New Mexico continues to report high COVID-19 numbers: 797 new cases today, bringing the statewide total so far to 40,168.

Bernalillo County had 197 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 130. Santa Fe County had the third highest number of cases today with 56, bringing the county total to 1,546. Of those, more than half—872—have been in the southside 87507 ZIP code.

The Public Education Department reported 30 new cases—21 staff members and nine students—from public school districts in 11 counties.

The new numbers arrive as an amended and extended public health order takes effect through Nov. 13, which requires any business incurring four rapid responses within a 14-day period to close for two weeks and requires retail businesses to adhere to the 10 pm closing time already in effect for restaurants and bars. The state also has begun publishing a daily watchlist for businesses that have had more than two rapid responses in 14 days.

Under the new health order, restaurants wishing to provide indoor dining must complete the New Mexico Safe Certification training program by Oct. 30; agree to spot COVID-19 testing for employees; and retain contact information on customers for contact tracing for at least three weeks.

State museums and historical sites also have been closed.

The state also announced seven additional deaths from Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Eddy, Lincoln, Sandoval and San Juan counties; there have now been 960 fatalities.

As of today, 229 people are hospitalized with COVID-19—16 more than yesterday.* According to a state news release, 77% of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied and 76% of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied with both COVID-19 and non-COVID patients. In a news briefing yesterday, health officials said hospitals in Albuquerque all were moving into Phase 2 and Phase 3 surge plans

New cases

  • 197 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 28 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 54 new cases in Curry County
  • 130 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 37 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 40 new cases in Lea County
  • 13 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 32 new cases in Luna County
  • 32 new cases in McKinley County
  • 19 new cases in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Quay County
  • 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 15 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 37 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 14 new cases in San Juan County
  • 6 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 56 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 6 new cases in Socorro County
  • 10 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 26 new cases in Valencia County
  • 3 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 Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
  • 8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

New fatalities

  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 40s from San Juan County who 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
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park 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 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 Colfax
  • 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 Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • LifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • 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
  • North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center 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 four cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Doña Ana County and one in McKinley County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in McKinley County and one in Taos 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: 9,880
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,874
  • Cibola County: 538
  • Colfax County: 43
  • Curry County: 1,451
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 5,298
  • Eddy County: 1,339
  • Grant County: 178
  • Guadalupe County: 40
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 112
  • Lea County: 1,966
  • Lincoln County: 349
  • Los Alamos County: 41
  • Luna County: 719
  • McKinley County: 4,539
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 437
  • Quay County: 98
  • Rio Arriba County: 476
  • Roosevelt County: 432
  • Sandoval County: 1,862
  • San Juan County: 3,688
  • San Miguel County: 159
  • Santa Fe County: 1,546
  • Sierra County: 89
  • Socorro County: 203
  • Taos County: 191
  • Torrance County: 95
  • Union County: 39
  • Valencia County: 860

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 340
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 345
  • 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: 45
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 109
  • 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: 54
  • 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.