On Monday, state health officials announced Lea County added one new positive test for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 24. On Tuesday New Mexico state health officials announced no new cases for Lea County but did announce 107 additional positive tests statewide for COVID-19.
The 24 positive tests are out of 2,605 tests given in Lea County. Of those 24 positive test, 17 reside in Hobbs 88240 zip code, according to the state’s website. One case resides north of Hobbs in the 88240 zip code and five cases reside in Lovington zip code. The website does not indicate where the final patient resides.
As of today, there are 2,564 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health. Of the 24 in Lea County, the state has officially said two have fully recovered.
Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 15 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 2 new cases in Chaves County
- 1 new case in Cibola County
- 3 new cases in Curry County
- 4 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 22 new cases in McKinley County
- 3 new cases in Otero County
- 2 new cases in Sandoval County
- 26 new cases in San Juan County
- 1 new case in Taos County
- 12 new cases in Torrance County
- 1 new case in Valencia County
- 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
- 14 new cases among federal detainees held by ICE at the Torrance County Detention Facility
The Department of Health on Tuesday also reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
- A male in his 60s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
- A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 325.
Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in McKinley County, one in San Juan County) and one case in San Juan County has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 7,130 positive tests for COVID-19:
Bernalillo County: 1,362
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 42
Cibola County: 130
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 49
Doña Ana County: 428
Eddy County: 19
Grant County: 15
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 1
Lea County: 24
Lincoln County: 2
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 7
McKinley County: 2,236
Otero County: 17
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 37
Roosevelt County: 36
Sandoval County: 546
San Juan County: 1,605
San Miguel County: 15
Santa Fe County: 133
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 49
Taos County: 24
Torrance County: 32
Union County: 3
Valencia County: 73
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: 52
- Otero County Processing Center: 92
- Torrance County Detention Facility: 16
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: 1
- Otero County Prison Facility: 42
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 211 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.
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 congregate living and acute care facilities:
- Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
- Aztec Health Care in Aztec
- Beehive Homes in Farmington
- Bonney Family Home in Gallup
- Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
- Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
- Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
- Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
- Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
- Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
- 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
- MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
- Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
- Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
- Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
- Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
- Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
- San Juan Center in Farmington
- Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
- Sundance Care Home in Gallup
- Taos Living Center in Taos
- Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
- 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.