Four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 100 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

29 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
11 new cases in Valencia County

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

Four recent deaths:

A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 0s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in her 60s 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 4,330.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Jun. 22 are:

87031 - 8
87114 - 6
87401 - 6
87120 - 5
87701 - 4
88007 - 4
88081 - 4
87035 - 3
87123 - 3
87821 - 3

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 two cases in Doña Ana County that have been identified as duplicates and one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab-confirmed; these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 205,058 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 58,976
Catron County: 98
Chaves County: 9,065
Cibola County: 2,901
Colfax County: 799
Curry County: 5,321
De Baca County: 178
Doña Ana County: 25,074
Eddy County: 6,939
Grant County: 1,748
Guadalupe County: 463
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 366
Lea County: 8,445
Lincoln County: 1,763
Los Alamos County: 537
Luna County: 3,376
McKinley County: 12,371
Mora County: 173
Otero County: 4,059
Quay County: 537
Rio Arriba County: 3,754
Roosevelt County: 2,029
Sandoval County: 12,226
San Juan County: 15,680
San Miguel County: 1,402
Santa Fe County: 10,578
Sierra County: 781
Socorro County: 1,325
Taos County: 1,709
Torrance County: 884
Union County: 259
Valencia County: 6,890

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: 447
Otero County Processing Center: 257
Torrance County Detention Facility: 204

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: 253
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: 219
Roswell Correctional Center: 229
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

As of today, there are 79 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 193,694 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:

The Aristocrat Assisted Living in Alamogordo
Beehive Homes Clovis
Beehive Homes Farmington
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
Sugar Hollow Assisted Living in Albuquerque

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.