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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 264 new cases, totaling 204,961

Jun 21, 2021

  SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 264 additional COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths. As of today, there are 82 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

 Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

  • 55 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 32 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 27 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 44 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 2 new cases in Luna County
  • 3 new cases in McKinley County
  • 3 new cases in Quay County
  • 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 7 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 15 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 11 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 7 new cases in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 7 new cases in Valencia County
  • 8 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
  • 6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

 The Department of Health on Monday reported ten additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19: Nine recent deaths: 

  • A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 30s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 50s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.

 One* death >30 days: 

  • A female in her 70s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

 *COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,326. The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Jun. 21 are: 88101 - 1988240 - 1988260 - 1188081 - 1088135 - 1088012 - 987121 - 787123 - 787016 - 687111 - 6 Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time. Previously reported numbers included one case in Valencia County that was not lab confirmed--this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 204,961 COVID-19 cases: Bernalillo County: 58,947Catron County: 95Chaves County: 9,064Cibola County: 2,900Colfax County: 799Curry County: 5,321De Baca County: 178Doña Ana County: 25,067Eddy County: 6,935Grant County: 1,748Guadalupe County: 461Harding County: 13Hidalgo County: 366Lea County: 8,443Lincoln County: 1,763Los Alamos County: 537Luna County: 3,376McKinley County: 12,370Mora County: 173Otero County: 4,055Quay County: 537Rio Arriba County: 3,752Roosevelt County: 2,028Sandoval County: 12,223San Juan County: 15,668San Miguel County: 1,397Santa Fe County: 10,574Sierra County: 781Socorro County: 1,325Taos County: 1,707Torrance County: 881Union County: 259Valencia County: 6,879 County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19. The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 447
  • Otero County Processing Center: 257
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 204

 The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities: 

  • 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

  As of today, there are 193,574 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health. 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 long-term care facilities: 

  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living in Alamogordo
  • Beehive Homes Clovis
  • Beehive Homes Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
  • Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living in Albuquerque

 ***This reported data is a total of Saturday 6/19, Sunday 6/20, &Monday 6/21*** The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare. The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases. Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others. New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453). The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
  • Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

 New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.