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Update includes one additional death related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 109 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 42 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 5 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 11 new cases in McKinley County
  • 24 new cases in San Juan County
  • 18 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 2 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County

Today’s announced cases include additional positive tests from the La Vida Llena long-term care facility in Albuquerque, where as of today, 24 residents and 23 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health has identified clusters of COVID-19 cases at San Felipe Pueblo and Zia Pueblo, both in Sandoval County, where community spread has been identified. State health officials are working with tribal officials to contain the spread of COVID-19 and provide care to those who have tested positive. NMDOH has conducted extensive testing in both pueblos, where the current numbers of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 are:

  • ​San Felipe Pueblo: 52
  • ​Zia Pueblo: 31

The Department of Health on Tuesday also reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

That case is:

  • ​A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County who died Monday, April 6. The individual had underlying medical conditions. 

The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 13.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 794 positive tests for COVID-19. The case numbers reported Monday, April 6, included one duplicate in Bernalillo County. The error has been corrected and is reflected in today’s total COVID-19 New Mexico cases:

Bernalillo County: 307
Catron County: 1
Chaves County: 15
Cibola County: 15
Curry County: 8
Doña Ana County: 35
Eddy County: 4
Grant County: 4
Lea County: 2
Lincoln County: 1
Los Alamos County: 2
McKinley County: 55
Otero County: 3
Rio Arriba County: 6
Roosevelt County: 1
Sandoval County: 128
San Juan County: 107
San Miguel County: 1
Santa Fe County: 66
Socorro County: 5
Taos County: 14
Torrance County: 7
Valencia County: 7

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

As of today, there are 51 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 171 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.


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