Twenty-one additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 12.2%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,409 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

420 new cases in Bernalillo County
40 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
17 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in De Baca County
230 new cases in Doña Ana County
37 new cases in Eddy County
27 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
12 new cases in Lea County
19 new cases in Lincoln County
7 new cases in Los Alamos County
15 new cases in Luna County
81 new cases in McKinley County
45 new cases in Otero County
13 new cases in Quay County
32 new cases in Rio Arriba County
20 new cases in Roosevelt County
116 new cases in Sandoval County
82 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in San Miguel County
59 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
9 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
6 new cases in Union County
69 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

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

Eighteen recent deaths:

A male <20 from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 40s from Harding County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Three* deaths > 30 days:

A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,310.

*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, Nov. 24 are:

87120 - 61
87121 - 55
87105 - 46
87124 - 41
88012 - 41
87031 - 39
87301 - 39
87114 - 35
88011 - 35
88081 - 32

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 308,091 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 85,278
Catron County: 254
Chaves County: 13,639
Cibola County: 4,042
Colfax County: 1,594
Curry County: 7,819
De Baca County: 318
Doña Ana County: 35,350
Eddy County: 11,590
Grant County: 3,610
Guadalupe County: 652
Harding County: 50
Hidalgo County: 630
Lea County: 13,964
Lincoln County: 3,377
Los Alamos County: 901
Luna County: 4,464
McKinley County: 16,517
Mora County: 395
Otero County: 8,114
Quay County: 1,250
Rio Arriba County: 5,618
Roosevelt County: 2,979
Sandoval County: 18,284
San Juan County: 26,113
San Miguel County: 2,961
Santa Fe County: 14,627
Sierra County: 1,267
Socorro County: 2,026
Taos County: 2,801
Torrance County: 1,632
Union County: 418
Valencia County: 10,510

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: 548
Otero County Processing Center: 610
Torrance County Detention Facility: 356

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: 346
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 257
Lea County Correctional Facility: 765
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 210
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 131
Otero County Prison Facility: 477
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 231
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 237
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 177
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 78

As of today, there are 648 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 261,131 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere in Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Bear Canyon Rehab in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes in Clovis
BeeHive Homes in Roswell
Beehive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Haciendas at Grace Village in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia (Welbrook Senior Living) in Las Cruces
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
The Legacy in Santa Fe
Life Care Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sandia Ridge Genesis in Albuquerque
Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Taos Living Center in Taos
Taos Retirement Village in Taos
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
Village at Northrise - Desert Willow in Las Cruces
Village at Northrise - Morningside in Las Cruces
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
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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