COVID-19 Updates
NMDOH Logo
Home News New Mexico COVID-19 update: 690 new cases, totaling 243,085
Matt Bieber
505-470-2290 Office

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 690 new cases, totaling 243,085

September 15, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 690 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

·     220 new cases in Bernalillo County

·     27 new cases in Chaves County

·     7 new cases in Cibola County

·     14 new cases in Colfax County

·     22 new cases in Curry County

·     70 new cases in Doña Ana County

·     25 new cases in Eddy County

·     10 new cases in Grant County

·     1 new case in Guadalupe County

·     2 new cases in Hidalgo County

·     80 new cases in Lea County

·     9 new cases in Lincoln County

·     2 new cases in Los Alamos County

·     4 new cases in Luna County

·     9 new cases in McKinley County

·     21 new cases in Otero County

·     4 new cases in Quay County

·     11 new cases in Rio Arriba County

·     3 new cases in Roosevelt County

·     34 new cases in Sandoval County

·     50 new cases in San Juan County

·     3 new cases in San Miguel County

·     13 new cases in Santa Fe County

·     4 new cases in Sierra County

·     5 new cases in Socorro County

·     9 new cases in Taos County

·     8 new cases in Torrance County

·     22 new cases in Valencia County

·     1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center 

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

Sixteen recent deaths: 

·     A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County.

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

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

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

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

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

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

·     A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.

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

·     A female in her 20s from Mora County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·     A female in her 30s from Santa Fe 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 female in her 50s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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

Two* deaths >30 days: 

·     A male in his 70s from Curry County.

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

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

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,649. 

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases onWednesday, Sep. 15 are: 

88240 - 41

87121 - 34

87114 - 24

87120 - 24

88260 - 19

88101 - 18

87124 - 17

87401 - 17

87123 - 16

87031 - 15 

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 243,085 COVID-19 cases: 

Bernalillo County: 68,749

Catron County: 134

Chaves County: 11,383

Cibola County: 3,177

Colfax County: 1,051

Curry County: 6,780

De Baca County: 217

Doña Ana County: 27,870

Eddy County: 9,756

Grant County: 1,975

Guadalupe County: 559

Harding County: 14

Hidalgo County: 526

Lea County: 12,346

Lincoln County: 2,460

Los Alamos County: 637

Luna County: 3,715

McKinley County: 13,494

Mora County: 247

Otero County: 5,170

Quay County: 818

Rio Arriba County: 4,323

Roosevelt County: 2,507

Sandoval County: 14,291

San Juan County: 17,682

San Miguel County: 2,205

Santa Fe County: 11,978

Sierra County: 924

Socorro County: 1,557

Taos County: 2,156

Torrance County: 1,148

Union County: 296

Valencia County: 8,123 

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: 501

·     Otero County Processing Center: 495

·     Torrance County Detention Facility: 349 

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: 315

·     Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256

·     Lea County Correctional Facility: 762

·     Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 169

·     Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130

·     Otero County Prison Facility: 473

·     Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 222

·     Roswell Correctional Center: 229

·     Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 234

·     Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151

·     Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76 

As of today, there are 375 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 211,164 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

·     Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

·     All Care Assisted Living in Clovis

·     Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan

·     Avamere in Roswell

·     Avista Senior Living (Brookdale Senior Living) in Albuquerque

·     Aztec Healthcare in Aztec

·     BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms

·     BeeHive Homes Clovis

·     BeeHive Homes Roswell

·     BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque

·     BeeHive Homes Santa Fe

·     Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield

·     Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque

·     Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces

·     Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo

·     Casa de Oro in Las Cruces

·     Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces

·     Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell

·     Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

·     Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton

·     Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis

·     Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer

·     Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces

·     Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs

·     Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara

·     Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque

·     Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup

·     Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs

·     Good Life Senior Living in Lovington

·     Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo

·     Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque

·     Haven Care Aspen House in Albuquerque

·     Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad

·     Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs

·     La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque

·     Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque

·     Life Care Center in Farmington

·     Lovington Healthcare in Lovington

·     The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas

·     Mission Arch Center in Roswell

·     MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque

·     MorningStar Memory Care at North Ridge in Albuquerque

·     The Neighborhood Assisted Living in Rio Rancho

·     The Neighborhood Health Care in Rio Rancho

·     Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque

·     Princeton Place in Albuquerque

·     Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque

·     The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque

·     Retirement Ranches in Clovis

·     The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho

·     The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque

·     Roberta's Family Care Home Assisted Living in Anton Chico

·     Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque

·     Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe

·     Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences

·     Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences

·     Silver Wings Assisted Living in Albuquerque

·     South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque

·     Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque

·     St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis

·     The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho

·     Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup

·     Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas

·     Village at Northrise in Las Cruces

·     Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis

·     White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

·     The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

 

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.


Media Contact

We would be happy to provide additional information about this press release. Simply contact Matt Bieber at 505-470-2290 (Office) with your questions.


Versión en Español

En un esfuerzo para hacer que nuestros comunicados de prensa sean más accesibles, también tenemos disponibles una versión en español. Por favor presione el enlace de abajo para acceder a la traducción.

Actualización de COVID-19 en Nuevo México: 690 casos nuevos, 243,085 en total