Published: 4:19 pm, Sat. Oct. 10th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 486 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
167 new cases in Bernalillo County
38 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
42 new cases in Curry County
73 new cases in Doña Ana County
16 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
11 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
11 new cases in Roosevelt County
27 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
12 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
15 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Saturday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 907.
Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 32,722 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 7,584
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,507
Cibola County: 459
Colfax County: 40
Curry County: 1,068
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,990
Eddy County: 1018
Grant County: 143
Guadalupe County: 36
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 106
Lea County: 1,631
Lincoln County: 250
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 490
McKinley County: 4,405
Mora County: 9
Otero County: 297
Quay County: 79
Rio Arriba County: 416
Roosevelt County: 343
Sandoval County: 1,511
San Juan County: 3,460
San Miguel County: 115
Santa Fe County: 1,173
Sierra County: 64
Socorro County: 139
Taos County: 154
Torrance County: 89
Union County: 37
Valencia County: 647
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: 330
• Otero County Prison Facility: 288
• Otero County Processing Center: 181
• 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: 35
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 52
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
• Otero County Prison Facility: 472
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 130 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 18,621 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 facilities in Eddy County: 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).