Published: 4:29 pm, Sat. Jul. 11th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 230 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
80 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
1 new case in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
12 new cases in Curry County
32 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
7 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
7 new cases in Luna County
15 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
29 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
3 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Saturday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
• A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 543.
Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Sandoval County) and four cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents in Doña Ana County – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 14,773 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 2,966
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 160
Cibola County: 247
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 247
Doña Ana County: 1,378
Eddy County: 138
Grant County: 32
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 72
Lea County: 269
Lincoln County: 22
Los Alamos County: 11
Luna County: 122
McKinley County: 3,614
Mora County: 2
Otero County: 73
Quay County: 14
Rio Arriba County: 137
Roosevelt County: 78
Sandoval County: 821
San Juan County: 2,687
San Miguel County: 25
Santa Fe County: 328
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 63
Taos County: 52
Torrance County: 47
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 178
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: 2
• Otero County Prison Facility: 275
• Otero County Processing Center: 149
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 458
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 158 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 6,271 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
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.
Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.