Note: On Monday, August 3, 2020, only partial COVID-19 numbers were released by the New Mexico Department of Health due to technical issues. Monday’s remaining totals were added to Tuesday, August 4, 2020 totals.
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: 28,985
- Currently Hospitalized: 76
- Deaths: 873
- Recovered: 16,422
- Total Tests: 909,505
New Mexico Holding Facilities
The Department of Health is currently reporting the following numbers at facilities in New Mexico. Please note: These numbers are not being included in county totals, however they are included in total positive cases within the state of New Mexico.
- Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
- Otero County Prison Facility: 285
- Otero County Processing Center: 163
- Torrance County Detention Facility: 44
- Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 34
- Lea County Correctional Facility: 49
- Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 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: 4
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:
- Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
- Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
- Avamere at Rio Rancho
- Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
- Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
- Brookdale Santa Fe
- Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
- Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
- Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
- Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
- Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
- Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
- Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
- Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
- Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
- Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
- Princeton Place in Albuquerque
- Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
- The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
- Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
- Retirement Ranches in Clovis
- Silver City Care Center in Silver City
- Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
- Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
- Village Retirement Community in Roswell
- The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
- Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
- Tracking Coronavirus in New Mexico
- Tracking Coronavirus in Navajo Nation
- Trendline Charts: New Mexico Coronavirus Cases by County, by Day
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.
- 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)
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.