos County
· 5 new cases in Luna County
· 25 new cases in McKinley County
· 12 new cases in Otero County
· 2 new cases in Quay County
· 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 7 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 37 new cases in Sandoval County
· 30 new cases in San Juan County
· 3 new cases in San Miguel County
· 32 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 4 new cases in Socorro County
· 2 new cases in Union County
· 30 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 Tuesday reported fifteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

· A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual 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 Vecinos Santos Assisted Living facility in Santa Rosa.
· A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
· A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
· A male in his 30s 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 Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
· A male in his 60s from McKinley 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.
· A male in his 40s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A second male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
· 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 3,310.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Feb. 2 are:

87031 - 24
87121 - 23
88240 - 21
87144 - 13
87401 - 13
87111 - 11
87124 - 11
88021 - 11
88081 - 11
87120 - 10

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Santa Fe County have been identified as duplicates - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 174,982 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 49,530
Catron County: 71
Chaves County: 8,241
Cibola County: 2,595
Colfax County: 664
Curry County: 4,753
De Baca County: 128
Doña Ana County: 21,175
Eddy County: 6,007
Grant County: 1,296
Guadalupe County: 335
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 323
Lea County: 7,846
Lincoln County: 1,447
Los Alamos County: 449
Luna County: 2,947
McKinley County: 11,586
Mora County: 148
Otero County: 2,904
Quay County: 400
Rio Arriba County: 3,226
Roosevelt County: 1,772
Sandoval County: 10,216
San Juan County: 13,025
San Miguel County: 1,135
Santa Fe County: 9,197
Sierra County: 672
Socorro County: 1,132
Taos County: 1,454
Torrance County: 597
Union County: 212
Valencia County: 5,835

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: 425
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 285
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 373
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 116
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 228
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 492 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 105,568 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:

· Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· 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 of Albuquerque West
· BeeHive Homes Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
· Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
· Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
· Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
· Casa del Sol 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 Springer
· 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
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· 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 Socorro
· 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 Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
· Mimbres Memorial 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 Santa Fe
· Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
· Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
· 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.

February 2, 2021 7:54 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 487 new cases, totaling 174,550
Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 487 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 192 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 6 new cases in Chaves County
· 3 new cases in Cibola County
· 2 new cases in Colfax County
· 4 new cases in Curry County
· 42 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 15 new cases in Eddy County
· 5 new cases in Grant County
· 4 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 11 new cases in Lea County
· 3 new cases in Lincoln County
· 5 new cases in Luna County
· 32 new cases in McKinley County
· 1 new case in Mora County
· 16 new cases in Otero County
· 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 49 new cases in Sandoval County
· 36 new cases in San Juan County
· 35 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 3 new cases in Sierra County
· 3 new cases in Socorro County
· 1 new case in Taos County
· 9 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 Monday reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

· A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 80s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County.
· A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s 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 3,295.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Feb. 1 are:

87121 - 53
87124 - 23
87105 - 16
87114 - 16
87120 - 16
87507 - 14
87108 - 13
87123 - 12
87327 - 12
87107 - 11

Previously reported numbers included one case in Roosevelt 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 174,550 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 49,412
Catron County: 71
Chaves County: 8,238
Cibola County: 2,595
Colfax County: 664
Curry County: 4,750
De Baca County: 126
Doña Ana County: 21,125
Eddy County: 5,995
Grant County: 1,292
Guadalupe County: 335
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 323
Lea County: 7,809
Lincoln County: 1,446
Los Alamos County: 448
Luna County: 2,942
McKinley County: 11,559
Mora County: 148
Otero County: 2,892
Quay County: 398
Rio Arriba County: 3,214
Roosevelt County: 1,765
Sandoval County: 10,181
San Juan County: 12,995
San Miguel County: 1,132
Santa Fe County: 9,167
Sierra County: 672
Socorro County: 1,128
Taos County: 1,454
Torrance County: 597
Union County: 210
Valencia County: 5,804

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: 425
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 285
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 372
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 116
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 228
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 477 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 104,125 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
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· 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 of Albuquerque West
· BeeHive Homes Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
· Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
· Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
· Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
· Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
· Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
· Casa Real in Santa Fe
· Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
· Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
· 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
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· 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 Socorro
· Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
· 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 Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
· Mimbres Memorial 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 Santa Fe
· Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
· Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
· 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.

February 1, 2021 10:06 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 530 new cases, totaling 174,064
Eighteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 530 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 134 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 19 new cases in Chaves County
· 9 new cases in Cibola County
· 6 new cases in Curry County
· 61 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 13 new cases in Eddy County
· 9 new cases in Grant County
· 5 new cases in Guadalupe County
· 5 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 25 new cases in Lea County
· 9 new cases in Lincoln County
· 4 new cases in Los Alamos County
· 20 new cases in Luna County
· 29 new cases in McKinley County
· 9 new cases in Otero County
· 19 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 33 new cases in Sandoval County
· 50 new cases in San Juan County
· 4 new cases in San Miguel County
· 37 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 6 new cases in Socorro County
· 3 new cases in Taos County
· 2 new cases in Torrance County
· 12 new cases 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 Sunday reported eighteen 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 female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County.
· A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 70s from Doña Ana 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 female in her 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 50s from Sandoval County. The individual 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.
· A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 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 3,283.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Jan. 31 are:

87121 - 28
88030 - 20
88240 - 15
87120 - 14
87401 - 14
87507 - 12
87105 - 11
87124 - 11
87420 - 11
87112 - 10

Previously reported numbers included five cases in Doña Ana 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 174,064 COVID-19 cases:

· Bernalillo County: 49,224
· Catron County: 71
· Chaves County: 8,232
· Cibola County: 2,592
· Colfax County: 662
· Curry County: 4,746
· De Baca County: 126
· Doña Ana County: 21,083
· Eddy County: 5,980
· Grant County: 1,287
· Guadalupe County: 335
· Harding County: 8
· Hidalgo County: 319
· Lea County: 7,798
· Lincoln County: 1,443
· Los Alamos County: 448
· Luna County: 2,937
· McKinley County: 11,528
· Mora County: 147
· Otero County: 2,876
· Quay County: 398
· Rio Arriba County: 3,208
· Roosevelt County: 1,763
· Sandoval County: 10,131
· San Juan County: 12,958
· San Miguel County: 1,132
· Santa Fe County: 9,130
· Sierra County: 669
· Socorro County: 1,124
· Taos County: 1,453
· Torrance County: 597
· Union County: 210
· Valencia County: 5,795

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: 425
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 285
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 371
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 116
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 228
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 479 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 102,961 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
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· 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 of Albuquerque West
· BeeHive Homes Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
· Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
· Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
· Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
· Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
· Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
· Casa Real in Santa Fe
· Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
· Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
· 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
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· 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 Socorro
· Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
· 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 Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
· Mimbres Memorial 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 Santa Fe
· Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· North Ridge Assisted Living 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
· Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
· 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.

January 29, 2021 7:42 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,085 new cases, totaling 172,798
Twenty-two COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,085 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

· 482 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 27 new cases in Chaves County
· 1 new case in Cibola County
· 4 new cases in Colfax County
· 16 new cases in Curry County
· 1 new case in De Baca County
· 104 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 38 new cases in Eddy County
· 14 new cases in Grant County
· 1 new case in Guadalupe County
· 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 26 new cases in Lea County
· 7 new cases in Lincoln County
· 5 new cases in Los Alamos County
· 14 new cases in Luna County
· 42 new cases in McKinley County
· 1 new case in Mora County
· 16 new cases in Otero County
· 1 new case in Quay County
· 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 75 new cases in Sandoval County
· 60 new cases in San Juan County
· 12 new cases in San Miguel County
· 49 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 4 new cases in Socorro County
· 4 new cases in Taos County
· 10 new cases in Torrance County
· 29 new cases in Valencia County
· 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
· 22 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Friday reported twenty-two 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 a resident of the Avamere facility in Rio Rancho.
· A 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 a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
· A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
· A female in her 50s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis.
· A male in his 50s 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 male in his 80s from Luna 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 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 female in her 80s from McKinley 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 40s 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 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A second male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
· A second female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
· A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,248.

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

87121 - 74
87120 - 52
87123 - 45
87114 - 41
87105 - 38
87111 - 37
87124 - 36
87109 - 30
88220 - 27
87112 - 26

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Bernalillo County, one in Roosevelt County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 172,798 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 48,839
Catron County: 71
Chaves County: 8,186
Cibola County: 2,576
Colfax County: 661
Curry County: 4,725
De Baca County: 126
Doña Ana County: 20,963
Eddy County: 5,935
Grant County: 1,270
Guadalupe County: 330
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 314
Lea County: 7,755
Lincoln County: 1,424
Los Alamos County: 444
Luna County: 2,910
McKinley County: 11,446
Mora County: 145
Otero County: 2,844
Quay County: 397
Rio Arriba County: 3,170
Roosevelt County: 1,754
Sandoval County: 10,029
San Juan County: 12,867
San Miguel County: 1,125
Santa Fe County: 9,064
Sierra County: 667
Socorro County: 1,109
Taos County: 1,440
Torrance County: 591
Union County: 209
Valencia County: 5,760

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: 425
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
· Otero County Processing Center: 197
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 285
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 369
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 108
· Otero County Prison Facility: 472
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
· Roswell Correctional Center: 228
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

As of today, there are 538 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 101,054 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
· The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
· The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
· Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
· 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 of Albuquerque West
· BeeHive Homes Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Gallup
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
· Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Brookdale Santa Fe
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
· Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
· Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
· Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
· Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
· Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
· Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
· Casa Real in Santa Fe
· Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
· Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
· 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
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
· Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
· Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
· Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
· Good Samaritan Society Grants
· Good Samaritan Society Socorro
· Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
· 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 Healthcare in Albuquerque
· The Legacy at Santa Fe
· Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· McKinley Center in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
· Mimbres Memorial 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 Santa Fe
· Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· 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
· 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
· Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
· The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
· Village Retirement Community in Roswell
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
· Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
· 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.

January 19, 2021 8:25 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 628 new cases, totaling 164,263
Twenty-six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 628 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
161 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
30 new cases in Curry County
48 new cases in Doña Ana County
23 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
20 new cases in Lea County
28 new cases in Lincoln County
14 new cases in Luna County
45 new cases in McKinley County
17 new cases in Otero County
22 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
41 new cases in Sandoval County
62 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
38 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
12 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
21 new cases 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 Monday reported twenty-six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A female in her 80s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A second female in her 80s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A female in her 60s 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 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County.
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. 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 individual was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
A female in her 90s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 90s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
A second male in his 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Sierra County. The individual was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A male in his 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 2,958.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Jan. 18 are:
87121 – 31
88101 – 28
87114 – 22
87401 – 21
87105 – 20
87144 – 16
87507 – 15
87111 – 13
88011 – 13
88030 – 13
Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Santa Fe County) that have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Valencia County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 163,637 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 46,508
Catron County: 70
Chaves County: 7,860
Cibola County: 2,495
Colfax County: 633
Curry County: 4,555
De Baca County: 120
Doña Ana County: 19,900
Eddy County: 5,528
Grant County: 1,191
Guadalupe County: 318
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 288
Lea County: 7,533
Lincoln County: 1,281
Los Alamos County: 393
Luna County: 2,652
McKinley County: 10,962
Mora County: 141
Otero County: 2,622
Quay County: 381
Rio Arriba County: 2,929
Roosevelt County: 1,697
Sandoval County: 9,564
San Juan County: 12,209
San Miguel County: 1,040
Santa Fe County: 8,535
Sierra County: 650
Socorro County: 1,042
Taos County: 1,354
Torrance County: 557
Union County: 207
Valencia County: 5,502

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: 423
Otero County Prison Facility: 435
Otero County Processing Center: 196
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 283
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 320
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 176
Roswell Correctional Center: 228
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 68
As of today, there are 611 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 87,502 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
BeeHive Homes Clovis
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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 Santa Fe
Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Bosque Trails in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
Wellesley Care Home 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.

January 13, 2021 3:03 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,151 new cases, totaling 159,119
Thirteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,151 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
352 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
17 new cases in Chaves County
8 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
8 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
127 new cases in Doña Ana County
45 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
15 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
28 new cases in Luna County
69 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
20 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
44 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
79 new cases in Sandoval County
102 new cases in San Juan County
21 new cases in San Miguel County
74 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
5 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
32 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
48 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Wednesday 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 second 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Hilldale House facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Grants.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 100s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
A male in his 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s. The individual was hospitalized and was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,807.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Jan. 13 are:
87121 – 53
87114 – 41
87105 – 40
88210 – 33
87120 – 27
87124 – 27
87507 – 27
88030 – 27
87123 – 24
87108 – 23
Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County, one in San Juan County) that have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 159,119 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 45,273
Catron County: 67
Chaves County: 7,604
Cibola County: 2,447
Colfax County: 610
Curry County: 4,402
De Baca County: 115
Doña Ana County: 19,224
Eddy County: 5,302
Grant County: 1,126
Guadalupe County: 310
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 278
Lea County: 7,350
Lincoln County: 1,182
Los Alamos County: 352
Luna County: 2,560
McKinley County: 10,700
Mora County: 135
Otero County: 2,469
Quay County: 372
Rio Arriba County: 2,771
Roosevelt County: 1,655
Sandoval County: 9,255
San Juan County: 11,765
San Miguel County: 987
Santa Fe County: 8,250
Sierra County: 629
Socorro County: 1,017
Taos County: 1,277
Torrance County: 535
Union County: 204
Valencia County: 5,371
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: 424
Otero County Prison Facility: 433
Otero County Processing Center: 196
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 282
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 308
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
Roswell Correctional Center: 228
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 62
As of today, there are 702 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 81,603 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
BeeHive Homes Clovis
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
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
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
Wellesley Care Home 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.

January 13, 2021 3:02 PM

Department of Health county map update Jan. 13:
One county reaches Green Level, one Yellow Level
Virus metrics trending in wrong direction in more counties

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Jan. 13, with 30 counties at the Red Level. Twenty counties saw a higher average daily per-capita rate of new cases in the last two weeks, and 17 counties saw a higher test positivity rate; 16 counties worsened in both metrics. Only 12 counties improved in both of the two health gating criteria metrics.

The state’s county-by-county system uses key health metrics – the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19 test positivity within county borders – to determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county. A county that meets one criterion may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level.

Harding County met both health metric thresholds and may operate at the Green Level beginning Jan. 13. Union County met one of the health metric thresholds – with a positivity rate of 3.8 percent – and may operate at the Yellow Level beginning Jan. 13.
Catron County, which had reached the Yellow Level on Dec. 30, saw dramatic increases in both health metrics and returns to the Red Level requirements on Friday, Jan. 15.

Eleven counties, one third of the state’s counties, reported a positivity rate below 10 percent, close to the state threshold of 5 percent.

WORSENING PER-CAPITA CASE RATES:

Over the past two weeks, 20 counties saw their per-capita new daily case rate increase. Those counties are: Catron, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra and Taos, with Catron, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Sierra and Quay seeing the greatest increases by percentage.

McKinley County has the highest average daily per-capita case rates, at 104.9 per 100,000 as of Jan. 13. It is followed by San Juan County (103.4), Eddy County (102.4), Chaves County (85.6) and Lea County (84.8). The state threshold for moving to a less restrictive level is 8 per 100,000.

The counties of Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Mora, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Socorro, Torrance, Union and Valencia saw improvements in their per-capita new daily case rate, with Harding, Mora, Union, Socorro and Roosevelt making the greatest improvements by percentage.

WORSENING POSITIVITY RATES:

Over the past two weeks, 17 counties saw their test positivity rate increase. Those counties are: Catron, Colfax, De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Sierra, with Catron, Quay, Lincoln, De Baca and Otero seeing the greatest increases by percentage.

De Baca County has the highest positivity rate in the state, with 31.25 percent of tests returning positive as of Jan. 13. It is followed by Lea County (30.69 percent), Eddy County (27.26 percent), Catron County (20.69 percent) and McKinley County (20.41). The state threshold for moving to a less restrictive level is 5 percent.

The counties of Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Curry, Harding, Lea, Los Alamos, Mora, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union and Valencia saw improvements in their test positivity rate, with Harding, Union, Socorro, Mora and Roosevelt making the greatest improvements by percentage.

POPULOUS COUNTIES:

The state’s five most populous counties – Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Santa Fe, Sandoval and San Juan – saw mixed results, with three of the five worsening in both health metrics. Bernalillo County, meanwhile, improved in both metrics, and San Juan improved in one of the two.

The color-coded tier system – Red Level, Yellow Level and Green Level – enables counties to shed restrictions and provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The public health order, the red-to-green framework and frequently asked questions are all available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen, where New Mexicans can also view the test positivity rate and new case incidence for each county as of Dec. 2.

The requirements for each level are available below and at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

GREEN LEVEL:

Counties at the Green Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity
Food and drink establishments: 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity
Outdoor recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
**All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 100 vehicles

YELLOW LEVEL:

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 33% of maximum capacity
Food and drink establishments: 25% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Outdoor recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 33% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 10 persons; 25 vehicles

RED LEVEL:

Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity
Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night
Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Outdoor recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises
Places of lodging: 40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals
Mass gatherings limit: 5 persons, 10 vehicles

Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail): These are any business or nonprofit 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;
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/semiconductor, 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;
Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
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.
Essential retail spaces: These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments: These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses: These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics, tanning salons, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours.

Outdoor recreational facilities: These are outdoor golf courses, public swimming pools, ski basins, youth programs, youth livestock shows, horseracing tracks, botanical gardens, outdoor zoos and outdoor skating rinks.

Close-contact recreational facilities: These are 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 racetracks, adult entertainment venues, bowling alleys, indoor ice skating rinks and other places of recreation or entertainment. For purposes of the public health order, a bar is defined as any business that generated more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol during the preceding fiscal year.

Houses of worship: These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging: These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings: These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. “Mass gatherings” also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. “Mass gatherings” do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. “Mass gathering” does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses: These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an “essential business,” “house of worship,” “outdoor recreational facility,” “food and drink establishment,” “place of lodging” or “close-contact recreational facility.” Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.

January 13, 2021 6:33 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 893 new cases, totaling 157,974
Thirty additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 893 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
231 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
35 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
22 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
105 new cases in Doña Ana County
39 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
18 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
60 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
89 new cases in Sandoval County
88 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
37 new cases in Santa Fe County
11 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
29 new cases in Valencia County
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 Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico 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 Roswell Correctional Center
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported thirty 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 second 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 and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 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 female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A male in his 90s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
A male in his 80s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County.
A male in his 40s from McKinley 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.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Mora County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s 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 male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,794.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Jan. 12 are:
87124 – 45
87121 – 34
87120 – 31
87144 – 25
87031 – 23
88220 – 23
87114 – 21
87301 – 20
88101 – 20
87401 – 19
Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Socorro County, one in Valencia County) that have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 157,974 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 44,923
Catron County: 66
Chaves County: 7,587
Cibola County: 2,439
Colfax County: 603
Curry County: 4,394
De Baca County: 114
Doña Ana County: 19,100
Eddy County: 5,257
Grant County: 1,115
Guadalupe County: 304
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 278
Lea County: 7,335
Lincoln County: 1,178
Los Alamos County: 350
Luna County: 2,532
McKinley County: 10,631
Mora County: 134
Otero County: 2,449
Quay County: 367
Rio Arriba County: 2,727
Roosevelt County: 1,652
Sandoval County: 9,176
San Juan County: 11,664
San Miguel County: 966
Santa Fe County: 8,176
Sierra County: 628
Socorro County: 1,011
Taos County: 1,277
Torrance County: 530
Union County: 203
Valencia County: 5,339

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: 422
Otero County Prison Facility: 433
Otero County Processing Center: 195
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 282
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 260
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
Roswell Correctional Center: 228
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 57
As of today, there are 715 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 80,580 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
BeeHive Homes Clovis
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society 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
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care 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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
Wellesley Care Home 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.

January 12, 2021 6:35 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 933 new cases, totaling 157,087
Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 933 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
261 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
17 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
33 new cases in Curry County
102 new cases in Doña Ana County
34 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
18 new cases in Lea County
20 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
21 new cases in Luna County
40 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
40 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
19 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
56 new cases in Sandoval County
69 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
69 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Socorro County
11 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
40 new cases in Valencia County
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Monday reported fifteen 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 male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 70s 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 the Casa Sandia facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Grant 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.
A second female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s 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 male in his 70s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s. The individual was hospitalized and was an inmate at the McKinley County Correctional Facility.
A male in his 60s. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,764.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Jan. 11 are:
87121 – 51
87120 – 39
87401 – 34
88101 – 30
87114 – 29
87507 – 28
87031 – 26
87105 – 25
87144 – 23
87124 – 22
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Santa Fe County) that have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 157,087 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 44,698
Catron County: 64
Chaves County: 7,552
Cibola County: 2,431
Colfax County: 600
Curry County: 4,373
De Baca County: 112
Doña Ana County: 18,996
Eddy County: 5,218
Grant County: 1,107
Guadalupe County: 303
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 278
Lea County: 7,316
Lincoln County: 1,173
Los Alamos County: 348
Luna County: 2,526
McKinley County: 10,569
Mora County: 134
Otero County: 2,439
Quay County: 366
Rio Arriba County: 2,696
Roosevelt County: 1,640
Sandoval County: 9,087
San Juan County: 11,576
San Miguel County: 960
Santa Fe County: 8,139
Sierra County: 617
Socorro County: 1,009
Taos County: 1,274
Torrance County: 527
Union County: 202
Valencia County: 5,311

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: 422
Otero County Prison Facility: 433
Otero County Processing Center: 195
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 281
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 250
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 165
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
Roswell Correctional Center: 227
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 48
As of today, there are 704 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 78,826 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC 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
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
Wellesley Care Home 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.

January 11, 2021 7:54 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,208 new cases, totaling 156,157
Seventeen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 1,208 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
• 270 new cases in Bernalillo County
• 58 new cases in Chaves County
• 1 new case in Cibola County
• 3 new cases in Colfax County
• 25 new cases in Curry County
• 3 new cases in De Baca County
• 152 new cases in Doña Ana County
• 97 new cases in Eddy County
• 25 new cases in Grant County
• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
• 4 new cases in Hidalgo County
• 68 new cases in Lea County
• 10 new cases in Lincoln County
• 6 new cases in Los Alamos County
• 26 new cases in Luna County
• 61 new cases in McKinley County
• 29 new cases in Otero County
• 1 new case in Quay County
• 41 new cases in Rio Arriba County
• 15 new cases in Roosevelt County
• 80 new cases in Sandoval County
• 98 new cases in San Juan County
• 7 new cases in San Miguel County
• 66 new cases in Santa Fe County
• 1 new case in Socorro County
• 15 new cases in Taos County
• 6 new cases in Torrance County
• 16 new cases in Valencia County
• 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
• 20 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Sunday reported seventeen 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.
• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Tender Heart Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s 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 90s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 100s from Los Alamos County.
• A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s. The individual was hospitalized and was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,749.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Jan. 10 are:
• 88220 – 51
• 87121 – 46
• 88210 – 37
• 87120 – 32
• 88240 – 32
• 88012 – 31
• 87401 – 28
• 87105 – 25
• 87124 – 25
• 88001 – 25
Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Grant County, two in Lea County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 156,157 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 44,442
Catron County: 64
Chaves County: 7,533
Cibola County: 2,415
Colfax County: 595
Curry County: 4,340
De Baca County: 112
Doña Ana County: 18,892
Eddy County: 5,184
Grant County: 1,094
Guadalupe County: 301
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 276
Lea County: 7,297
Lincoln County: 1,153
Los Alamos County: 346
Luna County: 2,505
McKinley County: 10,528
Mora County: 133
Otero County: 2,400
Quay County: 363
Rio Arriba County: 2,677
Roosevelt County: 1,625
Sandoval County: 9,033
San Juan County: 11,503
San Miguel County: 954
Santa Fe County: 8,073
Sierra County: 617
Socorro County: 1,002
Taos County: 1,262
Torrance County: 527
Union County: 201
Valencia County: 5,271

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: 422
• Otero County Prison Facility: 432
• Otero County Processing Center: 195
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 281
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 250
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 165
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
• Roswell Correctional Center: 227
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 42
As of today, there are 682 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 77,731 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 Grand Senior Living
• Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
• The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
• Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Rio Rancho
• Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
• BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
• BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
• BeeHive Homes Farmington
• BeeHive Homes Hobbs
• BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
• BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
• The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
• Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
• Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
• Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
• Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
• Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
• Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
• Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Real in Santa Fe
• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
• Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
• Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
• Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
• Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
• El Castillo in Santa Fe
• Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
• Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
• Good Samaritan Society Grants
• Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
• Good Samaritan Society Socorro
• Hannett House in Albuquerque
• Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
• Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
• 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
• The Legacy at Santa Fe
• Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
• Life Care Center in Farmington
• Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
• The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
• Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
• Mimbres Memorial 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 Santa Fe
• Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
• The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
• New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
• Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
• Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
• Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
• Princeton Place in Albuquerque
• Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
• Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
• Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
• The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
• Rio Rancho Center
• Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
• Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
• Sierra Health Care 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
• Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
• St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
• Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
• Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
• Sunset Vista in Silver City
• Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
• The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
• Village Retirement Community in Roswell
• Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
• Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
• Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
• Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
• 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.

January 8, 2021 2:27 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,645 new cases, totaling 153,456
Thirty additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,645 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
• 430 new cases in Bernalillo County
• 1 new case in Catron County
• 76 new cases in Chaves County
• 22 new cases in Cibola County
• 30 new cases in Colfax County
• 53 new cases in Curry County
• 5 new cases in De Baca County
• 202 new cases in Doña Ana County
• 57 new cases in Eddy County
• 20 new cases in Grant County
• 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County
• 55 new cases in Lea County
• 19 new cases in Lincoln County
• 7 new cases in Los Alamos County
• 19 new cases in Luna County
• 99 new cases in McKinley County
• 5 new cases in Mora County
• 19 new cases in Otero County
• 8 new cases in Quay County
• 27 new cases in Rio Arriba County
• 13 new cases in Roosevelt County
• 95 new cases in Sandoval County
• 182 new cases in San Juan County
• 15 new cases in San Miguel County
• 81 new cases in Santa Fe County
• 7 new cases in Sierra County
• 13 new cases in Socorro County
• 12 new cases in Taos County
• 4 new cases in Torrance County
• 1 new case in Union County
• 57 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 Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported thirty additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• 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 and had underlying conditions.
• A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Tender Heart Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• 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 a resident of the Atria Vista del Rio facility 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 male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the BeeHive Homes San Pedro facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 40s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Colfax County.
• A male in his 40s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 30s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s 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 70s 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.
• A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Lovington Healthcare facility in Lovington.
• A female in her 60s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Otero County.
• A male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Quay County.
• A female in her 30s from Rio Arriba County.
• A male in his 40s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,710.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Jan. 8 are:
• 87121 – 75
• 87401 – 72
• 87105 – 52
• 88101 – 47
• 87114 – 46
• 88001 – 46
• 87120 – 44
• 87124 – 42
• 88220 – 42
• 87507 – 41
Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in San Juan County, one in Sierra 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 151,819 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 43,807
Catron County: 62
Chaves County: 7,415
Cibola County: 2,395
Colfax County: 586
Curry County: 4,293
De Baca County: 109
Doña Ana County: 18,577
Eddy County: 5,015
Grant County: 1,050
Guadalupe County: 295
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 270
Lea County: 7,144
Lincoln County: 1,128
Los Alamos County: 334
Luna County: 2,463
McKinley County: 10,374
Mora County: 131
Otero County: 2,327
Quay County: 356
Rio Arriba County: 2,587
Roosevelt County: 1,599
Sandoval County: 8,861
San Juan County: 11,289
San Miguel County: 931
Santa Fe County: 7,901
Sierra County: 600
Socorro County: 993
Taos County: 1,228
Torrance County: 519
Union County: 201
Valencia County: 5,206

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: 419
• Otero County Prison Facility: 432
• Otero County Processing Center: 194
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 281
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 249
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
• Roswell Correctional Center: 227
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 215
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 22
As of today, there are 703 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 75,883 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 Grand Senior Living
• Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
• The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
• Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Rio Rancho
• Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
• BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
• BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
• BeeHive Homes Farmington
• BeeHive Homes Hobbs
• BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
• BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
• The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
• Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
• Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
• Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
• Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
• Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
• Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
• Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Real in Santa Fe
• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
• Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
• Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
• Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
• El Castillo in Santa Fe
• Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
• Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
• Good Samaritan Society Grants
• Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
• Good Samaritan Society Socorro
• Hannett House in Albuquerque
• Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
• Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
• 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
• Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
• Life Care Center in Farmington
• Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
• The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
• Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
• Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
• Mission Arch Center in Roswell
• The Montecito in Santa Fe
• Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
• The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
• New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
• Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
• Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
• Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
• Princeton Place in Albuquerque
• Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
• Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
• Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
• The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
• Rio Rancho Center
• Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
• Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Sierra Health Care 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
• Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
• St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
• Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
• Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
• Sunset Vista in Silver City
• Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
• The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
• Village Retirement Community in Roswell
• Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
• Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
• Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
• 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.

January 8, 2021 2:13 PM

New Mexico issues vaccine distribution plan
State moves into Phase 1B, provides details about Phases 1B, 1C, and 2

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health today released its distribution plan for Phases 1B, 1C, and 2 for the COVID-19 vaccine. That plan is available here: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

The Department also announced that New Mexico has officially moved into Phase 1B of the vaccination effort. This means that vaccine will be available to New Mexicans in the following sequence:

• Individuals 75 years of age and older
• Individuals 16 or older with underlying medical conditions that place them at greater risk from COVID-19
• Frontline essential workers who cannot work remotely
• Vulnerable populations (residents of congregate care settings)

Individuals in Phase 1A can continue to schedule vaccinations as well.

“DOH is pleased to release New Mexico’s vaccination plan - and to provide the clarity that New Mexicans seek about this critical effort,” said Dr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Department of Health.

Dr. Collins will also host a remote news conference at 3pm on Monday, January 11 to provide an update on the state’s vaccination distribution effort.

The news conference will be streamed live on the NMDOH Facebook page.

Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to matt.bieber@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation and “RSVP” in the subject or body of the email. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

New Mexicans are encouraged to register for vaccination at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org. NMDOH will notify registrants when vaccine is available.

Users who have questions or would like support with the registration process - including New Mexicans who do not have internet access - can dial 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.

January 8, 2021 6:39 AM

State offers call center support for vaccine registration
New option on Department of Health hotline

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health today announced that the DOH hotline now offers support for questions surrounding vaccine registration.
Nearly 300,000 New Mexicans have registered for vaccine at the state’s website: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org

The registration process is straightforward: users create a profile, enter health and other information, and then wait to receive notification from DOH when vaccine is available to them.

Users who have questions or would like support with the registration process - including New Mexicans who do not have internet access - can dial 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.

Users who have other vaccine-related questions can call 1-855-600-3453 and simply press option 0 for vaccine questions.

“New Mexico is working to deliver vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible. We encourage everyone to register - and we are pleased to provide in-person support to assist with that process,” said Dr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Department of Health.

January 8, 2021 6:38 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,841 new cases, totaling 151,819
Thirty-nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,841 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
• 449 new cases in Bernalillo County
• 1 new case in Catron County
• 77 new cases in Chaves County
• 23 new cases in Cibola County
• 7 new cases in Colfax County
• 35 new cases in Curry County
• 1 new case in De Baca County
• 117 new cases in Doña Ana County
• 131 new cases in Eddy County
• 33 new cases in Grant County
• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
• 7 new cases in Hidalgo County
• 47 new cases in Lea County
• 19 new cases in Lincoln County
• 11 new cases in Los Alamos County
• 24 new cases in Luna County
• 69 new cases in McKinley County
• 52 new cases in Otero County
• 2 new cases in Quay County
• 73 new cases in Rio Arriba County
• 24 new cases in Roosevelt County
• 143 new cases in Sandoval County
• 231 new cases in San Juan County
• 12 new cases in San Miguel County
• 131 new cases in Santa Fe County
• 11 new cases in Sierra County
• 4 new cases in Socorro County
• 13 new cases in Taos County
• 5 new cases in Torrance County
• 5 new cases in Union County
• 65 new cases in Valencia County
• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
• 16 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported thirty-nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second 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.
• A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual 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 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Hannett House facility in Albuquerque.
• A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County.
• A second female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A third female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Ladera Center facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Colfax 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 40s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Grant County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sunset Vista facility in Silver City.
• A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from McKinley County.
• A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
• A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 30s 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 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Torrance County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,680.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Jan. 7 are:
• 87121 – 88
• 87124 – 75
• 88210 – 68
• 87105 – 65
• 87401 – 60
• 88220 – 56
• 87507 – 51
• 87532 – 44
• 87114 – 41
• 88310 – 40
Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, two in Otero County, one in Valencia County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Guadalupe County, one in Luna County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 151,819 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 43,382
Catron County: 61
Chaves County: 7,339
Cibola County: 2,373
Colfax County: 556
Curry County: 4,240
De Baca County: 104
Doña Ana County: 18,376
Eddy County: 4,958
Grant County: 1,030
Guadalupe County: 291
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 265
Lea County: 7,089
Lincoln County: 1,109
Los Alamos County: 327
Luna County: 2,444
McKinley County: 10,275
Mora County: 126
Otero County: 2,308
Quay County: 348
Rio Arriba County: 2,561
Roosevelt County: 1,586
Sandoval County: 8,766
San Juan County: 11,108
San Miguel County: 916
Santa Fe County: 7,819
Sierra County: 594
Socorro County: 980
Taos County: 1,216
Torrance County: 515
Union County: 200
Valencia County: 5,149

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: 419
• Otero County Prison Facility: 431
• Otero County Processing Center: 194
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 281
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
• Roswell Correctional Center: 227
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 215
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 22
As of today, there are 722 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 74,235 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 Grand Senior Living
• Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
• The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
• Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Rio Rancho
• Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
• BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
• BeeHive Homes Farmington
• BeeHive Homes Gallup
• BeeHive Homes Hobbs
• BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
• BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
• The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
• Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
• Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
• Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
• Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
• Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
• Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
• Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Real in Santa Fe
• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
• Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
• Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
• Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
• El Castillo in Santa Fe
• Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
• Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
• Good Samaritan Society Grants
• Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
• Good Samaritan Society Socorro
• Hannett House in Albuquerque
• Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
• Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
• 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
• Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
• Life Care Center in Farmington
• Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
• The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
• Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
• Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
• Mission Arch Center in Roswell
• The Montecito in Santa Fe
• Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
• The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
• New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
• Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
• Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
• Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
• Princeton Place in Albuquerque
• Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
• Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
• Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
• The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
• Rio Rancho Center
• Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
• Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Sierra Health Care 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
• Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
• St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
• Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
• Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
• Sunset Vista in Silver City
• Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
• The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
• Village Retirement Community in Roswell
• Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
• Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
• Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
• 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.

January 7, 2021 5:10 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,496 new cases, totaling 149,984
Forty-seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,496 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
• 443 new cases in Bernalillo County
• 1 new case in Catron County
• 76 new cases in Chaves County
• 14 new cases in Cibola County
• 6 new cases in Colfax County
• 13 new cases in Curry County
• 164 new cases in Doña Ana County
• 14 new cases in Eddy County
• 23 new cases in Grant County
• 6 new cases in Guadalupe County
• 4 new cases in Hidalgo County
• 56 new cases in Lea County
• 2 new cases in Lincoln County
• 15 new cases in Los Alamos County
• 5 new cases in Luna County
• 82 new cases in McKinley County
• 1 new case in Mora County
• 28 new cases in Otero County
• 1 new case in Quay County
• 93 new cases in Rio Arriba County
• 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
• 96 new cases in Sandoval County
• 154 new cases in San Juan County
• 6 new cases in San Miguel County
• 103 new cases in Santa Fe County
• 1 new case in Sierra County
• 9 new cases in Socorro County
• 15 new cases in Taos County
• 4 new cases in Torrance County
• 57 new cases 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 Wednesday reported forty-seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A third male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County.
• A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A fourth male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the North Ridge Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A third female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
• 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 third male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Tender Heart Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
• A second male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
• A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell.
• A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 90s from Curry County. The individual was a resident of the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis.
• A 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 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 male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Welbrook Senior Living facility in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County.
• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from McKinley 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 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
• A second male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 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 female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Avamere facility in Rio Rancho.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s 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 60s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 30s 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 2,641.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Jan. 6 are:
• 87121 – 75
• 87105 – 61
• 87507 – 53
• 87401 – 48
• 87114 – 46
• 87532 – 41
• 87124 – 40
• 88203 – 38
• 88240 – 38
• 87109 – 37
Previously reported numbers included seven cases that been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in San Juan County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, two in Roosevelt County); and one case in Lea 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 149,984 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 42,929
Catron County: 60
Chaves County: 7,264
Cibola County: 2,350
Colfax County: 549
Curry County: 4,205
De Baca County: 103
Doña Ana County: 18,259
Eddy County: 4,827
Grant County: 997
Guadalupe County: 290
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 258
Lea County: 7,042
Lincoln County: 1,090
Los Alamos County: 316
Luna County: 2,421
McKinley County: 10,206
Mora County: 126
Otero County: 2,258
Quay County: 346
Rio Arriba County: 2,488
Roosevelt County: 1,561
Sandoval County: 8,625
San Juan County: 10,877
San Miguel County: 904
Santa Fe County: 7,688
Sierra County: 583
Socorro County: 976
Taos County: 1,203
Torrance County: 510
Union County: 195
Valencia County: 5,087

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: 419
• Otero County Prison Facility: 431
• Otero County Processing Center: 194
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 281
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
• Roswell Correctional Center: 227
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 214
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6
As of today, there are 712 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 72,089 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 Grand Senior Living
• Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
• The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
• Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Rio Rancho
• Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
• BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
• BeeHive Homes Farmington
• BeeHive Homes Gallup
• BeeHive Homes Hobbs
• BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
• BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
• The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
• Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
• Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
• Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
• Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
• Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
• Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
• Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Real in Santa Fe
• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
• Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
• Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
• Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
• El Castillo in Santa Fe
• Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
• Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
• Good Samaritan Society Grants
• Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
• Good Samaritan Society Socorro
• Hannett House in Albuquerque
• Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
• Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
• 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
• Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
• Life Care Center in Farmington
• Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
• The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
• Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
• Mission Arch Center in Roswell
• The Montecito in Santa Fe
• Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
• The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
• New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
• Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
• Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
• Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
• Princeton Place in Albuquerque
• Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
• The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
• Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
• The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
• Rio Rancho Center
• Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
• Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
• Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
• Sierra Health Care 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
• Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
• St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
• Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
• Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
• Sunset Vista in Silver City
• Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
• The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
• Village Retirement Community in Roswell
• Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
• Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
• Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
• Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Wheatfields Senior Living Community 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.

January 6, 2021 10:42 AM

TOMORROW: State health secretary
to give COVID-19 vaccine update

SANTA FE – Dr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Department of Health, will host a remote news conference tomorrow afternoon to provide an update on the state’s vaccination distribution effort.

WHAT: Remote news conference with Secretary-Designate Dr. Tracie Collins

WHEN: Wednesday, January 6, 3pm

The news conference will be streamed live on the NMDOH Facebook page.
Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to matt.bieber@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation and “RSVP” in the subject or body of the email.
After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

January 6, 2021 7:05 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,201 new cases, totaling 148,499
Twenty additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,201 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
• 484 new cases in Bernalillo County
• 47 new cases in Chaves County
• 17 new cases in Cibola County
• 2 new cases in Colfax County
• 15 new cases in Curry County
• 1 new case in De Baca County
• 117 new cases in Doña Ana County
• 25 new cases in Eddy County
• 8 new cases in Grant County
• 58 new cases in Lea County
• 7 new cases in Lincoln County
• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
• 7 new cases in Luna County
• 93 new cases in McKinley County
• 26 new cases in Otero County
• 5 new cases in Quay County
• 17 new cases in Rio Arriba County
• 78 new cases in Sandoval County
• 104 new cases in San Juan County
• 8 new cases in San Miguel County
• 37 new cases in Santa Fe County
• 1 new case in Sierra County
• 2 new cases in Socorro County
• 6 new cases in Taos County
• 3 new cases in Torrance County
• 2 new cases in Union County
• 28 new cases in Valencia County
• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported twenty 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.
• 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge 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 Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Casa Sandia facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Atria Vista del Rio facility in Albuquerque.
• A second male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 90s from Chaves 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.
• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Life Senior Living facility in Carlsbad.
• A female in her 60s from Roosevelt 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 male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Vista Hermosa facility in Santa Fe.
• A female in her 90s from Sierra County. The individual was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,594.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Jan. 5 are:
• 87121 – 65
• 87120 – 61
• 87114 – 56
• 87105 – 45
• 87107 – 35
• 88240 – 34
• 87111 – 28
• 87327 – 28
• 87401 – 28
• 87109 – 27
Previously reported numbers included sixteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, seven in Sandoval County, two in Santa Fe County) and one case in Santa Fe 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 148,499 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 42,490
Catron County: 59
Chaves County: 7,188
Cibola County: 2,336
Colfax County: 543
Curry County: 4,192
De Baca County: 103
Doña Ana County: 18,097
Eddy County: 4,813
Grant County: 974
Guadalupe County: 284
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 254
Lea County: 6,987
Lincoln County: 1,088
Los Alamos County: 301
Luna County: 2,416
McKinley County: 10,124
Mora County: 125
Otero County: 2,231
Quay County: 345
Rio Arriba County: 2,396
Roosevelt County: 1,560
Sandoval County: 8,530
San Juan County: 10,724
San Miguel County: 898
Santa Fe County: 7,583
Sierra County: 582
Socorro County: 967
Taos County: 1,188
Torrance County: 506
Union County: 195
Valencia County: 5,030

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: 419
• Otero County Prison Facility: 431
• Otero County Processing Center: 194
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 280
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
• Roswell Correctional Center: 227
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 214
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6
As of today, there are 740 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 70,737 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 Grand Senior Living
• Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
• The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
• The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
• Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
• Avamere at Rio Rancho
• Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
• BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
• BeeHive Homes Farmington
• BeeHive Homes Gallup
• BeeHive Homes Hobbs
• BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
• BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
• BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
• The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
• Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
• Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
• Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
• Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
• Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
• Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
• Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Real in Santa Fe
• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
• Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
• Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
• Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
• El Castillo in Santa Fe
• Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
• Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
• Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
• Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
• Good Samaritan Society Grants
• Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
• Good Samaritan Society Socorro
• Hannett House in Albuquerque
• Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
• Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
• Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
• 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
• Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
• Life Care Center in Farmington
• Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
• The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
• Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
• Mission Arch Center in Roswell
• The Montecito in Santa Fe
• Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
• The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
• New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
• Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
• Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
• Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
• Princeton Place in Albuquerque
• Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
• The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
• Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
• The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
• Rio Rancho Center
• Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
• Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
• Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
• Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
• Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
• Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
• Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
• Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
• Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
• Sunset Vista in Silver City
• Taos Retirement Village
• Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
• Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
• Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
• 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 Las Cruces
• Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
• Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
• Wheatfields Senior Living Community 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.

December 30, 2020 10:48 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,221 new cases, totaling 139,875
Twenty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,221 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

353 new cases in Bernalillo County
39 new cases in Chaves County
12 new cases in Cibola County
27 new cases in Curry County
6 new cases in De Baca County
122 new cases in Doña Ana County
77 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
60 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
117 new cases in McKinley County
17 new cases in Otero County
30 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
72 new cases in Sandoval County
105 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
67 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
23 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
23 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported twenty-three 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 Care Free Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
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 had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Eddy county. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
A male in his 70s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 90s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A female in her 60s from McKinley 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 60s 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 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 70s from Roosevelt 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 San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and 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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,403.

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

87121 – 53
87114 – 42
87401 – 42
88220 – 39
87105 – 36
87111 – 32
87124 – 31
87120 – 30
87123 – 29
88240 – 26
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) and two cases in Bernalillo County that were not lab-confirmed – these now have been corrected. New Mexico has now had a total of 139,875 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 40,038
Catron County: 55
Chaves County: 6,821
Cibola County: 2,217
Colfax County: 501
Curry County: 3,971
De Baca County: 92
Doña Ana County: 17,203
Eddy County: 4,455
Grant County: 855
Guadalupe County: 266
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 230
Lea County: 6,500
Lincoln County: 1,016
Los Alamos County: 271
Luna County: 2,316
McKinley County: 9,613
Mora County: 113
Otero County: 2,113
Quay County: 331
Rio Arriba County: 2,220
Roosevelt County: 1,481
Sandoval County: 7,963
San Juan County: 9,818
San Miguel County: 813
Santa Fe County: 7,204
Sierra County: 520
Socorro County: 930
Taos County: 1,133
Torrance County: 475
Union County: 190
Valencia County: 4,783

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: 419
Otero County Prison Facility: 431
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 280
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 246
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 204
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6
As of today, there are 806 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 63,232 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
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
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mariah House in Albuquerque
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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
Mountain View Manor 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
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Home in Gallup
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
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 Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community 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.

December 29, 2020 7:00 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 700 new cases, totaling 138,659
Thirty-six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 700 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

230 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
8 new cases in Curry County
50 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Grant County
45 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
47 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
8 new cases in Otero County
15 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
46 new cases in Sandoval County
106 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
52 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
13 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported thirty-six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Woodmark at Uptown facility 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 second 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A male in his 40s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Colfax County. The individual was a resident of the Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton.
A male in his 50s from Colfax County. The individual was a resident of the Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton.
A male in his 90s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton.
A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Eddy 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.
A male in his 90s from Luna County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
A second male in his 90s from Luna County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the Retreat Gardens facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the Retreat Gardens facility in Rio Rancho.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe.
A male in his 50s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Torrance 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.
A male in his 40s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 30s in Guadalupe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was an inmate at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility.

Previously reported deaths included two decedents in Chaves County that were identified to have been reported twice: the death of a hospitalized female in her 30s was erroneously reported for a second time on Dec. 28; and the death of a female in her 70s who was a resident of Mission Arch Care Center was erroneously reported for a second time Dec. 27. These duplications have been corrected. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,380.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Dec. 28, are:

87121 – 50
87401 – 28
87114 – 27
87120 – 24
87507 – 22
88240 – 19
87417 – 18
87420 – 18
88260 – 18
87105 – 16
Previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Colfax County, three in Doña Ana County) and one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab-confirmed – these now have been corrected. New Mexico has now had a total of 138,659 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 39,689
Catron County: 55
Chaves County: 6,782
Cibola County: 2,205
Colfax County: 501
Curry County: 3,943
De Baca County: 86
Doña Ana County: 17,081
Eddy County: 4,379
Grant County: 843
Guadalupe County: 264
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 229
Lea County: 6,440
Lincoln County: 1,012
Los Alamos County: 268
Luna County: 2,309
McKinley County: 9,496
Mora County: 113
Otero County: 2,096
Quay County: 331
Rio Arriba County: 2,190
Roosevelt County: 1,469
Sandoval County: 7,891
San Juan County: 9,713
San Miguel County: 810
Santa Fe County: 7,138
Sierra County: 515
Socorro County: 926
Taos County: 1,129
Torrance County: 472
Union County: 190
Valencia County: 4,761

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: 419
Otero County Prison Facility: 431
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 279
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 223
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 195
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 149
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6
As of today, there are 788 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 61,899 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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 Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs 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
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
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
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mariah House in Albuquerque
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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
Mountain View Manor 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
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Home in Gallup
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
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 Las Cruces
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community 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.

December 28, 2020 8:36 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 747 new cases, totaling 137,968
Thirty 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:

240 new cases in Bernalillo County
30 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
45 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
56 new cases in Doña Ana County
44 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
46 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
28 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
3 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
20 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
48 new cases in Sandoval County
40 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
46 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
23 new cases in Valencia County
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
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
2 new cases 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
The Department of Health on Sunday reported thirty additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque.
A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Vista Sandia Assisted Living in facility in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
A female in her 100s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
A 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 a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a resident of the Village at Northrise facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 90s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
A male in his 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
A male in his 80s from Luna County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
A second male in his 80s from Luna County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
A male in his 90s from McKinley 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 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe.
A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s 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 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 70s 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 70s from Valencia County. The individual was a resident of the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,346.

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

88101 – 44
87114 – 39
87124 – 26
88220 – 26
87121 –24
87120 – 23
88240 – 23
87111 – 20
87105 – 18
88260 – 17
Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County, one case among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County) and once case in Bernalillo County that was not lab-confirmed – these now have been corrected. New Mexico has now had a total of 137,968 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 39,462
Catron County: 55
Chaves County: 6,761
Cibola County: 2,196
Colfax County: 501
Curry County: 3,935
De Baca County: 86
Doña Ana County: 17,036
Eddy County: 4,372
Grant County: 831
Guadalupe County: 264
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 229
Lea County: 6,395
Lincoln County: 1,010
Los Alamos County: 265
Luna County: 2,303
McKinley County: 9,449
Mora County: 111
Otero County: 2,088
Quay County: 331
Rio Arriba County: 2,175
Roosevelt County: 1,463
Sandoval County: 7,845
San Juan County: 9,606
San Miguel County: 806
Santa Fe County: 7,086
Sierra County: 514
Socorro County: 922
Taos County: 1,129
Torrance County: 471
Union County: 190
Valencia County: 4,748

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: 419
Otero County Prison Facility: 431
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 279
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
Lea County Correctional Facility: 223
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 195
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 149
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6
As of today, there are 758 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 60,528 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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 Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Edgewood
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
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 Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mariah House in Albuquerque
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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
Mountain View Manor 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
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Home in Gallup
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
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 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.

December 22, 2020 3:28 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,272 new cases, totaling 132,075
Twenty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,272 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
302 new cases in Bernalillo County
54 new cases in Chaves County
54 new cases in Cibola County
19 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
140 new cases in Doña Ana County
69 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
95 new cases in Lea County
8 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
102 new cases in McKinley County
22 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
25 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
81 new cases in Sandoval County
171 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
23 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
35 new cases in Valencia County
7 new cases 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 Lea County Correctional Facility
5 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 Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Tuesday 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 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 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Camino Retirement Homes facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 40s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s 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 50s from Curry 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 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Mora 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 female in her 20s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s. 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.
A male in his 80s. The individual was hospitalized. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.
A male in his 60s. The individual was hospitalized. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Northwestern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,203.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Dec. 22, are:
87121 – 65
87401 – 52
88240 – 48
87020 – 42
87420 – 40
88220 – 40
87114 – 29
88081 – 29
87105 – 28
88260 – 28
Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Colfax County, one in Doña Ana County, one in San Juan County, one in Sierra County) that 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 and is now reported as such. One case previously reported to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 132,075 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 37,859
Catron County: 55
Chaves County: 6,262
Cibola County: 2,075
Colfax County: 457
Curry County: 3,804
De Baca County: 83
Doña Ana County: 16,374
Eddy County: 4,112
Grant County: 785
Guadalupe County: 253
Harding County: 8
Hidalgo County: 219
Lea County: 6,143
Lincoln County: 981
Los Alamos County: 246
Luna County: 2,241
McKinley County: 9,187
Mora County: 84
Otero County: 2,024
Quay County: 324
Rio Arriba County: 2,053
Roosevelt County: 1,380
Sandoval County: 7,497
San Juan County: 9,085
San Miguel County: 726
Santa Fe County: 6,848
Sierra County: 491
Socorro County: 877
Taos County: 1,088
Torrance County: 439
Union County: 184
Valencia County: 4,537

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: 419
Otero County Prison Facility: 431
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 276
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
Lea County Correctional Facility: 218
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 160
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 187
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 140
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6
As of today, there are 810 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 56,844 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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 Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro 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
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
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
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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
Mountain View Manor 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
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Pueblo of Isleta Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Sundance Home in Gallup
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
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 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.

December 22, 2020 8:10 AM

State launches free at-home COVID-19 tests

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced New Mexicans may now order free, at-home, self-administered COVID-19 saliva tests, with accurate laboratory-confirmed results returned within 24-48 hours of receipt of the sample.

The free tests are available to New Mexico residents regardless of exposure risk– whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic, and whether they have come into close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual or not.

Any New Mexican with access to online video-conferencing through Zoom can receive a test at home, self-administer the test with a virtual testing supervisor through a secure Zoom, and mail the sample back for laboratory processing, all free of charge.

The breakthrough in testing convenience for New Mexicans is a result of a public-private partnership between the state and Vault Health.

To order a test, and for more information, visit learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/.

“We need more New Mexicans to get tested,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “We’ve worked hard every single day this year to make testing fast, easy and accessible to everyone. We ensured, from the very start, that cost would not be an obstacle for New Mexicans needing a COVID-19 test. And right now testing is one of the best ways to get New Mexico from ‘red’ to ‘green.’ We can drive down county positivity rates, help more businesses and workers get safely back on their feet, and keep more New Mexicans healthy. But it all starts with you, and it starts with getting a test. This is a very, very promising development.”

“Testing is an absolutely essential tool in our fight against the virus,” said Health Secretary-designate Tracie C. Collins, M.D. “When we know who’s positive, we can isolate the virus and cut down on transmission. New Mexicans should have every confidence in the testing our state makes available. We will get through this crisis together, and testing is one of our best strategies for managing the pandemic.”

“When more New Mexicans get tested, we can understand better the scope of viral spread in our state,” said Human Services Secretary David Scrase, M.D. “We can fight the virus more effectively when we know where we stand in every community across New Mexico. I hope New Mexicans take advantage of this simple and accessible means of testing – and continue to undertake all COVID-safe behaviors in their day-to-day lives.”

Only a photo identification, email address and an internet connection – in order to connect via online video-conferencing with a testing supervisor while self-administering the test – are required to request an at-home test.

Individuals requesting a test will be required to share basic identifying information, like a date of birth, phone number and name. Individuals will be asked for insurance information, as well, but the testing will not cost you; the test will be sent free of charge even if a requester does not have insurance.

The test will be sent via expedited shipping. Once the test is received, the individual must log onto the Vault virtual waiting room, via Zoom, to connect with a testing supervisor while self-administering the saliva sample.

The test will then be sent for laboratory verification via a prepaid UPS package. Within 24 to 48 hours of arrival at the lab, results will be available to the patient. Please note that test pick-ups and deliveries may be affected by UPS holiday hours.

The state of New Mexico continues to make free in-person testing available at dozens of sites statewide each day. To find a testing location near you, visit togethernm.org.

For more information on the free at-home test kits, visit learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/.

December 21, 2020 4:58 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 826 new cases, totaling 130,808
Nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 826 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
293 new cases in Bernalillo County
27 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
10 new cases in Curry County
72 new cases in Doña Ana County
19 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
35 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
9 new cases in Luna County
41 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
11 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
17 new cases in Roosevelt County
51 new cases in Sandoval County
96 new cases in San Juan County
15 new cases in San Miguel County
43 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
28 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
5 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
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 Monday reported nine 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 female in her 60s 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cuesta Manor facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo 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 female in her 70s from Eddy 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 San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,180.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Dec. 21, are:
87121 – 76
87120 – 33
87105 – 27
87109 – 27
87401 – 27
88240 – 22
87114 – 19
87507 – 19
88008 – 18
87031 – 17
Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Colfax County, two in Lea County, one in Luna County, one in Santa Fe County, one in Valencia County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Grant County); and one case in Santa Fe 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 130,808 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 37,561
Catron County: 55
Chaves County: 6,208
Cibola County: 2,022
Colfax County: 458
Curry County: 3,785
De Baca County: 82
Doña Ana County: 16,235
Eddy County: 4,043
Grant County: 779
Guadalupe County: 250
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 219
Lea County: 6,046
Lincoln County: 974
Los Alamos County: 244
Luna County: 2,241
McKinley County: 9,085
Mora County: 84
Otero County: 2,001
Quay County: 322
Rio Arriba County: 2,028
Roosevelt County: 1,372
Sandoval County: 7,415
San Juan County: 8,915
San Miguel County: 720
Santa Fe County: 6,825
Sierra County: 491
Socorro County: 872
Taos County: 1,078
Torrance County: 434
Union County: 184
Valencia County: 4,502

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: 418
Otero County Prison Facility: 431
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 269
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
Lea County Correctional Facility: 214
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 160
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 169
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 185
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 138
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 796 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 55,803 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 Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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 Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol 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
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
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
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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
Mountain View Manor 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
Pueblo of Isleta Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Shady Pines Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Sundance Home in Gallup
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
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 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.

December 21, 2020 8:53 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,077 new cases, totaling 129,993
Sixteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 1,077 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

278 new cases in Bernalillo County
26 new cases in Chaves County
19 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
12 new cases in Curry County
119 new cases in Doña Ana County
45 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
5 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
49 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
79 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
10 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
24 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
69 new cases in Sandoval County
160 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
43 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
19 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
35 new cases in Valencia County
14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported sixteen 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 second female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
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.
A male in his 70s 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 Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Socorro County. The individual was a resident of Good Samaritan Society Socorro facility.
A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s in Valencia County. The individual was an 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 2,171.

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

87401 – 75
87121 – 41
87114 – 32
88240 – 32
88220 – 30
87105 – 28
88007 – 26
88012 – 25
87111 – 20
87410 – 20
Previously reported numbers included eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County, three in Sandoval County, one among NMCD inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 129,933 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 37,272
Catron County: 55
Chaves County: 6,181
Cibola County: 2,006
Colfax County: 458
Curry County: 3,775
De Baca County: 82
Doña Ana County: 16,163
Eddy County: 4,024
Grant County: 769
Guadalupe County: 250
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 219
Lea County: 6,013
Lincoln County: 971
Los Alamos County: 241
Luna County: 2,233
McKinley County: 9,044
Mora County: 82
Otero County: 1,990
Quay County: 321
Rio Arriba County: 2,018
Roosevelt County: 1,355
Sandoval County: 7,365
San Juan County: 8,819
San Miguel County: 703
Santa Fe County: 6,786
Sierra County: 491
Socorro County: 870
Taos County: 1,075
Torrance County: 433
Union County: 184
Valencia County: 4,476

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: 418
Otero County Prison Facility: 431
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 268
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
Lea County Correctional Facility: 209
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 159
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 169
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 183
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 138
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 820 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 54,357 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 Grand Senior Living
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 Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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 Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Hobbs
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol 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
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
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
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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
Mountain View Manor 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
Pueblo of Isleta Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Shady Pines Assisted Living 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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Sundance Home in Gallup
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Sunset Vista in Silver City
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
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 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 Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.

December 17, 2020 7:29 AM

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

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 in New Mexico.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Thursday, December 17, 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 and “RSVP” in the subject or body of the email. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

December 17, 2020 7:25 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,816 new cases, totaling 124,357
Forty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,816 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
569 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
86 new cases in Chaves County
14 new cases in Cibola County
15 new cases in Colfax County
20 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
94 new cases in Doña Ana County
68 new cases in Eddy County
27 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
101 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
13 new cases in Luna County
109 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
18 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
50 new cases in Rio Arriba County
58 new cases in Roosevelt County
105 new cases in Sandoval County
151 new cases in San Juan County
22 new cases in San Miguel County
94 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
15 new cases in Socorro County
14 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
98 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
12 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported forty-three 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 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 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Atria Vista del Rio facility in Albuquerque.
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. The individual was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
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 a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Colfax County. The individual was a resident of the Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
A second male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A fourth male in his 60s 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 second female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 70s from Grant. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sierra Vista Retirement Community facility in Santa Fe.
A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 50s 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 second male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 100s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at the Odelia Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 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 female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sierra Vista Retirement Community facility in Santa Fe.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sierra Vista Retirement Community facility in Santa Fe.
A male in his 70s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Sierra County.
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 female in her 100s from Sierra County. The individual was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A male in his 50s from Socorro 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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,049.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Dec. 16 are:
87121 – 81
87031 – 59
88240 – 58
87105 – 57
88130 – 54
88203 – 54
87120 – 49
87507 – 47
87124 – 46
87114 – 44
Previously reported numbers included fifteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Lincoln County, two in Luna County, one in Santa Fe County, two in Valencia County, one among NMCD inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia 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 124,357 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 35,608
Catron County: 53
Chaves County: 6,019
Cibola County: 1,949
Colfax County: 422
Curry County: 3,680
De Baca County: 76
Doña Ana County: 15,689
Eddy County: 3,829
Grant County: 682
Guadalupe County: 224
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 215
Lea County: 5,791
Lincoln County: 947
Los Alamos County: 219
Luna County: 2,185
McKinley County: 8,650
Mora County: 73
Otero County: 1,914
Quay County: 314
Rio Arriba County: 1,866
Roosevelt County: 1,272
Sandoval County: 6,935
San Juan County: 8,265
San Miguel County: 650
Santa Fe County: 6,556
Sierra County: 473
Socorro County: 812
Taos County: 1,019
Torrance County: 412
Union County: 175
Valencia County: 4,248

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: 417
Otero County Prison Facility: 430
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47
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: 250
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 217
Lea County Correctional Facility: 206
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 155
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 141
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 92
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 838 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 49,609 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 Grand Senior Living
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 Alamogordo
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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 Deming
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes Gallup
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Care Free 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
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 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 Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Cottonwood 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
La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
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
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mimbres Memorial 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
Mountain View Manor 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
Pueblo of Isleta Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility
Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Shady Pines Assisted Living 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
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Sundance Home in Gallup
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Taos Retirement Village
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
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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 Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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-