Tracking Coronavirus in New Mexico: 8,672 Positive Cases

Coronavirus

COVID-19 tracker

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: 8,672
  • Total Tests: 224,640
  • Recovered: 3,206
  • Hospitalized: 175
  • Deaths: 387

The Department of Health is currently reporting following numbers at facilities in New Mexico. Please note: The numbers are not being included in county totals however they are included in total positive cases within the state of New Mexico.

ICE Centers

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 272
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Correction Facilities

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 219
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

The Department of Health has identified positive COVID-19 cases in residents and /or staff at the following congregant living facilities:


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)

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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