Published: 4:03 pm, Wed. Jul. 29th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 352 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
87 new cases in Bernalillo County
14 new cases in Chaves County
11 new cases in Cibola County
16 new cases in Curry County
38 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
9 new cases in Valencia County
76 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
• A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque.
• A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Avamere Rehabilitation at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 60s from Chaves County.
• A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bonney Family Home in Gallup.
• A male in his 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 632.
Previously reported numbers included two cases in Bernalillo County that have been identified as duplicates; five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (three in Chaves County, two in Doña Ana County); and three cases that were reported as being among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center that have since been identified as Cibola County residents – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 20,136 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 4,627
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 300
Cibola County: 306
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 426
Doña Ana County: 2,118
Eddy County: 236
Grant County: 65
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 581
Lincoln County: 88
Los Alamos County: 17
Luna County: 218
McKinley County: 3,942
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 176
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 285
Roosevelt County: 131
Sandoval County: 1,049
San Juan County: 2,964
San Miguel County: 40
Santa Fe County: 535
Sierra County: 28
Socorro County: 71
Taos County: 89
Torrance County: 59
Union County: 24
Valencia County: 342
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: 266
• Otero County Prison Facility: 278
• 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: 25
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 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 in Cibola County: 3
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 7,817 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. 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).