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Apr 23, 2020 | Press Room

Update includes seven additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 169 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 31 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Harding County
  • 3 new cases in Lea County
  • 54 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 4 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 51 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 4 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Thursday also reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

  • A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Life Care Center in Farmington.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 78.
The Department of Health has identified positive COVID-19 cases in residents and/or staff at the following congregate living and acute care facilities:

  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Aztec Health Care in Aztec
  • Beehive Homes in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
  • Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque
  • Wellbrook Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 2,379 positive tests for COVID-19:
Bernalillo County: 631
Catron County: 1
Chaves County: 22
Cibola County: 38
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 10
Doña Ana County: 88
Eddy County: 11
Grant County: 14
Guadalupe County: 3
Harding County: 1
Lea County: 8
Lincoln County: 2
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 3
McKinley County: 573
Otero County: 5
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 11
Roosevelt County: 4
Sandoval County: 345
San Juan County: 390
San Miguel County: 2
Santa Fe County: 96
Socorro County: 38
Taos County: 17
Torrance County: 13
Valencia County: 38

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

As of today, there are 123 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 573 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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