Fri. Oct 23rd, 2020

NEW MEXICO SEES HIGHEST CASE COUNT FRIDAY

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 819 new cases, totaling 35,770

Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 819 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

    178 new cases in Bernalillo County

    26 new cases in Chaves County

    9 new cases in Cibola County

    76 new cases in Curry County

– 27 of these cases were reported in the Curry County Detention Center

    146 new cases in Doña Ana County

    36 new cases in Eddy County

    3 new cases in Grant County

    54 new cases in Lea County

    16 new cases in Lincoln County

    30 new cases in Luna County

    5 new cases in McKinley County

    1 new case in Mora County

    23 new cases in Otero County

    4 new cases in Rio Arriba County

    8 new cases in Roosevelt County

    42 new cases in Sandoval County

    29 new cases in San Juan County

    4 new cases in San Miguel County

    39 new cases in Santa Fe County

    6 new cases in Sierra County

    7 new cases in Socorro County

    1 new case in Taos County

    1 new case in Union County

    23 new cases in Valencia County

   

The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

    A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.

    A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Heartfelt Manor Assisted Living in Roswell.

    A female in her teens from Eddy County.

    A female in her 70s from Roosevelt 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.

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

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 928.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Santa Fe County) – these now have been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 35,770 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 8,605

Catron County: 9

Chaves County: 1,687

Cibola County: 487

Colfax County: 41

Curry County: 1,231

De Baca County: 1

Doña Ana County: 4,500

Eddy County: 1,125

Grant County: 159

Guadalupe County: 37

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 111

Lea County: 1,767

Lincoln County: 283

Los Alamos County: 37

Luna County: 558

McKinley County: 4,454

Mora County: 13

Otero County: 342

Quay County: 86

Rio Arriba County: 432

Roosevelt County: 373

Sandoval County: 1,664

San Juan County: 3,565

San Miguel County: 132

Santa Fe County: 1,312

Sierra County: 73

Socorro County: 155

Taos County: 165

Torrance County: 91

Union County: 38

Valencia County: 725

As of today, there are 168 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 19,613 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:

    Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

    Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation

    Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque

    Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque

    BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque

    Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen

    Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation

    Brookdale Santa Fe

    Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque

    Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo

    Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces

    Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces

    Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell

    Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis

    Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer

    Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs

    El Castillo in Santa Fe

    Good Life Senior Living in Artesia

    Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad

    Good Life Senior Living in Lovington

    Good Samaritan Society – Manzano Del Sol in Albuquerque

    Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces

    Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca

    Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad

    Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque

    LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho

    Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque

    Kingston Residence of Santa Fe

    Mission Arch Center in Roswell

    MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho

    The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

    New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences

    Ramah Adult Care in Ramah

    Retirement Ranches in Clovis

    Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho

    Rio Rancho Center

    Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque

    Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque

    San Juan Center in Albuquerque

    Silver City Care Center in Silver City

    South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque

    Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque

    Village at Northrise in Las Cruces

    Village Retirement Community in Roswell

    Welbrook Senior Living 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.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

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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