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NM Health Officials On Friday Announced 1,180 New COVID-19 Cases, 28 New Deaths Related To Virus

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,180 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

●       331 new cases in Bernalillo County

●       1 new case in Catron County

●       65 new cases in Chaves County

●       32 new cases in Cibola County

●       14 new cases in Colfax County

●       39 new cases in Curry County

●       4 new cases in De Baca County

●       140 new cases in Doña Ana County

●       42 new cases in Eddy County

●       24 new cases in Grant County

●       2 new cases in Guadalupe County

●       2 new cases in Hidalgo County

●       26 new cases in Lea County

●       9 new cases in Lincoln County

●       2 new cases in Los Alamos County

●       7 new cases in Luna County

●       17 new cases in McKinley County

●       3 new cases in Mora County

●       34 new cases in Otero County

●       10 new cases in Quay County

●       25 new cases in Rio Arriba County

●       17 new cases in Roosevelt County

●       59 new cases in Sandoval County

●       57 new cases in San Juan County

●       17 new cases in San Miguel County

●       101 new cases in Santa Fe County

●       5 new cases in Sierra County

●       22 new cases in Socorro County

●       16 new cases in Taos County

●       6 new cases in Torrance County

●       5 new cases in Union County

●       43 new cases in Valencia County

●       1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

●       2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Friday reported twenty-eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Twenty-Seven recent deaths:

●        A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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

●        A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

●        A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

●        A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

●        A male in his 50s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.

●        A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

●        A female in her 60s from Doña Ana 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 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.

●        A female in her 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A female in her 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

●        A second female in her 80s from Sandoval County.

●        A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

●        A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Life Care Center in Farmington.

●        A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

●        A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

●        A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

●        A second male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

●        A male in his 80s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A male in his 70s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized.

●        A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual had underlying conditions.

One* deaths > 30 days:

●       A male in his 70s from Catron County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,577.

*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday, Dec. 17 are:

●        87121 - 47

●        87120 - 41

●        87105 - 38

●        87507 - 38

●        88220 - 38

●        88101 - 36

●        88201 - 31

●        87110 - 29

●        87144 - 29

●        87123 - 28

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. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 336,790 COVID-19 cases:

●        Bernalillo County: 94,193

●        Catron County: 279

●        Chaves County: 14,768

●        Cibola County: 4,348

●        Colfax County: 1,680

●        Curry County: 8,499

●        De Baca County: 380

●        Doña Ana County: 39,372

●        Eddy County: 12,293

●        Grant County: 4,041

●        Guadalupe County: 690

●        Harding County: 55

●        Hidalgo County: 664

●        Lea County: 14,446

●        Lincoln County: 3,619

●        Los Alamos County: 989

●        Luna County: 4,792

●        McKinley County: 17,272

●        Mora County: 451

●        Otero County: 8,878

●        Quay County: 1,521

●        Rio Arriba County: 6,116

●        Roosevelt County: 3,387

●        Sandoval County: 20,267

●        San Juan County: 27,861

●        San Miguel County: 3,282

●        Santa Fe County: 16,003

●        Sierra County: 1,435

●        Socorro County: 2,433

●        Taos County: 3,162

●        Torrance County: 1,809

●        Union County: 497

●        Valencia County: 11,963

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: 455

●       Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 573

●       Otero County Processing Center: 640

●       Torrance County Detention Facility: 356

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: 386

●       Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 258

●       Lea County Correctional Facility: 765

●       Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 214

●       Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 131

●       Otero County Prison Facility: 543

●       Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 233

●       Roswell Correctional Center: 230

●       Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 238

●       Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 244

●       Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 79

As of today, there are 617 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.

As of today, there are 287,522 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:

●       Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque

●       Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement in Los Alamos

●       Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia

●       Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque

●       Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque

●       Avamere in Rio Rancho

●       BeeHive Homes Alamogordo

●       BeeHive Homes in Clovis

●       BeeHive Homes in Roswell

●       Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield

●       Blue Horizon Assisted Living In Las Cruces

●       The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington

●       Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces

●       Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo

●       Casa de Carino in Albuquerque

●       Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces

●       Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell

●       Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe

●       Casa Sandia in Albuquerque

●       Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara

●       Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque

●       Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup

●       Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo

●       Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces

●       Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque

●       Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad

●       Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque

●       Life Care Farmington

●       Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup

●       The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas

●       Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming

●       Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton

●       Mission Arch Center in Roswell

●       New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences

●       Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque

●       Princeton Place in Albuquerque

●       The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque

●       The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho

●       The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque

●       Sandia Ridge Genesis in Albuquerque

●       Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque

●       Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque

●       Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos

●       South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque

●       Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque

●       Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari

●       Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas

●       The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque

●       Village at Northrise - Desert Willow in Las Cruces

●       Village at Northrise - Morningside in Las Cruces

●       The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque

●       The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque

●       White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs

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. Wear a mask when in public and around others. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible.

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.