As of tomorrow, big-box retailers who don't generate more than one-third of their revenues from food and drink products may not provide in-person services in New Mexico.

According to a news release from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office, the amended order is meant to "ensure only the most essential businesses are permitting in-person services during this extreme public health emergency." The current public health order, which runs through Nov. 30, permits only businesses designated as essential to offer in-person services, and even those must do so at 25% capacity or no more than 75 customers at a time, whichever is smaller.

The news release also specifies that larger retailers such as Hobby Lobby and Ross Dress for Less are not allowed to remain open under the current public health law; animal grooming services must remain closed; and nurseries and Christmas tree lots can only offer curbside or delivery services.

The clarification comes as New Mexico hits another record for daily new cases: 2,897 today—a 37% increase from yesterday.

Bernalillo County accounted for 993 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 438. Santa Fe County had 197 new cases, another record high for the second day in a row. There have now been a total of 3,542 cases in Santa Fe County, 56% of which are in the southside 87507 ZIP code. That ZIP code had the third highest number of new cases in the state today: 107.

The City of Santa Fe also issued a news release this afternoon to inform landlords and others that under the current health order, short-term rentals and other forms of lodging can only operate at 25% capacity and then only if they have completed the state's COVID-safe training program.

Santa Fe ranked third in the state for rapid responses to businesses and other establishments for COVID-19 cases among employees for the week ending Nov. 15. Santa Fe County had 10% of the 2,249 rapid responses that week.

As of today, the environment department's watchlist includes 244 locations that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days, including 20 in Santa Fe. The environment department also announced 11 more closures of businesses that have had more than four rapid responses in the same time period, including the Walmart SupercenterSmith's Food and Drug Center on Cerrillos Road and Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort. Other previous closures include Target, Ranch House and Chaparral Materials.

The state also announced 26 additional deaths today; there have now been 1,290 fatalities.

As of today, 776 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.* The state on Monday changed its method of reporting hospitalizations to rely on daily data from hospitals statewide versus case investigators and contact-tracing reports.

New cases

  • 993 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Catron County
  • 191 new cases in Chaves County
  • 45 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Colfax County
  • 89 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 438 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 46 new cases in Eddy County
  • 19 new cases in Grant County
  • 16 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 123 new cases in Lea County
  • 15 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 5 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 34 new cases in Luna County
  • 74 new cases in McKinley County
  • 3 new cases in Mora County
  • 50 new cases in Otero County
  • 5 new cases in Quay County
  • 50 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 16 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 179 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 45 new cases in San Juan County
  • 10 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 197 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 9 new cases in Sierra County
  • 11 new cases in Socorro County
  • 36 new cases in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Torrance County
  • 138 new cases in Valencia County
  • 36 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
  • 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

New fatalities

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 50s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 40s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Colfax County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A second female in her 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A second female in her 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 80s from Guadalupe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Luna County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Luna County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Quay County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Taos County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 70s from Taos County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • A male New Mexico Corrections Department inmate in his 80s at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County who was hospitalized
  • A male New Mexico Corrections Department inmate in his 40s at the Roswell Correctional Center who was hospitalized

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
  • Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Avamere at Roswell
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Raton
  • BeeHive Homes Deming
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
  • Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
  • Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Hilldale House in Albuquerque
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
  • Mariah House in Albuquerque
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
  • Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
  • Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
  • 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
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Taos Living Center
  • Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County an one in Santa Fe County) and two cases in Rio Arriba County that have been identified as out-of-state residents—these have now been corrected. One case previously reported among state Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center has been determined to be in Cibola County and has been corrected. County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 18,425
  • Catron County: 22
  • Chaves County: 3,452
  • Cibola County: 1,106
  • Colfax County: 110
  • Curry County: 2,516
  • De Baca County: 27
  • Doña Ana County: 10,789
  • Eddy County: 2,297
  • Grant County: 348
  • Guadalupe County: 87
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 148
  • Lea County: 3,222
  • Lincoln County: 557
  • Los Alamos County: 98
  • Luna County: 1,613
  • McKinley County: 5,438
  • Mora County: 25
  • Otero County: 972
  • Quay County: 161
  • Rio Arriba County: 885
  • Roosevelt County: 768
  • Sandoval County: 3,338
  • San Juan County: 4,561
  • San Miguel County: 304
  • Santa Fe County: 3,542
  • Sierra County: 211
  • Socorro County: 446
  • Taos County: 537
  • Torrance County: 191
  • Union County: 58
  • Valencia County: 1,855

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 351
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 420
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • 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: 194
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 46
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 77
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 219
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

*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.