Thirty-six additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 27.8%
*Please note: Today's reporting is back to normal. Case counts are all current.

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 5,547 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
1513 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Catron County
244 new cases in Chaves County
44 new cases in Cibola County
28 new cases in Colfax County
88 new cases in Curry County
11 new cases in De Baca County
994 new cases in Doña Ana County
147 new cases in Eddy County
64 new cases in Grant County
5 new cases in Guadalupe County
11 new cases in Hidalgo County
212 new cases in Lea County
104 new cases in Lincoln County
15 new cases in Los Alamos County
42 new cases in Luna County
246 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
121 new cases in Otero County
26 new cases in Quay County
75 new cases in Rio Arriba County
70 new cases in Roosevelt County
359 new cases in Sandoval County
416 new cases in San Juan County
119 new cases in San Miguel County
320 new cases in Santa Fe County
19 new cases in Sierra County
49 new cases in Socorro County
38 new cases in Taos County
21 new cases in Torrance County
9 new cases in Union County
127 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

The Department of Health on Thursday reported thirty-six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Twenty-one recent deaths:
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Genesis Healthcare Uptown facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Grant County.
A female in her 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Los Alamos County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
Fifteen* deaths > 30 days:
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
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 was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 90s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 20s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from San Miguel County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Torrance County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 6,109.
*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 Thursday, Jan. 13 are:
87121 - 202
87114 - 177
88001 - 173
87120 - 160
88005 - 159
88011 - 146
88012 - 139
87401 - 130
87507 - 126
87124 - 125
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 393,736 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 112,580
Catron County: 321
Chaves County: 17,239
Cibola County: 4,989
Colfax County: 1,925
Curry County: 9,826
De Baca County: 459
Doña Ana County: 46,365
Eddy County: 13,509
Grant County: 4,986
Guadalupe County: 779
Harding County: 61
Hidalgo County: 827
Lea County: 16,565
Lincoln County: 4,106
Los Alamos County: 1,439
Luna County: 5,237
McKinley County: 19,496
Mora County: 534
Otero County: 10,048
Quay County: 1,704
Rio Arriba County: 7,165
Roosevelt County: 3,892
Sandoval County: 24,148
San Juan County: 31,062
San Miguel County: 4,036
Santa Fe County: 20,155
Sierra County: 1,601
Socorro County: 2,823
Taos County: 3,719
Torrance County: 2,109
Union County: 605
Valencia County: 13,925
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: 459
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 587
Otero County Processing Center: 715
Torrance County Detention Facility: 385
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: 395
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 258
Lea County Correctional Facility: 766
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 214
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 131
Otero County Prison Facility: 544
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 233
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 241
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 257
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 86
As of today, there are 609 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 321,858 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 of Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehab
Amaran Assisted Living, Albquerque
American Heritage Home, Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and rehab (San Pedro Nursing), Artesia
Aspen Ridge Assisted Living, Los Alamos
Atria Vista Del Rio (Morada), Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehab, Albuquerque
Bee Hive Homes Of Edgewood, Edgewood
Beehive Homes of San Pedro, Albuquerque
Beehive Homes, Bosque Farms
Beehive Homes, Clovis
Beehive Homes, Farmington
Beehive Homes, Roswell
Belen Meadows
Blue Horizon Assisted Living, Las Cruces
Brookdale Valencia, Albuquerque
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Las Cruces
Camino Healthcare (now called Odelia Healthcare), ABQ
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, Alamogordo
Casa De Carino, Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center, Las Cruces
Casa de Palomas, Albuquerque
Casa Del Sol Center, Las Cruces
Casa Maria, Roswell
Casa Real Genesis, Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn, Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab (Genesis)
Clovis Healthcare and rehab, Clovis
Desert Peaks Assisted Living, Las Cruces
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hobbs
El Castillo Retirement, Santa Fe
Fairwinds Assisted Living, Rio Rancho
Fort Bayard Medical Center
Genesis Rio Rancho Center
Genesis San Juan Center, Farmington
Genesis Silver City Care Center, Silver City
Good Life Senior living & Memory Care, Los Lunas
Good Life Senior Living And Memory Care, Artesia
Good Life Senior Living, Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Betty Dare, Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Nursing
Good Samaritan, Las Cruces
Good Samaritan, Socorro
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
La Posada Assisted Living, Las Cruces
Ladera Center Genesis, Albuquerque
Laguna Rainbow Care, Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home, Carlsbad
Landmark Desert Gardens Assisted Living, Hobbs
Las Palomas Genesis, Albuquerque
Life Care Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living of North ABQ Acres, Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living , Albuquerque (High Assets Way)
LifeSpire Assisted Living, Rio Rancho
Little Roses Home of the SW, Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor, Gallup
McKinley Care Center, Gallup
Meadows Home, NM Behavioral Health Institute, Las Vegas
Mimbres Nursing Home, Deming
Miners Colfax Medical Center, Raton
Mission Arch Center (Roswell)
Morningstar Of Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Morningstar Memory Care at Northridge, Albuquerque
NM State Veterans Home, TorC
Palmilla Senior Living, Albuquerque
Princeton Place, Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches-Clovis
Retreat Healthcare, Rio Rancho
Sandia Ridge Genesis, Albuquerque
Sandia View Bosque Trails, Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living, Albuquerque
Santa Clara Assisted Living, Santa Clara
Santa Fe Care Center, Santa Fe
Senior Living Systems, Los Lunas
Sierra Healthcare Center, TorC
Skies Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Genesis, Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing & Rehabilitation, Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center, Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites, Albuquerque
St Anthony's Healthcare, Clovis
Sunny Day Assisted Living, Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing home, Roswell
The Montebello on Academy, Albuquerque
The Rio Las Estancias, Albuquerque
The Suites Rio Vista, Rio Rancho
The Village at Alameda, Albuquerque
The Watermark at Cherry Hills, Albuquerque
The Woodmark at Uptown, Albuquerque
UpTown Genesis, Albuquerque
Village at Northrise - Desert Willow II Memory care, Las Cruces
Village at Northrise - Desert Willow I Nursing, Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living, Las Cruces (Now called Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia)
Westwind House Assisted Living, Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living, Clovis
White Sands Healthcare, Hobbs
Willow Manor, 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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