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San Juan County, Navajo COVID: What you should know now

The Daily Times staff

After low numbers of COVID-19 cases most of September, cases began increasing in October and numbers have climbed as November continues. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham responded on Nov. 13 when she announced a two-week stay-at-home order and restricted non-essential businesses as well as allowing curbside pickup and delivery services at restaurants but prohibiting on-site dining.

The orders will be in effect from Monday through Nov. 30, encompassing the Thanksgiving holiday. For this year, the governor urged New Mexicans to refrain from gathering with anyone outside immediate household members. 

"Thanksgiving isn't occurring in the Lujan Grisham household" other than virtual greetings, she said during a video news conference.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Oct. 30 ordered flags to fly at half-staff starting Monday for a week of mourning due to the state death count topping 1,000 residents. She called the toll “an unfathomable tragedy,” saying the drumbeat of a few more deaths every day should not diminish the acute feeling of loss. By Nov. 15 that death toll rose to 1,215.

Under an amended emergency public health order, in-person services for nonessential business transactions are ordered to close for two weeks starting Monday, and residents are instructed to stay home except for business "essential to health, safety and welfare," including working from home whenever possible. 

Businesses defined as essential — such as grocery stories, pharmacies, laundromats, liquor stores and automobile and bicycle maintenance facilities — are required by the order to minimize staffing as well as occupancy, limiting those present to either 25 percent of their maximum fire code capacity or 75 people, whichever is smaller. Grocery stores must be closed between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., and certain categories of items such as medications, durable medical equipment, baby formula, diapers, sanitary care products and hygiene products, are to be limited to three items per individual to avoid runs on available supplies.

State health officials have renewed their pleas that people adhere to the public health order, which calls for residents to stay home whenever possible, limit contact with others and wear face coverings, among other things. 

Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary Dr. David Scrase said last month that he believes the public health orders the state has issued are the right ones to control the spread, but he emphasized that people need to adhere to these orders and avoid large gatherings.

October updates can be found here, September updates can be found here. Read the updates from August here. Updates from July can be found here and June updates can be accessed here. View updates from May here

Resources

  • State coronavirus hotline: 1-855-600-3453 
  • Non-health related COVID-19 questions: 1-833-551-0518
  • Navajo Department of Health COVID-19 website: ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19 
  • Navajo Health Command Operations Center: 928-871-7014
  • State coronavirus website: cv.nmhealth.org

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 24

10:15 p.m.: Health officials on the Navajo Nation reported 121 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths related to the virus today.

There were also 17 previously unannounced cases. That figure along with the new cases brings the total number of cases to 15,374. The death toll is 638.

"Public health officials continue to urge the public not to hold in-person gatherings with non-household members on Thanksgiving Day due to COVID-19 risks," the press release from Office of the President and Vice President states.

Hospitals and clinics operated by the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and through 638 contracts will continue drive-thru testing, except on Thanksgiving Day, according to the release.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area IHS and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,251
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,697
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,473
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,486
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,631
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,302
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,573
  • Winslow Service Unit: 848

*13 residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The latest figures were released by the president's office and included reports that 8,271 people have recovered while 151,008 tests have been administered.

4:09 p.m.: New Mexico recorded another high number of new daily COVID-19 cases, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,107 new cases and 28 new deaths on Nov. 24.

Bernalillo County had 541 new cases. San Juan County added 127 new cases, while McKinley County added 184 new cases. Sandoval County added 172 new cases, while Rio Arriba County added 37 new cases.

The 28 new deaths include a male in his 70s from McKinley County, a male in his 80s from McKinley County and a male in his 80s from Rio Arriba County, all of which were hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of New Mexicans have tested positive for the virus this year is now at 86,247. Of those people, 1,428 have died.

There are 871 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 23,162
  • Catron County: 33
  • Chaves County: 4,094
  • Cibola County: 1,513
  • Colfax County: 159
  • Curry County: 2,976
  • De Baca County: 38
  • Doña Ana County: 12,476
  • Eddy County: 2,721
  • Grant County: 441
  • Guadalupe County: 109
  • Harding County: 5
  • Hidalgo County: 171
  • Lea County: 3,832
  • Lincoln County: 692
  • Los Alamos County: 120
  • Luna County: 1,836
  • McKinley County: 6,532
  • Mora County: 34
  • Otero County: 1,283
  • Quay County: 211
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,159
  • Roosevelt County: 922
  • Sandoval County: 4,404
  • San Juan County: 5,399
  • San Miguel County: 384
  • Santa Fe County: 4,503
  • Sierra County: 286
  • Socorro County: 560
  • Taos County: 727
  • Torrance County: 275
  • Union County: 106
  • Valencia County: 2,542

NMDOH also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 382
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 426
  • Otero County Processing Center: 193
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 201
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 64
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 143
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 93
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 50
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 103
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Update for Monday, Nov. 23

4 p.m.: New Mexico recorded another giant number of new daily COVID-19 cases, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,259 new cases and 17 new deaths on Nov. 23.

Bernalillo County had 748 new cases. San Juan County added 149 new cases, while McKinley County added 168 new cases. Sandoval County added 122 new cases.

The new cases mean that 84,148 New Mexicans have tested positive for the virus this year. Of those people, 1,400 have died.

There are 846 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 22,624
  • Catron County: 33
  • Chaves County: 3,988
  • Cibola County: 1,449
  • Colfax County: 145
  • Curry County: 2,935
  • De Baca County: 32
  • Doña Ana County: 12,274
  • Eddy County: 2,624
  • Grant County: 440
  • Guadalupe County: 104
  • Harding County: 5
  • Hidalgo County: 170
  • Lea County: 3,714
  • Lincoln County: 680
  • Los Alamos County: 114
  • Luna County: 1,810
  • McKinley County: 6,348
  • Mora County: 33
  • Otero County: 1,235
  • Quay County: 209
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,118
  • Roosevelt County: 914
  • Sandoval County: 4,230
  • San Juan County: 5,274
  • San Miguel County: 375
  • Santa Fe County: 4,421
  • Sierra County: 276
  • Socorro County: 542
  • Taos County: 694
  • Torrance County: 249
  • Union County: 103
  • Valencia County: 2,465    

NMDOH also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 381
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 426
  • Otero County Processing Center: 193
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 200
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 54
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 143
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 87
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 49
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 103
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 221
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

To help expedite COVID-19 test results to the public, the Department of Health also announced it’ll send out both negative and positive test results by email and text message formats.

Everyone will be able to opt into this form of communication when they register for a test online at cv.nmhealth.org.

Updates for Sunday, Nov. 22

11:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other health agencies on Nov. 22, reported an "all-time high of 383 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths," the Office of the President and Vice President said in a release.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases reached 15,039, including 42 delayed reported cases, the release stated.

The death toll reached 631 on Sunday. There are 8,131 people who were infected but have recovered from COVID-19, and 147,793 COVID-19 tests were administered. 

President Jonathan Nez warned against group celebrations during the holidays.

"With the Thanksgiving Day holiday upon us, we have to do what is best for our families and that’s to celebrate with only those that live within our own household," Nez said in the release. "Please do not invite family members from other households and please do not have any in-person guests and that is for your own safety and health."

Nez noted skyrocketing numbers of COVID-19 cases in communities surrounding the Navajo Nation as a reason to continue adherence to social distancing rules the ongoing three-week lockdown on tribal lands.

On Sunday, the release stated, the New Mexico reported 2,468 new cases of COVID-19, Arizona reported 4,331 new cases and Utah reported 3,197 cases. 

"Today, we have 383 new COVID-19 cases here on the Navajo Nation," Nez said in the release. "We have community spread and uncontrollable spread (in) most of our communities and the numbers are even higher off the Navajo Nation. …We have to recommit to fighting COVID-19 and tell our loved ones to take this virus seriously."

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases are listed below by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,203
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,670
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,522
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,423
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,599
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,248
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,539
  • Winslow Service Unit: 821

*14 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

11 p.m.: The New Mexico Health Department on Sunday reported that there are 2,468 new COVID-19 cases and there were 33 new deaths.

The state’s totals have risen to 81,896 cases with 1,383 known deaths. San Juan County has recorded 5,126 cases since the pandemic began.

Health officials on Saturday reported 2,342 new coronavirus cases and 25 deaths.

Among the 33 deaths reported on Sunday were six San Juan County residents:

• A woman in her 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A woman in her 60s with no underlying conditions noted.

• A man in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 70s who was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.

• A man in his 80s who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the San Juan Center in Farmington.

• A man in his 90s who was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.

The state also reported the death of a teenage female from McKinley County who had underlying conditions.

On Sunday there were 845 people hospitalized in in the state due to COVID-19. Also as of Sunday 28,857 COVID-19 patients were designated as having recovered since the start of the pandemic.

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 in San Juan County:

• Aztec Healthcare in Aztec

• BeeHive Homes Farmington

• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

•  Life Care Center in Farmington

• Welbrook Senior Living Farmington

The most recent COVID-19 cases, listed by county, are:

• 710 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 82 new cases in Chaves County

• 58 new cases in Cibola County

• 4 new cases in Colfax County

• 45 new cases in Curry County

• 220 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 79 new cases in Eddy County

• 20 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 8 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 121 new cases in Lea County

• 31 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 49 new cases in Luna County

• 190 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 52 new cases in Otero County

• 5 new cases in Quay County

•  31 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 27 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 161 new cases in Sandoval County

• 193 new cases in San Juan County

• 21 new cases in San Miguel County

• 107 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 29 new cases in Sierra County

•20 new cases in Socorro County

• 24 new cases in Taos County

• 15 new cases in Torrance County

• 4 new cases in Union County

• 103 new cases in Valencia County

• 3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

• 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

• 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

• 22 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

• 6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County

• 4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

• 11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe

Updates for Saturday, Nov. 21

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,353 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 21 and 25 new fatalities related to the virus.

The following counties had more than 100 new COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 647 new cases
  • Chaves County: 118 new cases
  • Dona Ana County: 291 new cases
  • Lea County: 113 new cases
  • McKinley County: 212 new cases
  • Sandoval County: 149 new cases
  • San Juan County: 127 new cases
  • Santa Fe County: 121 new cases

Five San Juan County residents were among the COVID-19 fatalities reported on Nov. 21. This included:

  • A man in his 70s with underlying conditions who was hospitalized
  • Another man also in his 70s who was hospitalized
  • A man in his 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • Another man in his 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A woman in her 90s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions

The new cases mean that 79,440 New Mexicans have contracted the virus this year and, of those people, 1,350 have died.

There are 825 patients hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 21,178
  • Catron County: 32
  • Chaves County: 3,844
  • Cibola County: 1,318
  • Colfax County: 130
  • Curry County: 2,790
  • De Baca County: 32
  • Doña Ana County: 11,857
  • Eddy County: 2,508
  • Grant County: 414
  • Guadalupe County: 96
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 158
  • Lea County: 3,564
  • Lincoln County: 637
  • Los Alamos County: 110
  • Luna County: 1,745
  • McKinley County: 5,990
  • Mora County: 32
  • Otero County: 1,172
  • Quay County: 193
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,055
  • Roosevelt County: 863
  • Sandoval County: 3,946
  • San Juan County: 4,935
  • San Miguel County: 347
  • Santa Fe County: 4,098
  • Sierra County: 237
  • Socorro County: 510
  • Taos County: 652
  • Torrance County: 226
  • Union County: 90
  • Valencia County: 2,239

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 361
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 420
  • Otero County Processing Center: 193
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 195
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 50
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 80
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 91
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 221
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Friday, Nov. 20

6:45 p.m.: Health officials on the Navajo Nation reported 351 new cases today, shattering the previous record for new coronavirus infections in a single day.

"On May 13, we had 238 cases reported in one day and today, we far surpassed that total with 351 new cases reported. This is not only devastating, but it indicates that the uncontrolled spread of the virus is impacting all communities on the Navajo Nation and in nearby border towns and cities," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the press release from his office that listed the latest numbers.

He called for leaders in Arizona to implement a mandate to wear face masks, noting the state had 4,471 new cases today.

Residents on the tribal land remain under a public health emergency order to stay at home through Dec. 6.

"If you do not have an emergency, if you're not in immediate need of food, and if you're not an essential worker that is required to report to work, then you are mandated to stay home. We have to do more, and we have to take it upon ourselves to isolate the virus," Nez said.

The press release states that the Navajo Police Department will increase enforcement and will patrol roads and communities for compliance with the health order.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,122
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,563
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,476
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,299
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,564
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,099
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,512
  • Winslow Service Unit: 797

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The total number of cases is 14,441, including five previously unannounced cases, and the death toll is 623.

The report states 8,045 people have recovered while 146,196 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: New Mexico saw another giant surge in new daily COVID-19 cases, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,993 new cases and 23 new deaths on Nov. 20.

Bernalillo County had 1,005 new cases. San Juan County added 100 new cases, while McKinley County added 131 new cases.

The new deaths include two males in their 70s from McKinley County.

The new cases mean that 77,098 New Mexicans have tested positive for the virus this year. Of those people, 1,325 have died.

There are 808 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 20,539
  • Catron County: 29
  • Chaves County: 3,726
  • Cibola County: 1,261
  • Colfax County: 127
  • Curry County: 2,705
  • De Baca County: 30
  • Doña Ana County: 11,567
  • Eddy County: 2,436
  • Grant County: 397
  • Guadalupe County: 93
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 157
  • Lea County: 3,451
  • Lincoln County: 606
  • Los Alamos County: 106
  • Luna County: 1,694
  • McKinley County: 5,778
  • Mora County: 31
  • Otero County: 1,146
  • Quay County: 178
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,028
  • Roosevelt County: 843
  • Sandoval County: 3,797
  • San Juan County: 4,807
  • San Miguel County: 340
  • Santa Fe County: 3,977
  • Sierra County: 227
  • Socorro County: 494
  • Taos County: 636
  • Torrance County: 205
  • Union County: 90
  • Valencia County: 2,155

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 359
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 420
  • Otero County Processing Center: 193
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 194
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 51
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 79
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 43
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 92
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 221
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 142
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

The Department of Health also announced it established five new statewide testing locations entering the week of Thanksgiving. The five sites will be open all week, with the exception of Nov. 26.

Those locations are:

  • Ted M. Gallegos Community Center, located at 6900 Gonzales Road SW in Albuquerque, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • New Mexico State University (Parking lot No. 100), located at 3305 Williams Ave. in Las Cruces, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Santa Fe County Fair Grounds, located at 3229 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe.
  • Socorro Youth Center, located at 1002 Ake Ave. in Socorro, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Sunland Park Casino, located at 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Individuals must pre-register for a test at one of those locations ahead of time online at www.doineedacovid19test.com.

Updates for Thursday, Nov. 19

6:30 p.m.: There were 167 new cases of COVID-19 announced today by health officials on the Navajo Nation.

The total number of cases is 14,085 and includes 38 cases that were previously unannounced.

Five more people have died from the disease, bringing the death toll to 618.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,075
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,524
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,438
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,244
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,546
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,073
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,471
  • Winslow Service Unit: 705

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The report was released by the Office of the President and Vice President and it showed 8,028 people have recovered while 144,514 tests have been administered.

5 p.m.: The Navajo Area Indian Health Service released an updated schedule for COVID-19 testing at its facilities on the Navajo Nation.

According to the schedule issued today, testing will take place at the following locations:

Chinle Service Unit

  • Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility – Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Piñon Health Center – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday
  • Tsaile Health Center – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday

Crownpoint Service Unit

  • Crownpoint Health Care Facility – Drive-up testing from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Pueblo Pintado Clinic – Testing at the walk-in clinic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Drive-up testing from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Thoreau Clinic – Drive-up testing from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Friday.

Gallup Service Unit

  • Gallup Indian Medical Center – Car-based testing from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.
  • Tohatchi Health Center – Drive-thru testing from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kayenta Service Unit

  • Kayenta Health Center's parking lot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 20.
  • Dennehotso Chapter house – Drive-thru swabbing event from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 25.
  • Kayenta Health Center – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Inscription House Health Center – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Shiprock Service Unit

  • Shiprock Chapter house on Nov. 24 from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center – Drive-up testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center – Drive-up testing from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Four Corners Regional Health Center – Drive-up testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

4 p.m.: New Mexico saw another huge jump in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in a single day. This is the first time the state has had more than 3,000 new cases in a single day and the New Mexico Department of Health reported 3,675 new cases on Nov. 19.

Bernalillo County had more than 1,000 cases. Meanwhile, San Juan County was among the counties with more than 100 COVID-19 cases.

The following counties had more than 100 people test positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 19:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,122 new cases
  • Chaves County: 110 new cases
  • Dona Ana County: 502 new cases
  • Lea County: 156 new cases
  • McKinley County: 209 new cases
  • Sandoval County: 270 new cases
  • San Juan County: 146 new cases
  • Santa Fe County: 266 new cases
  • Valencia County: 131 new cases

A San Juan County resident who lived at Aztec Healthcare was among the 12 COVID-19 deaths on Nov. 19. He was in his 90s and had underlying medical conditions. The resident was hospitalized.

The new cases mean that 74,116 New Mexicans have tested positive for the virus this year and, of those people, 1,302 have died.

There are 774 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 19,541
  • Catron County: 25
  • Chaves County: 3,563
  • Cibola County: 1,190
  • Colfax County: 119
  • Curry County: 2,601
  • De Baca County: 27
  • Doña Ana County: 11,289
  • Eddy County: 2,364
  • Grant County: 366
  • Guadalupe County: 91
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 154
  • Lea County: 3,378
  • Lincoln County: 585
  • Los Alamos County: 103
  • Luna County: 1,667
  • McKinley County: 5,647
  • Mora County: 29
  • Otero County: 1,037
  • Quay County: 169
  • Rio Arriba County: 967
  • Roosevelt County: 793
  • Sandoval County: 3,606
  • San Juan County: 4,707
  • San Miguel County: 328
  • Santa Fe County: 3,808
  • Sierra County: 220
  • Socorro County: 472
  • Taos County: 589
  • Torrance County: 196
  • Union County: 79
  • Valencia County: 1,986

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 359
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 420
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 194
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 46
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 72
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 88
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 219
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Wednesday, Nov. 18

6:40 p.m.: Health agencies on the Navajo Nation reported another update that lists more than 100 new cases of COVID-19. Today, there were 135 new cases as well as eight deaths.

Residents remain under a stay-at-home order with travel restricted to essential or emergencies while essential businesses can operate from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily due to the rise in coronavirus infections.

"Unless you are an essential employee, or if you have an emergency, or are in immediate need of food or groceries or other essential items like medication, then you should be at home at all times," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the update, which was released by his office.

"No one should be going into a store for a bag of chips or a soda and we shouldn't be taking kids or our entire family into stores to shop – essential items only," he added.

The total number of cases is 13,880 while the death toll is 613. The update states that 8,011 people have recovered, and 141,751 tests have been administered.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,041
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,505
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,392
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,200
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,533
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,050
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,449
  • Winslow Service Unit: 701

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

4 p.m.: New Mexico’s COVID-19 cases surged on Nov. 18 with nearly 1,000 new cases in Bernalillo County alone.

Statewide, the New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,897 new cases, the largest single day increase since the pandemic began. In addition, there were 26 more COVID-19 fatalities reported on Nov. 18.

The following counties had more than 100 new cases each on Nov. 18:

  • Bernalillo County: 993 new cases
  • Chaves County: 191 new cases
  • Doña Ana County: 438 new cases
  • Sandoval County: 179 new cases
  • Santa Fe County: 197 new cases
  • Valencia County: 138 new cases

The zip code with the largest number of new cases is 87121, where there were 241 new cases on Nov. 18.

Meanwhile, San Juan County had 45 new cases and the neighboring Rio Arriba and McKinley counties had 50 and 74 new cases respectively.

The new cases reported on Nov. 18 mean that 70,451 New Mexicans have tested positive for the virus since March and, of those people, 1,290 have died.

There are 776 patients hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 18,425
  • Catron County: 22
  • Chaves County: 3,452
  • Cibola County: 1,106
  • Colfax County: 110
  • Curry County: 2,516
  • De Baca County: 27
  • Doña Ana County: 10,789
  • Eddy County: 2,297
  • Grant County: 348
  • Guadalupe County: 87
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 148
  • Lea County: 3,222
  • Lincoln County: 557
  • Los Alamos County: 98
  • Luna County: 1,613
  • McKinley County: 5,438
  • Mora County: 25
  • Otero County: 972
  • Quay County: 161
  • Rio Arriba County: 885
  • Roosevelt County: 768
  • Sandoval County: 3,338
  • San Juan County: 4,561
  • San Miguel County: 304
  • Santa Fe County: 3,542
  • Sierra County: 211
  • Socorro County: 446
  • Taos County: 537
  • Torrance County: 191
  • Union County: 58
  • Valencia County: 1,855

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 351
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 420
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 194
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 46
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 42
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 77
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 219
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 17

8 p.m.: Today's report by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center lists 146 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths related to the virus.

There are now 13,744 cases for the Navajo Nation and the death toll is 605.

The health department identified 55 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, based on information from Oct. 30 to Nov. 12.

"This invisible monster known as COVID-19 is devastating our country and the Navajo Nation. We cannot be complacent and careless about where we go, who we interact with, and the everyday choices we make. We love our Navajo people and we want everyone to be safe and healthy, but there are far too many people that continue to travel, to hold gatherings, and put themselves at unnecessary risk of catching the virus," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,002
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,494
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,385
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,171
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,523
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,018
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,443
  • Winslow Service Unit: 699

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The latest figures were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it showed that 8,011 people have recovered while 141,166 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported record-breaking numbers of new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 17. State officials say 2,112 New Mexicans tested positive for the virus and there were 28 additional COVID-19 fatalities.

The following counties each had more than 100 new COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 615 new cases
  • Chaves County: 109 new cases
  • Doña Ana County: 338 new cases
  • Sandoval County: 117 new cases
  • Santa Fe County: 141 new cases

Meanwhile, San Juan County had 40 new cases. Rio Arriba County had 49 new cases and McKinley County had 35 new cases.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus to 67,559. Of those people, 1,264 have died.

There are 754 patients hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 17,433
  • Catron County: 17
  • Chaves County: 3,261
  • Cibola County: 1,059
  • Colfax County: 100
  • Curry County: 2,428
  • De Baca County: 25
  • Doña Ana County: 10,351
  • Eddy County: 2,251
  • Grant County: 329
  • Guadalupe County: 71
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 148
  • Lea County: 3,099
  • Lincoln County: 542
  • Los Alamos County: 93
  • Luna County: 1,579
  • McKinley County: 5,364
  • Mora County: 22
  • Otero County: 922
  • Quay County: 156
  • Rio Arriba County: 837
  • Roosevelt County: 752
  • Sandoval County: 3,158
  • San Juan County: 4,516
  • San Miguel County: 294
  • Santa Fe County: 3,346
  • Sierra County: 202
  • Socorro County: 435
  • Taos County: 501
  • Torrance County: 189
  • Union County: 58
  • Valencia County: 1,718

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 351
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 420
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 194
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 10
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 121
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 39
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 77
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 219
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 141
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Monday, Nov. 16

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,259 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 16 and 21 additional deaths.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus since March to 65,454. Of those more than 65,000 people, 1,236 have died.

The new deaths reported on Nov. 16 include two San Juan County residents, one in his 60s and the other in her 50s. Both had underlying medical conditions and were hospitalized.

Forty San Juan County residents tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov. 16 and, in neighboring counties, Sandoval County had 58 new cases, McKinley County had 52 new cases and Rio Arriba County had 18 new cases.

There are 738 people hospitalized in New Mexico.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 16,821
  • Catron County: 15
  • Chaves County: 3,153
  • Cibola County: 1,002
  • Colfax County: 91
  • Curry County: 2,358
  • De Baca County: 24
  • Doña Ana County: 10,015
  • Eddy County: 2,178
  • Grant County: 304
  • Guadalupe County: 68
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 148
  • Lea County: 3,003
  • Lincoln County: 523
  • Los Alamos County: 87
  • Luna County: 1,542
  • McKinley County: 5,328
  • Mora County: 20
  • Otero County: 880
  • Quay County: 153
  • Rio Arriba County: 788
  • Roosevelt County: 733
  • Sandoval County: 3,041
  • San Juan County: 4,476
  • San Miguel County: 291
  • Santa Fe County: 3,205
  • Sierra County: 200
  • Socorro County: 405
  • Taos County: 469
  • Torrance County: 175
  • Union County: 55
  • Valencia County: 1,631

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 419
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 184
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 10
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 38
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 73
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 219
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 138
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Sunday, Nov. 15

9:18 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 117 new COVID-19 positive cases on the Navajo Nation Sunday and four more deaths.

The death toll reached 602 Sunday, and 7,926 patients have recovered. There have been 138,332 COVID-19 tests administered and the number of positive COVID-19 cases is 13,373, including seven delayed unreported cases, the Office of the President and Vice president said in a release Sunday night.

On Nov. 16 the Navajo Nation’s new public health emergency orders will mandate a three-week stay-at-home lockdown for the whole Navajo Nation, “implement new safety provisions and requirements for businesses, and calls for schools to implement online learning only, to help reduce the uncontrollable spread of COVID-19,” the release stated.

The release noted high rates of transmission in neighboring states, with New Mexico reporting 1,033 new cases, Arizona reporting 2,383 new cases and Utah reporting 2,667 cases.

“Unfortunately, it appears that this pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better,” President Jonathan Nez said in the release. “The projections from our health care experts indicate that the Navajo Nation, as well as the country, is on an upward trajectory in terms of new cases of COVID-19. The sooner we all do our part to stay home consistently, avoid gatherings, and social distance, the sooner we will reach our peak and hopefully begin to see a decline in new cases.”

Nez also discussed the consequences of inaction.

“If our Navajo citizens don’t abide by the three-week stay-at-home lockdown, then we’re going to see even more cases and our health care system is going to be overwhelmed very quickly,” he said “We have to do it ourselves.”

On Monday, an Executive Order goes into effect closing government offices except for essential employees for three weeks.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

•  Chinle Service Unit: 2,941

•  Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,463

•  Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 1,348

•  Gallup Service Unit: 2,054

•  Kayenta Service Unit: 1,493

•  Shiprock Service Unit: 2,001

•  Tuba City Service Unit: 1,376

•  Winslow Service Unit: 688

* Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

8:51 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico reported 1,033 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and seven more deaths as preparations began for a two-week near-lockdown ordered by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Associated Press reported.

The latest figures increased the statewide total to 64,201 cases and the known death toll to 1,215.

New Mexico Department of Health officials said due to a technical lapse from some private labs, Sunday’s numbers only reflect a partial total . The delayed results will be reported as soon as they are received and confirmed.

Grisham, a Democrat, on Friday ordered many businesses to close and asked residents to stay home starting Monday following a steady increase in infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

Under the governor’s order, grocery stores, pharmacies, day cares, gas stations and other essential businesses can still operate. But they are being told to minimize operations and in-person staffing to the greatest extent possible. Restaurants may provide curbside pickup and delivery services, but on-site dining is prohibited.

The state court system has postponed the start of any new civil and criminal jury trials until the end of the year. Appellate, district, metropolitan and magistrate courts will remain open while following guidelines to reduce transmission risks.

There were 506 patients hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 Sunday and 25,089 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered.

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 in San Juan County:

• Aztec Healthcare in Aztec

• BeeHive Homes Farmington

• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

• Life Care Center in Farmington

The state Department of Health listed the most recent cases by county:

• 252 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 53 new cases in Chaves County

• 37 new cases in Cibola County

• 4 new cases in Colfax County

• 34 new cases in Curry County

• 1 new case in De Baca County

• 165 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 30 new cases in Eddy County

• 6 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 27 new cases in Lea County

• 8 new cases in Lincoln County

• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 11 new cases in Luna County

• 44 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 20 new cases in Otero County

• 2 new cases in Quay County

• 14 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 17 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 52 new cases in Sandoval County

• 67 new cases in San Juan County

• 4 new cases in San Miguel County

• 92 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 12 new cases in Sierra County

• 10 new cases in Socorro County

• 12 new cases in Taos County

• 1 new case in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 30 new cases in Valencia County

• 7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

• 14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

Here are the total cases by county:

Bernalillo County: 16,449

Catron County: 14

Chaves County: 3,065

Cibola County: 987

Colfax County: 86

Curry County: 2,317

De Baca County: 23

Doña Ana County: 9,812

Eddy County: 2,131

Grant County: 292

Guadalupe County: 68

Harding County: 4

Hidalgo County: 143

Lea County: 2,963

Lincoln County: 518

Los Alamos County: 87

Luna County: 1,528

McKinley County: 5,276

Mora County: 20

Otero County: 834

Quay County: 150

Rio Arriba County: 770

Roosevelt County: 723

Sandoval County: 2,984

San Juan County: 4,436

San Miguel County: 285

Santa Fe County: 3,114

Sierra County: 196

Socorro County: 393

Taos County: 458

Torrance County: 165

Union County: 52

Valencia County: 1,596

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: 348

• Otero County Prison Facility: 419

• Otero County Processing Center: 191

• 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: 180

• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 10

• Lea County Correctional Facility: 113

• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13

• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 38

• Otero County Prison Facility: 472

• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 72

• Roswell Correctional Center: 219

• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 137

• Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 1

• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Saturday, Nov. 14

8:40 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 172 new cases of COVID-19 for the tribe today.

There are now 13,249 cases. No recent deaths were reported, retaining the death toll at 598.

Residents remain under a lockdown until 5 a.m. on Nov. 16.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,913
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,441
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,338
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,032
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,480
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,983
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,368
  • Winslow Service Unit: 685

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The latest tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,926 people have recovered while 137,986 tests have been administered.

The president's office will hold a town hall on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15, to provide information about the latest public health emergency orders and the recent executive order.

4:30 p.m.: New Mexico added 1,180 cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 14, according to state health officials.

Bernalillo County had the highest number with 335 new cases, followed by Doña County with 162. There were 39 new cases in San Juan County while McKinley County had 53 new cases.

Ten more people were reported to have died from the disease.

The total number of cases has reached 63,171 and there have been 1,208 deaths. The number of people hospitalized in the state is 480.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 16,194
  • Catron County: 14
  • Chaves County: 3,016
  • Cibola County: 950
  • Colfax County: 82
  • Curry County: 2,283
  • De Baca County: 23
  • Doña Ana County: 9,647
  • Eddy County: 2,100
  • Grant County: 286
  • Guadalupe County: 66
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 143
  • Lea County: 2,936
  • Lincoln County: 510
  • Los Alamos County: 85
  • Luna County: 1,517
  • McKinley County: 5,232
  • Mora County: 19
  • Otero County: 815
  • Quay County: 148
  • Rio Arriba County: 756
  • Roosevelt County: 706
  • Sandoval County: 2,934
  • San Juan County: 4,369
  • San Miguel County: 281
  • Santa Fe County: 3,021
  • Sierra County: 184
  • Socorro County: 383
  • Taos County: 446
  • Torrance County: 164
  • Union County: 51
  • Valencia County: 1,568

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 418
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for the virus at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 180
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 24
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 72
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 218
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 137
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Friday, Nov. 13

9:44 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center is reporting 97 new cases and two more deaths today.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,877
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,423
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,312
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,005
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,470
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,957
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,339
  • Winslow Service Unit: 677

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The total number of cases is 13,069 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 598.

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President released the latest figures. It included reports that 7,910 people have recovered while 7,910 tests have been administered.

4:30 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,237 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 13 and 22 additional fatalities.

Four counties in the state have more than 100 new COVID-19 cases. The following number of cases have been reported in those four counties:

  • 319 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 109 new cases in Chaves County
  • 222 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 133 new cases in Santa Fe County

Meanwhile, in San Juan County 41 residents tested positive for the virus. McKinley County had 13 new cases while Rio Arriba County had 12 residents test positive and Sandoval County had 84 new cases.

The new cases mean that 62,006 New Mexicans have contracted COVID-19 this year and of those people 1,198 have died.

There are 455 patients hospitalized with the virus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 15,864
  • Catron County: 14
  • Chaves County: 2,955
  • Cibola County: 920
  • Colfax County: 79
  • Curry County: 2,237
  • De Baca County: 22
  • Doña Ana County: 9,490
  • Eddy County: 2,077
  • Grant County: 279
  • Guadalupe County: 66
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 142
  • Lea County: 2,879
  • Lincoln County: 502
  • Los Alamos County: 84
  • Luna County: 1,495
  • McKinley County: 5,179
  • Mora County: 19
  • Otero County: 809
  • Quay County: 140
  • Rio Arriba County: 734
  • Roosevelt County: 693
  • Sandoval County: 2,872
  • San Juan County: 4,330
  • San Miguel County: 275
  • Santa Fe County: 2,966
  • Sierra County: 178
  • Socorro County: 370
  • Taos County: 419
  • Torrance County: 158
  • Union County: 49
  • Valencia County: 1,509

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 418
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 179
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 22
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 70
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 218
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 101
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

1:10 p.m.: Starting Monday, all New Mexicans will be instructed to shelter in place, leaving their houses only for necessities.

Non-essential businesses and non-profits must cease in person activities on Monday. Essential businesses must reduce operations and in-person work force as much as possible.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned that the state is at a breaking point. There have been 182 COVID-19 deaths in the past two weeks, a 143% increase.

At the same time, cases remain high.

“Yesterday we hit another record high. We’ve been doing that every day,” she said.

The new orders last through Nov. 30. The governor described the new orders as the state hitting "reset."

Onsite dining is prohibited, but restaurants can provide food through delivery and curbside pickup.

After Nov. 30, the state will work on a county-by-county basis to establish tiers for reopening.

This would allow counties with low-levels of spread to have more economic activity while counties with more spread would face stricter measures.

Updates for Thursday, Nov. 12

6:05 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had another day where the number of new cases for COVID-19 was more than 100.

Today's report from health officials shows 143 new cases and no recent deaths. There are now 12,971 cases while the death toll remains at 596.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,847
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,407
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,303
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,996
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,469
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,952
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,334
  • Winslow Service Unit: 654

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The latest information was released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and showed 7,902 people have recovered while 135,864 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,753 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional fatalities on Nov. 12.

Bernalillo County continues to be a hotspot in the state and 611 residents tested positive for the virus. Doña Ana County also continues to have high numbers of new cases, with 312 people testing positive on Nov. 12.

Meanwhile, in the northwest corner of the state, San Juan County saw 35 new cases. Sandoval County had 90 residents test positive while Rio Arriba and McKinley counties had 35 and 18 new cases respectively.

The new fatalities that were reported on Nov. 12 include a resident of Aztec Heath Care who was in her 50s and hospitalized. She also had underlying medical conditions.

The new cases mean 60,776 New Mexicans have contracted the virus this year and, of those people, 1,176 have died. There are 471 patients hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 15,548
  • Catron County: 13
  • Chaves County: 2,847
  • Cibola County: 901
  • Colfax County: 77
  • Curry County: 2,198
  • De Baca County: 21
  • Doña Ana County: 9,271
  • Eddy County: 2,049
  • Grant County: 271
  • Guadalupe County: 63
  • Harding County: 4
  • Hidalgo County: 139
  • Lea County: 2,836
  • Lincoln County: 495
  • Los Alamos County: 82
  • Luna County: 1,468
  • McKinley County: 5,166
  • Mora County: 19
  • Otero County: 795
  • Quay County: 140
  • Rio Arriba County: 721
  • Roosevelt County: 680
  • Sandoval County: 2,788
  • San Juan County: 4,289
  • San Miguel County: 266
  • Santa Fe County: 2,834
  • Sierra County: 174
  • Socorro County: 364
  • Taos County: 406
  • Torrance County: 154
  • Union County: 47
  • Valencia County: 1,461

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 418
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 175
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 18
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 70
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 218
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 101
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Wednesday, Nov. 11

8:30 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had 98 new cases of COVID-19 today, raising the total to 12,818.

The latest report was released a few hours after the Navajo Department of Health alerted residents in 34 communities about uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. The department recommends residents take precautions to protect themselves from the new virus.

"We have to do better, and we have to hold ourselves and our loved ones accountable," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

Today's report by the department of health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center listed one more death related to COVID-19. The death toll is 596.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,830
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,385
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,291
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,977
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,466
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,920
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,300
  • Winslow Service Unit: 640

*Nine residences with COVID-19 cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The latest figures were released by the president's office and included reports that 7,828 people have recovered while 134,358 tests have been administered.

There will be an online town hall by the president's office on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,500 new COVID-19 cases on Veteran’s Day as well as 14 additional fatalities.

Bernalillo County had the most new cases with 418 residents testing positive for the disease. Meanwhile, Dona Ana County had 311 new cases.

In the northwest region, San Juan County had 56 residents test positive while McKinley County had 69 new cases and Rio Arriba County had 19 new cases. Sandoval County had 61 new cases.

The new cases mean that 59,034 New Mexicans have contracted the virus this year and, of those people, 1,158 have died.

There are 481 patients hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 14,943
  • Catron County: 12
  • Chaves County: 2,786
  • Cibola County: 867
  • Colfax County: 74
  • Curry County: 2,115
  • De Baca County: 19
  • Doña Ana County: 8,960
  • Eddy County: 2,009
  • Grant County: 254
  • Guadalupe County: 62
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 136
  • Lea County: 2,767
  • Lincoln County: 485
  • Los Alamos County: 76
  • Luna County: 1,455
  • McKinley County: 5,148
  • Mora County: 19
  • Otero County: 788
  • Quay County: 137
  • Rio Arriba County: 687
  • Roosevelt County: 657
  • Sandoval County: 2,699
  • San Juan County: 4,254
  • San Miguel County: 256
  • Santa Fe County: 2,701
  • Sierra County: 167
  • Socorro County: 353
  • Taos County: 385
  • Torrance County: 151
  • Union County: 47
  • Valencia County: 1,404

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 417
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 160
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 17
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 69
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 215
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 93
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

The following San Juan County long-term care facilities have had staff or residents test positive within the past 28 days.

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 10

11:38 p.m.: Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported 79 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one additional death, The Associated Press reported.

The latest figures bring the total number of known cases to 12,720 with 595 known deaths.

Tribal health officials said 133,733 people have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,802 have recovered.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health previously issued a health advisory warning to residents about the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus that has affected 29 communities throughout the reservation, which spans more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Officials have urged residents to wear face masks, practice social distancing and limit gatherings to less than five people.

A daily curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. also remains in effect on the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

• Chinle Service Unit: 2,807

• Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,371

• Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 1,289

• Gallup Service Unit: 1,968

• Kayenta Service Unit: 1,461

• Shiprock Service Unit: 1,892

• Tuba City Service Unit: 1,286

• Winslow Service Unit: 637

* Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

9:39 p.m.: Farmington Municipal Schools announced Nov. 10 that the following district students have tested positive for Covid-19:

• 1 at-school student at Apache Elementary 

• 1 at-home student at Farmington Preschool Academy East

• 3 at-home students at Farmington High School

• 1 at-home student at Heights Middle School

• 2 at-school students at Ladera del Norte Elementary School

The district said in its release that all students or staff in close contact have been notified, as has the New Mexico Public Education Department and/or the NM Environmental Department.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,266 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 10 and 14 additional fatalities.

The counties with the highest number of new cases were Bernalillo and Doña Ana, reporting 307 and 222 new cases respectively. Meanwhile, San Juan County had 34 new cases. Sandoval County had 100 new cases while McKinley County had 35 and Rio Arriba County had 18.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have contracted the virus to 57,547 and, of those people, 1,144 have died.

There are 425 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 14,528
  • Catron County: 11
  • Chaves County: 2,678
  • Cibola County: 829
  • Colfax County: 69
  • Curry County: 2,076
  • De Baca County: 16
  • Doña Ana County: 8,655
  • Eddy County: 1,967
  • Grant County: 252
  • Guadalupe County: 59
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 134
  • Lea County: 2,712
  • Lincoln County: 472
  • Los Alamos County: 75
  • Luna County: 1,442
  • McKinley County: 5,079
  • Mora County: 18
  • Otero County: 774
  • Quay County: 135
  • Rio Arriba County: 668
  • Roosevelt County: 648
  • Sandoval County: 2,639
  • San Juan County: 4,198
  • San Miguel County: 250
  • Santa Fe County: 2,608
  • Sierra County: 164
  • Socorro County: 336
  • Taos County: 366
  • Torrance County: 144
  • Union County: 47
  • Valencia County: 1,380

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 417
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 160
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 13
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 11
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 69
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 215
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 56
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Monday, Nov. 9

9:55 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 70 new cases and one additional death for the Navajo Nation today.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,786
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,358
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,280
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,957
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,451
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,886
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,281
  • Winslow Service Unit: 633

*Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The total number of cases is 12,641 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 594.

The latest tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,795 people have recovered while 132,720 tests have been administered.

The president's office will have an update about COVID-19 at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10 on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

4:07 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,418 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 9, including 53 San Juan County residents.

In counties neighboring San Juan County, the state reported 10 new cases in Rio Arriba County, 93 in Sandoval County and 36 in McKinley County.

The Nov. 9 report also listed 12 new deaths.

The new cases mean that 56,289 New Mexicans have contracted the virus this year and of those people 1,130 have died.

New Mexico currently has 423 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

As of Nov. 9, 82% of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 66% of intensive care unit beds are occupied.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 14,226
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,615
  • Cibola County: 806
  • Colfax County: 65
  • Curry County: 2,025
  • De Baca County: 8
  • Doña Ana County: 8,434
  • Eddy County: 1,907
  • Grant County: 247
  • Guadalupe County: 56
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 133
  • Lea County: 2,638
  • Lincoln County: 461
  • Los Alamos County: 70
  • Luna County: 1,413
  • McKinley County: 5,044
  • Mora County: 18
  • Otero County: 743
  • Quay County: 135
  • Rio Arriba County: 651
  • Roosevelt County: 628
  • Sandoval County: 2,539
  • San Juan County: 4,164
  • San Miguel County: 245
  • Santa Fe County: 2,518
  • Sierra County: 163
  • Socorro County: 330
  • Taos County: 360
  • Torrance County: 138
  • Union County: 47
  • Valencia County: 1,340

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: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 417
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • 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: 160
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 10
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 11
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 69
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 213
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 56
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 5

Updates for Sunday, Nov. 8

9:06 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with other agencies, reported 124 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. 

There are now 12,571 positive COVID-19 cases. As of Sunday the pandemic’s death toll is now 593. Officials say 7,641 patients have recovered from the virus and 131,873 tests were given.

“The numbers are not looking good for us here on the Navajo Nation and across the country,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. “Considering the hardships and adversities that our ancestors endured and overcame, it shouldn’t be difficult to stay home, wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance, and to avoid family gatherings and large crowds. We have to be stronger, we have to be more disciplined, and we have to be more optimistic.” 

The Nez-Lizer Administration will host an online town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10a.m. on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

• Chinle Service Unit: 2,774

• Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,345

• Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 1,279

• Gallup Service Unit: 1,951

• Kayenta Service Unit: 1,448

• Shiprock Service Unit: 1,877

• Tuba City Service Unit: 1,258

• Winslow Service Unit: 630

* Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

6:37 p.m.: For the third consecutive day, New Mexico health officials reported nearly 1,300 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Sixteen of those cases were in San Juan County.

There were also 14 additional deaths. Among them was a man in his 80s from San Juan County who was a resident of the Aztec Healthcare facility in Aztec.

State Department of Health officials said there were 1,214 new coronavirus cases Sunday. There were 1,287 additional cases Saturday, a one-day record that was the same number reported Friday. But they said Saturday that 10 of the cases reported Friday had turned out to be duplicates or not lab-confirmed.

With those adjustments and the latest reported cases, the statewide case total now has reached 54,881 with 1,118 known deaths.

As of Sunday, there were 437 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 and 79 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals were occupied. That includes 74 percent of ICU beds across the state. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

There are 23,205 COVID-19 patients who have recovered.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested. Studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

New Mexico officials have warned that new records would be set over the coming weeks as the rate of spread remains high.

The state health department lists these new cases by county:

• 276 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 88 new cases in Chaves County

• 14 new cases in Cibola County

• 7 new cases in Colfax County

• 88 new cases in Curry County

• 1 new case in De Baca County

• 146 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 79 new cases in Eddy County

• 6 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 68 new cases in Lea County

• 17 new cases in Lincoln County

• 4 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 14 new cases in Luna County

• 20 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 8 new cases in Otero County

• 5 new cases in Quay County

• 11 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 22 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 36 new cases in Sandoval County

• 16 new cases in San Juan County

• 12 new cases in San Miguel County

• 128 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 2 new cases in Sierra County

• 12 new cases in Socorro County

• 8 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 38 new cases in Valencia County

• 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

• 78 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center

Including the above newly reported cases, here are the 54,881 COVID-19 cases listed by county:

Bernalillo County: 13,768

Catron County: 10

Chaves County: 2,558

Cibola County: 788

Colfax County: 63

Curry County: 1,974

De Baca County: 5

Doña Ana County: 8,234

Eddy County: 1,853

Grant County: 238

Guadalupe County: 54

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 131

Lea County: 2,563

Lincoln County: 444

Los Alamos County: 67

Luna County: 1,377

McKinley County: 5,008

Mora County: 18

Otero County: 701

Quay County: 129

Rio Arriba County: 641

Roosevelt County: 618

Sandoval County: 2,446

San Juan County: 4,112

San Miguel County: 238

Santa Fe County: 2,428

Sierra County: 160

Socorro County: 324

Taos County: 340

Torrance County: 134

Union County: 47

Valencia County: 1,312

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: 348

• Otero County Prison Facility: 403

• Otero County Processing Center: 191

• 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: 160

• Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 3

• Lea County Correctional Facility: 112

• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10

• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 11

• Otero County Prison Facility: 472

• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 69

• Roswell Correctional Center: 213

• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 56

• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Updates for Saturday, Nov. 7

6:50 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 158 new cases today which represented the highest one-day increase this week.

There are now 12,447 cases, including one previously unannounced case, as the tribe remains under lockdown through 5 a.m. on Nov. 9.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,745
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,339
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,274
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,916
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,442
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,861
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,240
  • Winslow Service Unit: 621

*Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

With no recent deaths reported, the death toll stands at 591.

The latest tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and included reports that 7,641 people have recovered while 131,525 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,287 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 7, including 71 San Juan County residents.

In counties neighboring San Juan County, the state reported 14 new cases in Rio Arriba County, 71 in Sandoval County and 77 in McKinley County.

The Nov. 7 report also listed 16 new fatalities.

The new cases mean that 53,671 New Mexicans have contracted the virus this year and of those people 1,104 have died.

New Mexico continues to see high levels of hospitalization with 441 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 13,493
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,470
  • Cibola County: 775
  • Colfax County: 56
  • Curry County: 1,886
  • De Baca County: 4
  • Doña Ana County: 8,089
  • Eddy County: 1,774
  • Grant County: 232
  • Guadalupe County: 52
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 130
  • Lea County: 2,494
  • Lincoln County: 427
  • Los Alamos County: 63
  • Luna County: 1,363
  • McKinley County: 4,988
  • Mora County: 17
  • Otero County: 693
  • Quay County: 124
  • Rio Arriba County: 630
  • Roosevelt County: 596
  • Sandoval County: 2,410
  • San Juan County: 4,096
  • San Miguel County: 226
  • Santa Fe County: 2,308
  • Sierra County: 158
  • Socorro County: 312
  • Taos County: 332
  • Torrance County: 131
  • Union County: 47
  • Valencia County: 1,274

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 402
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 160
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 2
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 9
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 61
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 136
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 57
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Friday, Nov. 6

7:30 p.m.: Today's report for the Navajo Nation by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shows 90 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths related to the disease.

There are now 12,288 cases, including three previously unannounced cases, and the death toll is 591.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,710
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,313
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,262
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,895
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,433
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,852
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,199
  • Winslow Service Unit: 615

*Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The latest tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and lists 7,637 people as recovered while 130,556 tests have been administered.

Starting at 9 p.m., the Navajo Nation will be under a 56-hour lockdown through 5 a.m. on Nov. 9 because of uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in 29 communities on the reservation.

4:05 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health report 1,287 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 6, including 34 San Juan County residents. The counties with the highest number of new cases are Bernalillo and Dona Ana counties with 342 and 262 new cases respectively. Meanwhile, Sandoval County had 67 new cases, Rio Arriba County saw an increase of 28 cases and McKinley County had 25 new cases.

The state also recorded six additional fatalities.

The new cases mean that 52,394 New Mexicans have tested positive for the virus and, of those people, 1,088 have died. There are 402 patients hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 13,170
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,414
  • Cibola County: 768
  • Colfax County: 52
  • Curry County: 1,850
  • De Baca County: 3
  • Doña Ana County: 7,887
  • Eddy County: 1,734
  • Grant County: 227
  • Guadalupe County: 52
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 130
  • Lea County: 2,438
  • Lincoln County: 421
  • Los Alamos County: 62
  • Luna County: 1,338
  • McKinley County: 4,911
  • Mora County: 17
  • Otero County: 645
  • Quay County: 119
  • Rio Arriba County: 616
  • Roosevelt County: 579
  • Sandoval County: 2,340
  • San Juan County: 4,025
  • San Miguel County: 221
  • Santa Fe County: 2,244
  • Sierra County: 151
  • Socorro County: 310
  • Taos County: 311
  • Torrance County: 128
  • Union County: 46
  • Valencia County: 1,238

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 399
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 159
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 8
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 61
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 70
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Thursday, Nov. 5

10:23 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation are reporting 112 new cases of COVID-19 today. The new cases rise the total to 12,195. The total includes one previously unannounced case.

According to the report from the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center, there were two more deaths. There are now 588 deaths related to COVID-19.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,691
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,293
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,254
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,871
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,426
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,844
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,193
  • Winslow Service Unit: 614

*Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The latest information was released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and stated that 7,627 people have recovered while 128,913 tests have been administered.

The latest 56-hour lockdown will start at 9 p.m. on Nov. 6 and end at 5 a.m. on Nov. 9.

4:05 p.m.: The 862 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Nov. 5 include 26 San Juan County residents, 38 Sandoval County residents, 14 Rio Arriba County residents and 26 McKinley County residents.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 12,828
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,376
  • Cibola County: 758
  • Colfax County: 49
  • Curry County: 1,799
  • De Baca County: 3
  • Doña Ana County: 7,627
  • Eddy County: 1,705
  • Grant County: 223
  • Guadalupe County: 49
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 129
  • Lea County: 2,400
  • Lincoln County: 412
  • Los Alamos County: 60
  • Luna County: 1,301
  • McKinley County: 4,886
  • Mora County: 16
  • Otero County: 621
  • Quay County: 117
  • Rio Arriba County: 588
  • Roosevelt County: 553
  • Sandoval County: 2,273
  • San Juan County: 3,991
  • San Miguel County: 214
  • Santa Fe County: 2,149
  • Sierra County: 147
  • Socorro County: 296
  • Taos County: 305
  • Torrance County: 123
  • Union County: 46
  • Valencia County: 1,172

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 399
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 155
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 8
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 60
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 22
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Human Services Department Secretary Dr. David Scrase said New Mexicans can expect to see more than 13 COVID-19 deaths per day over the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the state saw 11,354 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two weeks and 316 of those cases were in San Juan County.

3:20 p.m.: As the state of New Mexico has seen a 95% increase in hospitalizations in the last two weeks, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said there have already been moments when there weren’t any intensive care unit beds available for critical care in the metro areas.

She said it is too late to reverse the trajectory in November, however New Mexicans still have the power to break the chain of spread and decrease the numbers of cases going into December.

Lujan Grisham reminded people not to spend time with non-household family members, which she said is one of the leading causes of the high case counts in the state. She said people should wear masks at all times when out of their house and even encouraged people to wear masks in their house. Additionally, she said people should maintain social distancing.

3:10 p.m.: “We are not trending anywhere in the right direction,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in a press conference today.

She said that November is going to be a hard month for New Mexico as cases continue to remain high and people are dying of COVID-19.

She said 862 people tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov. 5 and the daily positivity rate is 7.6%.

Of the 51,110 New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus since March, 1,082 of them have died, including the 23 COVID-19 fatalities reported on Nov. 5.

There are 400 people hospitalized in New Mexico and 59 of them are on ventilators.

Updates for Wednesday, Nov. 4

9:40 p.m.: Health agencies on the Navajo Nation reported 131 new cases today and no recent deaths related to COVID-19.

There are now 12,080 cases and 586 deaths related to the disease. The report also states that 7,613 people have recovered while 127, 901 tests have been administered.

The Navajo Department of Health has implemented 56-hour lockdowns for the next two weekends due to uncontrolled spread in 29 communities on the reservation.

Under the new public health emergency order, gas stations, grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants and food establishments will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the lockdowns.

Health agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area Indian Health Service.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,679
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,274
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,248
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,856
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,414
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,828
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,173
  • Winslow Service Unit: 599

*Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

4 p.m.: More than 50,000 New Mexicans have contracted COVID-19 since March, reaching that milestone on Nov. 4 when the New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,022 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 additional deaths.

In total, 50,251 New Mexicans have contracted the virus and, of those people, 1,059 have died.

The new cases include 52 San Juan County residents.

The state also reports that one of the 14 fatalities was a resident at Aztec Healthcare in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There are 393 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 12,627
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,324
  • Cibola County: 730
  • Colfax County: 49
  • Curry County: 1,754
  • De Baca County: 2
  • Doña Ana County: 7,492
  • Eddy County: 1,663
  • Grant County: 220
  • Guadalupe County: 47
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 129
  • Lea County: 2,371
  • Lincoln County: 410
  • Los Alamos County: 58
  • Luna County: 1,250
  • McKinley County: 4,860
  • Mora County: 15
  • Otero County: 614
  • Quay County: 117
  • Rio Arriba County: 574
  • Roosevelt County: 541
  • Sandoval County: 2,236
  • San Juan County: 3,964
  • San Miguel County: 209
  • Santa Fe County: 2,096
  • Sierra County: 141
  • Socorro County: 289
  • Taos County: 292
  • Torrance County: 121
  • Union County: 46
  • Valencia County: 1,141

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 396
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 155
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 10
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 8
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 48
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 13
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 3

6:55 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 72 new cases of COVID-19 today, as reported by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

The latest cases rise the total to 11,947. Two more deaths were listed in today's report, increasing the death toll to 586.

The three agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,651
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,247
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,246
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,825
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,411
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,811
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,150
  • Winslow Service Unit: 597

*Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

This information was released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and included reports that 7,605 people have recovered while 127,179 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,141 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 3, including 24 San Juan County residents. The counties with the highest number of new cases were Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties with 262 and 270 cases respectively. There were also 37 new cases identified among inmates held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County.

State health officials also reported nine additional fatalities. The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus to 49,240 and 1,045 of those people have died.

There are 401 patients hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 12,362
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,287
  • Cibola County: 694
  • Colfax County: 48
  • Curry County: 1,730
  • De Baca County: 3
  • Doña Ana County: 7,299
  • Eddy County: 1,610
  • Grant County: 215
  • Guadalupe County: 47
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 127
  • Lea County: 2,318
  • Lincoln County: 405
  • Los Alamos County: 53
  • Luna County: 1,215
  • McKinley County: 4,822
  • Mora County: 15
  • Otero County: 589
  • Quay County: 114
  • Rio Arriba County: 558
  • Roosevelt County: 532
  • Sandoval County: 2,202
  • San Juan County: 3,914
  • San Miguel County: 203
  • Santa Fe County: 2,058
  • Sierra County: 138
  • Socorro County: 282
  • Taos County: 273
  • Torrance County: 120
  • Union County: 46
  • Valencia County: 1,120

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 396
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 155
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 9
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 41
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Monday, Nov. 2

9:26 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report 47 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths today.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidem shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,644
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,217
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,245
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,814
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,408
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,804
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,137
  • Winslow Service Unit: 597

*Nine residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

The total number of positive cases is 11,875 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 584.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,568 people have recovered while 126,331 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 877 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 2 as well as ten additional deaths. The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have contracted the virus to 48,104 with 1,036 of those people dying of the disease.

The new cases include 30 San Juan County residents.

There are 382 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19. As of Nov. 2, 69% of intensive care unit beds were occupied as were 74% of the general beds for adults in hospitals in New Mexico. The percentages include both patients with COVID-19 and patients without the virus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 12,102
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,180
  • Cibola County: 676
  • Colfax County: 46
  • Curry County: 1,703
  • De Baca County: 3
  • Doña Ana County: 7,029
  • Eddy County: 1,591
  • Grant County: 209
  • Guadalupe County: 47
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 127
  • Lea County: 2,233
  • Lincoln County: 398
  • Los Alamos County: 50
  • Luna County: 1,179
  • McKinley County: 4,799
  • Mora County: 15
  • Otero County: 578
  • Quay County: 113
  • Rio Arriba County: 549
  • Roosevelt County: 513
  • Sandoval County: 2,165
  • San Juan County: 3,891
  • San Miguel County: 200
  • Santa Fe County: 1,961
  • Sierra County: 137
  • Socorro County: 278
  • Taos County: 272
  • Torrance County: 119
  • Union County: 45
  • Valencia County: 1,096

The New Mexico Department of Health also reports the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 396
  • Otero County Processing Center: 191
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, state health officials say the following number of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 155
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 112
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 4
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

12:06 p.m.: Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 73 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no deaths, The Asociated Press reported. The latest figures bring the total number of cases to 11,828 and the known death toll to 581.

Tribal health officials said 125,851 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,546 have recovered.

A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation.

Meanwhile, the tribe is considering legislation to permit casinos and other gaming facilities to re-open at 50% capacity. Without the legislation, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise likely will be forced to permanently close and layoff all employees by the end of this month.

Updates for Sunday, Nov. 1

6:37 p.m.: New Mexico health officials on Sunday reported 747 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths. 

One of those deaths was a woman in her 50s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. Eleven new cases were reported in San Juan County Sunday.

State Department of Health officials said the total number of cases since the pandemic began now is 47,232 with 1,026 known deaths.

They said 224 of the new cases and three of the eight deaths were in Bernalillo County, the state’s largest that includes metro Albuquerque, with another 111 cases in Dona Ana County.

Officials said 61 new cases involved inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.

On Sunday, “77 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 65 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied,” the governor’s office said in a press release. “This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.”

There are 21,623 COVID-19 patients the state designated as having recovered.

On Saturday, health officials reported 592 additional known virus cases and 11 additional deaths after reporting over 1,000 additional cases Friday with a single-day record of 13 deaths.

The state Department of Health listed the most recent cases by county:

• 224 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 35 new cases in Chaves County

• 9 new cases in Cibola County

• 17 new cases in Curry County

• 111 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 51 new cases in Eddy County

• 9 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 9 new cases in Lea County

• 2 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 18 new cases in Luna County

• 25 new cases in McKinley County

• 16 new cases in Otero County

• 6 new cases in Quay County

• 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 12 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 25 new cases in Sandoval County

• 11 new cases in San Juan County

• 9 new cases in San Miguel County

• 33 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 9 new cases in Socorro County

• 1 new case in Taos County

• 8 new cases in Torrance County

• 4 new cases in Union County

• 19 new cases in Valencia County

• 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

• 61 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

• 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Facility

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County

For more reports from October 2020 click here.

Updates for Saturday, Oct. 31

3:45 p.m.: After two consecutive days of new COVID-19 cases surpassing 1,000, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting 592 new cases on Oct. 31. The new cases include 17 San Juan County residents.

The state also reported 11 new fatalities.

The new cases raise the total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus since March to 46,490 and of those people 1,018 have died.

On Oct. 31, there were 354 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 11,636
  • Catron County: 10
  • Chaves County: 2,134
  • Cibola County: 649
  • Colfax County: 46
  • Curry County: 1,633
  • De Baca County: 2
  • Doña Ana County: 6,699
  • Eddy County: 1,531
  • Grant County: 197
  • Guadalupe County: 46
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 124
  • Lea County: 2,208
  • Lincoln County: 393
  • Los Alamos County: 49
  • Luna County: 1,140
  • McKinley County: 4,729
  • Mora County: 15
  • Otero County: 553
  • Quay County: 106
  • Rio Arriba County: 530
  • Roosevelt County: 481
  • Sandoval County: 2,106
  • San Juan County: 3,850
  • San Miguel County: 187
  • Santa Fe County: 1,866
  • Sierra County: 127
  • Socorro County: 262
  • Taos County: 261
  • Torrance County: 104
  • Union County: 41
  • Valencia County: 1,056

Additionally, the following number of individuals held by federal agencies have tested positive at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 348
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 391
  • Otero County Processing Center: 190
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

State health officials report the following numbers of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 94
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 1
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 110
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 3
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

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