New Mexico health officials today reported 467 new positive test results for COVID-19, the highest single day since the pandemic began. The previous highest count—on July 23—was 343 new cases in one day.

There have now been 19,502 total cases so far; the health department has designated 7,459 of them as recovered.

Today's surge was driven by 170 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center, which houses people for both Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the US Marshals Service.

At the county level, Doña Ana County had 76 cases, followed by Bernalillo County with 62 and Lea County with 25.

Santa Fe County had 12 new cases reported today, bringing the total here to 510, of which the health department has designated 204 as recovered.

The state also announced five new deaths from Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Lea and McKinley counties. There have now been 619 fatalities.

As of today, 159 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 62 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 8 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 16 new cases in Curry County
  • 76 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 4 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 25 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 7 new cases in Luna County
  • 13 new cases in McKinley County
  • 21 new cases in Otero County
  • 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 7 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 9 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 12 new cases in San Juan County
  • 12 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 4 new cases in Torrance County
  • 6 new cases in Valencia County
  • 170 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

New fatalities

  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and l was a resident of the Montebello on Academy facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 100s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
  • A male in his 50s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized.

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
  • Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
  • 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 four cases that have been identified as duplicates: one in Bernalillo County, two in Lea County and one in McKinley County. Five cases have been identified as out-of-state residents: two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Grant County, one in San Juan County, which have been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include two cases that were thought to be out-of-state residents but have since been determined to be New Mexico residents and have been added to their respective county totals, one in Bernalillo County and one in Chaves County.

  • Bernalillo County: 4,466
  • Catron County: 4
  • Chaves County: 270
  • Cibola County: 302
  • Colfax County: 13
  • Curry County: 395
  • Doña Ana County: 2,064
  • Eddy County: 225
  • Grant County: 63
  • Guadalupe County: 29
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 85
  • Lea County: 546
  • Lincoln County: 75
  • Los Alamos County: 17
  • Luna County: 197
  • McKinley County: 3,921
  • Mora County: 6
  • Otero County: 168
  • Quay County: 31
  • Rio Arriba County: 280
  • Roosevelt County: 117
  • Sandoval County: 1,018
  • San Juan County: 2,926
  • San Miguel County: 39
  • Santa Fe County: 510
  • Sierra County: 26
  • Socorro County: 71
  • Taos County: 86
  • Torrance County: 56
  • Union County: 23
  • Valencia County: 319

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 175
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 277
  • Otero County Processing Center: 159
  • 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
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 469
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 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.