January 1, 2021

DOH: 1,286 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional deaths Friday

The state Department of Health reported 1,286 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 25 additional deaths related to the disease.

Bernalillo County had the most newly reported cases on Friday, with 316. Three other counties had 100 or more new cases: San Juan County with 155; Sandoval County with 108; Doña Ana County with 160.

On Friday, the department reported 791 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19, an decrease of 12 people since Thursday. 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 25 newly reported deaths.

  • A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions. 
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Wellesley Care Home facility in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 60s from Cibola County who had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 60s from Cibola County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Curry County.
  • A female in her 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Grant County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Grant County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second female in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from Mora County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Mora County who was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 40s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 50s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 40s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 
  • A female in her 50s from Taos County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Taos County who was hospitalized and 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 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 144,142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and reported 2,502 deaths related to the disease.

Of the confirmed cases, 66,638 were designated as recovered by the department as of Friday, an increase of 1,105 since Thursday.

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist had 67 establishments as of Friday, the same number that were listed on Thursday. 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 1,983,507 70,212 tests as of Friday, 13,295 more than reported on Thursday.

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

  • 316 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Catron County
  • 55 new cases in Chaves County
  • 21 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Colfax County
  • 54 new cases in Curry County
  • 160 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 42 new cases in Eddy County
  • 17 new cases in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 60 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 3 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 74 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Mora County
  • 6 new cases in Otero County
  • 34 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 22 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 108 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 155 new cases in San Juan County
  • 15 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 59 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Sierra County
  • 5 new cases in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 8 new cases in Torrance County
  • 28 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

DOH previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, in Los Alamos County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in Sierra County) and two cases in San Juan County that were not lab-confirmed – these now have been corrected, according to DOH. The total number of cases per county are as follows:

  • Bernalillo County: 41,121
  • Catron County: 58
  • Chaves County: 7,027
  • Cibola County: 2,278
  • Colfax County: 524
  • Curry County: 4,097
  • De Baca County: 97
  • Doña Ana County: 17,636
  • Eddy County: 4,586
  • Grant County: 921
  • Guadalupe County: 279
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 242
  • Lea County: 6,751
  • Lincoln County: 1,043
  • Los Alamos County: 286
  • Luna County: 2,370
  • McKinley County: 9,881
  • Mora County: 123
  • Otero County: 2,167
  • Quay County: 332
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,314
  • Roosevelt County: 1,527
  • Sandoval County: 8,269
  • San Juan County: 10,308
  • San Miguel County: 861
  • Santa Fe County: 7,414
  • Sierra County: 536
  • Socorro County: 959
  • Taos County: 1,154
  • Torrance County: 485
  • Union County: 192
  • Valencia County: 4,928

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: 281
  • 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: 106
  • 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 long-term care facilities:

  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • 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 Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Hobbs
  • BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Taylor Ranch in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • 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 Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
  • Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque