New Mexico health officials today reported 263 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases thus far to 28,487.

Today's numbers continue the trend of rising case numbers (there were 239 new cases yesterday and 200 the day prior). The state's effective rate of transmission, which health officials earlier in the week said they were keeping an eye on, also has risen to 1.27 today—the gating criteria includes an optimum rate of 1.05 or less. The state is, however, meeting its other seven gating criteria.

Doña Ana County led with new cases: 54 of them, followed by Bernalillo County with 51 and Chaves County with 33. Santa Fe County had 10 new cases.

The Public Education Department also reported 14 new cases at schools in the last 24 hours at public schools in Bernalillo, Chaves, Curry, Doña Ana, Eddy and Los Alamos counties. Twelve of the cases involved staff members of either particular schools or districts; two of the cases involved students. The schools in Bernalillo, Doña Ana and Los Alamos counties are all in remote-learning mode.

The state also announced six more deaths from Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Roosevelt and San Juan counties; there have now been 865 fatalities.

As of today, 75 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 51 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 33 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 10 new cases in Curry County
  • 54 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 27 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 18 new cases in Lea County
  • 9 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 2 new cases in Luna County
  • 5 new cases in McKinley County
  • 6 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 10 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 12 new cases in San Juan County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 5 new cases in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County who had underlying conditions
  • 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:

  • Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • 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
  • Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
  • The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces

Statewide cases

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

  • Bernalillo County: 6,381
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,116
  • Cibola County: 415
  • Colfax County: 30
  • Curry County: 779
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,285
  • Eddy County: 785
  • Grant County: 120
  • Guadalupe County: 34
  • Harding County: 2
  • Hidalgo County: 99
  • Lea County: 1,382
  • Lincoln County: 208
  • Los Alamos County: 33
  • Luna County: 418
  • McKinley County: 4,316
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 260
  • Quay County: 74
  • Rio Arriba County: 391
  • Roosevelt County: 281
  • Sandoval County: 1,339
  • San Juan County: 3,307
  • San Miguel County: 98
  • Santa Fe County: 979
  • Sierra County: 45
  • Socorro County: 102
  • Taos County: 139
  • Torrance County: 71
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 576

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 282
  • 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: 33
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
  • 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
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana 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.