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Lea County adds 9 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and Sunday

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Lea County cumulative total added eight positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday and one positive test on Sunday.

The county now has 75 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the state began tracking test results. Of those 75 cases, the state says 21 have been designated as totally recovered.

In Lea County as of Monday, there has been tests on 4,040 people, with 75 of those testing positive for COVID-19.

Of those positive tests, 47 were for the 88240 or Hobbs zip code, 15 were for the 88260 or Lovington zip code, eight cases were for the 88242 or north Hobbs zip code, on case for 88231 or the Eunice zip code, one case for the 88267 or Tatum zip code and one case for the 88252 or Jal zip code. Four cases have not been assigned a location in Lea County, as of this posting.

No correctional facility or long-term care facility in Lea County has had any positive tests for COVID-19, per the state health department and there have been no deaths due to COVID-19 in Lea County.

In nearby Eddy County now has 56 cases. To the north of Lea County, Roosevelt County has 54 cases and Curry has 111. Northwest of Lea County, Chaves County now has 66 cases.

As of Monday, there are 4,742 COVID-19 cases statewide designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 128 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 22 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 16 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 11 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 8 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 32 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 11 new cases in San Juan County
  • 5 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Sierra County
  • 2 new cases in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Monday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 469.

Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident but has been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Bernalillo County. Previously reported numbers included nine cases reported among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility that have been corrected to be reported among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,694 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,828

Catron County: 2

Chaves County: 66

Cibola County: 197

Colfax County: 9

Curry County: 111

Doña Ana County: 734

Eddy County: 56

Grant County: 17

Guadalupe County: 20

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 39

Lea County: 75

Lincoln County: 7

Los Alamos County: 7

Luna County: 55

McKinley County: 3,105

Otero County: 32

Quay County: 5

Rio Arriba County: 79

Roosevelt County: 54

Sandoval County: 681

San Juan County: 2,194

San Miguel County: 18

Santa Fe County: 201

Sierra County: 7

Socorro County: 58

Taos County: 35

Torrance County: 36

Union County: 5

Valencia County: 97

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
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

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
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 412
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 139 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 long-term care and acute care facilities:

  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
  • Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
  • Belen Meadows in Belen
  • Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
  • Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
  • Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
  • Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
  • Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
  • Good Samaritan Society in Grants
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
  • Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
  • 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
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
  • Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
  • Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sundance Care Home in Gallup
  • Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • 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.

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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