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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 799 new cases, totaling 346,461

December 28, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

Twenty-two additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 11.2% 

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 799 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

·         308 new cases in Bernalillo County

·         1 new case in Catron County

·         27 new cases in Chaves County

·         4 new cases in Cibola County

·         5 new cases in Colfax County

·         24 new cases in Curry County

·         3 new cases in De Baca County

·         32 new cases in Doña Ana County

·         15 new cases in Eddy County

·         3 new cases in Grant County

·         2 new cases in Harding County

·         36 new cases in Lea County

·         5 new cases in Lincoln County

·         8 new cases in Luna County

·         10 new cases in McKinley County

·         3 new cases in Mora County

·         12 new cases in Otero County

·         4 new cases in Quay County

·         12 new cases in Rio Arriba County

·         16 new cases in Roosevelt County

·         89 new cases in Sandoval County

·         50 new cases in San Juan County

·         4 new cases in San Miguel County

·         37 new cases in Santa Fe County

·         3 new cases in Sierra County

·         6 new cases in Socorro County

·         25 new cases in Taos County

·         7 new cases in Torrance County

·         3 new cases in Union County

·         36 new cases in Valencia County

·         8 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

 

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

Seven recent deaths:

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

·         A female in her 70s from Luna County.

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

·         A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

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

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

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

 

Fifteen* deaths > 30 days:

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

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

·         A male in his 60s 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 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County.

·         A second female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.

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

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

·         A male in his 90s from Los Alamos County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·         A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·         A male in his 60s from San Juan 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.

·         A male in his 30s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized.

·         A female in her 60s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

 

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,796.

*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 Tuesday, Dec. 28 are:

·         87124 - 40

·         87120 - 39

·         87121 - 35

·         87144 - 35

·         87107 - 28

·         87114 - 27

·         87105 - 26

·         87031 - 24

·         87110 - 23

·         87401 - 23 

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 346,461 COVID-19 cases: 

·         Bernalillo County: 97,478

·         Catron County: 285

·         Chaves County: 15,210

·         Cibola County: 4,414

·         Colfax County: 1,710

·         Curry County: 8,924

·         De Baca County: 395

·         Doña Ana County: 40,331

·         Eddy County: 12,515

·         Grant County: 4,229

·         Guadalupe County: 700

·         Harding County: 58

·         Hidalgo County: 689

·         Lea County: 14,702

·         Lincoln County: 3,691

·         Los Alamos County: 1,011

·         Luna County: 4,875

·         McKinley County: 17,449

·         Mora County: 465

·         Otero County: 9,095

·         Quay County: 1,570

·         Rio Arriba County: 6,271

·         Roosevelt County: 3,485

·         Sandoval County: 20,972

·         San Juan County: 28,276

·         San Miguel County: 3,381

·         Santa Fe County: 16,649

·         Sierra County: 1,480

·         Socorro County: 2,525

·         Taos County: 3,260

·         Torrance County: 1,882

·         Union County: 525

·         Valencia County: 12,577 

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: 584

·         Otero County Processing Center: 656

·         Torrance County Detention Facility: 357 

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: 389

·         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: 245

·         Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 84

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As of today, there are 462 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 301,609 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:

 

·         Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia

·         Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement in Los Alamos

·         Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque

·         Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque

·         Avamere in Rio Rancho

·         Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque

·         BeeHive Homes Alamogordo

·         BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms

·         BeeHive Homes Edgewood facility

·         Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen

·         Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield

·         Blue Horizon Assisted Living In Las Cruces

·         Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo

·         Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces

·         Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe

·         Casa Sandia in Albuquerque

·         Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces

·         Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara

·         Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque

·         Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas

·         Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo

·         Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque

·         Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces

·         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

·         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 View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque

·         Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque

·         Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque

·         South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque

·         St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis

·         Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque

·         The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho

·         Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell

·         Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari

·         Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas

·         The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque

·         Village at Northrise – Morningside in Las Cruces

·         The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque

·         The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

·         Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis

·         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 a 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: 799 casos nuevos, 346,461 en total