Published: 4:03 pm, Mon. Dec. 7th, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,872 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
639 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
88 new cases in Chaves County
16 new cases in Cibola County
41 new cases in Colfax County
22 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
191 new cases in Doña Ana County
33 new cases in Eddy County
15 new cases in Grant County
6 new cases in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
91 new cases in Lea County
8 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
19 new cases in Luna County
121 new cases in McKinley County
33 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
51 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
134 new cases in Sandoval County
119 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
59 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
16 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
92 new cases in Valencia County
26 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 Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Dec. 7, are:
87121 (Albuquerque) – 129
87105 (Albuquerque) – 67
87114 (Albuquerque) – 57
88240 (Hobbs) – 57
87120 (Albuquerque) – 55
87031 (Los Lunas) – 50
87123 (Albuquerque) – 50
87301 (Gallup) – 45
87401 (Farmington) – 44
87112 (Albuquerque) – 43
The Department of Health on Monday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Curry 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 male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,756.
Previously reported numbers included ten cases that have been identified as duplicates (seven in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, two in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers included twelve cases previously reported in various counties that have since been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, one in Doña Ana County, four in Santa Fe County, three in Valencia County) and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 109,947 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 30,968
Catron County: 49
Chaves County: 5,449
Cibola County: 1,801
Colfax County: 325
Curry County: 3,441
De Baca County: 68
Doña Ana County: 14,777
Eddy County: 3,315
Grant County: 569
Guadalupe County: 177
Harding County: 6
Hidalgo County: 196
Lea County: 4,924
Lincoln County: 881
Los Alamos County: 184
Luna County: 2,080
McKinley County: 7,751
Mora County: 53
Otero County: 1,678
Quay County: 284
Rio Arriba County: 1,544
Roosevelt County: 1,115
Sandoval County: 6,001
San Juan County: 6,906
San Miguel County: 512
Santa Fe County: 5,840
Sierra County: 422
Socorro County: 702
Taos County: 938
Torrance County: 383
Union County: 148
Valencia County: 3,615
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 935 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 38,131 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: Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Good Life Senior Living in Artesia, Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad, Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad and Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
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: 413
• Otero County Prison Facility: 428
• Otero County Processing Center: 194
• Torrance County Detention Facility: 45
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: 225
• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 112
• Lea County Correctional Facility: 150
• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 94
• Otero County Prison Facility: 473
• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 129
• Roswell Correctional Center: 224
• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 57
• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
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).