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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 999 new cases, totaling 506,348

February 17, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

Seventeen additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 13.3%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 999 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

●       304 new cases in Bernalillo County

●       28 new cases in Chaves County

●       17 new cases in Cibola County

●       4 new cases in Colfax County

●       23 new cases in Curry County

●       4 new cases in De Baca County

●       94 new cases in Doña Ana County

●       25 new cases in Eddy County

●       19 new cases in Grant County

●       4 new cases in Guadalupe County

●       2 new cases in Hidalgo County

●       13 new cases in Lea County

●       2 new cases in Lincoln County

●       12 new cases in Los Alamos County

●       9 new cases in Luna County

●       35 new cases in McKinley County

●       5 new cases in Mora County

●       16 new cases in Otero County

●       2 new cases in Quay County

●       25 new cases in Rio Arriba County

●       5 new cases in Roosevelt County

●       81 new cases in Sandoval County

●       98 new cases in San Juan County

●       28 new cases in San Miguel County

●       58 new cases in Santa Fe County

●       4 new cases in Sierra County

●       5 new cases in Socorro County

●       12 new cases in Taos County

●       6 new cases in Torrance County

●       4 new cases in Union County

●       54 new cases in Valencia County

●       1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

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

Fourteen recent deaths:

·        A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·        A male in his 60s 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 female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

·        A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

·        A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

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

·        A female in her 40s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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

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

·        A female in her 90s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Beehive Homes in Gallup.

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

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

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

 

Three* deaths > 30 days:

●       A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County.

●       A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County.

●       A female in her 70s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 6,746.

*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 Thursday, Feb. 17 are:

·        87121 - 50

·        87401 - 37

·        87114 - 33

·        87124 - 31

·        87031 - 28

·        88012 - 26

·        87112 - 25

·        87507 - 24

·        87120 - 23

·        88101 - 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 506,348 COVID-19 cases:

·        Bernalillo County: 143,135

·        Catron County: 399

·        Chaves County: 21,165

·        Cibola County: 6,717

·        Colfax County: 2,350

·        Curry County: 12,355

·        De Baca County: 564

·        Doña Ana County: 61,580

·        Eddy County: 16,834

·        Grant County: 6,410

·        Guadalupe County: 1,064

·        Harding County: 74

·        Hidalgo County: 1,051

·        Lea County: 19,016

·        Lincoln County: 5,083

·        Los Alamos County: 2,581

·        Luna County: 6,567

·        McKinley County: 25,203

·        Mora County: 736

·        Otero County: 13,087

·        Quay County: 1,958

·        Rio Arriba County: 9,632

·        Roosevelt County: 4,918

·        Sandoval County: 32,512

·        San Juan County: 39,724

·        San Miguel County: 5,550

·        Santa Fe County: 27,254

·        Sierra County: 1,988

·        Socorro County: 3,728

·        Taos County: 5,177

·        Torrance County: 2,610

·        Union County: 761

·        Valencia County: 18,086

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: 538

●       Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 611

●       Otero County Processing Center: 903

●       Torrance County Detention Facility: 415

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: 480

●       Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 270

●       Lea County Correctional Facility: 933

●       Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 221

●       Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 187

●       Otero County Prison Facility: 589

●       Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 274

●       Roswell Correctional Center: 368

●       Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 306

●       Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 271

●       Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 113

As of today, there are 427 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 409,008 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 Grand

●       Albuquerque Heights Healthcare And Rehabilitation

●       Amaran Assisted Living

●       Artesia Healthcare

●       Aspen Ridge Lodge

●       Atria Vista Del Rio

●       Avamere Rio Rancho

●       Bear Canyon

●       Beehive Homes Clovis

●       Beehive Homes Of Edgewood

●       Beehive San Pedro Building B

●       Bloomfield Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

●       Blue Horizon Assisted Living

●       Bridge Of Farmington

●       Casa De Oro

●       Casa Del Sol

●       Casa Maria Healthcare Center And Pecos Valley Rehab

●       Clayton Nursing Home

●       Clovis Healthcare

●       Desert Gardens

●       Desert Peaks Assisted Living And Memory Care

●       Fort Bayard Medical Center

●       Genesis Casa Real, Santa Fe

●       Genesis Ladera Center, Albuquerque

●       Genesis Silver City Care Center

●       Good Life Senior Living & Memory Care, Los Lentes

●       Good Samaritan  Manzano Del Sol

●       Good Samaritan Betty Dare

●       Good Samaritan Las Cruces

●       Good Samaritan Socorro

●       Lakeview Christian Home

●       Las Cruces Post Acute

●       Las Palomas

●       Lifecare Farmington

●       Mission Arch Center

●       Neighborhood In Rio Rancho (The)

●       New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (Meadows)

●       Odeila Healthcare

●       Princeton Place

●       Red Rocks Care Center

●       Retreat Gardens

●       Rio Rancho Center

●       Rio Vista

●       San Juan Center

●       Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites, Albuquerque

●       St Anthonys

●       Sunset Villa

●       Sunshine Assisted Living

●       The Rehabilitation Center Of Albuquerque

●       The Rio At Las Estancias

●       Uptown Rehab

●       Watermark At Cherry Hills

●       White Sands Healthcare

●       Woodmark At Uptown

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: 999 casos nuevos, 506,348 en total