Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 16,456

333 total cases with 265 active cases in Lea

Jul 17, 2020 | Press Room

Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 319 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 111 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 9 new cases in Curry County
  • 36 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 11 new cases in Lea County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 16 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 6 new cases in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Quay County
  • 37 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 12 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 26 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 7 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 4 new cases in Taos County
  • 25 new cases in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Friday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

  • A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 565.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case in Doña Ana County that was thought to be an out-of-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Doña Ana County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 16,456 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,578
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 189
Cibola County: 259
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 291
Doña Ana County: 1,645
Eddy County: 168
Grant County: 47
Guadalupe County: 24
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 77
Lea County: 333
Lincoln County: 32
Los Alamos County: 14
Luna County: 140
McKinley County: 3,724
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 96
Quay County: 22
Rio Arriba County: 193
Roosevelt County: 84
Sandoval County: 895
San Juan County: 2,808
San Miguel County: 30
Santa Fe County: 396
Sierra County: 17
Socorro County: 63
Taos County: 69
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 241

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: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 149
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 43

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: 9
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 459
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 166 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 6,654 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 and acute care facilities:

  • The Adobe in Las Cruces
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington 
  • Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Good Samaritan Society in Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
  • Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
  • Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences 
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Taos Living Center in Taos
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces

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.

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