Tracking Coronavirus in New Mexico: 686 Positive Cases

Coronavirus

What you need to know about COVID-19

April 6, 2020 Cases of Coronavirus in New Mexico

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19. The New Mexico Department of Health says the number hospitalized 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.

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico

  • Positive: 686
  • Total Tests: 19,198
  • Recovered: 133
  • Hospitalized: 48
  • Deaths: 12

Deaths

A male in his 40s from McKinley County died April 5. The individual had underlying chronic medical conditions.

A male in his 60s from McKinley County died Saturday, April 4. The individual had underlying medical conditions.

A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who died April 3. The individual had underlying medical conditions.

A male in his 70s from Sandoval County died April 3. The individual had underlying medical conditions.

A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County died, April 2. The individual had underlying medical conditions.

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County died Wednesday, April 1. The individual was hospitalized and had multiple underlying medical conditions.

A female in her 90s from Sandoval County who died Tuesday, March 31. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

A female in her 90s in Bernalillo County died Monday, March 30th. The individual had been hospitalized and had an underlying medical condition.​

A female in her 70s in Bernalillo County died Monday, March 30th. The individual had been hospitalized and had an underlying medical condition.

A male in his 40s in Bernalillo County died Sunday, March 29. The individual was found unresponsive at home, test results for COVID-19 came back positive March 31. He had an underlying medical condition.

A male in his 80s in Bernalillo County died on Friday, March 27; the individual had been hospitalized. The individual had multiple chronic underlying health conditions.

A male in his 70s died Sunday, March 22. The state laboratory confirmed a positive COVID-19 test late Tuesday, March 24, after receiving it the same day.

  • Bernalillo County: 262
  • Catron County: 1
  • Chaves County: 14
  • Cibola County: 14
  • Curry County: 6
  • Doña Ana County: 30
  • Eddy County: 4
  • Grant County: 3
  • Lea County: 2
  • Lincoln County: 1
  • Los Alamos County: 2
  • McKinley County: 44
  • Otero County: 3
  • Rio Arriba County: 6
  • Roosevelt County: 1
  • Sandoval County: 114
  • San Juan County: 83
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 64
  • Socorro County: 5
  • Taos County: 13
  • Torrance County: 6
  • Valencia County: 7

New Mexico Coronavirus Resources

How COVID-19 Spreads

Close contact can occur while caring for a patient, including:

  • Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a patient with COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time.
  • Having direct contact with infectious secretions from a patient with COVID-19. Infectious secretions may include sputum, serum, blood, and respiratory droplets.

High Risk

  • Older adults
  • People who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease
  • Healthcare professionals

Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because:

  • As people age, their immune systems change, making it harder for their body to fight off diseases and infection.
  • Many older adults are also more likely to have underlying health conditions that make it harder to cope with and recover from illness.

The best prevention for yourself, your family, and society are the same measures to prevent flu; wash your hands frequently and cough into your arm. 

Ways to prevent the spread of viruses 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based (60%) hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Practice good health habits
  • You should not go to work and your child should not go to school if you or your child have a fever of 100.4 or greater. (Before you return to work or your child returns to school there should be no fever for 24 hours without medication)

Symptoms

Typical COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Pneumonia

What to Do if You Get Sick

  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Know when to get emergency help
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed above.

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