COVID-19 Update for Eddy County

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will be delivering an update on Thursday and include a status on the state of schools. We did not meet the gating requirement for the two-week period between Sept. 15 and Sept. 28, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. Our positivity rate for that period was 11.60% and our daily cases per 100,000 was listed at 25.50. Both numbers need to go down significantly for Eddy County schools to be eligible to move into the hybrid model, according to previous state reports.

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

From the NM Department of Health- October 1, 2020

New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 227 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 53 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 40 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 47 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 14 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 16 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 8 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 5 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

  • A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
  • A male in his 20s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 882.

Previously reported numbers included one case in San Juan County that was identified as an out-of-state resident – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 29,661 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,660
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,261
Cibola County: 431
Colfax County: 36
Curry County: 854
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,476
Eddy County: 875
Grant County: 128
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 101
Lea County: 1,464
Lincoln County: 219
Los Alamos County: 33
Luna County: 425
McKinley County: 4,346
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 271
Quay County: 75
Rio Arriba County: 401
Roosevelt County: 289
Sandoval County: 1,380
San Juan County: 3,366
San Miguel County: 101
Santa Fe County: 1,032
Sierra County: 47
Socorro County: 109
Taos County: 148
Torrance County: 77
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 592

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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 285
Otero County Processing Center: 163
Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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: 34
Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
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
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 86 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 16,926 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:

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 Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Laguna Rainbow Care in Casa Blanca
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lotus Care Homes in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ramah Adult Care in Ramah
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
San Juan Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Tercer Cielo in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces

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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