Published: 4:02 pm, Tue. Sep. 15th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 82 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
17 new cases in Bernalillo County
9 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Luna County
12 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho.
• A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 830.
Previously reported numbers included one case in Lea County that was not lab confirmed – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,923 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 6,093
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 965
Cibola County: 403
Colfax County: 25
Curry County: 727
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,038
Eddy County: 631
Grant County: 99
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,268
Lincoln County: 178
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 377
McKinley County: 4,278
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 241
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 375
Roosevelt County: 231
Sandoval County: 1,297
San Juan County: 3,233
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 913
Sierra County: 39
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 125
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 533
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: 324
• Otero County Prison Facility: 281
• Otero County Processing Center: 163
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 44
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: 31
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 19
• 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: 4
As of today, there are 59 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 14,634 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
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).