One additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 223 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

75 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
16 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
36 new cases in San Juan County
17 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
8 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

One recent death:

A female in her 70s 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 4,113.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday,
May. 14 are:

87401 - 10
87109 - 9
87507 - 9
87105 - 8
87123 - 8
87114 - 7
87402 - 7
88101 - 7
87113 - 6
87417 - 6

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. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate; one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed; three cases have been determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Grant County, one in McKinley County, one in Union County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 200,650 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 57,848
Catron County: 93
Chaves County: 8,971
Cibola County: 2,880
Colfax County: 763
Curry County: 5,203
De Baca County: 158
Doña Ana County: 24,762
Eddy County: 6,845
Grant County: 1,709
Guadalupe County: 404
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 362
Lea County: 8,287
Lincoln County: 1,705
Los Alamos County: 526
Luna County: 3,342
McKinley County: 12,297
Mora County: 170
Otero County: 3,918
Quay County: 506
Rio Arriba County: 3,601
Roosevelt County: 1,963
Sandoval County: 11,981
San Juan County: 15,070
San Miguel County: 1,353
Santa Fe County: 10,285
Sierra County: 767
Socorro County: 1,317
Taos County: 1,671
Torrance County: 774
Union County: 247
Valencia County: 6,744

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: 445
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
Otero County Processing Center: 200
Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 298
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 252
Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 112 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 185,779 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:

Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Genesis Rio Rancho Center
Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
Welbrook Senior Living 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. 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, 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.