DOH: 1,708 new cases of COVID-19, 18 new deaths

The state Department of Health reported 1,708 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the second-straight day of fewer than 2,000 cases. The department also reported 18 additional deaths related to the disease On Thursday, the department reported 880 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19, an decrease of 17 since Wednesday. This could include those from other […]

DOH: 1,708 new cases of COVID-19, 18 new deaths

The state Department of Health reported 1,708 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the second-straight day of fewer than 2,000 cases. The department also reported 18 additional deaths related to the disease

On Thursday, the department reported 880 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19, an decrease of 17 since Wednesday. 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.

Bernalillo County had the most newly reported cases, again, with 671. Four other counties reported 100 or more cases as well: Doña Ana County (182), Sandoval County (120), San Juan County (119) and McKinley County (100).

DOH also reported 3 new cases among those held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center and two new cases among inmates held by the state Department of Corrections.

DOH provided some information on each of the 18 newly reported deaths.

  • 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 third female in her 70s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • A fourth female in her 70s from Bernalillo County.
  • A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces.
  • A second female in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
  • A male in in his 60s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
  • A second male in in his 60s 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. She was a resident of Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
  • A male in his 50s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from San Juan County.
  • A female in her 60s from San Miguel County who was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 80s from San Miguel County who had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Kingston Residence of Santa Fe facility.

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.

DOH has now found 89,796 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and reported 1,469 deaths related to the disease.

Of the confirmed cases, 30,777 are designated as recovered by the department.

Testing details

The state coronavirus information page showed 1,504,856tests processed as of Thursday, an increase of 17,016 from Wednesday’s total.

DOH also provided the total number of newly reported cases by county.

  • 671 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 66 new cases in Chaves County
  • 10 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County
  • 26 new cases in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in De Baca County
  • 182 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 29 new cases in Eddy County
  • 13 new cases in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Harding County
  • 4 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 54 new cases in Lea County
  • 30 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 7 new cases in Luna County
  • 100 new cases in McKinley County
  • 17 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 25 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 14 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 120 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 119 new cases in San Juan County
  • 8 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 84 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Sierra County
  • 6 new cases in Socorro County
  • 8 new cases in Taos County
  • 5 new cases in Torrance County
  • 10 new cases in Union County
  • 78 new cases in Valencia County
  • 3 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
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

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

The department identified four previously reported cases as duplicates (10 in Bernalillo County, two in Roosevelt County and two in San Juan County). And five cases previously reported in Union County, one case previously reported in Bernalillo County and one case previously reported in Valencia County were determined to be inmates held by the state Department of Corrections at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility. These have all been corrected.

  • Bernalillo County: 24,393
  • Catron County: 34
  • Chaves County: 4,282
  • Cibola County: 1,542
  • Colfax County: 173
  • Curry County: 3,038
  • De Baca County: 41
  • Doña Ana County: 12,877
  • Eddy County: 2,784
  • Grant County: 460
  • Guadalupe County: 119
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 179
  • Lea County: 3,981
  • Lincoln County: 744
  • Los Alamos County: 124
  • Luna County: 1,861
  • McKinley County: 6,748
  • Mora County: 34
  • Otero County: 1,325
  • Quay County: 218
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,221
  • Roosevelt County: 955
  • Sandoval County: 4,655
  • San Juan County: 5,632
  • San Miguel County: 394
  • Santa Fe County: 4,698
  • Sierra County: 294
  • Socorro County: 575
  • Taos County: 763
  • Torrance County: 282
  • Union County: 112
  • Valencia County: 2,679

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 426
  • 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: 204
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 67
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 101
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 53
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 475
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 146
  • 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 126 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 Roswell
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grace Adult Care Homes in Albuquerque
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • 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
  • Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • 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
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • Willow Manor in Deming
  • Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque

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