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Update includes six additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 175 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

16 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Lea County
44 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
42 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
1 new case in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
11 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
26 new cases new cases among federal detainees at the ICE Otero County Processing Center

The Department of Health on Saturday also reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was hospitalized. The individual was a resident of the Uptown Genesis facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was hospitalized. 

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 308.

Previously reported numbers included: five cases that were identified as duplicates (3 cases in Bernalillo County, 1 case in McKinley County and 1 case in Valencia County); two cases that has since been determined to be an out-of-state residents ( 1 case in Doña Ana County, and 1 case in McKinley County); one case previously consider to be out-of-state has been identified as a San Juan County resident; one case has been added to the Torrance County Detention Facility – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 6,795 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,326
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 36
Cibola County: 122
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 46
Doña Ana County: 391
Eddy County: 17
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 19
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 1
Lea County: 23
Lincoln County: 3
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 8
McKinley County: 2,128
Otero County: 12
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 36
Roosevelt County: 33
Sandoval County: 534
San Juan County: 1,533
San Miguel County: 11
Santa Fe County: 130
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 49
Taos County: 23
Torrance County: 19
Union County: 3
Valencia County: 69

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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 50
Otero County Processing Center: 92
Torrance County Detention Facility: 2

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: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 40

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

As of today, there are 208 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 2,357 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 congregate living and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Taos Living Center in Taos
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

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. Stay home.

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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

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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