New Mexico Reports 79 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

State meeting and exceeding all of its pandemic gating criteria

New Mexico health officials today reported 79 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 203,747, with the health department designating 191,257 of those cases as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 27 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 11 and Rio Arriba County with nine. Santa Fe County had four new cases.

According to the state’s gating criteria dashboard, which the health department updates Tuesdays, New Mexico’s daily case rate on a seven-day average has dropped to 93, well below its 210 benchmark. The state’s rate of spread, tracked over the same time period, also has fallen below the 1.05 criteria to .85. Overall, the state is meeting all of its gating criteria, including testing, which remains above the 5,000 daily test rate at 5,761.

The state also announced one additional death from Bernalillo County: A female in her 70s who had been hospitalized. There have now been 4,287 fatalities.

As of today, 89 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

Currently, 66.2% of New Mexicans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 56.7% are fully vaccinated. In Santa Fe County, 75.2% have had at least one dose and 65.2% are fully inoculated.

New cases

  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 11 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 3 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 6 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 6 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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:

  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Homes with a Heart Assisted Living - Raven House in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque

Statewide cases

According to a health department news release, previously reported numbers included 17 cases that have been identified as duplicates (five in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County, three in Otero County, two in Sandoval County, two in San Juan County and two in Torrance County); and one in Bernalillo County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident—these have now been corrected. In addition, three cases previously reported in Doña Ana County have been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center and one case previously reported in Torrance County has been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility—these are 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: 58,652
  • Catron County: 96
  • Chaves County: 9,035
  • Cibola County: 2,894
  • Colfax County: 793
  • Curry County: 5,260
  • De Baca County: 172
  • Doña Ana County: 24,945
  • Eddy County: 6,904
  • Grant County: 1,735
  • Guadalupe County: 445
  • Harding County: 12
  • Hidalgo County: 364
  • Lea County: 8,370
  • Lincoln County: 1,755
  • Los Alamos County: 532
  • Luna County: 3,362
  • McKinley County: 12,353
  • Mora County: 173
  • Otero County: 4,029
  • Quay County: 520
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,710
  • Roosevelt County: 2,016
  • Sandoval County: 12,162
  • San Juan County: 15,551
  • San Miguel County: 1,383
  • Santa Fe County: 10,490
  • Sierra County: 780
  • Socorro County: 1,323
  • Taos County: 1,688
  • Torrance County: 863
  • Union County: 258
  • Valencia County: 6,839

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
  • Otero County Processing Center: 248
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 157

Cases among people being held by the New Mexico Department of Corrections

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 253
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 219
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 231
  • 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.

Letters to the Editor

Mail letters to PO Box 4910 Santa Fe, NM 87502 or email them to editor[at] Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

We also welcome you to follow SFR on social media (on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and comment there. You can also email specific staff members from our contact page.