New Mexico Reports 52 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths

More than 70% of residents 16 years and older have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

In the final days of New Mexico’s COVID-19 restrictions, just over 70%—70.7% to be exact—of residents 16 years and older have had at least one dose of a vaccine, marking a “significant milestone,” the health department said in a news release. Meanwhile, 62% have been fully vaccinated.

“After hitting our 60% goal, we continue to make steady progress,” Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said in a statement.

In Santa Fe County, 78.3% of residents 16 years and older have had one dose and 69.5% are fully vaccinated. The latest vaccination figures come as the state prepares to transition out of its red-to-green COVID-19 public health law and eliminate most restrictions as of July 1.

Cases also continue to decline, with New Mexico health officials today reporting 52 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 205,484. DOH has designated 194,474 of those cases as recovered.

Bernalillo County had 14 new cases, followed by Rio Arriba County with six and Santa Fe County with five, two from the 87506 ZIP code, which constituted 10th highest number of new cases in the state.

The state also announced two additional deaths; there have now been 4,338 fatalities.

As of today, 75 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.*

New cases

  • 14 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 2 new cases in Otero County
  • 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Sandoval County
  • 7 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 5 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 3 new cases in Valencia County

New fatalities

  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County who 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:

  • 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 Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque

Statewide cases

According to a health department news release, previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Catron County, one in Chaves County, one in Lea County and one in San Juan County); and one in Lea County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident—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: 59,098
  • Catron County: 97
  • Chaves County: 9,071
  • Cibola County: 2,908
  • Colfax County: 799
  • Curry County: 5,328
  • De Baca County: 178
  • Doña Ana County: 25,103
  • Eddy County: 6,955
  • Grant County: 1,751
  • Guadalupe County: 469
  • Harding County: 13
  • Hidalgo County: 367
  • Lea County: 8,448
  • Lincoln County: 1,765
  • Los Alamos County: 537
  • Luna County: 3,382
  • McKinley County: 12,376
  • Mora County: 175
  • Otero County: 4,070
  • Quay County: 537
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,793
  • Roosevelt County: 2,031
  • Sandoval County: 12,247
  • San Juan County: 15,720
  • San Miguel County: 1,409
  • Santa Fe County: 10,612
  • Sierra County: 782
  • Socorro County: 1,328
  • Taos County: 1,721
  • Torrance County: 887
  • Union County: 260
  • Valencia County: 6,919

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: 301
  • 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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