New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,357 new cases, totaling 334,324 – Department of Health


Twenty-five additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 9.9%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state officials on Wednesday announced 1,357 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

·         376 new cases in Bernalillo County

·         1 new case in Catron County

·         81 new cases in Chaves County

·         24 new cases in Cibola County

·         7 new cases in Colfax County

·         64 new cases in Curry County

·         1 new case in De Baca County

·         174 new cases in Doña Ana County

·         51 new cases in Eddy County

·         28 new cases in Grant County

·         3 new cases in Guadalupe County

·         5 new cases in Hidalgo County

·         28 new cases in Lea County

·         38 new cases in Lincoln County

·         2 new cases in Los Alamos County

·         22 new cases in Luna County

·         22 new cases in McKinley County

·         1 new case in Mora County

·         13 new cases in Otero County

·         11 new cases in Quay County

·         31 new cases in Rio Arriba County

·         32 new cases in Roosevelt County

·         96 new cases in Sandoval County

·         71 new cases in San Juan County

·         24 new cases in San Miguel County

·         57 new cases in Santa Fe County

·         7 new cases in Sierra County

·         16 new cases in Socorro County

·         3 new cases in Taos County

·         5 new cases in Torrance County

·         4 new cases in Union County

·         58 new cases in Valencia County

·         1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported twenty-five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Twenty-four recent deaths:

·         A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A second male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Village at Northrise – Desert Willow facility in Las Cruces.

·         A male in his 70s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A male in his 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Casa Real Facility in Santa Fe.

·         A male in his 30s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 30s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A female in her 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A male in his 40s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One* deaths > 30 days:

·         A female in her 80s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Willow Manor Residential Care Center in Deming.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,516.

*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Dec. 15 are:

·         88101 – 61

·         87121 – 46

·         87031 – 44

·         88220 – 43

·         87114 – 41

·         88001 – 40

·         87124 – 38

·         87144 – 38

·         88201 – 34

·         87105 – 31

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 334,324 COVID-19 cases:

·         Bernalillo County: 93,472

·         Catron County: 274

·         Chaves County: 14,625

·         Cibola County: 4,307

·         Colfax County: 1,664

·         Curry County: 8,418

·         De Baca County: 375

·         Doña Ana County: 39,046

·         Eddy County: 12,213

·         Grant County: 3,987

·         Guadalupe County: 688

·         Harding County: 55

·         Hidalgo County: 661

·         Lea County: 14,392

·         Lincoln County: 3,602

·         Los Alamos County: 977

·         Luna County: 4,774

·         McKinley County: 17,233

·         Mora County: 444

·         Otero County: 8,824

·         Quay County: 1,502

·         Rio Arriba County: 6,070

·         Roosevelt County: 3,319

·         Sandoval County: 20,135

·         San Juan County: 27,750

·         San Miguel County: 3,249

·         Santa Fe County: 15,835

·         Sierra County: 1,427

·         Socorro County: 2,397

·         Taos County: 3,130

·         Torrance County: 1,794

·         Union County: 488

·         Valencia County: 11,865

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: 455

·         Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 573

·         Otero County Processing Center: 639

·         Torrance County Detention Facility: 356

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: 375

·         Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 258

·         Lea County Correctional Facility: 765

·         Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 214

·         Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 131

·         Otero County Prison Facility: 542

·         Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 233

·         Roswell Correctional Center: 230

·         Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 238

·         Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 244

·         Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 79

As of today, there are 613 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 285,052 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:

·         Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque

·         Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement in Los Alamos

·         Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia

·         Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque

·         Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque

·         Avamere in Rio Rancho

·         Aztec Healthcare in Aztec

·         BeeHive Homes Alamogordo

·         BeeHive Homes in Clovis

·         BeeHive Homes in Roswell

·         Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield

·         Blue Horizon Assisted Living In Las Cruces

·         The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington

·         Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces

·         Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo

·         Casa de Carino in Albuquerque

·         Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell

·         Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe

·         Casa Sandia in Albuquerque

·         Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

·         Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara

·         Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque

·         Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup

·         Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo

·         Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces

·         Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque

·         Haciendas at Grace Village in Las Cruces

·         Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad

·         Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia (Welbrook Senior Living) in Las Cruces

·         Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque

·         Life Care Farmington

·         Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup

·         Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming

·         Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton

·         Mission Arch Center in Roswell

·         The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho

·         New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences

·         Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque

·         Princeton Place in Albuquerque

·         The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque

·         The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho

·         Sandia Ridge Genesis in Albuquerque

·         Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque

·         Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque

·         Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos

·         South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque

·         Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque

·         Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari

·         Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas

·         Village at Northrise – Desert Willow in Las Cruces

·         The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque

·         The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

·         White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

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).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

·         Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of 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;

·         Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;

·         Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;

·         Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

 

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