Published: 5:22 pm, Mon. Aug. 16th, 2021
***This reported data is a total of Saturday 8/14, Sunday 8/15 and Monday 8/16***
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 1,776 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
541 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Catron County
137 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
59 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
114 new cases in Doña Ana County
163 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
109 new cases in Lea County
23 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
51 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
62 new cases in Otero County
10 new cases in Quay County
17 new cases in Rio Arriba County
23 new cases in Roosevelt County
111 new cases in Sandoval County
107 new cases in San Juan County
25 new cases in San Miguel County
65 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
14 new cases in Torrance County
6 new cases in Union County
70 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Aug. 16, are:
88220 – 122
87121 – 86
88203 – 74
87114 – 60
88240 – 59
88101 – 56
87124 – 54
87105 – 49
87401 – 48
88201 – 48
The Department of Health on Monday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Four recent deaths:
• A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) facility in Albuquerque.
• A female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
* One death >30 days:
• A female in her 40s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
* COVID-related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,451.
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.
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 220,340 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 63,221
Catron County: 115
Chaves County: 9,802
Cibola County: 2,981
Colfax County: 846
Curry County: 5,771
De Baca County: 201
Doña Ana County: 26,107
Eddy County: 8,222
Grant County: 1,838
Guadalupe County: 494
Harding County: 13
Hidalgo County: 481
Lea County: 9,926
Lincoln County: 2,039
Los Alamos County: 590
Luna County: 3,512
McKinley County: 12,848
Mora County: 189
Otero County: 4,497
Quay County: 638
Rio Arriba County: 4,007
Roosevelt County: 2,218
Sandoval County: 13,110
San Juan County: 16,463
San Miguel County: 1,583
Santa Fe County: 11,227
Sierra County: 818
Socorro County: 1,387
Taos County: 1,847
Torrance County: 961
Union County: 273
Valencia County: 7,440
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 304 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 198,816 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 and Memory Care in Artesia, Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
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. Wear a mask when in public and around others. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible.
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).