Health Secretary-designate Dr. Tracie Collins says the state expects to announce the next group of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine this week—possibly tomorrow—and it will include people ages 75 and older. Collins would not confirm reports from some outlets that the next phase—1b—would include teachers.

Speaking during a news conference earlier today, Collins said the health department is coordinating with the governor's office to ensure a smooth rollout for the next group receiving the vaccine.

"We really want to get this right the first time," she said. "We don't want to put something out and recognize we didn't make a thoughtful decision." The next phase will include people 75 years and older, she said, but "we just need to make sure we're prepared so we don't run into a disaster like we saw in other states with people standing in line."

Thus far, New Mexico has ordered and received 106,525 vaccines and has reports that 48,299 have been administered. However, Collins said that figure is low as only 74% of providers currently are reporting. Going forward, she said, the state will be providing an estimated total on vaccine administration until all providers—there are currently 180 of them—have learned how to use the State Immunization Information System. While some providers' information automatically loads into the system, Collins said, others—such as smaller providers—input the information manually. The state is "on-boarding" providers so they know how to report correctly.

While incomplete, Collins said New Mexico currently has one of the highest rates of vaccine administration in the country. Efforts to have New Mexicans register on the state's new vaccine registration site also have been successful, she said, with nearly 300,000 New Mexicans registering over the course of two weeks. Collins acknowledged reports that some health care workers have shared their "special event" codes allowing families and friends to "jump the line" for the COVID-19 vaccine. Collins said the department had received "sporadic" reports on this happening, but the site had been fixed so that codes can't be shared among people.

A practicing physician, Collins said she received the vaccine a week ago and hasn't experienced any side-effects, nor has she heard of anyone in New Mexico having an adverse reaction.

New Mexico health officials today reported 1,496 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 149,984. Of those, the health department has designated 72,089 as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 443 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 164 and San Juan County with 154. Santa Fe County had 103 new cases, 53 of them in the 87507 ZIP code, which was the third highest ZIP code in the state for new cases today.

The state also announced 47 additional deaths—one shy of the highest daily death count so far—including four people from Santa Fe County; there have now been 85 deaths in Santa Fe County and 2,641 statewide.

As of today, 712 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 443 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 76 new cases in Chaves County
  • 14 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Colfax County
  • 13 new cases in Curry County
  • 164 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 14 new cases in Eddy County
  • 23 new cases in Grant County
  • 6 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 4 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 56 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 15 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 82 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 28 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 93 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 96 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 154 new cases in San Juan County
  • 6 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 103 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 9 new cases in Socorro County
  • 15 new cases in Taos County
  • 4 new cases in Torrance County
  • 57 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions
  • A third male in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County
  • A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A fourth male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the North Ridge Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A third female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • 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 third male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Tender Heart Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque
  • A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell
  • A second male in his 80s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell
  • A female in her 90s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • A female in her 60s from Curry County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 90s from Curry County who was a resident of the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • A male in his 40s 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 male in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized
  • 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Welbrook Senior Living facility in Las Cruces
  • A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County
  • A male in his 80s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 40s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • A second male in his 80s from Roosevelt County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 50s 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 female in her 80s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized, had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Avamere facility in Rio Rancho
  • A female in her 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized
  • A second male in his 60s from Santa Fe County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County who had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 90s from Santa Fe County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Sierra County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • A female in her 60s from Torrance County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 30s 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:

  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
  • BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Hobbs
  • BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
  • BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
  • Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Carlsbad
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Hannett House in Albuquerque
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Sierra Health Care 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
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Sunset Vista in Silver City
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Vecinos Santos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
  • Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included seven cases that been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County, one in Rio Arriba County and one in San Juan County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County and two in Roosevelt County); and one case in Lea County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident—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: 42,929
  • Catron County: 60
  • Chaves County: 7,264
  • Cibola County: 2,350
  • Colfax County: 549
  • Curry County: 4,205
  • De Baca County: 103
  • Doña Ana County: 18,259
  • Eddy County: 4,827
  • Grant County: 997
  • Guadalupe County: 290
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 258
  • Lea County: 7,042
  • Lincoln County: 1,090
  • Los Alamos County: 316
  • Luna County: 2,421
  • McKinley County: 10,206
  • Mora County: 126
  • Otero County: 2,258
  • Quay County: 346
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,488
  • Roosevelt County: 1,561
  • Sandoval County: 8,625
  • San Juan County: 10,877
  • San Miguel County: 904
  • Santa Fe County: 7,688
  • Sierra County: 583
  • Socorro County: 976
  • Taos County: 1,203
  • Torrance County: 510
  • Union County: 195
  • Valencia County: 5,087

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 281
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 227
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 214
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

*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.