New Mexico health officials today reported 827 new COVID-19 cases—a new record high—bringing the statewide total so far to 38,715.

Bernalillo County had 292 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 172. Santa Fe County had the third highest number of new cases statewide and also a record number of new cases: 64.

The Public Education Department reported 21 new cases in public schools in 10 counties: eight students and 13 staff members, including one in Santa Fe County.

The state also announced eight additional deaths, including the 13th from Santa Fe County, as well as deaths from Bernalillo, Chaves, Curry, Doña Ana, Luna and Sandoval counties; there have now been 950 fatalities.

As of today, 202 people are hospitalized with COVID-19—three fewer than yesterday.*

The state environment department issued its second watchlist for New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days. There are currently 65 such businesses, including three in Santa Fe: Whole Foods, Guy's Painting and Paseo del Sol Apartments. Yesterday's list, which had 12 Santa Fe businesses on it, apparently had "data quality" issues, according to a news release. This week, the department will "only include organizations for which NMED conducts the rapid response, which includes grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores, gyms, salons, business offices and others." Other establishments will be included starting next week.

Starting Oct. 23, most establishments with four rapid responses within the prior 14 days will be required to cease operations for two weeks to prevent further spread of COVID-19—these facilities will also be listed online.

A rapid response is initiated when the state learns of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace. NMED or the state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to organizations regarding testing, quarantining and isolating, disinfecting, and COVID-Safe Practices.

New cases

  • 292 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 27 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Cibola County
  • 28 new cases in Curry County
  • 172 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 42 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 36 new cases in Lea County
  • 6 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 13 new cases in Luna County
  • 10 new cases in McKinley County
  • 16 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 10 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 22 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 25 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 64 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 4 new cases in Sierra County
  • 3 new cases in Socorro County
  • 6 new cases in Taos County
  • 16 new cases in Valencia County
  • 9 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
  • 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

New fatalities

  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 90s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Heartfelt Manor Assisted Living in Roswell
  • A female in her 70s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces
  • A male in his 40s from Grant County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Luna County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility

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
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
  • 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
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Samaritan Manzano Del Sol Independent Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
  • Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
  • The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • San Juan Center in Albuquerque
  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
  • Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Grant County, one in San Juan County and one in Santa Fe 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: 9,503
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,816
  • Cibola County: 520
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,367
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 5,073
  • Eddy County: 1,256
  • Grant County: 171
  • Guadalupe County: 38
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 112
  • Lea County: 1,893
  • Lincoln County: 315
  • Los Alamos County: 40
  • Luna County: 661
  • McKinley County: 4,502
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 411
  • Quay County: 95
  • Rio Arriba County: 460
  • Roosevelt County: 402
  • Sandoval County: 1,772
  • San Juan County: 3,653
  • San Miguel County: 151
  • Santa Fe County: 1,474
  • Sierra County: 80
  • Socorro County: 191
  • Taos County: 181
  • Torrance County: 93
  • Union County: 39
  • Valencia County: 803

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 340
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 340
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • 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: 41
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 103
  • 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: 45
  • 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.