Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 13.0%
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,444 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
· 447 new cases in Bernalillo County
· 75 new cases in Chaves County
· 18 new cases in Cibola County
· 7 new cases in Colfax County
· 29 new cases in Curry County
· 10 new cases in De Baca County
· 211 new cases in Doña Ana County
· 37 new cases in Eddy County
· 20 new cases in Grant County
· 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
· 23 new cases in Lea County
· 12 new cases in Lincoln County
· 6 new cases in Los Alamos County
· 26 new cases in Luna County
· 42 new cases in McKinley County
· 1 new case in Mora County
· 29 new cases in Otero County
· 11 new cases in Quay County
· 23 new cases in Rio Arriba County
· 11 new cases in Roosevelt County
· 98 new cases in Sandoval County
· 94 new cases in San Juan County
· 25 new cases in San Miguel County
· 75 new cases in Santa Fe County
· 3 new cases in Sierra County
· 17 new cases in Socorro County
· 8 new cases in Taos County
· 5 new cases in Torrance County
· 5 new cases in Union County
· 71 new cases in Valencia County
· 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
· 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported fifteen additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Twelve recent deaths:
· A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County.
· A male in his 30s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A female in her 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
· A female in her 60s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized.
Three* deaths > 30 days:
· A female in her 30s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
· A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,445.
*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Dec. 8 are:
· 87121 – 85
· 87031 – 53
· 87124 – 47
· 88001 – 45
· 87401 – 40
· 87105 – 38
· 87114 – 38
· 88012 – 37
· 88203 – 37
· 87120 – 34
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 326,713 COVID-19 cases:
· Bernalillo County: 91,133
· Catron County: 267
· Chaves County: 14,278
· Cibola County: 4,221
· Colfax County: 1,643
· Curry County: 8,194
· De Baca County: 358
· Doña Ana County: 38,134
· Eddy County: 11,965
· Grant County: 3,890
· Guadalupe County: 677
· Harding County: 52
· Hidalgo County: 641
· Lea County: 14,197
· Lincoln County: 3,528
· Los Alamos County: 956
· Luna County: 4,663
· McKinley County: 17,076
· Mora County: 427
· Otero County: 8,629
· Quay County: 1,421
· Rio Arriba County: 5,929
· Roosevelt County: 3,158
· Sandoval County: 19,615
· San Juan County: 27,358
· San Miguel County: 3,162
· Santa Fe County: 15,465
· Sierra County: 1,388
· Socorro County: 2,303
· Taos County: 3,014
· Torrance County: 1,737
· Union County: 453
· Valencia County: 11,498
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: 572
· Otero County Processing Center: 622
· Torrance County Detention Facility: 356
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: 362
· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 258
· Lea County Correctional Facility: 765
· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 213
· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 131
· Otero County Prison Facility: 526
· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 233
· Roswell Correctional Center: 230
· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 238
· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 244
· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 78
As of today, there are 687 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 275,618 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
· Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement in Los Alamos
· Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan
· Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
· Avamere in Rio Rancho
· Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
· BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
· BeeHive Homes in Clovis
· BeeHive Homes in Roswell
· Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield
· The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
· Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
· Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
· Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
· Casa de Carino in Albuquerque
· Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
· Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe
· Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
· Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
· Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
· Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
· Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
· Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
· Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
· Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
· Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
· Good Life Senior Living in Ruidoso
· Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
· Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
· Haciendas at Grace Village in Las Cruces
· Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
· Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia (Welbrook Senior Living) in Las Cruces
· Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
· Life Care Farmington
· Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
· The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
· Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
· Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
· The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho
· New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
· Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
· Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
· Princeton Place in Albuquerque
· The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
· The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
· The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
· Sandia Ridge Genesis in Albuquerque
· Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
· Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
· Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
· South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
· Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
· St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
· Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque
· The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
· Taos Living Center in Taos
· Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
· Village at Northrise – Desert Willow in Las Cruces
· The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
· White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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.