Deaths from COVID-19 in New Mexico crossed the threshold of 4,000 today, state health officials reported.

Four additional deaths reported in Bernalillo, Cibola, Doña Ana and Rio Arriba counties take the state to a total of 4,001 deaths so far.

“Today’s sad milestone reminds us of what we have been through as a state and as a country. This is not just another number—they are our neighbors, our fellow New Mexicans. We grieve for them and their families. It also underscores the need for us to remain cautious in the weeks and months ahead,” said DOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins in a statement. “While New Mexico is leading the nation in vaccinations and staying vigilant with COVID-safe practices, we are not out of the woods. There is still much work still to be done. We need to remain vigilant if we are going to beat COVID.”

New Mexico health officials today reported 264 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 194,868 COVID-19 cases, of which the department designates 176,357 as having recovered.

As of today, 116 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

Currently, 53.3% of New Mexicans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 37.3% are fully vaccinated. In Santa Fe County, 57% have had at least one dose and 36.8% are fully inoculated.

New cases

  • 97 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 9 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 29 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 13 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Harding County
  • 4 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Luna County
  • 8 new cases in McKinley County
  • 11 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 16 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 22 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 11 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Socorro County
  • 6 new cases in Taos County
  • 15 new cases in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 60s from Cibola County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) facility in Albuquerque
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions
  • A male in his 50s from Rio Arriba 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:

  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

Statewide cases

Previously reported numbers included and one case in Bernalillo 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: 55,897
  • Catron County: 88
  • Chaves County: 8,807
  • Cibola County: 2,852
  • Colfax County: 735
  • Curry County: 5,061
  • De Baca County: 136
  • Doña Ana County: 24,293
  • Eddy County: 6,730
  • Grant County: 1,669
  • Guadalupe County: 376
  • Harding County: 10
  • Hidalgo County: 359
  • Lea County: 8,263
  • Lincoln County: 1,608
  • Los Alamos County: 508
  • Luna County: 3,268
  • McKinley County: 12,186
  • Mora County: 169
  • Otero County: 3,724
  • Quay County: 430
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,539
  • Roosevelt County: 1,876
  • Sandoval County: 11,665
  • San Juan County: 14,056
  • San Miguel County: 1,334
  • Santa Fe County: 9,980
  • Sierra County: 722
  • Socorro County: 1,288
  • Taos County: 1,644
  • Torrance County: 689
  • Union County: 246
  • Valencia County: 6,550

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 446
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
  • 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: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 127
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
  • 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.