Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 331 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

93 new cases in Bernalillo County
20 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
31 new cases in Doña Ana County
34 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Hidalgo County
14 new cases in Lea County
13 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
17 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
23 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
9 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

One recent death:

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

One* death >30days:

A male in his 50s from Lea County.

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

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,410.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases are:

88220 - 18
87114 - 14
87121 - 14
87120 - 12
88210 - 12
88101 - 11
88240 - 10
87124 - 9
88203 - 9
87144 - 8

Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 210,416 COVID-19 cases

Bernalillo County: 60,621
Catron County: 98
Chaves County: 9,225
Cibola County: 2,936
Colfax County: 818
Curry County: 5,469
De Baca County: 178
Doña Ana County: 25,456
Eddy County: 7,324
Grant County: 1,784
Guadalupe County: 480
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 414
Lea County: 8,634
Lincoln County: 1,847
Los Alamos County: 552
Luna County: 3,439
McKinley County: 12,543
Mora County: 179
Otero County: 4,191
Quay County: 557
Rio Arriba County: 3,903
Roosevelt County: 2,083
Sandoval County: 12,588
San Juan County: 16,009
San Miguel County: 1,473
Santa Fe County: 10,875
Sierra County: 787
Socorro County: 1,347
Taos County: 1,803
Torrance County: 910
Union County: 261
Valencia County: 7,090

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: 451
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 452
Otero County Processing Center: 396
Torrance County Detention Facility: 237

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: 302
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 255
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 168
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 219
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 148 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 196,851 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
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
GoodLife Senior Living and Memory Care in Artesia
Good Life Senior Living in Portales
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque

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. If you are sick or unvaccinated, wear a mask 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, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers, and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

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