Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 543 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
· 88 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 1 new case in Catron County
· 42 new cases in Chaves County
· 9 new cases in Cibola County
· 1 new case in Colfax County
· 18 new cases in Curry County
· 74 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 31 new cases in Eddy County
· 5 new cases in Grant County
· 108 new cases in Lea County
· 16 new cases in Lincoln County
· 1 new case in Los Alamos County
· 1 new case in Luna County
· 33 new cases in McKinley County
· 1 new case in Mora County
· 14 new cases in Otero County
· 4 new cases in Quay County
· 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 14 new cases in Sandoval County
· 30 new cases in San Juan County
· 11 new cases in San Miguel County
· 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 1 new case in Sierra County
· 4 new cases in Socorro County
· 10 new cases in Taos County
· 2 new cases in Torrance County
· 9 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported fifteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
· A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County.
· A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 90s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 40s from Los Alamos County.
· A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from San Miguel County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,577.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Sep. 8 are:
· 88240 – 53
· 88260 – 33
· 88201 – 21
· 88220 – 21
· 88001 – 18
· 88101 – 18
· 88203 – 18
· 87121 – 16
· 88012 – 16
· 88011 – 14
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 238,430 COVID-19 cases:
· Bernalillo County: 67,547
· Catron County: 133
· Chaves County: 11,115
· Cibola County: 3,127
· Colfax County: 994
· Curry County: 6,590
· De Baca County: 212
· Doña Ana County: 27,452
· Eddy County: 9,508
· Grant County: 1,937
· Guadalupe County: 549
· Harding County: 14
· Hidalgo County: 519
· Lea County: 11,880
· Lincoln County: 2,381
· Los Alamos County: 630
· Luna County: 3,663
· McKinley County: 13,390
· Mora County: 230
· Otero County: 5,029
· Quay County: 782
· Rio Arriba County: 4,274
· Roosevelt County: 2,457
· Sandoval County: 13,992
· San Juan County: 17,433
· San Miguel County: 2,076
· Santa Fe County: 11,851
· Sierra County: 894
· Socorro County: 1,516
· Taos County: 2,096
· Torrance County: 1,113
· Union County: 283
· Valencia County: 7,977
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: 455
· Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 481
· Otero County Processing Center: 491
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 349
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: 312
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 169
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130
· 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: 233
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76
As of today, there are 394 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 206,242 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:
· Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
· Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
· Avamere in Roswell
· Avista Senior Living (Brookdale Senior Living) in Albuquerque
· Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
· BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
· BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
· BeeHive Homes Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Portales
· BeeHive Homes Roswell
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
· Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
· Casa del Norte in Albuquerque
· Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
· Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
· Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
· Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
· Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
· Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
· Haven Care Aspen House in Albuquerque
· Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
· Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
· La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
· La Vida Llena Community in Albuquerque
· Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
· Life Care Center in Farmington
· Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mission Arch Center in Roswell
· MorningStar Memory Care at North Ridge in Albuquerque
· The Neighborhood Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho
· Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
· Princeton Place in Albuquerque
· The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
· Retirement Ranches in Clovis
· The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
· Roberta’s Family Care Home Assisted Living in Anton Chico
· Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
· Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Silver Wings Assisted Living at Academy in Albuquerque
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
· The Woodmark at Uptown in 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. Wear a mask when in public and around others. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible.
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.
James Walton, Communications Specialist | James.Walton@state.nm.us
Baylee Rawson, Communications Specialist | Baylee.Rawson@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.