New Mexico health officials today reported 316 new positive test cases for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total so far to 17,828, with 6,974 designated as recovered by the health department.

Bernalillo County continues to lead with high case numbers: 89 today, followed by Doña Ana County with 53 new cases and McKinley County with 35.

Santa Fe County has 19 new cases, bringing the total here to 456, 181 of which the health department has designated as recovered.

The state also announced three more deaths from Bernalillo and McKinley counties; there have now been 591 fatalities.

As of today, 178 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 24 more than yesterday.*

The new figures follow yesterday's weekly state modeling report showing hospitalizations have increased since earlier this month, with the 55-64 year old age group making up the highest percentage of those hospitalizations. Meanwhile, ventilator use has decreased and is at 22%. While hospitalizations are declining in the Northwest regions, they are increasing in the Metro, Southwest, Southeast and Northeast regions. And though deaths have been decreasing since May, the latest report indicates they may increase given the recent spike of cases.

While the effective rate of transmission has decreased to 1.0 (statewide gating criteria sets 1.05 as the target), the northwest and metro regions continue to have increasing case counts.

The number of tests performed has increased across age groups over the last three weeks, particularly the 20 to 29-year-old. That age group, along with 30 to 39-year-olds continues to comprise the highest percentage of total cases.

Within those age groups, cases have increased among Hispanics since the start of June, but decreased among those categorized as American Indian or Alaska Natives.

New cases

  • 89 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 53 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 20 new case in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 3 new cases in Luna County
  • 35 new cases in McKinley County
  • 3 new cases in Mora County
  • 7 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 15 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 8 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 19 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Taos County
  • 14 new cases in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

New fatalities

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 30s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 50s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions.

Congregate facilities

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:

  • The Adobe in Las Cruces
  • Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington 
  • Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
  • North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
  • Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
  • Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences 
  • Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Taos Living Center in Taos
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included one case that has been identified as a duplicate in Bernalillo County, three cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County and one in Otero County) and one case in Curry County that was not lab confirmed; these have now been corrected.County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

Bernalillo County: 4,005
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 229
Cibola County: 278
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 328
Doña Ana County: 1,838
Eddy County: 202
Grant County: 59
Guadalupe County: 26
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 81
Lea County: 431
Lincoln County: 44
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 168
McKinley County: 3,818
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 120
Quay County: 28
Rio Arriba County: 256
Roosevelt County: 95
Sandoval County: 957
San Juan County: 2,869
San Miguel County: 36
Santa Fe County: 456
Sierra County: 21
Socorro County: 67
Taos County: 74
Torrance County: 51
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 278

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 276
  • Otero County Processing Center: 149
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 43

Cases among people being held by the Mexico Department of Corrections

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 24
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 465
  • 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.