Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center doesn't know how many vaccines it will receive each week until the shipments arrive on Mondays. So far, it's been receiving approximately 1,000 each week, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Gonzales.

And to date, he notes, Christus has vaccinated "essentially…all of our frontline personnel" as specified in the Phase 1A of the state's vaccination roll-out plan, with about 70% participation. Now, Christus is focusing on people 75 years and older—the first group slated for vaccines in Phase 1B—specifically at its own clinics.

"We have about 4,000 people who are registered with us and are over the age of 75," Gonzales said, "and for the next two weeks we will be focusing on that population."

Overall, the health department reports 185,750 vaccines received in the state so far, with 143,048 administered—44,106 in the last seven days.

Gonzales and other hospital officials spoke with the media this morning, providing comparable updates on their progress in administering vaccines while continuing to care for COVID-19 patients. While those hospitalizations have decreased, officials say hospitals remain full, in part with other types of patients.

"We are reassured to see hospitalization rates gradually improving," Presbyterian Healthcare Services Chief Patient Safety Officer Dr. Jeff Salvon-Harman said. "But we remain at very high volumes of patients care…and so we really encourage all of our communities to continue thinking about adhering to those COVID-safe practices."

Salvon-Harmon also said hospital leaders are keeping an eye on COVID-19 variants, such as the UK strain B.1.1.7, of which New Mexico has already had two known cases, to "understand the potential impact." The variant, though not causing more severe disease, does seem to have a higher rate of transmission." That prospect—of a faster-spreading variant—means "we have to double down on the behaviors we know work against this virus until we are all vaccinated,"  University of New Mexico Hospital Chief Quality and Safety Officer Dr. Rohini McKee said.

New Mexico health officials today reported 691 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 164,954. Of those, the health department has designated 88,982 as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 257 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 85 and Sandoval County with 56. Santa Fe County had 28 new cases today.

The state also announced 20 additional deaths, including one from Santa Fe County: a man in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. There have now been 2,975 fatalities statewide.

As of today, 643 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 257 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 22 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 19 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 85 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 22 new cases in Eddy County
  • 10 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 8 new cases in Lea County
  • 5 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 21 new cases in Luna County
  • 32 new cases in McKinley County
  • 18 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 8 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 56 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 33 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 28 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Sierra County
  • 9 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 34 new cases in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County

New fatalities

  • A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • 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
  • A second male in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Muros de Salvación facility in Albuquerque
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Curry County who was a resident of the Wheatfields Senior Living Community facility in Clovis
  • A male in his 80s from Curry County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • A female in her 30s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 50s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Rio Arriba County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 90s from Roosevelt County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • A male in his 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 90s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the The Retreat Healthcare facility in Rio Rancho
  • A male in his 40s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • 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 and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Valencia County 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:

  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
  • Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
  • 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 of Albuquerque West
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
  • BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
  • Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
  • 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 Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
  • Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • 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 View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • 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 Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
  • Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

Statewide cases

According to a state news release, previously reported numbers included one death reported on Nov. 3 of a male in his 70s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions, which was found to have been previously reported on Nov. 2 and has been corrected. One death reported on Dec. 30 of a male in his 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions was found to have been previously reported on Dec. 1 and has been corrected. One death reported on Jan. 12 of a male in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized was found to have been previously reported on Nov. 26 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: 46,763
  • Catron County: 70
  • Chaves County: 7,882
  • Cibola County: 2,500
  • Colfax County: 632
  • Curry County: 4,574
  • De Baca County: 121
  • Doña Ana County: 19,985
  • Eddy County: 5,550
  • Grant County: 1,201
  • Guadalupe County: 319
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 288
  • Lea County: 7,541
  • Lincoln County: 1,286
  • Los Alamos County: 393
  • Luna County: 2,673
  • McKinley County: 10,993
  • Mora County: 141
  • Otero County: 2,640
  • Quay County: 382
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,937
  • Roosevelt County: 1,705
  • Sandoval County: 9,619
  • San Juan County: 12,243
  • San Miguel County: 1,043
  • Santa Fe County: 8,564
  • Sierra County: 653
  • Socorro County: 1,051
  • Taos County: 1,355
  • Torrance County: 558
  • Union County: 208
  • Valencia County: 5,536

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 423
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 435
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • 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: 283
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 320
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 178
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 228
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 68

*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.