New Mexico COVID-19 update: 762 new cases, totaling 244,720
Thirteen additional COVID-19 deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 762 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
119 new cases in Bernalillo County
67 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
12 new cases in Colfax County
30 new cases in Curry County
83 new cases in Doña Ana County
80 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
89 new cases in Lea County
18 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
23 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
28 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Quay County
13 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
32 new cases in Sandoval County
58 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
25 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
20 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 thirteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Ten recent deaths:
A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
A second female in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 50s 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.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
Three* deaths >30 days:
A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,675.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Sep. 17 are:
88240 - 44
88220 - 43
88210 - 33
88203 - 31
88001 - 30
88201 - 29
88101 - 27
88260 - 25
88310 - 21
87401 - 19
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 244,720 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 69,097
Catron County: 134
Chaves County: 11,504
Cibola County: 3,204
Colfax County: 1,069
Curry County: 6,840
De Baca County: 217
Doña Ana County: 28,027
Eddy County: 9,864
Grant County: 1,991
Guadalupe County: 561
Harding County: 14
Hidalgo County: 526
Lea County: 12,497
Lincoln County: 2,523
Los Alamos County: 639
Luna County: 3,725
McKinley County: 13,541
Mora County: 255
Otero County: 5,231
Quay County: 837
Rio Arriba County: 4,351
Roosevelt County: 2,521
Sandoval County: 14,378
San Juan County: 17,792
San Miguel County: 2,242
Santa Fe County: 12,026
Sierra County: 930
Socorro County: 1,566
Taos County: 2,165
Torrance County: 1,168
Union County: 303
Valencia County: 8,165
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: 455
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 500
Otero County Processing Center: 496
Torrance County Detention Facility: 349
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: 315
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 169
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 222
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 234
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76
As of today, there are 354 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 212,750 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
All Care Assisted Living in Clovis
Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan
Avamere in Roswell
Avista Senior Living (Brookdale Senior Living) in Albuquerque
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes Clovis
BeeHive Homes Roswell
BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Haven Care Aspen House in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Memory Care at North Ridge in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown in 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. Wear a mask when in public and around others. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible.
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.