Published: 4:03 pm, Mon. Jul. 27th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 467 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
62 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
8 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
16 new cases in Curry County
76 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
25 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
21 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
7 new cases in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
6 new cases in Valencia County
170 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Montebello on Academy facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 100s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
• A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 619.
Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Lea County, one in McKinley County) and five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Grant County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include two cases that were thought to be out-of-state residents but have since been determined to be New Mexico residents and have been added to their respective county totals, one in Bernalillo County and one in Chaves County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 19,502 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 4,466
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 270
Cibola County: 302
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 395
Doña Ana County: 2,064
Eddy County: 225
Grant County: 63
Guadalupe County: 29
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 546
Lincoln County: 75
Los Alamos County: 17
Luna County: 197
McKinley County: 3,921
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 168
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 280
Roosevelt County: 117
Sandoval County: 1,018
San Juan County: 2,926
San Miguel County: 39
Santa Fe County: 510
Sierra County: 26
Socorro County: 71
Taos County: 86
Torrance County: 56
Union County: 23
Valencia County: 319
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: 175
• Otero County Prison Facility: 277
• Otero County Processing Center: 159
• 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: 469
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
As of today, there are 159 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 7,459 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.
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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).