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21,965 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico/675 Total Deaths Statewide (Updated: August 7, 2020)
New Mexico Department of Health 1-855-600-3453

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August 7, 2020 8:24 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21,965
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 197 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
32 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
14 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
17 new cases in Curry County
50 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Union County
6 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s 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 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces.
A male in his 60s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 675.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, one in Roosevelt County, one in Socorro County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,965 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,059
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 419
Cibola County: 361
Colfax County: 17
Curry County: 533
Doña Ana County: 2,398
Eddy County: 284
Grant County: 71
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 89
Lea County: 740
Lincoln County: 118
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 241
McKinley County: 4,037
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 199
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 313
Roosevelt County: 160
Sandoval County: 1,126
San Juan County: 3,037
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 626
Sierra County: 31
Socorro County: 72
Taos County: 106
Torrance County: 61
Union County: 29
Valencia County: 404

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: 306
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
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
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 132 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 9,166 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 and acute care facilities:
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

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. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

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 newmexico.gov, 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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August 5, 2020 4:05 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21,566
Update includes nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 229 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
45 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
13 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
27 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
2 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 Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility.
A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Union County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation.
A male in his 90s from Union County. The individual was a resident of Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 667.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate; one case in Chaves County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident; and one case in Santa Fe County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers also included one case reported as an NMCD inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility that has been determined to be an NMCD inmate at the Lea County Correctional Facility, as well as seven cases (three in Bernalillo County, three in Cibola County, one in Sandoval County) reported in respective county totals that have since been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,566 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,989
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 395
Cibola County: 345
Colfax County: 15
Curry County: 506
Doña Ana County: 2,315
Eddy County: 269
Grant County: 70
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 88
Lea County: 706
Lincoln County: 113
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 240
McKinley County: 4,025
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 195
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 306
Roosevelt County: 152
Sandoval County: 1,111
San Juan County: 3,017
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 610
Sierra County: 31
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 102
Torrance County: 60
Union County: 28
Valencia County: 389

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: 291
Otero County Prison Facility: 279
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 5
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 138 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 8,828 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 and acute care facilities:
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown in Albuquerque
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

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. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

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 newmexico.gov, 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.

August 5, 2020 10:46 AM

New Mexico launches recovery loan fund
$400 million in loan funds now available for New Mexico small businesses

SANTA FE – The Small Business Recovery Loan Fund for New Mexico small businesses opened on August 5, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday.

The online application is available at http://www.nmfinance.com.

The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 allocates $400 million in funds from the New Mexico State Severance Tax Fund to provide loans to New Mexico businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship due to the public health order resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a cornerstone of our state’s response to the economic crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Businesses across our state have suffered as a direct result of the public health emergency – customers are concerned about safety, employees are worried about their well-being and our economy has been battered. The state’s wealth can be put to no better purpose right now than the assistance of so many dedicated business-owners, whose lives and livelihoods have been upended, who have done everything they can to keep customers and workers and our communities safe. I will continue to deliver everything in my power to New Mexicans who continue to fight this virus and work to stay afloat.”

The bipartisan legislation was sponsored by Sens. John Sapien, Jacob Candelaria and Sander Rue and Reps. Marian Matthews and Daymon Ely in June’s special legislative session.

“When times are tough, we pull together and invest in ourselves to get through,” said Sen. Candelaria. “The Small Business Recovery Act loan program directs funds belonging to New Mexicans to help small business across our state weather this economic storm, and hopefully come out stronger on the other end.”

“It's an honor to have been a sponsor of the $400 million investment in our hard-working New Mexico small businesses,” said Rep. Matthews. “With the help of the loans, our small business owners will create jobs and survive the most challenging business environment we’ve ever seen. Our job now is to help them help all of us by buying – compra – local!”

Eligible businesses and nonprofits may borrow two times their average monthly expenses up to a maximum of $75,000. The measure sets the interest rate at one-half the prime rate on the day the loan is made. The initial loan period is three years, with interest-only payments for the first three years.

The loan program is limited to businesses and nonprofits with 2019 annual gross revenue of less than $5 million and whose 2020 April and May income dropped 30 percent or more compared to the same month in 2019.

The New Mexico Finance Authority is administering the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund.

The online application and more information on the program can be found at www.nmfinance.com.

Businesses seeking additional information and assistance through programs made available by the state of New Mexico may dial the state’s COVID-19 non-emergency information hotline at 833-551-0518 and select option 2. They may also visit gonm.biz.