Fourteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 630 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

116 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
20 new cases in Chaves County
15 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Colfax County
7 new cases in Curry County
77 new cases in Doña Ana County
15 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
18 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
63 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
24 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
16 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
59 new cases in Sandoval County
101 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
18 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
14 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

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

13 recent deaths:

A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 40s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second female in her 40s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County.
A male in his 50s from Otero County.
A second male in his 50s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

1* death > 30 days:

A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,966.

*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, Oct. 20 are:

87401 - 36
87124 - 27
87144 - 20
88001 - 19
87121 - 17
88011 - 17
87114 - 14
87301 - 14
87416 - 13
88310 - 13

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 266,777 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 74,523
Catron County: 200
Chaves County: 12,512
Cibola County: 3,604
Colfax County: 1,268
Curry County: 7,273
De Baca County: 235
Doña Ana County: 29,572
Eddy County: 10,761
Grant County: 2,359
Guadalupe County: 604
Harding County: 43
Hidalgo County: 565
Lea County: 13,436
Lincoln County: 2,853
Los Alamos County: 786
Luna County: 3,896
McKinley County: 14,628
Mora County: 362
Otero County: 6,362
Quay County: 1,002
Rio Arriba County: 4,721
Roosevelt County: 2,684
Sandoval County: 15,729
San Juan County: 20,563
San Miguel County: 2,558
Santa Fe County: 12,941
Sierra County: 1,035
Socorro County: 1,685
Taos County: 2,334
Torrance County: 1,383
Union County: 348
Valencia County: 9,006

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: 546
Otero County Processing Center: 549
Torrance County Detention Facility: 353

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: 331
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 176
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 224
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 235
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76

As of today, there are 365 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 236,987 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement in Los Alamos
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
BeeHive Homes Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Four Hills in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Gallup
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de la Reina Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
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
Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society - Las Cruces Village Las Cruces
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia (Welbrook Senior Living) in Las Cruces
Life Care Center in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
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
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
Seniorcare LLC - Raven House in Albuquerque
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Village at Northrise - Desert Willow in Las Cruces
Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
Willow Manor Residential Care Center in Deming

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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