State reports 159 new cases of COVID-19

State health officials reported 159 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of the disease to 28,844.  No deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Sunday. The state Department of Health said the number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 870. Bernalillo County reported the most […]

State reports 159 new cases of COVID-19

State health officials reported 159 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of the disease to 28,844. 

No deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Sunday. The state Department of Health said the number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 870.

Bernalillo County reported the most new cases with 32. Five other counties reported double-digit increases in new cases: Eddy County reported 29 new cases—the second most in a single day for the county— while Doña Ana County reported 20 new cases, Lea County reported 17 new cases, while Chaves County and Santa Fe County each reported 11 new cases. 

Officials also reported one new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County. 

There are currently 66 individuals hospitalized for COVID-19, a decrease of six since Saturday. DOH said it’s now designated 16,301 COVID-19 cases as recovered, an increase of 90 since Saturday. 

There are 26 acute care or long-term care facilities with at least one staff or resident who tested positive for the disease within the last 28 days, according to DOH. That is the same as the number reported on Saturday. 

Testing details

The DOH coronavirus information page said that they have processed 905,329 tests so far an increase of 5,392 since Saturday.

The new cases by county are: 

  • 32 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 11 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Colfax County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 20 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 29 new cases in Eddy County
  • 17 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 5 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 8 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 7 new cases in San Juan County
  • 11 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 3 new case in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

DOH also provided total COVID-19 numbers, including Sunday’s numbers, in each county. Four previously reports numbers were identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County and one in Valencia County), while three previously reported numbers were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Lincoln County and one in San Juan County). Those have all been corrected. 

  • Bernalillo County: 6,452
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,159
  • Cibola County: 422
  • Colfax County: 36
  • Curry County: 790
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,343
  • Eddy County: 824
  • Grant County: 120
  • Guadalupe County: 34
  • Harding County: 2
  • Hidalgo County: 99
  • Lea County: 1,412
  • Lincoln County: 211
  • Los Alamos County: 33
  • Luna County: 419
  • McKinley County: 4,322
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 263
  • Quay County: 74
  • Rio Arriba County: 397
  • Roosevelt County: 282
  • Sandoval County: 1,351
  • San Juan County: 3,327
  • San Miguel County: 100
  • Santa Fe County: 1,004
  • Sierra County: 46
  • Socorro County: 103
  • Taos County: 143
  • Torrance County: 72
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 578

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 285
  • Otero County Processing Center: 163
  • 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: 34
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

We're ad free

That means that we rely on support from readers like you. Help us keep reporting on the most important New Mexico Stories by donating today.

Related

Effort to challenge six laws enacted last year comes to an end

Effort to challenge six laws enacted last year comes to an end

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Supreme Court denied and dismissed the effort to challenge six laws enacted in 2023. The New Mexico Supreme…
Governor to call special session for public safety legislation this summer

Governor to call special session for public safety legislation this summer

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that she will call the Legislature into a special session this summer to address public safety legislation that did…
Emily’s List endorses seven candidates for Legislature

Emily’s List endorses seven candidates for Legislature

Emily’s List, a nonprofit that supports women candidates and reproductive rights, endorsed seven incumbents facing general election opponents in New Mexico legislative elections. All…
NM receives $156M to boost access to solar

NM receives $156M to boost access to solar

New Mexico will receive millions in federal money to increase access to solar power. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced recipients of the $7…
Two PFAS chemicals designated hazardous substances under Superfund law

Two PFAS chemicals designated hazardous substances under Superfund law

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule Friday to designate two types of PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances. Those two chemicals are perfluorooctanoic…
BLM finalizes controversial public lands rule

BLM finalizes controversial public lands rule

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management finalized its controversial public lands rule on Thursday. This rule is controversial because it allows for conservation leasing…
Amid new graduation requirements, what do high schoolers want to learn?

Amid new graduation requirements, what do high schoolers want to learn?

By Margaret O’Hara, The Santa Fe New Mexican The main things that bring Brayan Chavez to school every day: Seeing, talking to and engaging with…
Special ed teachers hope lawmakers OK pay raises, admin changes

Special ed teachers hope lawmakers OK pay raises, admin changes

By Margaret O’Hara, The Santa Fe New Mexican Brittany Behenna Griffith has a laundry list of adjectives to describe the ideal special education teacher:…
Lawmakers must find consensus on competing education spending plans

Lawmakers must find consensus on competing education spending plans

By Margaret O’Hara, The Santa Fe New Mexican A challenging task awaits New Mexico lawmakers in the next 30 days: Reconciling three very different…
Health workers fear it’s profits before protection as CDC revisits airborne transmission

Health workers fear it’s profits before protection as CDC revisits airborne transmission

Amy Maxmen, KFF Health News Four years after hospitals in New York City overflowed with covid-19 patients, emergency physician Sonya Stokes remains shaken by…
Lujan Grisham, Biden admin announce $10 million in federal funds for tribes, pueblos

Lujan Grisham, Biden admin announce $10 million in federal funds for tribes, pueblos

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday $10 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act was awarded to six tribal nations and…
Proposal to curb executive powers moves to House Judiciary

Proposal to curb executive powers moves to House Judiciary

The House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee discussed a potential constitutional amendment that seeks to limit the governor’s executive powers. The committee approved…
Abortion fund provider rebrands and holds open house

Abortion fund provider rebrands and holds open house

An abortion fund provider unveiled a rebrand and offered an open house in Las Cruces to celebrate the organization’s new name, mission and values. …
Stansbury introduces judicial ethics bill on U.S. Supreme Court steps

Stansbury introduces judicial ethics bill on U.S. Supreme Court steps

U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury announced a bill on Thursday that would, if enacted, establish judicial ethics to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Judicial Ethics…
Politics and abortion, how much will it matter?

Politics and abortion, how much will it matter?

At the national level, abortion is still a high-stakes issue with both major presidential candidates talking about it in their campaigns, but it may…
Abortion fund provider rebrands and holds open house

Abortion fund provider rebrands and holds open house

An abortion fund provider unveiled a rebrand and offered an open house in Las Cruces to celebrate the organization’s new name, mission and values. …
Politics and abortion, how much will it matter?

Politics and abortion, how much will it matter?

At the national level, abortion is still a high-stakes issue with both major presidential candidates talking about it in their campaigns, but it may…
How the AZ Supreme Court decision on abortion impacts New Mexico

How the AZ Supreme Court decision on abortion impacts New Mexico

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that an 1864 abortion ban is enforceable, throwing another state bordering New Mexico into the situation of…
Progressives going after incumbents in hot Democratic primaries

Progressives going after incumbents in hot Democratic primaries

By Justin Horwath, NM In Depth It’s a safe bet Democrats will barrel into 2025 with their supremacy intact at the New Mexico Legislature.…
Effort to challenge six laws enacted last year comes to an end

Effort to challenge six laws enacted last year comes to an end

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Supreme Court denied and dismissed the effort to challenge six laws enacted in 2023. The New Mexico Supreme…
Vasquez calls out Republicans for ‘inaction’ on border policy

Vasquez calls out Republicans for ‘inaction’ on border policy

U.S. Rep. Gabriel “Gabe” Vasquez, a Democrat who represents the state’s 2nd Congressional District along the U.S.-Mexico border, cosponsored a resolution on Monday calling…
Progressives going after incumbents in hot Democratic primaries

Progressives going after incumbents in hot Democratic primaries

By Justin Horwath, NM In Depth It’s a safe bet Democrats will barrel into 2025 with their supremacy intact at the New Mexico Legislature.…
NM receives $156M to boost access to solar

NM receives $156M to boost access to solar

New Mexico will receive millions in federal money to increase access to solar power. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced recipients of the $7…
Two PFAS chemicals designated hazardous substances under Superfund law

Two PFAS chemicals designated hazardous substances under Superfund law

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule Friday to designate two types of PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances. Those two chemicals are perfluorooctanoic…

GET INVOLVED

© 2023 New Mexico Political Report