Two additional COVID-19 deaths

[Editor's Note: As the cases continue to drop, we may move this report to the Covid-19 page, and if and when we do away with that page, it will be come non-local news.]

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 66 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

21 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
5 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
2 new cases in Valencia County

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

One recent death:

A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual had underlying conditions.

One* death >30 days:

A male in his 40s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,340.

* COVID-related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Jun. 30 are:

88101 - 4
87105 - 3
87111 - 3
87121 - 3
87301 - 3
87401 - 3
87413 - 3
88021 - 3
87026 - 2
87114 - 2

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.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 205,542 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 59,118
Catron County: 97
Chaves County: 9,073
Cibola County: 2,909
Colfax County: 799
Curry County: 5,332
De Baca County: 178
Doña Ana County: 25,108
Eddy County: 6,955
Grant County: 1,751
Guadalupe County: 469
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 367
Lea County: 8,449
Lincoln County: 1,765
Los Alamos County: 538
Luna County: 3,382
McKinley County: 12,382
Mora County: 175
Otero County: 4,072
Quay County: 537
Rio Arriba County: 3,794
Roosevelt County: 2,030
Sandoval County: 12,250
San Juan County: 15,730
San Miguel County: 1,408
Santa Fe County: 10,614
Sierra County: 779
Socorro County: 1,330
Taos County: 1,721
Torrance County: 887
Union County: 260
Valencia County: 6,920

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: 449
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
Otero County Processing Center: 261
Torrance County Detention Facility: 202

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: 301
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 255
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 64 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 194,553 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:

Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences

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.

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