Published: 4:12 pm, Mon. Oct. 12th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 389 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
130 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Curry County
83 new cases in Doña Ana County
21 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
13 new cases in Lea County
16 new cases in Luna County
11 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported four 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. The individual was a resident of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
• A female in her 80s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 915.
Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Roosevelt County, one in Santa Fe County); four cases that were not lab-confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County); two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 33,362 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 7,808
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,551
Cibola County: 466
Colfax County: 41
Curry County: 1,093
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 4,108
Eddy County: 1,040
Grant County: 146
Guadalupe County: 37
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 108
Lea County: 1,649
Lincoln County: 260
Los Alamos County: 37
Luna County: 507
McKinley County: 4,420
Mora County: 9
Otero County: 306
Quay County: 79
Rio Arriba County: 422
Roosevelt County: 344
Sandoval County: 1,535
San Juan County: 3,474
San Miguel County: 120
Santa Fe County: 1,199
Sierra County: 67
Socorro County: 141
Taos County: 160
Torrance County: 89
Union County: 37
Valencia County: 656
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: 329
• Otero County Prison Facility: 291
• 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: 38
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
• 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 127 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 18,791 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: 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).