New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,525 new cases, totaling 246,229 - 0918-2021
Fourteen additional COVID-19 deaths - Saturday, September 18, Sunday, September 19, and Monday, September 20
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,525 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
380 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
70 new cases in Chaves County
25 new cases in Cibola County
13 new cases in Colfax County
52 new cases in Curry County
125 new cases in Doña Ana County
79 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
5 new cases in Hidalgo County
104 new cases in Lea County
18 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
53 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Mora County
68 new cases in Otero County
17 new cases in Quay County
34 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
103 new cases in Sandoval County
111 new cases in San Juan County
34 new cases in San Miguel County
70 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
19 new cases in Taos County
25 new cases in Torrance County
6 new cases in Union County
60 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported fourteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Eleven recent deaths:
A male in his 20s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of the MorningStar Memory Care facility at North Ridge in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 90s from Lea County.
A female in her 60s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
Three* deaths >30 days:
A female in her 40s from Lea County.
A male in his 90s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
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 4,689.
*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Sep. 20 are:
87124 - 64
88240 - 61
87120 - 55
88220 - 54
88310 - 51
87114 - 50
88101 - 47
87121 - 45
87401 - 42
87031 - 36
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 246,229 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 69,469
Catron County: 136
Chaves County: 11,574
Cibola County: 3,228
Colfax County: 1,082
Curry County: 6,891
De Baca County: 217
Doña Ana County: 28,151
Eddy County: 9,943
Grant County: 2,002
Guadalupe County: 563
Harding County: 15
Hidalgo County: 531
Lea County: 12,597
Lincoln County: 2,541
Los Alamos County: 644
Luna County: 3,731
McKinley County: 13,594
Mora County: 259
Otero County: 5,299
Quay County: 854
Rio Arriba County: 4,385
Roosevelt County: 2,530
Sandoval County: 14,482
San Juan County: 17,903
San Miguel County: 2,276
Santa Fe County: 12,096
Sierra County: 936
Socorro County: 1,569
Taos County: 2,183
Torrance County: 1,193
Union County: 309
Valencia County: 8,224
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: 499
Torrance County Detention Facility: 350
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: 316
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 310 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 215,480 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 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
***This reported data is a total of Saturday 9/18, Sunday 9/19, & Monday 9/20***
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.