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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,299 new cases, totaling 335,617

December 17, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

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December 16, 2021

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,299 new cases, totaling 335,617
Thirty-three additional COVID-19 deaths, 7-Day positivity rate 9.8%

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,299 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

398 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Catron County
78 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
42 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
185 new cases in Doña Ana County
37 new cases in Eddy County
31 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
29 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Mora County
20 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Quay County
22 new cases in Rio Arriba County
51 new cases in Roosevelt County
74 new cases in Sandoval County
55 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
67 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
14 new cases in Socorro County
16 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
54 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases 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 Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported thirty-three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Thirty recent deaths:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A third male in his 40s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Colfax County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Grant County.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 50s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Sandoval County.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Taos County.
A male in his 80s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
Three* deaths > 30 days:

A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of the McKinley Care Center.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 5,549.

*COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Dec. 16 are:

87121 - 58
88130 - 45
88101 - 41
87114 - 40
87031 - 39
88203 - 38
87105 - 37
87120 - 34
88001 - 34
87110 - 31
Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 335,617 COVID-19 cases:

·        Bernalillo County: 93,863

·        Catron County: 278

·        Chaves County: 14,703

·        Cibola County: 4,316

·        Colfax County: 1,666

·        Curry County: 8,460

·        De Baca County: 376

·        Doña Ana County: 39,232

·        Eddy County: 12,250

·        Grant County: 4,018

·        Guadalupe County: 688

·        Harding County: 55

·        Hidalgo County: 663

·        Lea County: 14,420

·        Lincoln County: 3,611

·        Los Alamos County: 987

·        Luna County: 4,786

·        McKinley County: 17,255

·        Mora County: 448

·        Otero County: 8,844

·        Quay County: 1,511

·        Rio Arriba County: 6,092

·        Roosevelt County: 3,370

·        Sandoval County: 20,209

·        San Juan County: 27,805

·        San Miguel County: 3,265

·        Santa Fe County: 15,902

·        Sierra County: 1,430

·        Socorro County: 2,411

·        Taos County: 3,146

·        Torrance County: 1,803

·        Union County: 492

·        Valencia County: 11,920

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

Cibola County Correctional Center: 455
Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 573
Otero County Processing Center: 639
Torrance County Detention Facility: 356
The Department of Health currently reports 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: 384
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 258
Lea County Correctional Facility: 765
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 214
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 131
Otero County Prison Facility: 543
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 233
Roswell Correctional Center: 230
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 238
Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 244
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 79
As of today, there are 661 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 286,058 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health 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:

Advanced Health Care in Albuquerque
Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement in Los Alamos
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Avamere in Rio Rancho
Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
BeeHive Homes Alamogordo
BeeHive Homes in Clovis
BeeHive Homes in Roswell
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living In Las Cruces
The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Carino in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real Genesis in Santa Fe
Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
Genesis McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Haciendas at Grace Village in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
The Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
Sandia Ridge Genesis in Albuquerque
Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Community in Albuquerque
Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
Village at Northrise - Desert Willow in Las Cruces
Village at Northrise - Morningside in Las Cruces
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask when in public and around others. If you are sick, stay home as much as possible.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit State of New Mexico, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.


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Actualización de COVID-19 en Nuevo México: 1,299 casos nuevos, 335,617 en total