COVID-19

This new page on the Beat, as of March 18, 2020, will be dedicated to news on COVID-19 as we receive it. Some articles in front page news, in legal notices,  columns, in sports, in editorials or letters to the editor, as well as in local and non-local news releases may also pertain to COVID-19. So please look at all pages in the Beat for ongoing news.

Resources will support New Mexico hospitals; New Mexicans urged to get boosters, take precautions

SANTA FE – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) on Thursday welcomed the announcement of additional federal resources being sent to New Mexico to relieve overburdened hospital staff in the Albuquerque metro region. The action follows the state’s prior request for additional federal staffing support. As Omicron-fueled case counts continue to rise, the combination of federal medical teams and contracted staff coordinated by the state will provide relief to staff combating a surge in Omicron variant infections.

President Biden on Thursday announced the deployment of federal medical teams to six states, including New Mexico, as part of the administration’s strategy to address the surge in COVID-19 infections.

“I am grateful to President Biden and our federal partners for their continued support in our ongoing battle against COVID-19,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “New Mexico health care workers are counting on each and every one of us to do our part to ease their burden – get vaccinated, get boosted, and mask up.”

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:

Record high case counts today include historical (recently tested over the past 12 days) cases

SANTA FE: The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting a record high number of new COVID-19 cases in today's case count press release. The number of new cases reported to the state was impacted by a temporary disruption in the electronic lab (ELR) reporting feed, which has now been resolved. Case counts were also impacted by the receipt of historical results from one laboratory.

On background:
The disruption in the ELR feed resulted in an artificially low number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Tuesday's daily case count press release. Approximately, 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were received after resolution of the ELR reporting disruption and are included in today's COVID-19 epidemiology report. An additional 2,540 new cases were reported by one laboratory and these include cases that were recently tested over the past 12 days. These new cases just reported to the state are also included in today's epidemiology report.

Twenty-eight additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 27.4%

*Please note: Today’s reporting was impacted by the temporary disruption in the electronic lab feed. Approximately, 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were received after resolution of the electronic lab reporting disruption and are included in today’s COVID-19 epidemiology report. An additional 2,540 new cases were reported by one laboratory, and these include cases that were recently tested over the past 12 days. These new cases just reported to the state are also included in today’s epidemiology report.

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 6,919 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

2005 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Catron County
844 new cases in Chaves County
78 new cases in Cibola County
44 new cases in Colfax County
131 new cases in Curry County
12 new cases in De Baca County
1012 new cases in Doña Ana County
90 new cases in Eddy County
67 new cases in Grant County
19 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
12 new cases in Hidalgo County
265 new cases in Lea County
53 new cases in Lincoln County
41 new cases in Los Alamos County
36 new cases in Luna County
255 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Mora County
101 new cases in Otero County
30 new cases in Quay County
126 new cases in Rio Arriba County
49 new cases in Roosevelt County
427 new cases in Sandoval County
374 new cases in San Juan County
78 new cases in San Miguel County
488 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
25 new cases in Socorro County
42 new cases in Taos County
46 new cases in Torrance County
15 new cases in Union County
125 new cases in Valencia County
4 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 Lea County Correctional Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax 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 Wednesday reported twenty-eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

The Public Education Department has finally released the updated Toolkit which aligns to the current CDC guidelines regarding quarantining and isolation for Covid-19 exposures and positive cases. 

Please find the new toolkit below:

Technical issue artificially lowered daily case count, has now been resolved


SANTA FE: On Tuesday, January 11th, a temporary disruption in the electronic lab reporting (ELR) feed occurred which impacted the number of new COVID-19 case counts announced by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). The anomaly resulted in an artificial lowering of new COVID-19 cases as reported in Tuesday's daily case count press release.

The ELR reporting issue has now been resolved and all cases reported to the state will be included in the Wednesday, January 12th COVID-19 epidemiology report. The DOH will continue to inform the public of any reporting disruptions that may impact COVID-19 case counts.

Twenty-five additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 26.2%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 2,932 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
871 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
143 new cases in Chaves County
70 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
64 new cases in Curry County
5 new cases in De Baca County
302 new cases in Doña Ana County
110 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
140 new cases in Lea County
11 new cases in Lincoln County
33 new cases in Los Alamos County
27 new cases in Luna County
141 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
107 new cases in Otero County
19 new cases in Quay County
45 new cases in Rio Arriba County
41 new cases in Roosevelt County
220 new cases in Sandoval County
209 new cases in San Juan County
42 new cases in San Miguel County
193 new cases in Santa Fe County
11 new cases in Sierra County
17 new cases in Socorro County
29 new cases in Taos County
10 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
45 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

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

Thirty-seven additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 25.8%

Saturday, January 8, Sunday, January 9, and Monday, January 10

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 9,284 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

3228 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Catron County
139 new cases in Chaves County
146 new cases in Cibola County
34 new cases in Colfax County
161 new cases in Curry County
5 new cases in De Baca County
1038 new cases in Doña Ana County
122 new cases in Eddy County
111 new cases in Grant County
15 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Harding County
27 new cases in Hidalgo County
329 new cases in Lea County
65 new cases in Lincoln County
114 new cases in Los Alamos County
110 new cases in Luna County
514 new cases in McKinley County
13 new cases in Mora County
186 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Quay County
186 new cases in Rio Arriba County
26 new cases in Roosevelt County
600 new cases in Sandoval County
679 new cases in San Juan County
120 new cases in San Miguel County
658 new cases in Santa Fe County
26 new cases in Sierra County
57 new cases in Socorro County
142 new cases in Taos County
34 new cases in Torrance County
11 new cases in Union County
362 new cases in Valencia County
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

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

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