Five additional COVID-19 deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 329 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
· 113 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 17 new cases in Chaves County
· 2 new cases in Cibola County
· 5 new cases in Colfax County
· 5 new cases in Curry County
· 22 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 34 new cases in Eddy County
· 3 new cases in Grant County
· 18 new cases in Lea County
· 9 new cases in Lincoln County
· 3 new cases in Los Alamos County
· 3 new cases in Luna County
· 10 new cases in McKinley County
· 6 new cases in Otero County
· 1 new case in Quay County
· 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 19 new cases in Sandoval County
· 16 new cases in San Juan County
· 3 new cases in San Miguel County
· 20 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 1 new case in Sierra County
· 1 new case in Taos County
· 2 new cases in Torrance County
· 5 new cases in Valencia County
· 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Four recent deaths:
· A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 10s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
One* death >30 days:
· A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,407.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Jul. 28 are:
· 88220 – 23
· 87120 – 21
· 87114 – 17
· 87121 – 17
· 88203 – 12
· 87124 – 10
· 88210 – 10
· 88240 – 9
· 87105 – 8
· 87111 – 8
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.
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 209,684 COVID-19 cases:
· Bernalillo County: 60,431
· Catron County: 98
· Chaves County: 9,182
· Cibola County: 2,934
· Colfax County: 818
· Curry County: 5,443
· De Baca County: 178
· Doña Ana County: 25,400
· Eddy County: 7,245
· Grant County: 1,777
· Guadalupe County: 478
· Harding County: 13
· Hidalgo County: 408
· Lea County: 8,590
· Lincoln County: 1,818
· Los Alamos County: 551
· Luna County: 3,435
· McKinley County: 12,514
· Mora County: 179
· Otero County: 4,177
· Quay County: 550
· Rio Arriba County: 3,893
· Roosevelt County: 2,072
· Sandoval County: 12,537
· San Juan County: 15,948
· San Miguel County: 1,468
· Santa Fe County: 10,853
· Sierra County: 787
· Socorro County: 1,343
· Taos County: 1,802
· Torrance County: 902
· Union County: 261
· Valencia County: 7,072
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: 451
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 452
· Otero County Processing Center: 395
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 237
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: 302
· 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 133 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 196,723 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:
· Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
· GoodLife Senior Living and Memory Care in Artesia
· Good Life Senior Living in Portales
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
· Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
· Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
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. If you are sick or unvaccinated, wear a mask 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.
Baylee Rawson, Communications Specialist | Baylee.Rawson@state.nm.us
Dr. Hannah Long, Communications Specialist | Hannah.Long@state.nm.us
The Department of Health works to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and deliver services to all New Mexicans. As New Mexico’s largest state agency, DOH offers public health services in all 33 counties and collaborates with 23 Native American tribes, Pueblos and nations.