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Matt Bieber
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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 678 new cases, totaling 171,719

January 28, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Alert

New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 678 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 187 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 24 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 13 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 66 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 22 new cases in Eddy County
  • 7 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 11 new cases in Lea County
  • 11 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 6 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 9 new cases in Luna County
  • 57 new cases in McKinley County
  • 30 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 26 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 8 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 28 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 59 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 54 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Socorro County
  • 8 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 14 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 18 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

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

  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual 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 and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 40s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 90s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
  • A male in his 60s from McKinley County.
  • A second male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of the Genesis Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
  • A second female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County.
  • A second male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A second female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the BeeHive Homes Santa Fe facility.
  • A female in her 70s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
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The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,226.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Jan. 28 are:

  • 87121 - 29
  • 87105 - 26
  • 88310 - 25
  • 87401 - 23
  • 87507 - 22
  • 87114 - 19
  • 87305 - 16
  • 87120 - 15
  • 87123 - 15
  • 87108 - 12
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Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Doña Ana County, one in Sandoval County, and two in Santa Fe County) and one case in Doña Ana County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident-- these have now been corrected. Two cases previously reported in Otero County have been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility and are now reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 171,719 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 48,364
  • Catron County: 71
  • Chaves County: 8,159
  • Cibola County: 2,575
  • Colfax County: 657
  • Curry County: 4,709
  • De Baca County: 125
  • Doña Ana County: 20,859
  • Eddy County: 5,897
  • Grant County: 1,256
  • Guadalupe County: 329
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 311
  • Lea County: 7,729
  • Lincoln County: 1,417
  • Los Alamos County: 439
  • Luna County: 2,896
  • McKinley County: 11,404
  • Mora County: 144
  • Otero County: 2,828
  • Quay County: 396
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,158
  • Roosevelt County: 1,751
  • Sandoval County: 9,953
  • San Juan County: 12,807
  • San Miguel County: 1,113
  • Santa Fe County: 9,014
  • Sierra County: 667
  • Socorro County: 1,105
  • Taos County: 1,436
  • Torrance County: 581
  • Union County: 209
  • Valencia County: 5,731 

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: 425
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47 

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: 285
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 347
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 108
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 228
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74 

As of today, there are 556 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 99,524 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
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
  • Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Avamere at Roswell
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
  • Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • McKinley Center in Gallup
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
  • Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
  • Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

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 State of New Mexico 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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Actualización de COVID-19 en Nuevo México: 678 casos nuevos, 171,719 en total