New Mexico COVID-19 Cases: 1,971

Health officials announce three new deaths

Today, New Mexico health officials announced 126 additional positive tests for COVID-19, bringing the state total to 1,971. McKinley County, which now has the second highest number of cases following Bernalillo, accounted for the most new cases today: 53.

A governor's spokeswoman confirms to SFR today's figures include some that were not reported yesterday due to technical delays in some laboratories' reports to the state, but those were not broken out of today's figures.

The state also announced three new fatalities, two in San Juan County, a female in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions; and a man in his 80 who was hospitalized, had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of Life Care Center of Farmington. Quay County also had its first death: a man in his 70s who was hospitalized out of state and had underlying medical conditions.

Statewide fatalities

New Mexico has reported 58 COVID-19 related deaths spread across nine counties:

  • Bernalillo: 24
  • Cibola: 2
  • Doña Ana: 1
  • Eddy: 1
  • McKinley: 5
  • Quay: 1
  • Sandoval: 6
  • San Juan: 17
  • Socorro: 1
As of today, 116 individuals people have been hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. * The health department has designated 501 COVID-19 cases as recovered.

New cases

  • 24 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 4 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 53 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 18 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 11 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Valencia County

Congregate living facilities

The Department of Health has identified positive COVID-19 cases in residents and/or staff at the following congregate living facilities:
  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Aztec Health Care in Aztec
  • Beehive Homes in Farmington
  • Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
  • Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque

Statewide totals

According to the health department, county totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency. Officials say community spread has been detected in Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley, Otero, Sandoval, San Juan and Santa Fe counties.
Bernalillo County: 566
Catron County: 1
Chaves County: 21
Cibola County: 33
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 10
Doña Ana County: 73
Eddy County: 10
Grant County: 14
Guadalupe County: 1
Lea County: 2
Lincoln County: 1
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 3
McKinley County: 416
Otero County: 3
Quay County: 3
Rio Arriba County: 11
Roosevelt County: 1
Sandoval County: 317
San Juan County: 293
San Miguel County: 2
Santa Fe County: 86
Socorro County: 31
Taos County: 16
Torrance County: 13
Valencia County: 33
*Per the state, hospitalization figures include people who are hospitalized here but were tested elsewhere but do not include people who tested positive here but are hospitalized out of state.
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