New Mexico health officials today reported 143 additional positive tests for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total of cases so far to 5,503.

McKinley County continues to have the most new cases: 52, as of today, followed by San Juan County with 34 and Bernalillo County with 25.

The state also announced 11 additional deaths, including the third for Santa Fe County: a male in his 80s who was hospitalized, had underlying medical conditions and was a patient at the Uptown Genesis facility in Albuquerque. Six of the other fatalities came from McKinley County across a spectrum of ages: a woman in her 20s died, as did a woman in her 100s. Bernalillo, Otero, San Juan, and Socorro counties each had one death as well.

As of today, 209 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.* The health department has designated 1,576 COVID-19 cases as recovered.

The new cases and fatalities follow yesterday's announcement by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that Phase 1 of an economic recovery plan will begin on Saturday, May 16, when some retailers will be allowed to open at 25% capacity, along with offices. Each stage of economic recovery, state officials say, will depend on the ability for New Mexico to meet certain "gating" criteria, including increased testing and contact tracing capacity.

To that end, New Mexico's federal congressional delegation today announced the state will be receiving more than $77 million for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing from the US Department of Health and Human Services, according to a news release from US Sen. Tom Udall's office. The funds come from a relief package passed by Congress last month that includes $25 billion for national testing and contact tracing.

New cases

  • 25 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 52 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 3 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 34 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County
  • 3 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

New fatalities

  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 20s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying medical conditions.
  • A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
  • A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. The individual was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
  • A second female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A female in her 100s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
  • A female in her 50s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of Life Care Center in Farmington.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. The individual was a patient at the Uptown Genesis facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 60s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized.

Congregate living facilities

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff at the following congregate living and acute care facilities:
  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehab in Albuquerque
  • Aztec Health Care in Aztec
  • Beehive Homes in Farmington
  • Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • Brio Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
  • Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • McKinley Care Center in Gallup
  • Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sundance Care Home in Gallup
  • Taos Living Center in Taos
  • Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
  • Tungland Corporation in Farmington
  • Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

Statewide totals

Previously reported numbers included four cases that were duplicates, three from McKinley County and one from Sandoval County; these errors have been corrected. County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 1,149
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 30
  • Cibola County: 100
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 34
  • Doña Ana County: 259
  • Eddy County: 17
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 17
  • Harding County: 1
  • Lea County: 15
  • Lincoln County: 2
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 8
  • McKinley County: 1,730
  • Otero County: 8
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 30
  • Roosevelt County: 14
  • Sandoval County: 479
  • San Juan County: 1,237
  • San Miguel County: 7
  • Santa Fe County: 113
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 49
  • Taos County: 22
  • Torrance County: 18
  • Union County: 3
  • Valencia County: 60

The Department of Health also reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 24
  • Otero County Processing Center: 39
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 1

*Per the health department, hospitalization figures include people who tested positive elsewhere but are hospitalized in New Mexico, but don't include people who tested positive here but are hospitalized out of state.