As recently reported positive test results for COVID-19 indicate, cases have been declining across all of New Mexico's public health regions, according to the state's newest modeling report.

Today, New Mexico health officials reported 92 new COVID-19 cases (twice as many as yesterday), led by Doña Ana County with 17, Chaves County with 16 and Lea County with nine new cases. Santa Fe County had four new cases. The new cases bring the total number of cases so far in New Mexico to 26,268, of which 13,928 have been designated as recovered by the health department.

From recent new cases, the state says there is some indication of increasing travel, along with visits to restaurants and breweries.

The state also reported six additional deaths today from Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Lea and Sandoval counties; there have now been 813 total fatalities.

As of today, 77 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.* According to the modeling report, prior to today, fewer than 75 people had been hospitalized each day since mid-August.

Health officials report a slight uptick in the percentage of patients hospitalized last week in the 35-to-64-year-old age group compared with people 65-years-old and higher.

New cases

  • 6 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 16 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 17 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 4 new cases in Eddy County
  • 9 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 3 new cases in Luna 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
  • 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 4 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 4 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
  • A male in his 80s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Sandoval 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:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
  • Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
  • Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Lea County and one in San Juan County); one case in Curry County that was not lab confirmed; and one case in Rio Arriba County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident . These have now been corrected from the county totals, which are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 5,985
  • Catron County: 11
  • Chaves County: 836
  • Cibola County: 397
  • Colfax County: 23
  • Curry County: 713
  • Doña Ana County: 2,972
  • Eddy County: 588
  • Grant County: 90
  • Guadalupe County: 32
  • Harding County: 2
  • Hidalgo County: 98
  • Lea County: 1,212
  • Lincoln County: 175
  • Los Alamos County: 28
  • Luna County: 345
  • McKinley County: 4,250
  • Mora County: 6
  • Otero County: 229
  • Quay County: 65
  • Rio Arriba County: 370
  • Roosevelt County: 214
  • Sandoval County: 1,266
  • San Juan County: 3,223
  • San Miguel County: 87
  • Santa Fe County: 871
  • Sierra County: 38
  • Socorro County: 78
  • Taos County: 119
  • Torrance County: 63
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 528

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 281
  • 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: 31
  • 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: 473
  • 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.