Nineteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 719 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

212 new cases in Bernalillo County
51 new cases in Chaves County
14 new cases in Cibola County
13 new cases in Colfax County
20 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
37 new cases in Doña Ana County
47 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
40 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
23 new cases in McKinley County
9 new cases in Mora County
29 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Quay County
17 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
50 new cases in Sandoval County
34 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
18 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
7 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
38 new cases in Valencia County

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

Eighteen recent deaths:

A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
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.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana 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. The individual was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A second 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.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
A female in her 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup.
A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the BeeHive Homes Portales facility.
A male in his 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 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 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One* death >30 days:

A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,719.

*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 Wednesday, Sep. 22 are:

87114 - 36
88220 - 35
87124 - 33
87121 - 32
87120 - 30
88203 - 27
87031 - 22
88101 - 19
88201 - 17
88240 - 17

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 247,353 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 69,781
Catron County: 136
Chaves County: 11,630
Cibola County: 3,243
Colfax County: 1,103
Curry County: 6,924
De Baca County: 218
Doña Ana County: 28,234
Eddy County: 10,013
Grant County: 2,017
Guadalupe County: 563
Harding County: 15
Hidalgo County: 532
Lea County: 12,698
Lincoln County: 2,548
Los Alamos County: 646
Luna County: 3,739
McKinley County: 13,629
Mora County: 268
Otero County: 5,340
Quay County: 871
Rio Arriba County: 4,407
Roosevelt County: 2,538
Sandoval County: 14,557
San Juan County: 17,959
San Miguel County: 2,286
Santa Fe County: 12,128
Sierra County: 937
Socorro County: 1,579
Taos County: 2,190
Torrance County: 1,204
Union County: 311
Valencia County: 8,285

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: 502
Otero County Processing Center: 500
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: 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 359 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 216,688 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 Lovington
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village 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.

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