As of today, New Mexicans registered through the health department's site can schedule their own COVID-19 booster shots. The option is available to anyone who has had a first shot either within the state system or without (but requires registration).

"Our goal has always been to make registration and vaccination as easy as possible," DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said in a statement. "Given an increase in vaccine supply, we are now able to offer New Mexicans the ability to self-schedule their booster appointments."

The state's vaccine dashboard reports 45.9% of New Mexicans have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 28.8% have been fully inoculated. In Santa Fe County, 44.3% of people have had at least one dose and 24.7% are fully vaccinated.

The health department today also launched a stand-alone website with information on the vaccine registration process as well as the vaccine itself, which also includes testimonials from people who have received it, such as Clovis Community College President Charles Nwankwo, below.

New Mexico health officials today reported 297 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new cases since March 5. There have now been a total of 191,945 cases; the health department has designated 173,824 of them as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 112 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 51 and Sandoval County with 21. Santa Fe County had 12 new cases.

The state also announced five additional deaths; there have now been 3,942 fatalities.

Hospitalizations statewide continue to decrease: As of today, 96 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 112 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Curry County
  • 51 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 4 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 3 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 7 new cases in Luna County
  • 20 new cases in Otero County
  • 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 21 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 19 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 12 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 15 new cases in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A female in her 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 80s from Doña Ana 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 San Miguel County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Taos 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:

  • Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe Care Center in Santa Fe
  • Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Vecino Sanos Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

Statewide cases

According to a health department news release, previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County and one in San Miguel County) and two cases in Bernalillo County that were not lab confirmed—these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Cibola County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center 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: 54,836
  • Catron County: 84
  • Chaves County: 8,744
  • Cibola County: 2,815
  • Colfax County: 722
  • Curry County: 5,042
  • De Baca County: 134
  • Doña Ana County: 23,899
  • Eddy County: 6,670
  • Grant County: 1,622
  • Guadalupe County: 377
  • Harding County: 9
  • Hidalgo County: 355
  • Lea County: 8,203
  • Lincoln County: 1,591
  • Los Alamos County: 501
  • Luna County: 3,239
  • McKinley County: 12,141
  • Mora County: 168
  • Otero County: 3,638
  • Quay County: 428
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,479
  • Roosevelt County: 1,867
  • Sandoval County: 11,407
  • San Juan County: 13,764
  • San Miguel County: 1,315
  • Santa Fe County: 9,873
  • Sierra County: 710
  • Socorro County: 1,244
  • Taos County: 1,618
  • Torrance County: 682
  • Union County: 245
  • Valencia County: 6,419

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 446
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 198
  • 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: 292
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 759
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 126
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 217
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 230
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 230
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75

*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.