Published: 3:42 pm, Sun. Oct. 25th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 828 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
156 new cases in Bernalillo County
42 new cases in Chaves County
12 new cases in Cibola County
32 new cases in Curry County
206 new cases in Doña Ana County
39 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Hidalgo County
46 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
44 new cases in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
13 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
28 new cases in Sandoval County
15 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
38 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
14 new cases in Socorro County
8 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
14 new cases in Valencia County
21 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
40 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 20s from Lincoln County.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 967.
Previously reported numbers included seven cases (one reported in Bernalillo County, six reported in Cibola County) that have since been identified as being among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 41,863 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 10,284
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,963
Cibola County: 559
Colfax County: 44
Curry County: 1,503
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 5,624
Eddy County: 1,398
Grant County: 184
Guadalupe County: 41
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 118
Lea County: 2,062
Lincoln County: 362
Los Alamos County: 43
Luna County: 805
McKinley County: 4,596
Mora County: 14
Otero County: 484
Quay County: 100
Rio Arriba County: 483
Roosevelt County: 441
Sandoval County: 1,932
San Juan County: 3,734
San Miguel County: 170
Santa Fe County: 1,631
Sierra County: 101
Socorro County: 226
Taos County: 209
Torrance County: 99
Union County: 39
Valencia County: 905
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 287 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.
OVERALL STATE HOSPITAL CAPACITY: As of today, 77 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 50 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.
As of today, there are 20,837 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
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: 348
• Otero County Prison Facility: 385
• Otero County Processing Center: 187
• 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: 87
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 109
• 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: 55
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
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: Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Good Life Senior Living in Artesia, 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).