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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.

Prior Updates

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
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 7:19 AM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conferenceThursday 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 16, 2020 8:33 AM

The state’s emergency public health order on Wednesday was amended to accommodate slightly increased capacity inside essential retail spaces, such as grocery stores and certain other large “big box” retailers that generate a percentage of their revenue from consumable food and drink products, as cold weather grips most of New Mexico.

In accordance with the state’s graduated red-to-green system of measuring the risk of viral spread in specific counties, the changes establish that essential retail spaces:

May operate at 50 percent of maximum occupancy at the Green Level
May operate at 33 percent of maximum occupancy at the Yellow Level
May operate at 25 percent of maximum occupancy at the Red Level

Previously, essential retail spaces could operate with either a limit on maximum occupancy or a specific number of customers at one time, whichever was smaller. The change eliminates the latter provision.

“Our priority is ensuring physical distancing in high-traffic areas, like stores that people must frequent to meet essential needs,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “With colder weather here, we want to ensure that people aren't gathering in lines for an unsafe length of time, especially in communities where there are fewer retail options for essential needs. We are grateful to the numerous companies and stores across New Mexico that have made every effort to keep their customers, employees and communities safe.

“The safe choices remain the same: Stay at home whenever you can, avoid groups and gatherings, and always wear your mask when you must leave the house,” the governor added.

Essential retail spaces, as defined in the emergency public health order, 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.

The state encourages essential retailers to adopt designated hours for senior citizens or otherwise high-risk populations, and reminds New Mexicans to limit outings and the number of people who travel on those outings – for instance, shopping for groceries can be done by one household member, rather than an entire family.

For more information about the state’s red-to-green framework, visit cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

December 15, 2020 4:53 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,275 new cases, totaling 122,557
Twenty-eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,275 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
444 new cases in Bernalillo County
54 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
18 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
75 new cases in Doña Ana County
70 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
123 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
73 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
20 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
24 new cases in Roosevelt County
97 new cases in Sandoval County
75 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
40 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
7 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
44 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
26 new cases 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
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported X 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 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place 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.
A female in her 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Curry 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 40s from McKinley 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.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
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 was hospitalized and 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 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center facility in Taos.
A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 2,006.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Dec. 15 are:
87121 – 78
88240 – 74
87120 – 49
87105 – 44
88220 – 40
87114 – 38
87031 – 34
88203 – 30
88260 – 29
88435 – 26
Previously reported numbers included sixteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, one in Colfax County, two in Doña Ana County, three in Santa Fe County, three in Sierra County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Valencia 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 122,557 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 35,044
Catron County: 51
Chaves County: 5,935
Cibola County: 1,935
Colfax County: 407
Curry County: 3,660
De Baca County: 74
Doña Ana County: 15,597
Eddy County: 3,761
Grant County: 655
Guadalupe County: 220
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 211
Lea County: 5,690
Lincoln County: 941
Los Alamos County: 216
Luna County: 2,174
McKinley County: 8,541
Mora County: 72
Otero County: 1,896
Quay County: 312
Rio Arriba County: 1,816
Roosevelt County: 1,214
Sandoval County: 6,830
San Juan County: 8,114
San Miguel County: 628
Santa Fe County: 6,464
Sierra County: 464
Socorro County: 797
Taos County: 1,005
Torrance County: 409
Union County: 172
Valencia County: 4,152

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: 205
Lea County Correctional Facility: 191
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 153
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 135
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 865 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 48,105 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
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
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 15, 2020 6:40 AM

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These are self-collected oral swabs in a drive thru settings. Results are within 48 hours once the specimen reaches the Curative lab. Specimens get shipped to the lab overnight each day. This is a confirmatory test and available to all – symptomatic or symptomatic, regardless of insurance or not.

December 15, 2020 6:39 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,507 new cases, totaling 121,299
Twenty-one additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,507 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
459 new cases in Bernalillo County
69 new cases in Chaves County
26 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Colfax County
16 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
140 new cases in Doña Ana County
80 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
7 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
59 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
8 new ases in Luna County
69 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Mora County
13 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
41 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
87 new cases in Sandoval County
116 new cases in San Juan County
20 new cases in San Miguel County
85 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
14 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
5 new cases in Union County
74 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
58 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Monday reported twenty-one 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 female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s 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 90s 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 Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. 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 60s 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 female in her 70s 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 40s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Avamere at Rio Rancho facility.
A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 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 1,978.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Dec. 14 are:
87121 – 95
88345 – 52
87105 – 49
87031 – 47
87120 – 47
88240 – 45
87507 – 44
88210 – 43
87114 – 42
87124 – 37
Previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, three in Cibola County, one in Colfax County) that have now been corrected. Four cases previously reported in Union County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 121,299 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 34,604
Catron County: 51
Chaves County: 5,883
Cibola County: 1,928
Colfax County: 404
Curry County: 3,642
De Baca County: 73
Doña Ana County: 15,524
Eddy County: 3,691
Grant County: 645
Guadalupe County: 214
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 210
Lea County: 5,567
Lincoln County: 939
Los Alamos County: 215
Luna County: 2,171
McKinley County: 8,468
Mora County: 70
Otero County: 1,876
Quay County: 311
Rio Arriba County: 1,798
Roosevelt County: 1,190
Sandoval County: 6,731
San Juan County: 8,039
San Miguel County: 618
Santa Fe County: 6,427
Sierra County: 463
Socorro County: 791
Taos County: 998
Torrance County: 409
Union County: 168
Valencia County: 4,110

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: 248
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 179
Lea County Correctional Facility: 190
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 153
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 135
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 860 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 46,505 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
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
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
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 14, 2020 12:13 PM

Dr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Department of Health, will host a remote news conference tomorrow morning to provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort.

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

WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 10:00AM

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

December 14, 2020 6:40 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,459 new cases, totaling 119,800
Forty-four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 1,459 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
459 new cases in Bernalillo County
83 new cases in Chaves County
14 new cases in Cibola County
17 new cases in Colfax County
29 new cases in Curry County
86 new cases in Doña Ana County
43 new cases in Eddy County
9 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
114 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
86 new cases in McKinley County
26 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
27 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
63 new cases in Sandoval County
149 new cases in San Juan County
15 new cases in San Miguel County
61 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
16 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
62 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
27 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported forty-four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Catron County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A second female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
A male in his 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
A female in her 80s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 30s from Guadalupe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 20s from Lea 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 male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Luna County. The individual was a resident of the BeeHive Homes Deming facility.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s 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 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.
A female in her 20s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A male in his 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 90s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,957.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Dec. 13, are:
87121 – 84
87105 – 68
88240 – 61
87401 – 59
87120 – 51
88260 – 42
87031 – 35
88203 – 35
87114 – 33
88201 – 32
Previously reported numbers included fifteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (twelve in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Taos County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Doña Ana County, one in Taos County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Guadalupe 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. One case previously reported in Lea County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility and is now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 119,800 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 34,149
Catron County: 51
Chaves County: 5,814
Cibola County: 1,905
Colfax County: 396
Curry County: 3,626
De Baca County: 70
Doña Ana County: 15,384
Eddy County: 3,611
Grant County: 639
Guadalupe County: 207
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 208
Lea County: 5,508
Lincoln County: 933
Los Alamos County: 210
Luna County: 2,163
McKinley County: 8,399
Mora County: 66
Otero County: 1,863
Quay County: 310
Rio Arriba County: 1,759
Roosevelt County: 1,182
Sandoval County: 6,644
San Juan County: 7,923
San Miguel County: 595
Santa Fe County: 6,345
Sierra County: 456
Socorro County: 777
Taos County: 994
Torrance County: 408
Union County: 167
Valencia County: 4,036

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: 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: 245
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 121
Lea County Correctional Facility: 190
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 149
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
Otero County Prison Facility: 471
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 135
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 89
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 878 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 44,130 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
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
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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
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
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
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 11, 2020 6:21 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,791 new cases, totaling 114,731
Twenty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,791 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
621 new cases in Bernalillo County
50 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
24 new cases in Curry County
109 new cases in Doña Ana County
75 new cases in Eddy County
9 new cases in Grant County
13 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
66 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
18 new cases in Luna County
142 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
25 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
64 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
125 new cases in Sandoval County
180 new cases in San Juan County
11 new cases in San Miguel County
74 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
15 new cases in Socorro County
14 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
74 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
12 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported twenty-three 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 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 40s 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. The individual was a resident of Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces facility.
A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from San Juan 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 90s from Santa Fe County.
A female in her 70s from Socorro County. The individual was a resident of Good Samaritan Society Socorro facility.
A male in his 80s from Socorro County. The individual was a resident of Good Samaritan Society Socorro facility.
A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,846.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Dec. 10, are:
87121 – 125
87120 – 67
87105 – 66
87124 – 49
87123 – 48
87114 – 45
88220 – 44
87112 – 42
87401 – 40
87031 – 38
Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in McKinley County, one in Roosevelt County, one in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County) and one case that was not lab confirmed in Bernalillo County – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Colfax County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility and is now reported as such. Two cases previously reported in Santa Fe County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 114,731 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 32,581
Catron County: 51
Chaves County: 5,587
Cibola County: 1,854
Colfax County: 355
Curry County: 3,517
De Baca County: 69
Doña Ana County: 15,106
Eddy County: 3,466
Grant County: 599
Guadalupe County: 199
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 205
Lea County: 5,097
Lincoln County: 907
Los Alamos County: 194
Luna County: 2,118
McKinley County: 8,128
Mora County: 62
Otero County: 1,768
Quay County: 292
Rio Arriba County: 1,678
Roosevelt County: 1,135
Sandoval County: 6,321
San Juan County: 7,390
San Miguel County: 549
Santa Fe County: 6,108
Sierra County: 433
Socorro County: 744
Taos County: 965
Torrance County: 389
Union County: 155
Valencia County: 3,791

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: 235
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 118
Lea County Correctional Facility: 155
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 148
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
Otero County Prison Facility: 471
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 133
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 181
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 58
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 916 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 41,177 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 Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
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 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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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
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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
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
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
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 10, 2020 11:35 AM

xMedia contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

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

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

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com There have not been any positive COVID-19 results for our Officers this reporting period; however, many residences in our community are flagged with COVID-19 patients. A high number in fact. We still have PPE and when needed will refer to the 213 request process with the Public Health Department and OEM. We are looking forward to the availability of the vaccine to first responders so we are staying apprised on these notes. Nothing new to report.

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr. will reopen December 9, after completing the required annual New

Steve Ramirez www.las-cruces.org Mexico Environment Department (NMED) inspection, with the COVID Phase 2 plan already in place in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order Red Framework and New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) safe practices. Starting December 7, the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will begin to offer Monday meals at the Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr. The program currently offers meals Tuesday through Friday.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net No report.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org DAC continues to provide COVID Care Kits to residents at COVID testing events. Outreach to county residents for CARES Act funding for both small businesses and for residents for utilities and mortgages has ended. All funds for small businesses were used. Still calculating the mortgage and utilities grants.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org DASO offices closed to public except for Wednesdays from 8-5. Still good on PPE.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla Nothing new to report.

Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Nothing new to report.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com 1) Mountain View and Memorial have had great cooperation and work well together during the pandemic for the community. 2) Vaccines are on the way and a lot of planning is going into distribution. Will share accurate and consistent information with the community.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu No report.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com No report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Focusing on vaccine distribution as well as collecting data for decision making.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

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

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Continuing to work on getting cards for every resident of assisted living and nursing homes for Christmas. Residents are experiencing “failure to thrive” as the pandemic wears on and they are more isolated.

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

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

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

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

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing Sites: See attached schedule


Unified Area Command JIC Update (December 2, 2020) PDF Link

December 10, 2020 8:56 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 10, 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

December 10, 2020 6:32 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 9:
1,759 new cases, totaling 112,950
Thirty-four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
601 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
49 new cases in Chaves County
20 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Colfax County
29 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
119 new cases in Doña Ana County
35 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Hidalgo County
55 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
11 new cases in Luna County
111 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Mora County
30 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
53 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
106 new cases in Sandoval County
209 new cases in San Juan County
14 new cases in San Miguel County
124 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
26 new cases in Socorro County
9 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Union County
65 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individual held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported thirty-four 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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of The Watermark at Cherry Hills facility in Albuquerque.
A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
A second male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Eddy County.
A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A 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.
A male in his 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 60s from Sandoval 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 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Pacifica Senior Living facility in Santa Fe.
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 female in her 80s from Sierra County. The individual 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 80s from Socorro 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 female in her 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,823.

Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, one in Colfax County, one in Curry County, one in Eddy County, three in Sandoval County, one in Socorro County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Lincoln County, one in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 112,950 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 31,963
Catron County: 51
Chaves County: 5,537
Cibola County: 1,841
Colfax County: 351
Curry County: 3,494
De Baca County: 69
Doña Ana County: 14,998
Eddy County: 3,392
Grant County: 590
Guadalupe County: 186
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 204
Lea County: 5,031
Lincoln County: 897
Los Alamos County: 189
Luna County: 2,100
McKinley County: 7,987
Mora County: 60
Otero County: 1,743
Quay County: 287
Rio Arriba County: 1,614
Roosevelt County: 1,128
Sandoval County: 6,196
San Juan County: 7,211
San Miguel County: 538
Santa Fe County: 6,037
Sierra County: 430
Socorro County: 729
Taos County: 951
Torrance County: 388
Union County: 152
Valencia County: 3,717

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: 46
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: 229
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 116
Lea County Correctional Facility: 154
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 135
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
Otero County Prison Facility: 471
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 131
Roswell Correctional Center: 225
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 58
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 917 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 40,058 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
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in 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 Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
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 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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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 Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living 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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
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
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

December 9, 2020 6:40 PM



New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. along with Dr. Denise Gonzales, Medical Director, Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Dr. Michael Richards, MPA, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, UNM Health System provided a COVID-19 Standards of Care webinar update yesterday. The online briefing was not streamed live due to technical difficulties related to the state government internet network outage.

Link to a copy of the presentation: PRESENTATION: COVID-19 Day-273 Standards of Care

The news conference is now posted on the New Mexico Human Services Department’s Facebook page and on HSD’s YouTube page at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9usZcTIIE

December 9, 2020 6:39 PM

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

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 3:00 P.M.

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

December 9, 2020 11:37 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update for Tuesday, December 8:
1,271 new cases, totaling 111,202
Thirty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced the daily COVID-19 update that would have been publicly distributed on Tuesday, Dec. 8, but had been delayed by a network outage.

The outage has since been resolved. The disruption in the daily reporting did not affect the cumulative reporting of COVID-19 cases or the evaluation of the state’s epidemiological data.

State health officials plan to release a separate case report for Wednesday, Dec. 9, later this afternoon, as would be regularly scheduled.

Per the state Department of Health, Tuesday’s daily case update included 1,271 new cases from the following counties:
400 new cases in Bernalillo County
44 new cases in Chaves County
23 new cases in Cibola County
17 new cases in Colfax County
25 new cases in Curry County
106 new cases in Doña Ana County
43 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
55 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
125 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
35 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
17 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
93 new cases in Sandoval County
97 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in San Miguel County
73 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
37 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among individual held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Tuesday would have reported thirty-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 male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Atria Vista del Rio facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Atria Vista del Rio 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 male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Landmark at Desert Gardens facility in Hobbs.
A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Luna County. The individual was a resident of the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming.
A female in her 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 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 was hospitalized.
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 60s from Union County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Union County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
As of Tuesday, the number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 totaled 1,789.

Previously reported numbers included sixteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (six in Bernalillo County, four in Chaves County, four in Doña Ana County, two in Lea County) – these have now been corrected. Two cases previously reported in Cibola County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates, one at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County and one at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County, and are now reported as such. One case previously reported in Guadalupe County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility and is now reported as such. Two cases previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility have been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility and are now reported as such. Including the above cases, New Mexico had a total of 111,202 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday:

Bernalillo County: 31,362
Catron County: 50
Chaves County: 5,489
Cibola County: 1,821
Colfax County: 342
Curry County: 3,466
De Baca County: 68
Doña Ana County: 14,879
Eddy County: 3,358
Grant County: 580
Guadalupe County: 180
Harding County: 7
Hidalgo County: 198
Lea County: 4,977
Lincoln County: 888
Los Alamos County: 188
Luna County: 2,088
McKinley County: 7,876
Mora County: 55
Otero County: 1,713
Quay County: 285
Rio Arriba County: 1,561
Roosevelt County: 1,119
Sandoval County: 6,094
San Juan County: 7,003
San Miguel County: 524
Santa Fe County: 5,913
Sierra County: 426
Socorro County: 704
Taos County: 942
Torrance County: 388
Union County: 150
Valencia County: 3,652

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health on Tuesday would have reported 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: 45
The Department of Health on Tuesday would have reported 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: 227
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 113
Lea County Correctional Facility: 151
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
Otero County Prison Facility: 471
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 130
Roswell Correctional Center: 224
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 58
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of Tuesday, December 8, there were 925 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 Tuesday, December 8, there were 39,725 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

As of Tuesday, December 8, the Department of Health had 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
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in 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 Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
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 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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
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 Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living 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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sundance Home in Gallup
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
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

December 8, 2020 6:52 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,872 new cases, totaling 109,947
Seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,872 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
639 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
88 new cases in Chaves County
16 new cases in Cibola County
41 new cases in Colfax County
22 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
191 new cases in Doña Ana County
33 new cases in Eddy County
15 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
91 new cases in Lea County
8 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
19 new cases in Luna County
121 new cases in McKinley County
33 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
51 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
134 new cases in Sandoval County
119 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
59 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
16 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
92 new cases in Valencia County
26 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 Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
2 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 Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Monday reported seven 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 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,756.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Dec. 7, are:
87121 – 129
87105 – 67
87114 – 57
88240 – 57
87120 – 55
87031 – 50
87123 – 50
87301 – 45
87401 – 44
87112 – 43
Previously reported numbers included ten cases that have been identified as duplicates (seven in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, two in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers included twelve cases previously reported in various counties that have since been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, one in Doña Ana County, four in Santa Fe County, three in Valencia County) and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 109,947 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 30,968
Catron County: 49
Chaves County: 5,449
Cibola County: 1,801
Colfax County: 325
Curry County: 3,441
De Baca County: 68
Doña Ana County: 14,777
Eddy County: 3,315
Grant County: 569
Guadalupe County: 177
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 196
Lea County: 4,924
Lincoln County: 881
Los Alamos County: 184
Luna County: 2,080
McKinley County: 7,751
Mora County: 53
Otero County: 1,678
Quay County: 284
Rio Arriba County: 1,544
Roosevelt County: 1,115
Sandoval County: 6,001
San Juan County: 6,906
San Miguel County: 512
Santa Fe County: 5,840
Sierra County: 422
Socorro County: 702
Taos County: 938
Torrance County: 383
Union County: 148
Valencia County: 3,615

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: 413
Otero County Prison Facility: 428
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 45
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: 225
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 112
Lea County Correctional Facility: 150
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 94
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 129
Roswell Correctional Center: 224
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 57
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 935 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 38,131 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
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in 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 of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
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
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living 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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
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
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

December 7, 2020 8:41 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,250 new cases, totaling 108,088
Eleven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 1,250 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

391 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
68 new cases in Chaves County
23 new cases in Cibola County
12 new cases in Colfax County
26 new cases in Curry County
11 new cases in De Baca County
95 new cases in Doña Ana County
37 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
16 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases Hidalgo County
33 new cases in Lea County
17 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
49 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
12 new cases in Otero County
13 new cases in Quay County
21 new cases in Rio Arriba County
11 new cases in Roosevelt County
53 new cases in Sandoval County
124 new cases in San Juan County
14 new cases in San Miguel County
64 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
14 new cases in Socorro County
13 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Torrance County
51 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola 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 Roswell Correctional Center
13 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported eleven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County.
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 Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 20s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 40s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,749.

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

87121 - 99
87401 - 52
87105 - 49
87507 - 44
87120 - 37
87031 - 34
88203 - 33
87123 - 32
87114 - 28
88101 - 25
Previously reported numbers included 17 cases that have been identified as duplicates (10 in Bernalillo County, five in Doña Ana County, two in San Juan County) and one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Eight cases previously reported in Santa Fe County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 108,088 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 30,339
Catron County: 48
Chaves County: 5,362
Cibola County: 1,786
Colfax County: 284
Curry County: 3,419
De Baca County: 67
Doña Ana County: 14,590
Eddy County: 3,282
Grant County: 554
Guadalupe County: 171
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 193
Lea County: 4,833
Lincoln County: 873
Los Alamos County: 178
Luna County: 2,061
McKinley County: 7,630
Mora County: 53
Otero County: 1,645
Quay County: 282
Rio Arriba County: 1,493
Roosevelt County: 1,107
Sandoval County: 5,867
San Juan County: 6,787
San Miguel County: 502
Santa Fe County: 5,787
Sierra County: 418
Socorro County: 698
Taos County: 922
Torrance County: 379
Union County: 147
Valencia County: 3,526

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

Cibola County Correctional Center: 387
Otero County Prison Facility: 428
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 45
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: 225
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 111
Lea County Correctional Facility: 148
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 94
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 117
Roswell Correctional Center: 224
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 52
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 919 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 37,041 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
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in 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 Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
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
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
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
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

December 4, 2020 7:48 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,908 new cases, totaling 102,862
Forty-four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,908 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
586 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
79 new cases in Chaves County
16 new cases in Cibola County
13 new cases in Colfax County
36 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
304 new cases in Doña Ana County
47 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
9 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
68 new cases in Lea County
37 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
10 new cases in Luna County
88 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
37 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
22 new cases in Roosevelt County
110 new cases in Sandoval County
120 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
96 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
20 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
126 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Thursday reported forty-four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A 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 female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A fourth female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A 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.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
A female in her 60s from Curry 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 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. The individual was a resident of Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a patient at the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of the Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca.
A male in his 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A second female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 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 male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Pacifica Senior Living facility in Santa Fe.
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 female in her 60s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center in Taos.
A female in her 90s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the GoodLife Senior Living and Memory Care facility in Los Lunas.
A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual was a resident of the GoodLife Senior Living and Memory Care facility in Los Lunas.
A male in his 60s. The individual was hospitalized. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County.
A male in his 40s. The individual was hospitalized. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County.
A male in his 50s. The individual was hospitalized. 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 1,673.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Dec. 3, are:
87121 – 99
88005 – 79
87031 – 55
87120 – 47
87105 – 44
87507 – 44
87112 – 39
87002 – 37
88203 – 35
88101 – 34
Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, five in Doña Ana County) and three cases in Bernalillo County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 102,862 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 28,707
Catron County: 38
Chaves County: 5,053
Cibola County: 1,722
Colfax County: 263
Curry County: 3,311
De Baca County: 49
Doña Ana County: 14,095
Eddy County: 3,146
Grant County: 534
Guadalupe County: 149
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 190
Lea County: 4,565
Lincoln County: 831
Los Alamos County: 162
Luna County: 1,990
McKinley County: 7,382
Mora County: 41
Otero County: 1,549
Quay County: 263
Rio Arriba County: 1,405
Roosevelt County: 1,063
Sandoval County: 5,588
San Juan County: 6,416
San Miguel County: 460
Santa Fe County: 5,511
Sierra County: 367
Socorro County: 654
Taos County: 873
Torrance County: 331
Union County: 134
Valencia County: 3,336

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: 386
Otero County Prison Facility: 427
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 45
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: 206
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 92
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 117
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 72
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 19
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 947 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 35,179 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
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
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 Betty Dare in Alamogordo
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 – 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
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

December 4, 2020 7:30 AM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

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

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

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Nothing new to report. As of 12/01/20, City of Anthony is back to appointment only services. Information available at www.cityofanthonynm.com.


City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Updates for the City of Las Cruces: City of Las Cruces is extending the CARES Act for small businesses.

https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4300

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Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

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

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net LCPS lost a teacher to COVID. Administration is reaching out to students. LCPS has produced posters with the theme “Check in with your Kids” to help with the isolation and grief during COVID.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org DAC continues to provide COVID Care Kits to residents at COVID testing events. Outreach to county residents for CARES Act funding for both small businesses and for residents for utilities and mortgages.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org DASO offices closed to public except for Wednesdays from 8-5.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov Town Hall is open by appointment only. Plaza has reopened.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Nothing new to report.

Unified Area Command JIC Update (December 3, 2020) PDF Link

December 3, 2020 8:11 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,549 new cases, totaling 100,963
Forty additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,549 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
448 new cases in Bernalillo County
130 new cases in Chaves County
18 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
32 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in De Baca County
113 new cases in Doña Ana County
70 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
98 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
70 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
19 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
23 new cases in Rio Arriba County
26 new cases in Roosevelt County
85 new cases in Sandoval County
141 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
76 new cases in Santa Fe County
14 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
17 new cases in Union County
80 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
17 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported forty 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 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 male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
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 Village at Northrise facility in Las Cruces.
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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A second male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A third male in his 80s from Lea County.
A male in his 50s from Luna 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 70s from Luna County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County.
A male in his 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 second 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 40s 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 male in his 70s 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 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,629.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Dec. 2, are:
87121 – 70
88203 – 61
88201 – 56
88220 – 56
87105 – 50
87031 – 46
88240 – 46
87507 – 41
87401 – 39
87114 – 34
Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Los Alamos County, one in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Valencia County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility. Four cases previously reported in Cibola County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. Two cases previously reported in Santa Fe County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County. Five cases listed in yesterday’s correction as having been previously reported in Union County and then been determined to be among NCMD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County should have been corrected to have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 100,963 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 28,125
Catron County: 37
Chaves County: 4,974
Cibola County: 1,706
Colfax County: 250
Curry County: 3,275
De Baca County: 48
Doña Ana County: 13,797
Eddy County: 3,099
Grant County: 523
Guadalupe County: 140
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 189
Lea County: 4,497
Lincoln County: 794
Los Alamos County: 158
Luna County: 1,980
McKinley County: 7,294
Mora County: 38
Otero County: 1,512
Quay County: 257
Rio Arriba County: 1,387
Roosevelt County: 1,041
Sandoval County: 5,478
San Juan County: 6,296
San Miguel County: 444
Santa Fe County: 5,415
Sierra County: 359
Socorro County: 645
Taos County: 853
Torrance County: 329
Union County: 130
Valencia County: 3,210

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 427
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 45
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: 206
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 92
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 117
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 72
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 19
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 940 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 34,411 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
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House in Albuquerque
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
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
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

December 3, 2020 8:10 AM

Department of Health county map update:
32 counties operating at Red Level beginning Dec. 2

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Dec. 2, with 32 counties at the Red Level at one county at the Yellow Level.

No counties meet the criteria to operate at the Green Level at present.

The color-coding of the map, in accordance with the state’s amended emergency public health order, will be updated biweekly on Wednesdays. The next update is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16. It and other associated demographic COVID-19 data are available at cv.nmhealth.org.

San Miguel County meets the criteria for operating at the Yellow Level from Dec. 2 through at least Wednesday, Dec. 16. Under the requirements of the state’s emergency public health order, when a county moves to a less restrictive level, the requirements of the less restrictive level take effect immediately.

A rising positivity rate has pushed Los Alamos County to the Red Level. Under the requirements of the state’s emergency public health order, when a county moves to a more restrictive level, the requirements of the more restrictive level must be enacted within 48 hours.

The state has transitioned to a county-by-county system in which key health metrics – the per-capita incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average test positivity within county borders – will determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county.

The color-coded tier system – Red Level, Yellow Level and Green Level – is intended to enable counties to shed burdensome 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.

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: 25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
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 25% 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 or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
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, bowling alleys and ice skating rinks.

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

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, 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.

December 2, 2020 6:55 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,330 new cases, totaling 99,419
Twenty-one additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 2,330 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
895 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
78 new cases in Chaves County
37 new cases in Cibola County
15 new cases in Colfax County
50 new cases in Curry County
198 new cases in Doña Ana County
38 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
105 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
9 new cases in Los Alamos County
20 new cases in Luna County
97 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
76 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Quay County
41 new cases in Rio Arriba County
21 new cases in Roosevelt County
178 new cases in Sandoval County
105 new cases in San Juan County
19 new cases in San Miguel County
181 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
17 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
7 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
92 new cases in Valencia County
7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe 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 twenty-one 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 90s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Retirement Ranches facility in Clovis.
A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Roosevelt County.
A male in his 20s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s 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 1,589.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Dec. 1, are:
87121 – 175
87105 – 129
87507 – 95
87120 – 75
87114 – 73
87123 – 63
87124 – 56
87031 – 55
88260 – 51
88340 – 47
Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, two in Cibola County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Rio Arriba County) and one case in Rio Arriba County that was not lab confirmed. Five cases previously reported in Union County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County and are not reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 99,419 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 27,678
Catron County: 37
Chaves County: 4,844
Cibola County: 1,692
Colfax County: 246
Curry County: 3,243
De Baca County: 44
Doña Ana County: 13,684
Eddy County: 3,029
Grant County: 513
Guadalupe County: 139
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 187
Lea County: 4,399
Lincoln County: 790
Los Alamos County: 155
Luna County: 1,976
McKinley County: 7,225
Mora County: 36
Otero County: 1,493
Quay County: 254
Rio Arriba County: 1,364
Roosevelt County: 1,015
Sandoval County: 5,394
San Juan County: 6,155
San Miguel County: 439
Santa Fe County: 5,341
Sierra County: 345
Socorro County: 640
Taos County: 851
Torrance County: 324
Union County: 113
Valencia County: 3,132

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 205
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 89
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 112
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 62
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 2
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 909 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 33,458 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House in Albuquerque
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres 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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
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
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.
The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

November 30, 2020 5:44 PM

State announces tiered ‘Red to Green’ system
for N.M. counties in next phase of COVID-19 response
Framework enables counties to reopen further when meeting key health metrics

SANTA FE – In an effort designed to provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities, the state of New Mexico will transition to a tiered county-by-county COVID-19 risk system on Dec. 2, enabling local communities to shed burdensome restrictions as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The shift in the state’s “reopening” framework will come after a two-week “reset” period, in which state health officials enacted the most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions upon places of business and day-to-day activities in an effort to blunt the spread of COVID-19 all across New Mexico.

“The county-by-county framework enables counties, and the businesses and nonprofits within their borders, to operate with fewer restrictions when they slow the spread of the virus and drive down test positivity rates,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “It’s been a difficult year and an especially difficult past month. We must remain as vigilant as ever to contain and beat the virus; we also must look for ways to lessen the burden on our communities wherever possible, while never swerving from our top priority – protecting New Mexicans and saving lives.”

An amended emergency public health order, installing the new framework with an effective date of Wednesday, Dec. 2, is attached to this news release.

The operative requirements of the state’s two-week “reset” will be in effect through Dec. 2.

The spread of COVID-19 remains a statewide emergency. Hospitals and health care providers all across New Mexico have reported great strain in responding to the escalating illness and mortality caused by the continued spread of the virus.

The county-by-county framework will permit counties – and the businesses and nonprofit entities within their borders – to operate under less restrictive public health measures when health metrics demonstrating the extent of the virus’ spread and test positivity within those counties are met.

In order to prevent and mitigate the effects of the spread of the virus, and to ameliorate the unsustainable resultant strain placed upon the state’s health care system and personnel, counties where the virus is more prevalent will operate under more restrictive public health measures. Likewise, counties where the virus has been or is being suppressed will operate under less restrictive measures.

Counties will operate under one of three levels: Red, signifying very high risk; Yellow, signifying high risk; and Green, signifying medium risk.

The New Mexico Department of Health maintains an official map displaying each county’s current level on its designated COVID-19 webpage, cv.nmhealth.org. To capture an average over a period of time that accurately conveys the state of the spread of the virus in each county, the agency updates this map every other Wednesday.

When a county fails to meet the specified metrics for a given level upon the biweekly update of the map, it will begin operating at the next most restrictive level within 48 hours. When a county meets the specific metrics for a less restrictive level, the county may begin operating at that level of restrictions upon immediate effect of the department’s biweekly update of the map.

The two key health metrics that will used to determine where a county sits within the tiered framework are pulled identified within the state’s gating criteria, the set of public health data points tracked and measured by the state Medical Advisory Team and others: The per-capita incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19 test positivity over a statistically meaningful period of time. These are also the same metrics the state has used to classify counties for the purposes of gauging the risk level for limited public school reopenings and limited nursing home visitations.

As of Monday, Nov. 30, 32 of the state’s 33 counties are at the Red Level. At this level, almost every category of business or nonprofit entity may operate – but with limited capacity and reduced operations, owing to the very high risk of viral spread.

The map will next be updated Wednesday, Dec. 2, and every other Wednesday thereafter.

The public health requirements for each level – and reminders about definitions of businesses and other entities within the state’s emergency public health order – are attached to this news release and available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.

NOTE: The state’s announcement of the tiered system Friday, Nov. 27, identified gyms as “close-contact businesses.” In the emergency public health order, attached to this news release, gyms are re-categorized into the catch-all category for businesses not identified elsewhere in the public health order, meaning that, at the Red Level, they may operate at up to 25 percent of maximum occupancy or 75 individuals at one time, whichever is smaller.

“Nothing about this virus has changed,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “And what we can all do to fight it – and to help members of our local communities avoid infection and get back to more safe day-to-day activities – hasn’t changed either. Avoid gatherings. Wear a facemask. Avoid spending time with non-household members. Stay at home whenever – whenever – you can. These are best and indeed our only tools as we seek to prevent and minimize the illness and suffering and death so many of our neighbors in this state continue to grapple with.”

No matter a county’s level, the following requirements remain in place statewide:
Facemasks are required to be worn in public.
Businesses that accrue a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases within their workforce in a two-week span are subject to temporary closure by the Department of Health.
An essential business may be permitted to continue operating if the Department of Health and Environment Department determine the business is a necessary provider of goods or services within the community in light of geographic considerations.
Businesses that test each employee every two weeks and regularly provide contact training data to the Environment Department shall not be subject to closure under this framework
This applies only to food and drink establishments; close-contact businesses; places of lodging; retail spaces; and other other businesses which members of the public regularly visit.
The closure process is triggered if four or more rapid responses occur within a 14-day period.
Businesses and nonprofits must adhere to the state’s COVID-Safe Practices.

November 30, 2020 5:43 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,684 new cases, totaling 97,095
Twenty-eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,684 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
596 new cases in Bernalillo County
102 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
20 new cases in Colfax County
35 new cases in Curry County
131 new cases in Doña Ana County
39 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
65 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
10 new cases in Luna County
85 new cases in McKinley County
18 new cases in Otero County
17 new cases in Quay County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
125 new cases in Sandoval County
136 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
106 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Socorro County
25 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
89 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported twenty-eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque facility.
A female in her 30s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 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. The individual was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces facility.
A female in her 80s 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 male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s 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 female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Quay 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 70s from Sandoval 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. The individual was a resident of Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Montecito in Santa Fe facility.
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 1,568.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Nov. 30, are:
87121 – 92
87105 – 60
87120 – 56
87031 – 53
87124 – 53
88203 – 52
88240 – 49
87114 – 43
87401 – 42
87107 – 41
Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, two in San Juan County) and one case that was not lab confirmed in San Juan County – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Doña Ana County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center and are now reported as such. Six cases previously reported in Union County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 97,095 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 26,784
Catron County: 36
Chaves County: 4,767
Cibola County: 1,657
Colfax County: 231
Curry County: 3,192
De Baca County: 44
Doña Ana County: 13,487
Eddy County: 2,991
Grant County: 509
Guadalupe County: 133
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 186
Lea County: 4,294
Lincoln County: 781
Los Alamos County: 146
Luna County: 1,956
McKinley County: 7,128
Mora County: 35
Otero County: 1,417
Quay County: 247
Rio Arriba County: 1,325
Roosevelt County: 995
Sandoval County: 5,216
San Juan County: 6,050
San Miguel County: 420
Santa Fe County: 5,159
Sierra County: 344
Socorro County: 623
Taos County: 841
Torrance County: 317
Union County: 115
Valencia County: 3,040

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 194
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 205
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 82
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 112
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 57
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 166
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 2
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 876 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 32,569 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
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Portales
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elite Senior Care Kathryn House in Albuquerque
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres 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
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
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

November 30, 2020 7:08 AM

Governor, state officials to give update on COVID-19,
forthcoming county-by-county framework

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 and the forthcoming county-by-county framework for the state’s pandemic response.

WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials
WHEN: Monday, November 30, 3:00 P.M.

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

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

November 30, 2020 7:07 AM

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

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 1,443 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
356 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
135 new cases in Chaves County
33 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Colfax County
33 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
167 new cases in Doña Ana County
19 new cases in Eddy County
15 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
67 new cases in Lea County
16 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Los Alamos County
9 new cases in Luna County
88 new cases in McKinley County
28 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
40 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
101 new cases in Sandoval County
82 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
92 new cases in Santa Fe County
13 new cases in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
14 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Torrance County
5 new cases in Union County
42 new cases in Valencia County
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported thirteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of The Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
A female in her 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
A male in his 80s from Taos County. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center in Taos.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,540.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Nov. 29, are:
88201 – 64
88203 – 62
87507 – 57
87121 – 54
88240 – 52
87108 – 42
87124 – 42
87105 – 37
88001 – 32
87120 – 31
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Valencia County) and five cases that were not lab confirmed (four in Bernalillo County, one in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Union County has been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and is now reported as such. One case previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County has been corrected to be reported in Cibola County. Two cases previously reported among NMCD inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility have been corrected to be reported in Otero County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 95,417 COVID-19 cases:

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

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 205
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 82
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 106
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 57
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 166
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 2
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 919 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 32,050 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

November 29, 2020 5:56 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

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

As of today, there are 919 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 32,050 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:

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

The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

November 28, 2020 4:50 PM

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


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

November 28, 2020

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

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

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

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

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 205
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 67
Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 105
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 54
Otero County Prison Facility: 475
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
Roswell Correctional Center: 223
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 166
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5
As of today, there are 854 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 31,482 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:
Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Raton
BeeHive Homes Deming
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
Brookdale Santa Fe
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
Hannett House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
Hilldale House in Albuquerque
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Legacy at Santa Fe
Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mariah House in Albuquerque
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Montecito in Santa Fe
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor in Deming
Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

November 27, 2020 2:41 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Otero County Processing Center: 193
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

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

As of today, there are 874 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospita