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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 82 new cases, totaling 26,923

Sep 15, 2020


  SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 82 additional COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths.

As of today, there are 59 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:

  • 17 new cases in Bernalillo County

  • 9 new cases in Chaves County

  • 1 new case in Colfax County

  • 2 new cases in Curry County

  • 7 new cases in Doña Ana County

  • 6 new cases in Eddy County

  • 5 new cases in Lea County

  • 1 new case in Lincoln County

  • 5 new cases in Luna County

  • 12 new cases in McKinley County

  • 1 new case in Otero County

  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County

  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County

  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County

  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County

  • 1 new case in Taos County

  • 1 new case in Valencia County

  • 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

  • A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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

  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

  • A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.

  • A male in his 90s from Sandoval County. The individual was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho.

  • A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized.

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

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 830.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Lea 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 26,923 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,093

Catron County: 11

Chaves County: 965

Cibola County: 403

Colfax County: 25

Curry County: 727

De Baca County: 1

Doña Ana County: 3,038

Eddy County: 631

Grant County: 99

Guadalupe County: 32

Harding County: 2

Hidalgo County: 98

Lea County: 1,268

Lincoln County: 178

Los Alamos County: 29

Luna County: 377

McKinley County: 4,278

Mora County: 7

Otero County: 241

Quay County: 69

Rio Arriba County: 375

Roosevelt County: 231

Sandoval County: 1,297

San Juan County: 3,233

San Miguel County: 91

Santa Fe County: 913

Sierra County: 39

Socorro County: 78

Taos County: 125

Torrance County: 64

Union County: 31

Valencia County: 533

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: 324

  • Otero County Prison Facility: 281

  • Otero County Processing Center: 163

  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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: 31

  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 19

  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1

  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1

  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472

  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 14,634 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:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces

  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque

  • Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces

  • Avamere at Roswell in Roswell

  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque

  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen

  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield

  • Brookdale Santa Fe

  • Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque

  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces

  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell

  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara

  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington

  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces

  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro

  • Heartfelt Manor in Roswell

  • Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces

  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque

  • LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque

  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington

  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero

  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell

  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe

  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque

  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque

  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup

  • The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque

  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis

  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque

  • Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces

  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque

  • San Juan Center in Farmington

  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City

  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup

  • Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell

  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell

  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces

  • Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis

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.