Published: 4:08 pm, Tue. May. 4th, 2021
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 219 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
93 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
15 new cases in Curry County
13 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
7 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
37 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
6 new cases in Valencia County
Eddy County logged 16 new cases over the weekend.
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, May 4, are:
88101 – 13
87105 – 12
87114 – 12
87401 – 12
87121 – 10
87109 – 9
87120 – 8
87107 – 7
88130 – 7
87111 – 6
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported ten additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
• A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 30s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 90s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,083.
Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today – meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.
Previously reported numbers included fourteen cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, four in Doña Ana County, two in Luna County, one in Quay County, two in Taos County, two in Union County, two in Valencia County); and one in Bernalillo County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 198,576 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 57,211
Catron County: 92
Chaves County: 8,929
Cibola County: 2,862
Colfax County: 754
Curry County: 5,131
De Baca County: 146
Doña Ana County: 24,643
Eddy County: 6,820
Grant County: 1,702
Guadalupe County: 380
Harding County: 10
Hidalgo County: 361
Lea County: 8,272
Lincoln County: 1,671
Los Alamos County: 519
Luna County: 3,314
McKinley County: 12,244
Mora County: 170
Otero County: 3,832
Quay County: 465
Rio Arriba County: 3,596
Roosevelt County: 1,928
Sandoval County: 11,892
San Juan County: 14,663
San Miguel County: 1,346
Santa Fe County: 10,142
Sierra County: 750
Socorro County: 1,310
Taos County: 1,658
Torrance County: 728
Union County: 248
Valencia County: 6,673
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 138 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 183,813 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).