Under New Mexico's vaccination plan, people aged 16 and older with certain qualifying conditions are currently eligible—as a subgroup in Phase1B—to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The list includes 10 conditions that create an increased risk of severe illness, as well as 10 that might. According to public records requested and inspected by SFR, 358,993 of the more than 631,000 people who have registered for a vaccine have a qualifying condition—nearly 57%.

The state's most recent epidemiology report on mortality, which shows underlying conditions among people who died of COVID-19, shows hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease as the most common throughout the pandemic.

Among people who have received the vaccine, hypertension thus far is the highest-occurring condition, according to health department records, with 46,013 people with hypertension receiving the vaccine. Also in the top three: 22,015 with obesity (as well as an additional 4,559 identified as severely obese) and 18,807 with Type 2 diabetes.  While several conditions identified among people already vaccinated are not qualifying conditions in and of themselves, some or all people may have overlapping conditions or qualify by age or be part of Phase1A's healthcare workers. For example, 9,033 people who registered identified themselves as smokers. "Smoking is among the health conditions that users can select when they register at vaccineNM.org," DOH Communication Matt Bieber writes via email, "but it's not a 'lone qualifier'— meaning that smoking alone won't qualify a user for the "16+ with comorbidity" category."

Meanwhile, New Mexico health officials today reported 411 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 181,739. The health department has designated 126,446 of those cases as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 125 cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 96 and Sandoval County with 24. Santa Fe County had 19 new cases, 11 from the 87507 ZIP code, which ranked eighth in the state today for ZIP codes with the most new cases.

The state also announced 18 additional deaths, including one from Santa Fe County: a woman in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. There have now been 131 deaths in Santa Fe County and 3,580 statewide.

As of today, 284 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 125 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 15 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Colfax County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 96 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 11 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 5 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 6 new cases in Luna County
  • 18 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 19 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 24 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 11 new cases in San Juan County
  • 6 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 19 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 5 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 7 new cases in Valencia County
  • 18 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

New fatalities

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) facility in Albuquerque
  • A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • A male in his 60s from Curry County who had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Grant County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 70s from Otero County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized
  • A male in his 70s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Genesis Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
  • A female in her 60s 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 60s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Valencia County who 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 Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • 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 news release, previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Cibola County, one in Luna County, one in San Miguel County) and one case in Taos County that was not lab confirmed—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: 51,557
  • Catron County: 82
  • Chaves County: 8,529
  • Cibola County: 2,710
  • Colfax County: 692
  • Curry County: 4,855
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,230
  • Eddy County: 6,254
  • Grant County: 1,442
  • Guadalupe County: 341
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 342
  • Lea County: 7,972
  • Lincoln County: 1,500
  • Los Alamos County: 468
  • Luna County: 3,051
  • McKinley County: 11,911
  • Mora County: 152
  • Otero County: 3,138
  • Quay County: 415
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,363
  • Roosevelt County: 1,822
  • Sandoval County: 10,691
  • San Juan County: 13,389
  • San Miguel County: 1,202
  • Santa Fe County: 9,475
  • Sierra County: 680
  • Socorro County: 1,200
  • Taos County: 1,494
  • Torrance County: 627
  • Union County: 214
  • Valencia County: 6,042

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 440
  • 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: 449
  • 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.