Published: 3:41 pm, Fri. Jul. 24th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 317 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
96 new cases in Bernalillo County
18 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Curry County
42 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
15 new cases in Lea County
17 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Luna County
24 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Union County
10 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
• A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident at The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 601.
Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents ( one case in Chaves County, one case in Lea County, one case in Otero County, one case in San Juan County) and one case in Lea 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 18,475 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 4,227
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 252
Cibola County: 287
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 345
Doña Ana County: 1,906
Eddy County: 213
Grant County: 64
Guadalupe County: 27
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 479
Lincoln County: 64
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 183
McKinley County: 3,868
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 137
Quay County: 28
Rio Arriba County: 267
Roosevelt County: 104
Sandoval County: 983
San Juan County: 2,901
San Miguel County: 36
Santa Fe County: 474
Sierra County: 22
Socorro County: 68
Taos County: 82
Torrance County: 52
Union County: 21
Valencia County: 295
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
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 467
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
As of today, there are 161 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 7,156 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: 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.