December 29, 2020

DOH: Over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, 23 additional deaths

The state Department of Health reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the first time over that number in four days. The department also reported 23 additional deaths related to the disease and another increase in hospitalizations.

The department reported 1,221 total new cases on Tuesday.

Bernalillo County had the most newly reported cases on Tuesday, with 353. Three other counties had 100 or more new cases: Doña Ana County with 122, McKinley County with 117 and San Juan County with 105.

DOh also reported 35 new cases among state inmates at five facilities in the state.

On Tuesday, the department reported 806 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19, an increase of 18 people since Monday. 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.

DOH provided some information on each of the 23 newly reported deaths.

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. She was a resident of the Care Free Assisted Living facility in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center in Roswell.
  • A male in his 70s from Curry County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Curry County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis.
  • A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County.
  • A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from Eddy county who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. She was a resident of the White Sands Healthcare facility in Hobbs.
  • A male in his 70s from Hidalgo County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 90s from Lea County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Rio Arriba County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Sierra County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.

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 most recently available mortality update. Some of those who died had multiple comorbidities.

DOH has now found 139,875 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and reported 2,403 deaths related to the disease.

Of the confirmed cases, 62,232 were designated as recovered by the department as of Tuesday, an increase of 1,333 since Monday.

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist had 72 establishments as of Tuesday, 21 fewer than were listed on Monday. These workplaces had two or more COVID-19 rapid responses in the last 14 days.

Testing details

The state coronavirus information page says the state has processed 1,946,285 tests as of Tuesday, 7,204 more than reported on Monday.

DOH provided the number of newly reported cases on Tuesday, by county.

  • 353 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 39 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Cibola County
  • 27 new cases in Curry County
  • 6 new cases in De Baca County
  • 122 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 77 new cases in Eddy County
  • 12 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 60 new cases in Lea County
  • 4 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 7 new cases in Luna County
  • 117 new cases in McKinley County
  • 17 new cases in Otero County
  • 30 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 12 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 72 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 105 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 67 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Sierra County
  • 4 new cases in Socorro County
  • 4 new cases in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Torrance County
  • 23 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 23 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
  • 9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

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

Three previously reported cases were identified by DOH as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County and one in Eddy County) and two previously reported cases in Bernalillo County that were not lab confirmed. These have been removed.

  • Bernalillo County: 40,038
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,821
  • Cibola County: 2,217
  • Colfax County: 501
  • Curry County: 3,971
  • De Baca County: 92
  • Doña Ana County: 17,203
  • Eddy County: 4,455
  • Grant County: 855
  • Guadalupe County: 266
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 230
  • Lea County: 6,500
  • Lincoln County: 1,016
  • Los Alamos County: 271
  • Luna County: 2,316
  • McKinley County: 9,613
  • Mora County: 113
  • Otero County: 2,113
  • Quay County: 331
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,220
  • Roosevelt County: 1,481
  • Sandoval County: 7,963
  • San Juan County: 9,818
  • San Miguel County: 813
  • Santa Fe County: 7,204
  • Sierra County: 520
  • Socorro County: 930
  • Taos County: 1,133
  • Torrance County: 475
  • Union County: 190
  • Valencia County: 4,783

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 280
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 246
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 204
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

DOH has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following 121 long-term care facilities:

  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
  • BeeHive Homes Bosque Farms
  • BeeHive Homes Deming
  • BeeHive Homes Edgewood
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Hobbs
  • BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
  • Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces 
  • Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
  • Desert Peaks Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • 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 Carlsbad
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • 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 – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Heaven Sent, LLC in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Mariah House in Albuquerque
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mimbres Memorial 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
  • Mountain View Manor in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Seniorcare, LLC – Wyoming House in Albuquerque
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sundance Home in Gallup
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Sunset Vista in Silver City
  • Taos Living Center
  • Taos Retirement Village
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • 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 Las Cruces
  • Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque