Published: 4:04 pm, Thu. Aug. 6th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 212 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
42 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
16 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
10 new cases in Curry County
36 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
23 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
10 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
• A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s 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 669.
Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one case in Cibola County, three cases in Doña Ana County); one case in San Juan County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers also included one case reported as an NMCD inmate at the Lea County Correctional Facility that has been determined to be an inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility, as well as four cases (two in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, one in Sandoval County) reported in respective county totals that have since been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,773 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 5,029
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 411
Cibola County: 346
Colfax County: 16
Curry County: 516
Doña Ana County: 2,348
Eddy County: 278
Grant County: 71
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 89
Lea County: 729
Lincoln County: 117
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 241
McKinley County: 4,033
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 197
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 312
Roosevelt County: 157
Sandoval County: 1,117
San Juan County: 3,026
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 618
Sierra County: 31
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 106
Torrance County: 61
Union County: 28
Valencia County: 399
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: 297
• Otero County Prison Facility: 279
• 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: 4
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 138 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 8,950 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 and Lakeview Christian Home 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, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).