New Mexico announced 13 new COVID-19 cases today, which brings the state total to 112. One of those cases includes an Eddy County man in his 70s who died in the hospital last Sunday. Tests revealing he had COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday.

According to a news release, nine individuals have been hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. These may include people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are hospitalized here. The number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 who may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

In today's report, Santa Fe County had three new cases:

  • A female in her 40s
  • A female in her 50s
  • A male in his 70s

Rio Arriba County reported its first two cases: a male in his 60s and a female in her 70s.

Sandoval and San Juan counties each had one new case: a female in her 30s and a male in his 30s, respectively.

And there were five new cases in Bernalillo County:
  • A male in his 20s
  • A female in her 40s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A female in her 70s
  • A female in her 80s

As for the total active cases, a previously reported positive case in Chaves County was determined by the state to be a clerical error; the patient has been informed, and the state count has been amended to reflect that fact. The total breakdown for the state is as follows:

  • Bernalillo County: 48
  • Doña Ana County: 13
  • Cibola County: 1
  • Chaves County: 3
  • Curry County: 1
  • Eddy County: 1
  • Lea County: 1
  • McKinley County: 3
  • Rio Arriba County: 2
  • Sandoval County: 8
  • San Juan County: 8
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 17
  • Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 3

The governor's office also announced two public health orders issued by New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel that will take effect today and continue until the governor rescinds them.

One order prohibits non-essential health services, which are defined as services that can be delayed for three months without risking a patient's health. That order applies to hospitals and other health care facilities, including ambulatory surgical centers, and dental orthodontic and endodontic offices. It does not apply to family planning services.

The second order prohibits health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers from selling or otherwise distributing personal protective equipment without prior approval from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Both orders include civil administrative penalties, including fines up to $5,000 per violation.