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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,180 new cases, totaling 336,790

December 20, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2021
New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,180 new cases, totaling 336,790
Twenty-eight additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 10.0%
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,180 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
• 331 new cases in Bernalillo County
• 1 new case in Catron County
• 65 new cases in Chaves County
• 32 new cases in Cibola County
• 14 new cases in Colfax County
• 39 new cases in Curry County
• 4 new cases in De Baca County
• 140 new cases in Doña Ana County
• 42 new cases in Eddy County
• 24 new cases in Grant County
• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
• 26 new cases in Lea County
• 9 new cases in Lincoln County
• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
• 7 new cases in Luna County
• 17 new cases in McKinley County
• 3 new cases in Mora County
• 34 new cases in Otero County
• 10 new cases in Quay County
• 25 new cases in Rio Arriba County
• 17 new cases in Roosevelt County
• 59 new cases in Sandoval County
• 57 new cases in San Juan County
• 17 new cases in San Miguel County
• 101 new cases in Santa Fe County
• 5 new cases in Sierra County
• 22 new cases in Socorro County
• 16 new cases in Taos County
• 6 new cases in Torrance County
• 5 new cases in Union County
• 43 new cases in Valencia County
• 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
• 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported twenty-eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
Twenty-Seven recent deaths:
• A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
• A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second female in her 80s from Sandoval County.
• A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Life Care Center in Farmington.
• A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A second male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
• A male in his 80s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 70s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized.
• A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.
One* deaths > 30 days:
• A male in his 70s from Catron County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,577.
*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 Friday, Dec. 17 are:
• 87121 - 47
• 87120 - 41
• 87105 - 38
• 87507 - 38
• 88220 - 38
• 88101 - 36
• 88201 - 31
• 87110 - 29
• 87144 - 29
• 87123 - 28
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 336,790 COVID-19 cases:
• Bernalillo County: 94,193
• Catron County: 279
• Chaves County: 14,768
• Cibola County: 4,348
• Colfax County: 1,680
• Curry County: 8,499
• De Baca County: 380
• Doña Ana County: 39,372
• Eddy County: 12,293
• Grant County: 4,041
• Guadalupe County: 690
• Harding County: 55
• Hidalgo County: 664
• Lea County: 14,446
• Lincoln County: 3,619
• Los Alamos County: 989
• Luna County: 4,792
• McKinley County: 17,272
• Mora County: 451
• Otero County: 8,878
• Quay County: 1,521
• Rio Arriba County: 6,116
• Roosevelt County: 3,387
• Sandoval County: 20,267
• San Juan County: 27,861
• San Miguel County: 3,282
• Santa Fe County: 16,003
• Sierra County: 1,435
• Socorro County: 2,433
• Taos County: 3,162
• Torrance County: 1,809
• Union County: 497
• Valencia County: 11,963
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: 640
• 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: 386
• 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: 543
• 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 617 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 287,522 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
• 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 del Sol Center in Las Cruces
• Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
• Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe
• Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
• 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
• Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
• Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
• Life Care Farmington
• Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
• The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
• Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
• Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
• Mission Arch Center in Roswell
• 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
• The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
• 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
• The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
• Village at Northrise - Desert Willow in Las Cruces
• Village at Northrise - Morningside 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 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: 1,180 casos nuevos, 336,790 en total