Published: 3:51 pm, Wed. Jul. 22nd, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 316 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
89 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
53 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
20 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
35 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
7 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
14 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 591.
Previously reported numbers included one case that has been identified as a duplicate in Bernalillo County, three cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one case in Bernalillo County, one case in Doña Ana County, one case in Otero County) and one case in Curry County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 17,828 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 4,005
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 229
Cibola County: 278
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 328
Doña Ana County: 1,838
Eddy County: 202
Grant County: 59
Guadalupe County: 26
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 81
Lea County: 431
Lincoln County: 44
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 168
McKinley County: 3,818
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 120
Quay County: 28
Rio Arriba County: 256
Roosevelt County: 95
Sandoval County: 957
San Juan County: 2,869
San Miguel County: 36
Santa Fe County: 456
Sierra County: 21
Socorro County: 67
Taos County: 74
Torrance County: 51
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 278
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: 276
• 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: 24
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 465
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 178 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 6,974 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 and acute care facilities in Eddy County: Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad.
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.