November 22, 2020

NM has record high number of deaths, nearly 2,500 new COVID-19 cases

Andy Lyman

New Mexico public health officials reported 2,468 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths related to the disease. The 33 deaths were the most reported in a single day during the pandemic.

New Mexico has reported at least 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for five consecutive days, including one day of more than 3,600 cases last week.

DOH reported some details on each of the newly reported deaths.

  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions who was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
  • A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
  • A third female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
  • A fourth female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A third female in her 60s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 50s from Cibola County.
  • A male in his 80s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces.
  • A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Lea County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
  • A female in her 80s from Lea County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
  • A male in his 80s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her teens from McKinley County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 100s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Palmilla Senior Living facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 50s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from San Juan County.
  • A male in his 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second male in his 70s from San Juan County who was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the San Juan Center in Farmington.
  • A male in his 90s from San Juan County who was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.
  • A male in his 90s from Taos County who had underlying conditions.

DOH does not disclose which underlying condition any of the deceased had, only if one was present before death.

The most common underlying condition for those who died with COVID-19 was diabetes, followed by hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to the state’s latest mortality update. Some of those who died had multiple comorbidities.

DOH reported that 845 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Sunday, an increase of 20 since Saturday. This could include those from other states who are hospitalized in New Mexico, but would not include New Mexicans who are hospitalized out of state.

Health officials have now found 81,896 cases of COVID-19 and reported 1,383 deaths related to the disease.

Of the confirmed cases, 28,857 cases are designated as recovered.

Testing details

DOH reported 1,454,997 new COVID-19 tests, 10,876 more than the total reported on Saturday.

DOH reported the total number of newly reported cases by county:

  • 710 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 82 new cases in Chaves County
  • 58 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax County
  • 45 new cases in Curry County
  • 220 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 79 new cases in Eddy County
  • 20 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 8 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 121 new cases in Lea County
  • 31 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 49 new cases in Luna County
  • 190 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 52 new cases in Otero County
  • 5 new cases in Quay County
  • 31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 27 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 161 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 193 new cases in San Juan County
  • 21 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 107 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 29 new cases in Sierra County
  • 20 new cases in Socorro County
  • 24 new cases in Taos County
  • 15 new cases in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Union County
  • 103 new cases in Valencia County
  • 3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
  • 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
  • 22 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
  • 6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
  • 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
  • 11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe

DOH also reported the total number of cases by county, including those reported on Sunday.

DOH identified twelve duplicates among previously reported cases (five in Doña Ana County, two in San Juan County, one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County,, one in Lea County, one in Santa Fe County and one in Taos County) that have now been corrected. One case previously reported as a Bernalillo County resident was determined to be among Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County. One previously reported case of a resident in Cibola County was determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County. One case previously reported as an inmate at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility has been determined to be a resident of Union County.

  • Bernalillo County: 21,885
  • Catron County: 33
  • Chaves County: 3,925
  • Cibola County: 1,375
  • Colfax County: 134
  • Curry County: 2,835
  • De Baca County: 32
  • Doña Ana County: 12,072
  • Eddy County: 2,587
  • Grant County: 434
  • Guadalupe County: 99
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 166
  • Lea County: 3,684
  • Lincoln County: 668
  • Los Alamos County: 111
  • Luna County: 1,794
  • McKinley County: 6,180
  • Mora County: 33
  • Otero County: 1,224
  • Quay County: 198
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,087
  • Roosevelt County: 890
  • Sandoval County: 4,107
  • San Juan County: 5,126
  • San Miguel County: 368
  • Santa Fe County: 4,204
  • Sierra County: 266
  • Socorro County: 530
  • Taos County: 674
  • Torrance County: 241
  • Union County: 95
  • Valencia County: 2,343

DOH reported the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 363
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 423
  • Otero County Processing Center: 193
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

DOH reported 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: 197
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 54
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 143
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 85
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 47
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 102
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 221
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

DOH has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following 122 long-term care facilities:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Avamere at Roswell
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Raton
  • BeeHive Homes Deming
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
  • Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
  • Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
  • Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Hilldale House in Albuquerque
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Lotus Care Homes Galaxia in Albuquerque
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
  • Mariah House in Albuquerque
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
  • Mimbres Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • The New Beginnings Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View West in Rio Rancho
  • Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Sunset Vista Adult Residential in Silver City
  • Taos Living Center
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • Willow Manor in Deming