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Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 227 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

65 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
49 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
6 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Union County
6 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 551.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Eddy County, one in Mora County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Socorro County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. July 13's update included reporting the death of a male in his 90s from San Juan County who was reported to have no underlying conditions - the individual did have underlying conditions, we regret the typo. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,514 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,200
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 184
Cibola County: 253
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 267
Doña Ana County: 1,536
Eddy County: 150
Grant County: 41
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 75
Lea County: 291
Lincoln County: 25
Los Alamos County: 13
Luna County: 132
McKinley County: 3,679
Mora County: 2
Otero County: 83
Quay County: 17
Rio Arriba County: 140
Roosevelt County:81
Sandoval County: 853
San Juan County: 2,742
San Miguel County: 28
Santa Fe County: 352
Sierra County: 16
Socorro County: 65
Taos County: 59
Torrance County: 49
Union County:14
Valencia County: 198

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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 458
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 171 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 6,429 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

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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