Twelve additional COVID-19 deaths – Saturday, October 2, Sunday, October 3, and Monday, October 4

Due to a technical issue, the New Mexico state vaccine dashboard will not be updated today. We aim to resume updates tomorrow.

The Department of Health on Monday reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Nine recent deaths:

· A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

· A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.

· A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.

· A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

· A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.

· A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

· A male in his 70s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized.

· A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

· A female in her 60s from Union County. The individual had underlying conditions.

Three* deaths >30 days:

· A male in his 40s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.

· A female in her 50s from McKinley County.

· A female in her 70s from Quay County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,823.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 4 are:

87401 – 103

88310 – 81

87121 – 59

87301 – 55

87410 – 54

88220 – 46

87120 – 43

88203 – 42

87144 – 40

87124 – 39

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.

Previously reported numbers included one death reported on Dec.12 of a female in her 60’s from Union County was not due to COVID infection – this has now been corrected.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 255,577 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 71,952

Catron County: 145

Chaves County: 12,048

Cibola County: 3,369

Colfax County: 1,173

Curry County: 7,128

De Baca County: 220

Doña Ana County: 28,783

Eddy County: 10,419

Grant County: 2,117

Guadalupe County: 587

Harding County: 21

Hidalgo County: 541

Lea County: 13,101

Lincoln County: 2,687

Los Alamos County: 682

Luna County: 3,809

McKinley County: 14,021

Mora County: 313

Otero County: 5,703

Quay County: 947

Rio Arriba County: 4,541

Roosevelt County: 2,590

Sandoval County: 15,025

San Juan County: 18,826

San Miguel County: 2,412

Santa Fe County: 12,474

Sierra County: 970

Socorro County: 1,604

Taos County: 2,237

Torrance County: 1,288

Union County: 326

Valencia County: 8,629

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: 530

· Otero County Processing Center: 530

· Torrance County Detention Facility: 349

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: 317

· Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 256

· Lea County Correctional Facility: 762

· Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 172

· Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 130

· Otero County Prison Facility: 473

· Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 224

· Roswell Correctional Center: 229

· Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 235

· Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151

· Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 76

As of today, there are 293 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 226,781 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:

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***This reported data is a total of Saturday 10/2, Sunday 10/3, & Monday 10/4***

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 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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