COVID-19

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Sixteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,611 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

333 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
55 new cases in Chaves County
16 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Colfax County
18 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in De Baca County
221 new cases in Doña Ana County
30 new cases in Eddy County
67 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
22 new cases in Lea County
54 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
29 new cases in Luna County
79 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
50 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
29 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
85 new cases in Sandoval County
287 new cases in San Juan County
18 new cases in San Miguel County
58 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
38 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
57 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County

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

Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,166 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

272 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Catron County
36 new cases in Chaves County
20 new cases in Cibola County
13 new cases in Colfax County
12 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
103 new cases in Doña Ana County
24 new cases in Eddy County
64 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
12 new cases in Hidalgo County
20 new cases in Lea County
15 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
78 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
57 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
67 new cases in Rio Arriba County
13 new cases in Roosevelt County
52 new cases in Sandoval County
176 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
47 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
9 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
30 new cases in Valencia County

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

Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 675 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

175 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
5 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
12 new cases in Colfax County
17 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
83 new cases in Doña Ana County
20 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
13 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
11 new cases in Luna County
44 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
33 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
20 new cases in Rio Arriba County
10 new cases in Roosevelt County
42 new cases in Sandoval County
76 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
27 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
11 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County

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

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,630 new cases, totaling 277,835
Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths - Saturday, October 30, Sunday, October 31, and Monday, November 1

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 2,630 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

658 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Catron County
68 new cases in Chaves County
23 new cases in Cibola County
22 new cases in Colfax County
37 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in De Baca County
329 new cases in Doña Ana County
40 new cases in Eddy County
70 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
31 new cases in Lea County
36 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
35 new cases in Luna County
135 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Mora County
153 new cases in Otero County
11 new cases in Quay County
74 new cases in Rio Arriba County
31 new cases in Roosevelt County
143 new cases in Sandoval County
404 new cases in San Juan County
21 new cases in San Miguel County
102 new cases in Santa Fe County
11 new cases in Sierra County
13 new cases in Socorro County
55 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
82 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
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 twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Ten additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,055 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

235 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
30 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
12 new cases in Colfax County
11 new cases in Curry County
5 new cases in De Baca County
113 new cases in Doña Ana County
26 new cases in Eddy County
38 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
16 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
9 new cases in Luna County
64 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Mora County
90 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
51 new cases in Sandoval County
172 new cases in San Juan County
13 new cases in San Miguel County
34 new cases in Santa Fe County
8 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
7 new cases in Torrance County
58 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

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

The following PDF was written and compiled by a Grant County resident. The person wished the name to be withheld. 

On November 2, Grant County was still high at #4. 

Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,309 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

304 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
63 new cases in Chaves County
16 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Colfax County
9 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
200 new cases in Doña Ana County
41 new cases in Eddy County
54 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Harding County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
23 new cases in Lea County
32 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
16 new cases in Luna County
87 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
35 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
41 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
36 new cases in Sandoval County
167 new cases in San Juan County
22 new cases in San Miguel County
41 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
16 new cases in Socorro County
21 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
44 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

12 recent deaths:

A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 40s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana 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 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Village at Northrise - Desert Willow facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the BeeHive Homes Gallup facility.
A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,039.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Oct. 28 are:

87401 - 85
88001 - 46
88203 - 42
88012 - 36
87123 - 34
87121 - 33
87031 - 31
87105 - 31
88220 - 30
88011 - 29

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 274,155 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 76,290
Catron County: 216
Chaves County: 12,758
Cibola County: 3,693
Colfax County: 1,331
Curry County: 7,381
De Baca County: 244
Doña Ana County: 30,345
Eddy County: 10,929
Grant County: 2,671
Guadalupe County: 610
Harding County: 44
Hidalgo County: 578
Lea County: 13,588
Lincoln County: 2,996
Los Alamos County: 796
Luna County: 4,006
McKinley County: 15,025
Mora County: 370
Otero County: 6,742
Quay County: 1,032
Rio Arriba County: 4,937
Roosevelt County: 2,734
Sandoval County: 16,140
San Juan County: 21,652
San Miguel County: 2,623
Santa Fe County: 13,198
Sierra County: 1,065
Socorro County: 1,739
Taos County: 2,431
Torrance County: 1,416
Union County: 354
Valencia County: 9,251

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: 547
Otero County Processing Center: 565
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: 331
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 257
Lea County Correctional Facility: 765
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 424 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 241,669 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 of Four Hills in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes Gallup
Bellamah House in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de la Reina Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
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 Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Gingrich Home For the Elderly in Farmington
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society - Las Cruces Village Las Cruces
Haciendas at Grace Village in Las Cruces
Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia (Welbrook Senior Living) in Las Cruces
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Memory Care at North Ridge in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Seniorcare LLC - Raven House in Albuquerque
Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
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
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.

Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 959 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

217 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Catron County
40 new cases in Chaves County
17 new cases in Cibola County
9 new cases in Colfax County
19 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
49 new cases in Doña Ana County
24 new cases in Eddy County
69 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
30 new cases in Lea County
25 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
15 new cases in Luna County
87 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
25 new cases in Otero County
10 new cases in Quay County
44 new cases in Rio Arriba County
16 new cases in Roosevelt County
64 new cases in Sandoval County
77 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
39 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Socorro County
22 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
25 new cases in Valencia County

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

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