New Mexico health officials today reported 488 new COVID-19 cases, New Mexico's highest case-count day prior to today was 467 cases on July 27. The state has now had a total of 32,241 cases so far,  of which the health department has designated 18,335 as recovered.

Today's new surge of cases follows urging by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Human Services Secretary David Scrase yesterday for New Mexicans to stay the course of mask wearing, social distancing and staying at home as much as possible. The governor's office issued an advisory encouraging New Mexicans to limit their daily travel outside the home to no more than three trips.

Bernalillo County has 135 new cases today, followed by Doña Ana County with 81 and Chaves County with 41. Santa Fe County had 19 new cases and has now had a total of 1,163 cases, of which the health department has designated 680 as recovered.

Santa Fe had 37 rapid responses for COVID-19 cases at workplaces between Monday and Thursday, according to data from the state Environment Department. These included ones at Santa Fe High School, Gonzales Community School, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Presbyterian Medical Center, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Dinner for Two, to name a handful. No rapid response reported more than one case per location, although some reports did not include any figures on the number of cases.

The state also announced three additional deaths from Chaves and Sandoval counties; there have now been 902 fatalities.

As of today, 133 people are hospitalized with COVID-19—14 more than yesterday.*

New cases

  • 135 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 41 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Curry County
  • 81 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 28 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 36 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 18 new cases in Luna County
  • 12 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 5 new cases in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 28 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 19 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 19 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Sierra County
  • 11 new cases in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 4 new cases in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Union County
  • 5 new cases in Valencia County
  • 5 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

New fatalities

  • A male in his 70s from Chaves County
  • A male in his 80s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 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:

  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
  • Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
  • The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • San Juan Center in Albuquerque
  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
  • Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab confirmed and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents: one in Doña Ana County, one in San Juan County—these have now been corrected. County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 7,420
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,469
  • Cibola County: 454
  • Colfax County: 40
  • Curry County: 1,025
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,918
  • Eddy County: 1003
  • Grant County: 140
  • Guadalupe County: 36
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 106
  • Lea County: 1,620
  • Lincoln County: 246
  • Los Alamos County: 36
  • Luna County: 482
  • McKinley County: 4,396
  • Mora County: 8
  • Otero County: 293
  • Quay County: 77
  • Rio Arriba County: 414
  • Roosevelt County: 333
  • Sandoval County: 1,484
  • San Juan County: 3,449
  • San Miguel County: 112
  • Santa Fe County: 1,163
  • Sierra County: 57
  • Socorro County: 137
  • Taos County: 153
  • Torrance County: 88
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 636

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 288
  • Otero County Processing Center: 166
  • 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: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 52
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • 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.