(from the Lea County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page) Lea County Sheriff Helton has been notified of Lea County’s first COVID-19 case. This information has been confirmed. The family members have been notified and all are in quarantine. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates. Lea County Sheriff’s Deputies are still actively responding to calls for service and continue to patrol Lea County.

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 57

(from the New Mexico Department of Health Website)

Mar 21, 2020 | Press RoomSANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced fourteen additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 9 new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 70s
  • A female in her 60s
  • Two males in their 40s
  • Two males in their 30s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A female in her 20s
  • A male infant

1 new case in Doña Ana County:

  • ​A female in her 20s

1 new case in Lea County:

  • ​A male in his 70s

1 new case in Sandoval County:

  • ​A female in her 40s

1 new case in Santa Fe County:

  • ​A male in his 50s

1 new case in Taos County:

  • ​A female in her 50s

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 57 positive tests for COVID-19:

  • Bernalillo County: 32
  • Doña Ana County: 2
  • Lea County: 1
  • McKinley County: 1
  • Sandoval County: 7
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 8
  • ​​Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 3


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