New Mexico health officials today reported 79 new positive test results for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total thus far to 23,579.

Bernalillo County had 20 new cases, Lea County had 12 and Santa Fe County had 10 new cases, the third highest in the state.

The state also announced five new deaths in Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Lea, McKinley and San Juan counties. There have been 723 fatalities.

As of today, 111 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.* According to the state's most recent modeling report, new hospital admissions of patients who are Hispanic or white are continuing to increase each week, while admissions of Native American patients have been steadily decreasing. The 45 to 59 and 60+ year old age groups make up the highest percentages of new hospital admissions each week.

Today's modeling report also shows a slight tick upward to 0.8 for the statewide effective rate of transmission, still well below the target rate of 1.05 or less. The Northeast public health region—which includes Santa Fe—has the highest effective rate of transmission currently at 0.9.

Case counts and hospitalizations continue to decrease, and deaths also appear to be decreasing following a spike last month.

New cases

  • 20 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 7 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 12 new cases in Lea County
  • 6 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 1 new case in Sandoval County
  • 2 new cases in San Juan County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 2 new cases in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • A male in his 90s 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 80s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and was a resident of Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and 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:

  • Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bonney Family Home in Gallup
  • Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
  • Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • McKinley Care Center in Gallup
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
  • 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
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
  • Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • 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 Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
  • Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
  • Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

Statewide cases

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 5,383
  • Catron County: 5
  • Chaves County: 548
  • Cibola County: 385
  • Colfax County: 19
  • Curry County: 603
  • Doña Ana County: 2,648
  • Eddy County: 379
  • Grant County: 72
  • Guadalupe County: 32
  • Harding County: 2
  • Hidalgo County: 93
  • Lea County: 942
  • Lincoln County: 157
  • Los Alamos County: 23
  • Luna County: 257
  • McKinley County: 4,131
  • Mora County: 6
  • Otero County: 211
  • Quay County: 51
  • Rio Arriba County: 327
  • Roosevelt County: 176
  • Sandoval County: 1,162
  • San Juan County: 3,106
  • San Miguel County: 55
  • Santa Fe County: 711
  • Sierra County: 34
  • Socorro County: 75
  • Taos County: 116
  • Torrance County: 63
  • Union County: 30
  • Valencia County: 466

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 320
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 280
  • Otero County Processing Center: 159
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Cases among people being held by the New Mexico Department of Corrections

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 25
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

*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.