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N.M. adds 155 new COVID-19 cases, new cases in Chaves, Curry & Roosevelt

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 155 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new case in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new case in Curry County
  • 4 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 53 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 3 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 56 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 2 new cases in Valencia County
  • 7  new cases among federal detainees at the ICE Otero County Processing Center
  • 3 new cases among federal detainees at the Otero County Prison Facility

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

  • A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Village at Alameda in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 100s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Village at Alameda in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.
  • A second female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.
  • A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.
  • A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.
  • A second female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
  • A female in her 100s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
  • A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 231.

Previously reported numbers included 3 cases that were duplicates, 1 from Bernalillo County and 2 from San Juan County – these errors have been corrected.  Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 5,364 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,124

Catron County: 2

Chaves County: 30

Cibola County: 93

Colfax County: 5

Curry County: 34

Doña Ana County: 249

Eddy County: 14

Grant County: 15

Guadalupe County: 17

Harding County: 1

Lea County: 15

Lincoln County: 2

Los Alamos County: 6

Luna County: 8

McKinley County: 1,681

Otero County: 8

Quay County: 5

Rio Arriba County: 28

Roosevelt County: 13

Sandoval County: 477

San Juan County: 1,203

San Miguel County: 7

Santa Fe County: 113

Sierra County: 1

Socorro County: 49

Taos County: 22

Torrance County: 18

Union County: 3

Valencia County: 59

The Department of Health currently reports 38 COVID-19 cases among federal detainees at the Otero County Processing Center, an ICE facility in Otero County, 1 COVID-19 case among federal detainees at the Torrance County Detention Facility in Torrance County, and 21 COVID-19 cases among individuals being held by the U.S. Marshals Service at the Otero County Prison Facility.

The Department of Health currently reports 2 COVID-19 cases among federal detainees at the Cibola County Correctional Center in Cibola County. Due to a reporting error, these cases were previously accounted for within the total case count for Bernalillo County.

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

As of today, there are 200 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 1,515 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 at the following congregate living and acute care facilities:

  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehab in Albuquerque
  • Aztec Health Care in Aztec
  • Beehive Homes in Farmington
  • Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • Brio Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho​
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sundance Care Home in Gallup
  • Taos Living Center in Taos
  • Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
  • Tungland Corporation in Farmington
  • 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.

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.
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