New Mexico health officials today announced 156 new positive test results for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total thus far to 10,990.
As of today, 149 people are hospitalized—eight more than yesterday—and the health department has designated 4,984 as recovered.*
The new cases were led by Bernalillo County with 34, followed by 24 in McKinley County and 21 in Doña Ana County. The Otero County Prison Facility had 14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates; that prison now has 701 cases between federal and state inmates.
The state also reported four new deaths; there have been 480 fatalities.
Santa Fe County had one new case today, bringing the total number of cases so far to 203, with 120 designated as recovered.
While today only brought one new case, Santa Fe County has had several days over the last week or so in which the number of new daily cases included days with four, five and six new cases, which Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber referenced earlier today in a video update.
"We are seeing an uptick in new cases in Santa Fe County and this is to be expected in the sense that we were all told as we opened up our economy, as we opened up restaurants and shops, there would be more cases. What we have to watch out for is that uptick becoming a major reoccurrence and a serious threat to our well-being," he said. "It's absolutely essential that we not lose our focus about COVID-19."
Webber also noted that more tourists are coming to Santa Fe, some from neighboring states Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. Hospitalizations in both Texas and Arizona were hitting record highs this week.
"We are welcoming them but we need to advise them of our COVID conduct…we need to remind them that when they are in Santa Fe, [when] they are outside or inside, they are supposed to be wearing a mask." To that end, Webber said the city was in the process of preparing more literature about local COVID-19 rules, as well as "lapel pins."
"We are opening the city. We are seeing people come. They are getting away from their own communities where there were more sick people. We don't want more sick people here. We do want to be open," he said, noting the city has free masks for people who need them.
SFR recently queried the health department regarding the 51 new COVID-19 cases reported in Santa Fe County between June 9 and June 21. According to a health department spokesman, none of those cases were connected to either visitors or travel.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut today jointly announced mandatory 14-day quarantines for visitors to their cities who are coming from states meeting certain criteria for high rates of infection. Those nine states right now are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas. New Mexico currently requires a 14-day quarantine for most visitors arriving by airplane.
New Mexico's weekly report modeling the disease says the effective rate of transmission—how many secondary cases occur as the result of one positive case—increased over the last week to 1.08. The current target is 1.05
The northeast health region—which includes Santa Fe—currently has the highest effective rate of transmission: 1.34. The region also has the lowest percentage of COVID-19 cases resulting in death: 1.2%.
Overall, however, daily case counts statewide have plateaued, while hospitalizations and deaths have decreased. Nationwide, more than 35,000 new COVID-19 cases were identified today, making this the third highest total of any day in the US since the pandemic began, according to The New York Times.
- 34 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 4 new cases in Chaves County
- 2 new cases in Cibola County
- 8 new cases in Curry County
- 21 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 3 new cases in Eddy County
- 7 new cases in Lea County
- 1 new case in Lincoln County
- 24 new cases in McKinley County
- 1 new case in Otero County
- 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
- 1 new case in Roosevelt County
- 8 new cases in Sandoval County
- 14 new cases in San Juan County
- 1 new case in Santa Fe County
- 2 new cases in Taos County
- 2 new cases in Torrance County
- 1 new case in Union County
- 2 new cases in Valencia County
- 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
- 14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
- A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque
- A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque.
- A female in her 90s from Colfax County who had underlying conditions.
- A male in his 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
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 facilities:
- Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
- Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
- Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
- BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
- BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
- Bonney Family Home in Gallup
- Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
- Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
- Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
- Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
- Casa Real in Santa Fe
- Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
- Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
- Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
- Good Samaritan Society in Grants
- Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
- The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
- Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
- Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
- Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
- McKinley Care Center in Gallup
- Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
- Mission Arch Center in Roswell
- Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
- Princeton Place in Albuquerque
- Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
- Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
- South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
- Sundance Care Home in Gallup
- Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
- Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
- The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates: two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County and one in Valencia County. One case in Bernalillo County was determined to be an out-of-state resident. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident but has been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to San Juan County. These have been corrected. County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
- Bernalillo County: 1,879
- Catron County: 2
- Chaves County: 69
- Cibola County: 200
- Colfax County: 9
- Curry County: 123
- Doña Ana County: 760
- Eddy County: 61
- Grant County: 17
- Guadalupe County: 20
- Harding County: 1
- Hidalgo County: 39
- Lea County: 86
- Lincoln County: 8
- Los Alamos County: 7
- Luna County: 57
- McKinley County: 3,179
- Otero County: 33
- Quay County: 5
- Rio Arriba County: 86
- Roosevelt County: 54
- Sandoval County: 693
- San Juan County: 2,250
- San Miguel County: 18
- Santa Fe County: 203
- Sierra County: 7
- Socorro County: 58
- Taos County: 37
- Torrance County: 40
- Union County: 6
- Valencia County: 98
Cases among people being held by federal agencies
- Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
- Luna County Detention Center: 1
- Otero County Prison Facility: 275
- Otero County Processing Center: 146
- Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
Cases among people being held by the Mexico Department of Corrections
- Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
- Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
- Otero County Prison Facility: 426
- Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
*Per the health department, hospitalization figures include people who were tested elsewhere but are hospitalized in New Mexico, but don't include people who were tested here but are hospitalized out of state.