New Mexico Reports 76 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

Santa Fe County again has the second highest number of new cases in the state: eight

New Mexico health officials today reported 76 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 205,290. The health department has designated 194,015 of those cases as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 19 new cases, followed by Santa Fe County with eight cases and Eddy and Sandoval counties each with six.

The state also announced one additional death: a female in her 60s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. There have now been 4,335 fatalities.

As of today, 71 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

Currently, 69.1% of New Mexicans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 60.7% are fully vaccinated. In Santa Fe County, 77.4% have had at least one dose and 68.2% are fully inoculated.

The health department also reported today the distribution of 4,800 emails and SMS messages regarding the $100 vaccine incentive program that took place last week. The messages will include a redemption code and link to a $100 Vanilla eReward Visa gift card. The emails are being sent from with the subject line “Thank you for being vaccinated. Gift card attached.” The texts are being sent from (844) 450-7808 with the message “NM Dept of Health just sent you a Vanilla eReward Visa Virtual Account eGift Card {Link}- Reply STOP to end or HELP for help.”

New cases

  • 19 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 5 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 8 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Valencia County
  • 4 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

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:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Hill Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
  • Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque

Statewide cases

According to a health department news release, previously reported numbers included one case that was identified as a duplicate in San Miguel County—this has been corrected. After further investigation, three cases were added back to Otero County and one case was added back to Torrance County. County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

  • Bernalillo County: 59,043
  • Catron County: 98
  • Chaves County: 9,066
  • Cibola County: 2,905
  • Colfax County: 799
  • Curry County: 5,325
  • De Baca County: 178
  • Doña Ana County: 25,092
  • Eddy County: 6,948
  • Grant County: 1,749
  • Guadalupe County: 466
  • Harding County: 13
  • Hidalgo County: 366
  • Lea County: 8,448
  • Lincoln County: 1,763
  • Los Alamos County: 537
  • Luna County: 3,377
  • McKinley County: 12,375
  • Mora County: 174
  • Otero County: 4,067
  • Quay County: 537
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,772
  • Roosevelt County: 2,030
  • Sandoval County: 12,240
  • San Juan County: 15,696
  • San Miguel County: 1,405
  • Santa Fe County: 10,599
  • Sierra County: 781
  • Socorro County: 1,328
  • Taos County: 1,717
  • Torrance County: 886
  • Union County: 259
  • Valencia County: 6,904

Cases among people being held by federal agencies

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 449
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
  • Otero County Processing Center: 260
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 203

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 300
  • 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.

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