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14,549 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico/539 Total Deaths Statewide (Updated: July 10, 2020)
New Mexico Department of Health 1-855-600-3453

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July 10, 2020 6:08 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 14,549
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 301 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
73 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
8 new cases in Hidalgo County
32 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
33 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
5 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
31 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
20 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
7 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
A male in his 70s in Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield.
A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 539.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 14,549 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,886
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 158
Cibola County: 245
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 235
Doña Ana County: 1,350
Eddy County: 125
Grant County: 30
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 72
Lea County: 262
Lincoln County: 19
Los Alamos County: 11
Luna County: 115
McKinley County: 3,600
Mora County: 1
Otero County: 72
Quay County: 12
Rio Arriba County: 136
Roosevelt County: 78
Sandoval County: 813
San Juan County: 2,659
San Miguel County: 25
Santa Fe County: 322
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 62
Taos County: 51
Torrance County: 47
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 175

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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 457
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 151 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 6,181 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise 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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
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.

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July 9, 2020 5:24 PM

State to re-enact certain public health restrictions
Indoor seating at restaurants, breweries prohibited;
state parks accessible only to residents of New Mexico

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will re-enact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the state.

A new emergency public health order declaring the state’s renewed public health protections will be effective Monday, July 13.

New Mexico’s statewide cases of COVID-19 and rolling average of cases have risen and continue to rise. In the past two weeks, the state has seen 3,068 new positive cases of COVID-19, representing 21.5% of the total positive cases statewide over the course of the pandemic. These trends are similar to frightening upticks creating health care and hospital resource shortages in neighboring states and across the country.

The new public health order will prohibit indoor dining at restaurants, which had been permitted at a limited capacity in the state since June 1. Also restricted will be indoor seating at breweries, which had been permitted at a limited capacity since June 15.

Both restaurants and breweries may operate outdoor seating at 50 percent of the maximum occupancy as determined by fire code. Restaurants may continue to operate carry out, pickup and delivery services. Breweries may continue to operate curbside pickup services.

The public health order will also be amended to restrict out-of-state visitors at New Mexico state parks. Visitors to state parks must demonstrate proof of residency or will not be permitted entry. According to New Mexico State Parks, visitors must show one of the following to demonstrate residency: a valid New Mexico license plate, New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, New Mexico vehicle registration, federal document attesting to residency, or military identification. In order to ensure compliance with the new public health order, State Parks will further modify days and hours of operation for a handful of parks due to continued visitation from out of state residents and the additional staff time needed to enforce the public health order. Visitors can check the list of state parks currently operating here.

The state’s mandate that all individuals must wear face-coverings in public – in effect since May 16 – will be strengthened to additionally require individuals to wear face-coverings while exercising. This requirement includes those exercising at indoor gyms and fitness centers. Operators of those establishments, like operators of other essential businesses, must require customers to wear face-coverings; violators will be subject to a fine.

“We knew when we began our methodical reopening process that we would be introducing risk, and to counter that risk we would all have to amend our behavior and take every individual precaution to begin to live in a COVID-positive world and sustain that process,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Unfortunately, our state’s dramatically rising case numbers reflect that those behavior modifications and precautions have either not been taken seriously or taken up by enough people. The virus has been unleashed: Too many of us are still not wearing masks. Too many of us are still congregating in groups, taking risks with our own lives and endangering the health of our family members, our neighbors and our state. This virus does not discriminate. But we know prolonged exposure without face-coverings – as is the case in high-contact indoor settings – is a significant risk factor. And if we are to safely reopen our schools this fall, if we are to prevent further illness and hospitalization and death in our state, we must eliminate as much of the risk as we can. We flattened the curve in this state once. We’ll do it again.

“I know this news is a tough pill to swallow for many New Mexicans,” the governor added. “This public health crisis has been an overwhelming challenge for all of us – not least business-owners and workers whose lives and livelihoods have been upended as this virus spreads. But as I’ve said many times throughout this pandemic: We will not wait, as a state, for the worst to occur to make the hard decisions. We will not wait for rising cases to turn into rising hospitalizations and deaths as in our neighboring states.

“I am grateful to every New Mexican who is doing everything possible to slow this virus down. What we’re learning from the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state is that it’s going to take all of us together to put this virus in its place and allow us to really be able to move on with our lives. The best way to take care of our families and our economy is to take care of each other. Please wear facemasks. Please don’t gather in large groups without them. Please keep physical distance from others, and practice those healthy habits we were raised on. Emergency public health orders aren’t about controlling lives; they’re about saving lives. Getting this virus under control means being able to reopen our businesses, getting our kids back in schools and reuniting families with their loved ones in nursing homes. We have proven we can flatten the curve once; the only way we’ll flatten it again and get back to the lives we want to lead is pulling together.”

“COVID-19 cases in New Mexico are climbing at an alarming rate. We’re seeing an increase in younger people under 30 years of age that are testing positive for the virus – it has almost tripled in rate. Young people are not invincible – the first known COVID-19 related lung transplant was performed on a patient in Chicago in her 20s,” said Human Services Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. “Her lungs became so damaged she could not survive without support from machines and received a double-lung transplant on June 5. We know that human to human contact is spreading the coronavirus therefore if you want to see our economy recover, save 33,000 lives, and protect yourself: remain vigilant. Stay at home, wash your hands, clean surfaces, cough into a tissue, everyone needs to wear a face mask in public, and maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet.”

“There has been significant community spread in our state since New Mexico opened more businesses,” said Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel, “and that spread has not been sufficiently mitigated with COVID-safe behaviors like face-coverings. Without those behaviors and strategies being uniformly adopted, the best way to reduce transmission is to reduce the opportunity for spread. We will all help each other through this.”

July 9, 2020 5:20 PM

New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 238 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

97 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
20 new cases in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
7 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
20 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in San Juan County
11 new cases Sandoval County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Curry County.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 533.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Santa Fe County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 14,251 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,816

Catron County: 2

Chaves County: 151

Cibola County: 244

Colfax County: 9

Curry County: 227

Doña Ana County: 1,306

Eddy County: 122

Grant County: 29

Guadalupe County: 20

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 64

Lea County: 230

Lincoln County: 18

Los Alamos County: 11

Luna County: 113

McKinley County: 3,567

Otero County: 67

Quay County: 12

Rio Arriba County: 128

Roosevelt County: 76

Sandoval County: 802

San Juan County: 2,628

San Miguel County: 23

Santa Fe County: 302

Sierra County: 14

Socorro County: 61

Taos County: 51

Torrance County: 47

Union County: 8

Valencia County: 168

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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 457
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 154 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 6,118 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise 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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
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.