As foretold last week by Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins, as of today, all New Mexicans 16 years and older can now self-schedule their COVID-19 vaccines. Officials encourage people who do not find appointments at first to continue checking as providers open up more spots.

As of today, 57% of New Mexicans have had at least one dose and 40.8% are fully vaccinated. In Santa Fe County, 62.1% have had at least one dose and 39.5% are fully vaccinated.

New Mexico health officials today reported 673 new COVID-19 cases between April 24 to April 26. There have now been a total of 196,844 cases; the health department has designated 177,866 of them as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 228 new cases over the three-day reporting period, followed by San Juan County with 110 and Doña Ana County with 65. Santa Fe County had 28 new cases.

The state also announced three additional deaths over the last three days; there have now been 4,027 fatalities.

As of today, 112 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 228 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 36 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 12 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 65 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 17 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Lea County
  • 12 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 13 new cases in Luna County
  • 12 new cases in McKinley County
  • 10 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 14 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 44 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 110 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 28 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 7 new cases in Sierra County
  • 4 new cases in Socorro County
  • 3 new cases in Taos County
  • 8 new cases in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Union County
  • 20 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • A female in her 80s from Chaves County who was hospitalized
  • A female in her 20s from Cibola 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 Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • 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

According to a health department news release, previously reported numbers included 44 cases that have been identified as duplicates (six in Bernalillo County, six in Chaves County, five in Doña Ana County, five in Lea County, four in Lincoln County, four in McKinley County, two in Rio Arriba County, one in Roosevelt County, one in San Miguel County, four in Sandoval County and six in Santa Fe County), as well as five cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County and three in Doña Ana County); and one in Doña Ana County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident—these have now been corrected from the statewide totals. County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 56,556
  • Catron County: 90
  • Chaves County: 8,886
  • Cibola County: 2,862
  • Colfax County: 746
  • Curry County: 5,098
  • De Baca County: 139
  • Doña Ana County: 24,514
  • Eddy County: 6,782
  • Grant County: 1,686
  • Guadalupe County: 376
  • Harding County: 10
  • Hidalgo County: 359
  • Lea County: 8,264
  • Lincoln County: 1,644
  • Los Alamos County: 516
  • Luna County: 3,297
  • McKinley County: 12,216
  • Mora County: 169
  • Otero County: 3,764
  • Quay County: 442
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,569
  • Roosevelt County: 1,883
  • Sandoval County: 11,811
  • San Juan County: 14,369
  • San Miguel County: 1,341
  • Santa Fe County: 10,075
  • Sierra County: 740
  • Socorro County: 1,305
  • Taos County: 1,653
  • Torrance County: 709
  • Union County: 250
  • Valencia County: 6,609

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: 296
  • 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.