On the first day of New Mexico's new county-level framework for COVID-19, 32 of 33 counties are in the red, meaning they must operate under the strictest restrictions.

San Miguel County meets the criteria for operating at the yellow level from Dec. 2 through at least Wednesday, Dec. 16. Los Alamos County, which was previously meeting the yellow level, also has turned red.

Under the new guidelines, counties are considered "red" if they fail to meet an average 5% test positivity rate and case levels of 8 per 100,000 over a 14-day period. Counties meeting one but not both metrics are "yellow" and those meeting both are "green." Santa Fe County currently has a case rate of 90.10 per 100,000 and a test positivity rate of 15.50%.

Green counties will have the least restrictive rules; for example, restaurants in such counties will be able to have 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining and 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining. Red counties can't have any indoor dining, 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining and any place serving alcohol must close by 9 pm nightly. Yellow counties split the difference with 25% maximum capacity for indoor dining, 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining and establishments serving alcohol must close by 10 pm. The complete rules for each level can be read here.

The new framework and guidelines come as New Mexico health officials today reported 1,549 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 100,963 and making New Mexico the 37th state to surpass 100,000 cases.

"Every single day I pray that New Mexicans infected with this virus will recover," Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a statement. "Every single day I pray for the families whose loved ones are battling illness with all the strength they have. My thoughts are always with the doctors, nurses and health care providers who give everything they have to their patients, who selflessly risk their own health to protect their communities and our state. My thoughts are with their families, too, and the families of the first responders and essential workers who, through their commitment and sacrifice, even in this dark time, inspire hope and reaffirm my confidence in the unbreakable spirit of our great state."

Bernalillo County had 448 new cases, followed by San Juan County with 141 and Chaves County with 130. Santa Fe County had 76 new cases today, 41 in the Southside 87507 ZIP code, which ranked eighth among ZIP codes in the state for most new cases today.

The state also announced 40 new deaths today, the highest single day of deaths so far, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,629. Those deaths included a Santa Fe County woman in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions; there have now been 37 deaths here.

As of today, 940 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

The environment department currently lists 199 establishments on its rapid response watchlist for having had two or more employees testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Of those, 15 are in Santa Fe County: Albertsons Market on Zafarano; Blueline Construction; Chick-fil-A; McDonald's on Airport Road; Michael's; Olive Garden Italian Kitchen; Ross Dress for Less; Sam's Club; Smith's Food & Drug on Cerrillos Road; the State Employees Credit Union; Walmart, Woods Design Builders; Academy for Technology & Classics; Santa Fe High School; and Santa Fe Public Schools Transportation Department. All of those places were listed as having had two rapid responses, except for Chick-fil-A, which has had four and will be closed through Dec. 15, and Sam's Club, which has had nine, but whose parent company, Walmart, has signed an agreement with the state that allows essential businesses to avoid closures by working with the state on testing and contact tracing. Whole Foods also has signed an agreement.

The City of Santa Fe's newest emergency proclamation, signed by Mayor Alan Webber yesterday, also notes that city employees will have to be tested for COVID-19 should the city enter into such an agreement with the state. However, an environment department spokeswoman confirmed to SFR that the agreements are only available to essential businesses, not to government entities.

New cases

  • 448 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 130 new cases in Chaves County
  • 18 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax County
  • 32 new cases in Curry County
  • 4 new cases in De Baca County
  • 113 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 70 new cases in Eddy County
  • 10 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 98 new cases in Lea County
  • 4 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 4 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 4 new cases in Luna County
  • 70 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Mora County
  • 19 new cases in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Quay County
  • 23 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 26 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 85 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 141 new cases in San Juan County
  • 5 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 76 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 14 new cases in Sierra County
  • 5 new cases in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 5 new cases in Torrance County
  • 17 new cases in Union County
  • 80 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case 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 Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
  • 11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
  • 17 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

New fatalities

  • A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A second 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 and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A 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 male in his 70s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces
  • A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was a resident of the Village at Northrise facility in Las Cruces
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A second male in his 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Lea County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • A second male in his 80s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A third male in his 80s from Lea County
  • A male in his 50s from Luna County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 70s from Luna County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Luna County who had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 50s from McKinley County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from McKinley County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 80s from McKinley County
  • A male in his 60s from Otero County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 50s from Rio Arriba County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A second male in his 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 40s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Valencia 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:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • 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 Roswell
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • 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 Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
  • Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elite Senior Care Kathryn House in Albuquerque
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
  • Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
  • 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
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Hannett House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • 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 Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Shady Pines Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
  • 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’s Healthcare in Clovis
  • Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Taos Living Center
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • Willow Manor in Deming
  • Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Los Alamos County, one in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County and one in Valencia County) and one case in Valencia County that was not lab confirmed; these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility. Four cases previously reported in Cibola County have been determined to be among New Mexico Corrections inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. Two cases previously reported in Santa Fe County have been determined to be among state Corrections inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County. Five cases listed in yesterday's correction as having been previously reported in Union County and then been determined to be among Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County should have been corrected to have been determined to be among state inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and are now reported as such County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 28,125
  • Catron County: 37
  • Chaves County: 4,974
  • Cibola County: 1,706
  • Colfax County: 250
  • Curry County: 3,275
  • De Baca County: 48
  • Doña Ana County: 13,797
  • Eddy County: 3,099
  • Grant County: 523
  • Guadalupe County: 140
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 189
  • Lea County: 4,497
  • Lincoln County: 794
  • Los Alamos County: 158
  • Luna County: 1,980
  • McKinley County: 7,294
  • Mora County: 38
  • Otero County: 1,512
  • Quay County: 257
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,387
  • Roosevelt County: 1,041
  • Sandoval County: 5,478
  • San Juan County: 6,296
  • San Miguel County: 444
  • Santa Fe County: 5,415
  • Sierra County: 359
  • Socorro County: 645
  • Taos County: 853
  • Torrance County: 329
  • Union County: 130
  • Valencia County: 3,210

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 427
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

Cases among people being held by the New Mexico Department of Corrections

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 206
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 92
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 117
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 72
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 19
  • 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.