December 5, 2020

Nearly 2,000 new cases of COVID-19, 32 deaths

New Mexico Department of Health officials reported Saturday 1,925 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 related deaths. 

Bernalillo County had the most new cases with 506. Seven other counties had more than 100 new cases of COVID-19. Those counties were Doña Ana County (183), San Juan County (166), Chaves County (142), Lea County (135), Santa Fe County (126), McKinley County (123) and Sandoval County (108). 

The state has now recorded 106,856 confirmed cases of the respiratory illness and 1,738 related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

DOH provided a few details about each of the new deaths. Nearly half of the new deaths were residents in Bernalillo County. The new deaths were:

  • A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Manzano del Sol Village facility in Albuquerque.
  • A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Genesis Healthcare Uptown facility in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Manzano del Sol Village facility in Albuquerque.
  • A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
  • A third male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A fourth male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
  • A second female in her 90s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 80s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
  • A male in his 80s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
  • A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County.
  • A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Casa de Oro facility in Las Cruces.
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Eddy County who was a resident of the Landsun Unit of the Lakeview Christian Home facility in Carlsbad.
  • A male in his 90s from Eddy County who was a resident of the Landsun Unit of the Lakeview Christian Home facility in Carlsbad.
  • A male in his 70s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 30s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County who was a resident of the Pacifica Senior Living facility in Santa Fe.
  • A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Taos Living Center facility in Taos.

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 hypertension, followed by diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to the state’s latest mortality update. Some of those who died had multiple comorbidities.

As of Saturday, there are 925 individuals hospitalized for COVID-19, a decrease of nine since Friday. Nearly all of those hospitalized are New Mexico residents, according to the latest hospitalization update from DOH.

DOH has identified 36,388 COVID-19 cases designated as recovered, an increase of 607 since Friday. 

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist had 154 establishments  as of Saturday, a decrease of 20 establishments since Friday. This includes both workplaces and K-12 public schools with two or more rapid responses for positive COVID-19 tests in the workplace in the previous 14 days. The state Public Education Department conducts rapid responses when a student or students test positive.

Testing details

The state coronavirus information page showed 1,634,917 tests have been processed as of Saturday. 

The newly reported cases by county are:

  • 506 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Catron County
  • 142 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax County
  • 33 new cases in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in De Baca County
  • 183 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 56 new cases in Eddy County
  • 11 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 135 new cases in Lea County
  • 10 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 6 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 28 new cases in Luna County
  • 123 new cases in McKinley County
  • 9 new cases in Mora County
  • 46 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 29 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 14 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 108 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 166 new cases in San Juan County
  • 18 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 126 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 36 new cases in Sierra County
  • 10 new cases in Socorro County
  • 17 new cases in Taos County
  • 22 new cases in Torrance County
  • 5 new cases in Union County
  • 55 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

DOH also provided the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic by county, including those reported on Saturday. Three previously reported cases were identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County and one in Taos County) and one previously reported case in Bernalillo County was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Bernalillo County was determined to be among inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County and is now reported as such. 

  • Bernalillo County: 29,958
  • Catron County: 46
  • Chaves County: 5,294
  • Cibola County: 1,763
  • Colfax County: 272
  • Curry County: 3,393
  • De Baca County: 56
  • Doña Ana County: 14,501
  • Eddy County: 3,245
  • Grant County: 551
  • Guadalupe County: 155
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 191
  • Lea County: 4,800
  • Lincoln County: 856
  • Los Alamos County: 176
  • Luna County: 2,049
  • McKinley County: 7,581
  • Mora County: 51
  • Otero County: 1,633
  • Quay County: 269
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,472
  • Roosevelt County: 1,096
  • Sandoval County: 5,814
  • San Juan County: 6,665
  • San Miguel County: 488
  • Santa Fe County: 5,731
  • Sierra County: 409
  • Socorro County: 684
  • Taos County: 909
  • Torrance County: 370
  • Union County: 147
  • Valencia County: 3,475

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 387
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 428
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

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: 220
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 105
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 148
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 80
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 39
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

DOH has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following 140 long-term care facilities:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • 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 Alamogordo
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
  • Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • 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 Deming
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Roswell
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • 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
  • Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
  • Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elite Senior Care Kathryn House 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 Lovington
  • Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
  • 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
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Hannett House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • 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
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
  • Mariah House in Albuquerque
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pueblo of Isleta Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Shady Pines Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • 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’s Healthcare in Clovis
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Taos Living Center
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • Willow Manor in Deming
  • Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque