New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 1,245; 6 More Deaths

first_imgSTATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced today 74 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Today’s update includes one new positive case in Los Alamos for a total of five local cases.Today’s update includes six additional deaths in the state related to COVID-19.Per the New Mexico Department of Health, the most recent cases are:18 new cases in Bernalillo County1 new case in Curry County1 new case in Doña Ana County1 new case in Eddy County1 new case in Grant County1 new case in Los Alamos County4 new cases in McKinley County1 new case in Otero County38 new cases in Sandoval County2 new cases in San Juan County1 new case in Santa Fe County1 new case in Socorro County1 new case in Torrance County3 new cases in Valencia CountySix additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying medical conditions.A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying medical conditions.A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.A female in her 90s  from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 26.The Department of Health has identified positive COVID-19 cases in residents and/or staff at the following congregate living facilities:Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueAztec Health Care in AztecBeehive Homes in FarmingtonCentral Desert Behavioral Health in AlbuquerqueGood Samaritan Manzano del Sol in Albuquerque La Vida Llena in AlbuquerqueLegacy Santa Fe in Santa FeLifecare Farmington in FarmingtonUptown Genesis in AlbuquerqueThe case numbers reported previously, upon further investigation included two Sandoval County cases that were counted twice, and one case in Doña Ana County that was counted twice  – the errors have been corrected and are reflected in today’s total COVID-19 cases. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 1,245 positive tests for COVID-19:Bernalillo County: 440Catron County: 1Chaves County: 19Cibola County: 25Colfax County: 1 Curry County: 10Doña Ana County: 49Eddy County: 7Grant County: 9Lea County: 2Lincoln County: 1Los Alamos County: 5Luna County: 2McKinley County: 144Otero County: 4Quay County: 1Rio Arriba County: 7Roosevelt County: 1Sandoval County: 235San Juan County: 151San Miguel County: 1Santa Fe County: 75Socorro County: 12Taos County: 15Torrance County: 10Valencia County: 18County totals remain subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.As of today, there are 80 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 295 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has detected community spread in Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley, Otero, Sandoval, San Juan and Santa Fe counties 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. All businesses except those deemed essential have been ordered to close. 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.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing: Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;Asymptomatic people in congregant settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath. 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.The state Department of Health will update its dedicated COVID-19 webpage with additional tests as the state lab provides results.last_img read more