Thirteen additional COVID-19 deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 762 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
· 119 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 67 new cases in Chaves County
· 5 new cases in Cibola County
· 12 new cases in Colfax County
· 30 new cases in Curry County
· 83 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 80 new cases in Eddy County
· 10 new cases in Grant County
· 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
· 89 new cases in Lea County
· 18 new cases in Lincoln County
· 1 new case in Los Alamos County
· 8 new cases in Luna County
· 23 new cases in McKinley County
· 1 new case in Mora County
· 28 new cases in Otero County
· 8 new cases in Quay County
· 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 5 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 32 new cases in Sandoval County
· 58 new cases in San Juan County
· 4 new cases in San Miguel County
· 25 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 5 new cases in Sierra County
· 6 new cases in Socorro County
· 4 new cases in Taos County
· 3 new cases in Torrance County
· 2 new cases in Union County
· 20 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 Friday reported thirteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Ten recent deaths:
· A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
· A second female in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
· A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 50s from Sandoval 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 female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
Three* deaths >30 days:
· A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual 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 4,675.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Sep. 17 are:
88240 – 44
88220 – 43
88210 – 33
88203 – 31
88001 – 30
88201 – 29
88101 – 27
88260 – 25
88310 – 21
87401 – 19
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 244,720 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 69,097
Catron County: 134
Chaves County: 11,504
Cibola County: 3,204
Colfax County: 1,069
Curry County: 6,840
De Baca County: 217
Doña Ana County: 28,027
Eddy County: 9,864
Grant County: 1,991
Guadalupe County: 561
Harding County: 14
Hidalgo County: 526
Lea County: 12,497
Lincoln County: 2,523
Los Alamos County: 639
Luna County: 3,725
McKinley County: 13,541
Mora County: 255
Otero County: 5,231
Quay County: 837
Rio Arriba County: 4,351
Roosevelt County: 2,521
Sandoval County: 14,378
San Juan County: 17,792
San Miguel County: 2,242
Santa Fe County: 12,026
Sierra County: 930
Socorro County: 1,566
Taos County: 2,165
Torrance County: 1,168
Union County: 303
Valencia County: 8,165
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: 500
· Otero County Processing Center: 496
· 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: 315
· 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: 222
· Roswell Correctional Center: 229
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 234
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76
As of today, there are 354 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 212,750 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
· All Care Assisted Living in Clovis
· Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan
· Avamere in Roswell
· Avista Senior Living (Brookdale Senior Living) in Albuquerque
· Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
· BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
· BeeHive Homes Clovis
· BeeHive Homes Roswell
· BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
· Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
· Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
· Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
· Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
· Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
· Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
· Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
· Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
· Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
· Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
· Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
· Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
· Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
· Haven Care Aspen House in Albuquerque
· Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
· Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
· La Vida Llena Assisted Living 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 Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
· 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
· Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
· Retirement Ranches in Clovis
· The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
· The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
· Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
· Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
· Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
· Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
· Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· South Valley Care 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
· Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
· Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
· Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
· 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 (Jim) Walton, Communications Specialist | James.Walton@state.nm.us
Lealia Nelson, Internal Communications Coordinator | LealiaA.Nelson@state.nm.us | (505) 699-9237
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.