With 42 new cases of COVID-19 in Bernalillo County, the county’s total grows to over 5,000

The state announced during Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s press conference Thursday 212 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths. The 42 new cases in Bernalillo County pushes the total number of cases in the most populous county in the state to more than 5,000 cases. Doña Ana County continues to report double digit numbers of cases – 36. Five other counties had double-digit numbers of tests: Lea with 23; Chaves with 16; San Juan, Curry and Valencia with 10 each. The additional cases Thursday brings the total number of cases of the disease in the state to 21,773.

Numbers of new cases of COVID-19 continue to decline with 210 Saturday but nine deaths

The state of New Mexico started the month of August with 210 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday and nine deaths. The numbers of cases have started to trend downward after nearly a month of increasing. The number of cases Friday was 225, which was the lowest the number had been since July 5. But the nine related deaths on Saturday bring the mortality total to 651. The state’s Department of Health released the following details about the deceased:

A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

319 cases of COVID-19 with Bernalillo County reporting triple digits for third straight day

New Mexico has 319 new cases of COVID-19 with a third of those coming from Bernalillo County on Friday, according to the state Department of Health. This is the third straight day Bernalillo County has reported triple digits and the 16th straight day in a row that the state has had more than 200 cases. 

DOH reported 111 cases in Bernalillo County. Counties with double digit numbers are: Rio Arriba with 37; Doña Ana with 36; San Juan with 26; Valencia with 25 and McKinley with 16. The newly confirmed cases represented 3.5 percent of the 8,930 tests processed since Thursday. The state has processed 452,298 tests total, according to the state’s coronavirus information website.

15 straight days of more than 200 new cases in New Mexico of COVID-19

For the 15th day in a row, the New Mexico Department of Health reports more than 200 cases of COVID-19 and for the second day in a row, Bernalillo County reports triple digit new cases. The DOH reported 300 cases Thursday. Of that, 103 were in Bernalillo County. The other counties that continue to show double digit increases on a daily basis are Doña Ana with 39; McKinley with 20; San Juan with 16 and Sandoval with 15. Counties that showed a sudden uptick with double digit numbers for the first time are Lea County with 23 and Valencia County with 11.  

Eddy County also reported double digit numbers, with 13, for the first time since the weekend.

More than 12,000 tests, more than 300 cases of COVID-19, nearly half in Bernalillo County

With 12,650 tests since Tuesday, the state reported for the third time since the pandemic began more than 300 cases of COVID-19. The state Department of Health reported 330 additional cases of COVID-19. Nearly half of those from Bernalillo County, which had 162 new cases. The record for COVID-19 cases in New Mexico is 331. The other counties with double digit numbers are: Doña Ana, with 35; Santa Fe with 29; San Juan with 24; Sandoval with 14 and McKinley with 12.

12th day of new cases of COVID-19 above 200 in New Mexico, 82 in Doña Ana County

For the twelfth straight day in a row, New Mexico continues to report daily COVID-19 cases above 200, this time with 264 new cases of the respiratory illness. Doña Ana County reported the highest number of new cases Monday with 82. Bernalillo County had 59. McKinley and San Juan counties both continue to report double digit numbers as well with 24 and 21 respectively. The new confirmed cases represented 4.4 percent of the 5,998 tests processed since Sunday.

Another 230 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday

With Eddy and Curry counties showing double digit new cases, the state announced 230 additional cases of COVID-19 Saturday. The new confirmed cases represented 3.2 percent of the 7,173 tests processed since Friday. Bernalillo County continued to lead the state in the largest number of new cases – 80 – reported by the New Mexico Department of Health. Doña Ana, McKinley and San Juan counties all also reported double digit cases on Saturday. Both Eddy County, which has 13 new cases, and Curry County, which has 12, border Texas, a state that has become a hot spot for the respiratory illness in recent weeks.

For third day in a row, four NM counties see double digit rise in cases

For the third day in a row, New Mexico saw more than 200 new cases of COVID-19, with double digit new cases also for the third day in a row coming from four counties: Bernalillo, McKinley, San Juan and Doña Ana. The New Mexico Department of Health announced 209 additional cases and two additional deaths related to COVID-19. The state tested 2,321 individuals Saturday. The total number of deaths reached 491 while the total number of test positive cases reached 11,619. These numbers come on a day in which national news media report that cases across the U.S. are on the rise and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected by the disease. 

New Mexico Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase has said that the state would like to test around 5,000 a day.

COVID-19 cases along Texas border continue to increase in Doña Ana County

The numbers of additional COVID-19 test positive cases rose in Doña Ana County from 509 last Thursday to 632 this Thursday but Mayor Ken Miyagishima said the majority of cases are still in the areas that border Texas. Texas hit all-time highs this week with hospitalizations and single-day increases of COVID-19 test positive cases. The New Mexico Department of Health map shows that zip code 88021, which includes Anthony, has 88 cases. Zip code 88063, which includes Santa Teresa, has 92 cases. By contrast, zip code 88046, which includes Mesilla, has one case, according to the map.

121 additional cases and 10 additional related deaths due to COVID-19

The New Mexico Department of Health announced 121 additional COVID-19 cases and ten additional related deaths Thursday. The places with double digit numbers of new cases are three counties: Bernalillo, with 31 new cases; Doña Ana, with 18 new cases and McKinley with 14 new cases plus Otero County Prison Facility, with 17 new cases of state-held inmates who tested positive for the respiratory illness. The ten additional deaths related to COVID-19 brings that total to 420 across the state. The DOH did not give details on underlying conditions but gave basic information on each case:

A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Jim Wood Home in Hatch.A male in his 80s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.A second male in his 80s from McKinley County.A female in her 80s from San Juan County who was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.A female in her 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.A second female in her 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.A male in his 50s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington. The state said through its daily announcement that some numbers previously reported that were incorrect have been corrected.