New Mexico health officials today reported 82 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total thus far to 26,923.

Bernalillo County led with 17 new cases, followed by McKinley County with 12 and Chaves County with nine. Santa Fe County had three new cases. Four more cases were reported among New Mexico Corrections inmates at Lea County Correctional Facility.

New Mexico's statewide effective rate of transmission remains at 0.9—below the targeted rate of 1.05 set as the gating criteria—according to today's weekly modeling report. 

The rate of transmission has, however, risen to 1.0 in the northeast region, of which Santa Fe is part, and the southeast. All regions have decreasing case counts relative to the past 14-day period, and the highest percentage of cases have occurred in patients 35-64 years old followed by 18-34 years old in all regions as well.

With the exception of the northwest region where Native Americans have the highest proportion of cases, Hispanics make up the largest proportion of cases. The modeling report also shows that for those cases reporting activities, travel and visits to restaurants and breweries have begun to increase.

The state also announced seven additional deaths today, including the fifth death from Santa Fe County: a man in his 70s who was hospitalized. Taos County also reported its fourth death today, along with fatalities from Bernalillo, McKinley, Luna, Otero and Sandoval counties. There have now been 830 deaths.

As of today, 59 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.* According to the modeling report, the highest percentage of hospitalizations has occurred in patients 35 to 64 years old, followed by 65 years and over across all regions. With the exception of the Northwest region, Hispanics make up the highest percentage of hospitalizations.

The southeast region made up the highest percentage of hospital admissions last week, but the southwest region hospital admissions may be beginning to increase as well.

New cases

  • 17 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 9 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 7 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 12 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County
  • 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

New fatalities

  • A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Luna County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Otero County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 90s from Sandoval County who was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho
  • A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 70s from Taos 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
  • Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • 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
  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
  • Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • 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
  • 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 one case in Lea County that was not lab confirmed, which has been corrected. County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 6,093
  • Catron County: 11
  • Chaves County: 965
  • Cibola County: 403
  • Colfax County: 25
  • Curry County: 727
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,038
  • Eddy County: 631
  • Grant County: 99
  • Guadalupe County: 32
  • Harding County: 2
  • Hidalgo County: 98
  • Lea County: 1,268
  • Lincoln County: 178
  • Los Alamos County: 29
  • Luna County: 377
  • McKinley County: 4,278
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 241
  • Quay County: 69
  • Rio Arriba County: 375
  • Roosevelt County: 231
  • Sandoval County: 1,297
  • San Juan County: 3,233
  • San Miguel County: 91
  • Santa Fe County: 913
  • Sierra County: 39
  • Socorro County: 78
  • Taos County: 125
  • Torrance County: 64
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 533

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 281
  • Otero County Processing Center: 163
  • 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: 19
  • 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.