Of the nearly 442,000 vaccines administered so far in New Mexico, Native Americans have had the highest percentage of vaccines for any identified group by ethnicity, according to new data on the health department's vaccine dashboard.

The dashboard states that 22.1% of the state's 145,589 Native Americans have been partially vaccinated and 8.9% have been fully vaccinated.

"It's great to see the state's efforts at equitable distribution paying off," DOH Communications Director Matt Bieber said via email in response to SFR's questions about vaccination rates, "but obviously, there's much more work to be done."

The state's most recent epidemiology report on COVID-19 demographics also shows Native Americans have had the highest case rate for COVID-19 since the pandemic's inception, as well as the highest mortality rate.

The next highest group for having received vaccinations in the state—Asian or Pacific Islanders—have been vaccinated partially or fully at 18.3% and 9.7%, respectively.

For Hispanics or Latinos, the largest population in the state at 780,908, just 12% have been partially vaccinated and only 5.7% fully. Hispanics have had the second highest case rate and mortality rate in the state.

New Mexico's Black population also has had a low percent of vaccinations: just 9% have had one vaccination and 4.5% have had both.

Regarding low vaccination rates for both Hispanics and Blacks, Bieber said: "DOH is concerned about low vaccination rates among any community. In the coming weeks, the Department will be launching a series of additional measures to target vaccine distribution to vulnerable communities across New Mexico."

For whites, the second highest population group at 686,030, 17.1% have been partially vaccinated and 7.8% have had both shots.

According to the dashboard, 36,665 people whose race is unknown have had their first shot and 15,778 have had their second.

SFR has a pending public records request from Jan. 25 that asks the health department to provide a breakdown for people who have been vaccinated through the state's portal by age, geography, gender and underlying condition, if applicable.

New Mexico health officials today reported 308 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 181,060. The health department has designated 123,507 of those cases as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 74 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 52 and Sandoval County with 34. Santa Fe County had eight new cases.

The state also announced 12 additional deaths, including one from Santa Fe County: a woman in her 60s who had been hospitalized. There have now been 129 fatalities in Santa Fe County and 3,550 statewide.

As of today, 290 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 74 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 52 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 10 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 11 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 10 new cases in Luna County
  • 8 new cases in McKinley County
  • 5 new cases in Otero County
  • 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 5 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 34 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 12 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 8 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 16 new cases in Valencia County
  • 13 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

New fatalities

  • A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized
  • A second female in her 50s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County
  • A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 30s from Lea County who had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Lea County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • A female in her 60s from San Juan County
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 60s from Santa Fe 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:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
  • 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 Rio Rancho
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Edgewood
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Care Free Assisted Living 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 Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • McKinley Center in Gallup
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • North Ridge Assisted Living 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
  • 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 Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Santa Clara Assisted Living in Santa Clara
  • 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
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Tercer Cielo 2 in Albuquerque
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

Statewide cases

According to a health department, previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (four in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County, two in Sandoval County and one in Valencia County) and one case in Lea County that was not lab confirmed—these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility and is 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: 51,315
  • Catron County: 82
  • Chaves County: 8,521
  • Cibola County: 2,693
  • Colfax County: 689
  • Curry County: 4,850
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,085
  • Eddy County: 6,240
  • Grant County: 1,435
  • Guadalupe County: 340
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 340
  • Lea County: 7,964
  • Lincoln County: 1,496
  • Los Alamos County: 468
  • Luna County: 3,046
  • McKinley County: 11,887
  • Mora County: 151
  • Otero County: 3,111
  • Quay County: 413
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,355
  • Roosevelt County: 1,822
  • Sandoval County: 10,646
  • San Juan County: 13,357
  • San Miguel County: 1,196
  • Santa Fe County: 9,446
  • Sierra County: 679
  • Socorro County: 1,196
  • Taos County: 1,489
  • Torrance County: 624
  • Union County: 213
  • Valencia County: 6,032

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 439
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 430
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

*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.