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COVID-19: Updates on case numbers and restrictions in San Juan County and Navajo Nation

Farmington Daily Times

November saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico since the pandemic began and the state entered December with a new tiered system of restrictions for business operations and gatherings.

The “red to green” tiered county-by-county risk system for reopening had a start date of Dec. 2. Counties can move between tiers based on the positivity and spread rates within their boundaries. This would allow less restrictive measures in areas with lower amounts of COVID-19 spread.

"Basically the whole state is red," said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during a Nov. 30 press conference that provided details on the tiered system.

Los Alamos County was the sole county not in the red tier at the start of December. No county was in the green tier.

A microscopic image from the first U.S. case of COVID-19.

The state Health Department maintains an official map displaying each county’s level on its COVID-19 webpage. Red signifies very high risk where average daily cases are 8 or more per 100,000 and test positivity is 5% or greater. Yellow is high risk and green is medium risk.

The map is updated every other week to capture an average over time that more accurately conveys the spread rate, officials said.

San Juan County's test positivity rate was more than 14% at the end of November.

Updates from November can be found here.

A list of testing sites the New Mexico Department of Health is hosting in San Juan County can be found at sanjuanregional.com/coronavirus/testing-locations.

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 Thursday, Dec. 31

4:38 p.m.: Health agencies on the Navajo Nation are reporting a single-day high number of deaths related to COVID-19.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 23 deaths today. The latest fatalities bring the death toll to 806.

The agencies also reported 287 new cases, which includes 27 that were delayed in reporting. The total number of cases is now 23,090.

Cases by service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,316
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,353
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,419
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,754
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,207
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,012
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,569
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,434

*26 residences with cases are not specific enough to place accurately in a service unit.

There have been 11,741 people who have recovered while 203,948 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,684 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 31, including 196 San Juan County residents.

The Farmington 87401 ZIP code had 54 new cases.

These new cases raise the total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 142,864.

Additionally, health officials reported 44 new fatalities related to the disease. The fatalities include a San Juan County resident in her 30s with underlying conditions who was hospitalized and two men who lived in San Juan County and were in their 60s. Both men were hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There are 803 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 40,808
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,972
  • Cibola County: 2,257
  • Colfax County: 514
  • Curry County: 4,041
  • De Baca County: 97
  • Doña Ana County: 17,476
  • Eddy County: 4,544
  • Grant County: 904
  • Guadalupe County: 275
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 240
  • Lea County: 6,691
  • Lincoln County: 1,040
  • Los Alamos County: 284
  • Luna County: 2,365
  • McKinley County: 9,807
  • Mora County: 121
  • Otero County: 2,161
  • Quay County: 332
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,285
  • Roosevelt County: 1,503
  • Sandoval County: 8,161
  • San Juan County: 10,155
  • San Miguel County: 846
  • Santa Fe County: 7,355
  • Sierra County: 532
  • Socorro County: 954
  • Taos County: 1,152
  • Torrance County: 477
  • Union County: 192
  • Valencia County: 4,900

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 280
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 246
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 204
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Wednesday, Dec. 30

5:52 p.m.: Health agencies on the Navajo Nation are reporting 225 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths today.

"Health care officials believe the high number of new cases reported for the Navajo Nation on Wednesday is due to the delay in reporting cases due to the recent Christmas holiday," according to the press release from the Office of the President and Vice President that announced the update.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report confirmed cases from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,263
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,341
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,389
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,702
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,178
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 3,951
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,506
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,419

*27 residences with positive cases are not specific enough to place accurately in a service unit.

The total number of cases is 22,776 and includes 26 cases previously unreported. The update shows the death toll at 783 along with 11,714 people have recovered while 201,899 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,316 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 30, including 139 new cases in San Juan County.

According to a press release, San Juan County remains in the red tier and saw an increase in the test positivity rate over the past two weeks. However, the number of new cases per capita decreased.

The Farmington 87401 ZIP code remains among the top ten ZIP codes in the state for numbers of new cases. Health officials say 34 of the new cases are people who live in the 87401 ZIP code.

The new cases bring the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 this year to 141,186. Of those people, 2,436 have died including 33 new fatalities reported on Dec. 30.

The new fatalities include five San Juan County residents ranging in age from a man in his 50s to a man in his 90s.

There are 792 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 40,373
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,896
  • Cibola County: 2,223
  • Colfax County: 503
  • Curry County: 4,001
  • De Baca County: 92
  • Doña Ana County: 17,358
  • Eddy County: 4,500
  • Grant County: 879
  • Guadalupe County: 268
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 234
  • Lea County: 6,573
  • Lincoln County: 1,020
  • Los Alamos County: 273
  • Luna County: 2,337
  • McKinley County: 9,713
  • Mora County: 115
  • Otero County: 2,125
  • Quay County: 331
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,232
  • Roosevelt County: 1,500
  • Sandoval County: 8,040
  • San Juan County: 9,959
  • San Miguel County: 834
  • Santa Fe County: 7,283
  • Sierra County: 524
  • Socorro County: 949
  • Taos County: 1,139
  • Torrance County: 476
  • Union County: 192
  • Valencia County: 4,821

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 280
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 246
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 204
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Tuesday, Dec. 29

5:15 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 153 new cases of COVID-19 for the tribe.

Four more deaths were also reported by the agencies, bringing the death toll to 781.

"In certain regions of the country, we are seeing patients being turned away at hospitals and ICUs reaching full capacity, but here on the Navajo Nation we are starting to see our numbers of new cases of COVID-19 flattening out," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the press release from his office that provided today's update.

Nez added that the impact of the Christmas holiday remains unknown, but officials urge the Navajo people to celebrate New Year's at home with immediate household members.

"The more we travel and the more that people hold in-person gatherings, the greater the risk of spreading the coronavirus. We have to stay focused on bringing down the numbers of COVID-19 cases even more to help our health care workers and to save more lives," the president said.

Cases on the Navajo Nation are listed from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,210
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,323
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,365
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,660
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,166
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 3,894
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,466
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,415

*27 residences with cases are not specific enough to place accurately in a service unit.

The total number of cases is 22,526 and includes two cases that were previously unannounced. The update states that 11,677 people have recovered while 200,584 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,221 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 29, including 105 new cases in San Juan County. There were 117 new cases in McKinley County, 30 new cases in Rio Arriba County and 72 new cases in Sandoval County.

According to state officials, 42 of the 105 new cases in San Juan County were residents of the 87401 Farmington ZIP code, which had the third highest number of new cases in the state.

Health officials also reported 23 fatalities related to the coronavirus. The new deaths include a San Juan County resident in her 70s who had underlying medical conditions.

Since the pandemic was first identified in New Mexico, 139,875 New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19 and, of those people, 2,403 have died.

There are 806 people hospitalized in the state who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 40,038
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,821
  • Cibola County: 2,217
  • Colfax County: 501
  • Curry County: 3,971
  • De Baca County: 92
  • Doña Ana County: 17,203
  • Eddy County: 4,455
  • Grant County: 855
  • Guadalupe County: 266
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 230
  • Lea County: 6,500
  • Lincoln County: 1,016
  • Los Alamos County: 271
  • Luna County: 2,316
  • McKinley County: 9,613
  • Mora County: 113
  • Otero County: 2,113
  • Quay County: 331
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,220
  • Roosevelt County: 1,481
  • Sandoval County: 7,963
  • San Juan County: 9,818
  • San Miguel County: 813
  • Santa Fe County: 7,204
  • Sierra County: 520
  • Socorro County: 930
  • Taos County: 1,133
  • Torrance County: 475
  • Union County: 190
  • Valencia County: 4,783

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 280
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 246
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 204
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Monday, Dec. 28

7:15 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 95 new cases of COVID-19 today and no recent deaths related to the disease.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center list the number of cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,183
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,308
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,338
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,641
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,154
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 3,876
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,432
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,412

*27 residences with cases are not specific enough to place accurately in a service unit.

The total number of cases is 22,371 and the death toll remains at 777.

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President released the latest tallies, which included reports that 11,494 people have recovered while 199,340 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 700 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 28, including 106 new cases in San Juan County. The Farmington ZIP code 87401 had the second highest number of new cases out of all New Mexico ZIP codes. There were 28 new cases in the 87401 ZIP code.

The New Mexico Department of Health also reported 36 new fatalities related to the virus, including a San Juan County resident in her 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Since March, 138,659 New Mexicans have tested positive for the coronavirus and, of those people, 2,380 have died.

There are 788 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 39,689
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,782
  • Cibola County: 2,205
  • Colfax County: 501
  • Curry County: 3,943
  • De Baca County: 86
  • Doña Ana County: 17,081
  • Eddy County: 4,379
  • Grant County: 843
  • Guadalupe County: 264
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 229
  • Lea County: 6,440
  • Lincoln County: 1,012
  • Los Alamos County: 268
  • Luna County: 2,309
  • McKinley County: 9,496
  • Mora County: 113
  • Otero County: 2,096
  • Quay County: 331
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,190
  • Roosevelt County: 1,469
  • Sandoval County: 7,891
  • San Juan County: 9,713
  • San Miguel County: 810
  • Santa Fe County: 7,138
  • Sierra County: 515
  • Socorro County: 926
  • Taos County: 1,129
  • Torrance County: 472
  • Union County: 190
  • Valencia County: 4,761

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 279
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 223
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 195
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 149
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Sunday, Dec. 27

10:30 p.m.: As case numbers continue to grow Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urged people to stay at home as his office noted extended public health restrictions on activities on tribal land that start Monday.

“We are in a dire situation across the entire country, but the measures that we have implemented are working,” Nez said in a press release Sunday. “Compared to other areas in the country that do not have measures in place, we are doing better, but we still have to keep fighting COVID-19 together.”

The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies on Sunday reported 122 new COVID-19 positive cases on the Navajo Nation and 10 more deaths, bringing the number of deaths to 777. 

The number of positive COVID-19 cases as of Sunday is 22,277.

There have been 11,402 recoveries and 197,876 COVID-19 tests were administered since the start of the pandemic. 

The restrictions Nez referred to are in the Navajo Department of Health issued Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-032 issued last week. The order, which starts on Monday, Dec. 28, and runs through Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, does the following:

• Extends the Stay-At-Home Lockdown requiring all residents to stay home 24-hours, seven days a week, with the exceptions of essential workers who must report to work, emergencies, getting” essential food, medication, and supplies, tend to livestock, outdoor exercising within the immediate vicinity of your home, wood gathering and hauling with a permit.”

• Re-implements for two more weeks the Nation’s 57-hour weekend lockdowns from 8 p.m. through 5 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 through Jan. 4, 2021, and also from Jan. 8, 2021 through Jan. 11, 2021.

• Restricts operating hours for essential businesses including gas stations, grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants and food establishments “that provide drive-thru and curbside services, and hay vendors can operate” from 7 a.m. to 7p.m., but only Monday through Friday.

• Tells people not to gather with people who don’t live in the same household and requiring the wearing of masks in public by all residents, “avoid public gatherings, maintain social (physical) distancing, remain in your vehicle for curb-side and drive-through services.”

“President Nez and Vice President Lizer have also extended the limitation of Navajo Nation government services through Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, due to rise in COVID-19 cases,” the press release from the Office of the President and Vice President stated Sunday.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

• Chinle Service Unit: 4,163

• Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,303

• Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,333

• Gallup Service Unit: 3,630

•  Kayenta Service Unit: 2,150

•  Shiprock Service Unit: 3,838

•  Tuba City Service Unit: 2,423

•  Winslow Service Unit: 1,410

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

7:35 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health report 747 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 30 additional deaths Sunday. That brings the total to 137,968 cases and 2,346 related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The deaths include a woman from San Juan County who was in her 30s and had been hospitalized.

Officials say 758 people are hospitalized across New Mexico for COVID-19.

Around 60,500 people diagnosed with COVID-19 are considered to have recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

•    240 new cases in Bernalillo County

•    30 new cases in Chaves County

•    13 new cases in Cibola County

•    4 new cases in Colfax County

•    45 new cases in Curry County

•    3 new cases in De Baca County

•    56 new cases in Doña Ana County

•    44 new cases in Eddy County

•    2 new cases in Grant County

•    2 new cases in Hidalgo County

•    46 new cases in Lea County

•    6 new cases in Lincoln County

•    1 new case in Los Alamos County

•    2 new cases in Luna County

•    28 new cases in McKinley County

•    2 new cases in Mora County

•    3 new cases in Otero County

•    2 new cases in Quay County

•    20 new cases in Rio Arriba County

•    15 new cases in Roosevelt County

•    48 new cases in Sandoval County

•    40 new cases in San Juan County

•    5 new cases in San Miguel County

•    46 new cases in Santa Fe County

•    2 new cases in Sierra County

•    5 new cases in Socorro County

•    3 new cases in Taos County

•    3 new cases in Torrance County

•    23 new cases in Valencia County

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

•    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 Lea County Correctional Facility

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

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

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

•    Cibola County Correctional Center: 419

•    Otero County Prison Facility: 431

•    Otero County Processing Center: 194

•    Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

•    Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 279

•    Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250

•    Lea County Correctional Facility: 223

•    Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162

•    Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 99

•    Otero County Prison Facility: 472

•    Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174

•    Roswell Correctional Center: 225

•    Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 195

•    Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 149

•    Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

1:22 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 307 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths in numbers that cover Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26. 

There were 150 new cases reported on Friday and 157 new cases on Saturday. The reporting delay was due to the Christmas holiday. 

The total number of deaths rose to 767 as of Saturday. 

“Reports indicate that 11,362 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 197,161 COVID-19 tests have been administered,” the Office of the President and the Vice President stated in a new release. “The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 22,155.”

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

·       Chinle Service Unit: 4,159

·       Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,288

·       Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,322

·       Gallup Service Unit: 3,618

·       Kayenta Service Unit: 2,146

·       Shiprock Service Unit: 3,793

·       Tuba City Service Unit: 2,397

·       Winslow Service Unit: 1,405

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

12 p.m.: A USA TODAY NETWORK analysis of Johns Hopkins University statistics for the week ending Saturday found that within New Mexico, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Chaves, Cibola and San Juan counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Bernalillo County, with 2,226 cases; Dona Ana County, with 932 cases; and San Juan County, with 906. Weekly case counts rose in nine counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Dona Ana, Chaves and Cibola counties.

Updates for Saturday, Dec. 26

4 p.m.: The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to drop, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 749 hospitalizations on Dec. 26.

That number is down by nearly 200 since Dec. 3, when 947 people were hospitalized.

The state also announced 609 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths on Dec. 26. That includes 78 new cases in San Juan County.

McKinley County and Rio Arriba County added 34 and five new COVID-19 cases, respectively. Sandoval County added 30 new cases, while Bernalillo County added 125 new cases.

New Mexico’s total number of COVID-19 cases is now up to 137,226. The number of statewide COVID-19 deaths is now at 2,316.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 39,224
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,731
  • Cibola County: 2,183
  • Colfax County: 497
  • Curry County: 3,890
  • De Baca: 83
  • Doña Ana County: 16,980
  • Eddy County: 4,328
  • Grant County: 829
  • Guadalupe County: 264
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 227
  • Lea County: 6,349
  • Lincoln County: 1,004
  • Los Alamos County: 264
  • Luna County: 2,301
  • McKinley County: 9,421
  • Mora County: 109
  • Otero County: 2,085
  • Quay County: 329
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,156
  • Roosevelt County: 1,447
  • Sandoval County: 7,799
  • San Juan County: 9,565
  • San Miguel County: 801
  • Santa Fe County: 7,040
  • Sierra County: 512
  • Socorro County: 917
  • Taos County: 1,126
  • Torrance County: 468
  • Union County: 190
  • Valencia County: 4,726

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 279
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 222
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 160
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 195
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 149
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Friday, Dec. 25

4 p.m.: New Mexico registered 35 deaths and 1,456 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 25, according to figures from the New Mexico Department of Health, a total that included one person from San Juan County..

New Mexico has totaled 136,622 cases of the virus.

A total of 285 San Juan County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19. Statewide, the virus has claimed 2,307 lives.

State officials said 774 people were hospitalized in New Mexico on Dec. 25 for COVID-19. The total number of people tested for the virus in New Mexico is 1,912,551.

Total cases by county include:

Bernalillo County: 39,100

Catron County: 55

Chaves County: 6,697

Cibola County: 2,180

Colfax County: 497

Curry County: 3,882

Dona Ana County: 16,910

Eddy County: 4,279

Grant County: 824

Guadalupe County: 264

Harding County: 8

Hidalgo County: 225

Lea County: 6,305

Lincoln County: 1,000

Los Alamos County: 261

Luna County: 2,293

McKinley County: 9,387

Mora County: 108

Otero County: 2,072

Quay County: 327

Rio Arriba County: 2,151

Roosevelt County: 1,432

Sandoval County: 7,769

San Juan County: 9,487

San Miguel County: 797

Santa Fe County: 7,024

Sierra County: 510

Socorro County: 911

Taos County: 1,116

Torrance County: 468

Union County: 188

Valencia County: 4,694

Updates for Thursday, Dec. 24

11:47 p.m.: The Navajo Nation has reported 272 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths, the Associated Press reported.

The latest figures announced Thursday by the Navajo Department of Health bring the total number of cases on the reservation that extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to 21,833. The death toll from the pandemic now stands at 762.

According to the tribe, 11,316 people have recovered from COVID-19.

The Navajo Nation remains in a three-week lockdown requiring all residents to stay home except for emergencies, shopping for essentials like food and medicine or traveling to an essential job.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says residents must not become complacent just because frontline health care workers on the reservation have started receiving recently approved vaccines.

He implored people to not gather over the holidays with anyone outside their own household.

Nez also issued an executive order Thursday limiting tribal government services due to the surge in virus cases until Jan. 10.

— The Associated Press

6 p.m.: New Mexico registered 29 deaths among its 1,927 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 24, according to figures from the New Mexico Department of Health. That total included two people from San Juan County — a man in his 60s and another man his 80s. Both men had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

New Mexico has totaled 135,166 cases of the virus.

A total of 284 San Juan County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19. Statewide, the virus has claimed 2,272 lives.

State officials said 811 people were hospitalized in New Mexico on Dec. 24 for COVID-19. The total number of people tested for the virus in New Mexico is 1,876,924.

Total cases by county include:

Bernalillo County: 38,676

Catron County: 55

Chaves County: 6,591

Cibola County: 2,161

Colfax County: 463

Curry County: 3,847

Doa Ana County: 16,765

Eddy County: 4.248

Grant County: 811

Guadalupe County: 264

Harding County: 8

Hidalgo County: 225

Lea County: 6,271

Lincoln County: 997

Los Alamos County: 255

Luna County: 2,279

McKinley County: 9,321

Mora County: 104

Otero County: 2,059

Quay County: 325

Rio Arriba County: 2,113

Roosevelt County: 1,411

Sandoval County: 7,672

San Juan County: 9,320

San Miguel County: 779

Santa Fe County: 6,955

Sierra County: 503

Socorro County: 907

Taos County: 1,103

Torrance County: 457

Union County: 185

Valencia County: 4,638

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

Cibola County Correctional Center: 419

Otero County Prison Facility: 431

Otero County Processing Center: 194

Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 278

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249

Lea County Correctional Facility: 222

Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 160

Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96

Otero County Prison Facility: 472

Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174

Roswell Correctional Facility: 225

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Dona Ana County: 195

Springer Correctional Facility in Colfax County: 147

Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

12 p.m.: Twenty-six New Mexico public school buildings appeared on the COVID-19 Watchlist in the holiday-shortened week ending Thursday, Dec. 24, signifying they had at least two Rapid Responses within a 14-day period, according  to state health officials. These are the locations in San Juan County:

• Eva B. Stokely Elementary

• Shiprock High

• Shiprock Transportation

Updates for Wednesday, Dec. 23

5:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 157 Navajo Nation residents tested positive for COVID-19 today, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President. There were no new fatalities.

Since March, 21,513 Navajo Nation residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and, of those people, 755 have died.

Total cases by service unit include:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,083
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,251
  •  Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,255
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,542
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,065
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 3,614
  •  Tuba City Service Unit: 2,305
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,376

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

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,174 new COVID-19 cases and 40 additional deaths on Dec. 23.

The new cases include 102 San Juan County residents, including 28 people who live in Farmington’s 87401 zipcode. Two of the people who died were San Juan County residents. This includes:

  • A man in his 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A woman in her 50s who had underlying conditions

Since March, 133,242 New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19 and, of those people, 2,243 have died.

There are 809 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 38,192
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,298
  • Cibola County: 2,083
  • Colfax County: 462
  • Curry County: 3,819
  • De Baca County: 83
  • Doña Ana County: 16,507
  • Eddy County: 4,156
  • Grant County: 798
  • Guadalupe County: 259
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 224
  • Lea County: 6,206
  • Lincoln County: 987
  • Los Alamos County: 249
  • Luna County: 2,260
  • McKinley County: 9,249
  • Mora County: 99
  • Otero County: 2,029
  • Quay County: 324
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,074
  • Roosevelt County: 1,397
  • Sandoval County: 7,570
  • San Juan County: 9,187
  • San Miguel County: 765
  • Santa Fe County: 6,897
  • Sierra County: 500
  • Socorro County: 889
  • Taos County: 1,093
  • Torrance County: 451
  • Union County: 185
  • Valencia County: 4,583

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 277
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 220
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 160
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 194
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 140
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County

Updates for Tuesday, Dec. 22

5:50 p.m.: Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla will join members of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer’s administration for a virtual town hall at 10 a.m. Dec. 24 that will be streamed on Facebook. Bourla will provide information about the COVID-19 vaccine his company has produced.

Meanwhile, Navajo Nation continues to see new COVID-19 infections. According to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 151 new COVID-19 positive cases on Dec. 22 and seven more deaths. Since the pandemic began, 21,327 Navajo Nation residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Total cases by service unit include

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,048
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,243
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,233
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,530
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,058
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 3,579
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,282
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,332

* 22 residences with positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

4:30 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,272 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional fatalities on Dec. 22.

Including the new cases, 132,075 New Mexicans have tested positive for the coronavirus this year and 2,203 of those people have died.

The new cases include 171 San Juan County residents.

A San Juan County resident in her 20s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions was among the 23 new fatalities reported on Dec. 22. Additionally, a San Juan County resident in his 40s who was also hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions died.

The 87401 zip code, which includes a portion of Farmington, had the second highest number of new cases in the state with 52 cases on Dec. 22.

There are 810 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 37,859
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,262
  • Cibola County: 2,075
  • Colfax County: 457
  • Curry County: 3,804
  • De Baca County: 83
  • Doña Ana County: 16,374
  • Eddy County: 4,112
  • Grant County: 785
  • Guadalupe County: 253
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 219
  • Lea County: 6,143
  • Lincoln County: 981
  • Los Alamos County: 246
  • Luna County: 2,241
  • McKinley County: 9,187
  • Mora County: 84
  • Otero County: 2,024
  • Quay County: 324
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,053
  • Roosevelt County: 1,380
  • Sandoval County: 7,497
  • San Juan County: 9,085
  • San Miguel County: 726
  • Santa Fe County: 6,848
  • Sierra County: 491
  • Socorro County: 877
  • Taos County: 1,088
  • Torrance County: 439
  • Union County: 184
  • Valencia County: 4,537

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 276
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 218
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 160
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 187
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 140
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Monday, Dec. 21

5:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service reported 158 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

The press release states that 748 Navajo Nation residents have died of COVID-19 while 11,149 people have recovered and 21,177 people have tested positive.

Total cases by service unit include:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,037
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,240
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,216
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,511
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,047
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 3,554
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,234
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,316

There are 22 residences where there have been positive COVID-19 cases that do not have specific enough information to place them in a service unit, according to the press release.

The president and vice president’s office will host an online townhall at 10 a.m. Dec. 22 that can be viewed on Facebook.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 826 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 21, including 96 San Juan County residents.

Of the 96 San Juan County residents who tested positive for the coronavirus, 27 of them live in the 87401 zip code. The Farmington-area zip code is one of the areas with the highest number of new cases in the state.

A San Juan County resident in her 80s who was hospitalized was among the nine new fatalities reported.

There have now been 130,808 New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 this year and, of those people, 2,180 have died.

There are 796 people hospitalized in New Mexico who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 37,561
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,208
  • Cibola County: 2,022
  • Colfax County: 458
  • Curry County: 3,785
  • De Baca County: 82
  • Doña Ana County: 16,235
  • Eddy County: 4,043
  • Grant County: 779
  • Guadalupe County: 250
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 219
  • Lea County: 6,046
  • Lincoln County: 974
  • Los Alamos County: 244
  • Luna County: 2,241
  • McKinley County: 9,085
  • Mora County: 84
  • Otero County: 2,001
  • Quay County: 322
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,028
  • Roosevelt County: 1,372
  • Sandoval County: 7,415
  • San Juan County: 8,915
  • San Miguel County: 720
  • Santa Fe County: 6,825
  • Sierra County: 491
  • Socorro County: 872
  • Taos County: 1,078
  • Torrance County: 434
  • Union County: 184
  • Valencia County: 4,502

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 418
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 269
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 214
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 160
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 169
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 185
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 138
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Sunday, Dec. 20

8:10 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 157 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 746 as of Sunday. 

There were 11,039 people who have recovered and 191,564 COVID-19 tests were administered. The number of positive COVID-19 cases had reached 21,019 as of Sunday, including 52 delayed reported cases, according to a press release from Navajo Nation leaders.

The Nez-Lizer Administration will hold an online town hall event on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. to provide additional updates on efforts to battle the pandemic.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez cited high transmission rates in neighboring states as a good reason for people to stay home for the holidays.

“The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “We are once again urging everyone to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday safely with only those individuals that live under the same roof as you. We saw a spike in new COVID-19 cases following Thanksgiving, so we want to avoid that happening again. Please be safe, stay home, avoid gatherings, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands often.”

The Navajo Nation on Sunday night was close to closing out another 57-hour weekend lockdown. This one remains in effect until Monday, Dec. 21 at 5 a.m. 

Preparations for more vaccinations also continue.

“Navajo Area IHS has completed the distribution of the first shipment of Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19, which were administered to frontline health care workers and those living in long term assisted living facilities,” the Office of the President and Vice President said in a press release Sunday. “The Utah Navajo Health System stated that they expect to receive the Pfizer vaccine on Monday. UNHS opted to work with the state of Utah for distribution of vaccines.”

 “Our health care workers and first responders never stop fighting for us, so let’s keep fighting for them each and every day. We have to remain focused on protecting ourselves and one another until the vaccine is available for the general public,” said Vice President Myron Lizer. “Keep praying and keep fighting the pandemic together.” 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

•  Chinle Service Unit: 4,012

•  Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,223

• Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,206

• Gallup Service Unit: 3,486

• Kayenta Service Unit: 2,023

• Shiprock Service Unit: 3,519

• Tuba City Service Unit: 2,217

•  Winslow Service Unit: 1,311

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

5 p.m.: State health officials on Sunday reported 1,077 new COVID-19 cases and 16 more deaths, including a San Juan County man in his 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The ZIP code 87401 led the state’s top 10 list of areas with the most COVID-19 infections with 75 cases.  

San Juan County listed 160 new infections for a total of 8,819 cases.

As of Sunday there were 820 people hospitalized in the state due to COVID-19 and 54,357 people who had COVID-19 and have recovered.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University and The COVID Tracking Project, the rolling average of daily new cases in New Mexico dropped from 1,869 on Dec. 4 to 1,542.1 on Friday while the rolling average of deaths rose from 28.9 to 34.1, the Associated Press reported.

The Department of Health lists at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following San Juan County long-term care facilities:

• Aztec Healthcare in Aztec

• BeeHive Homes Farmington

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

• Life Care Center in Farmington

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

• 278 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 26 new cases in Chaves County

• 19 new cases in Cibola County

• 5 new cases in Colfax County

• 12 new cases in Curry County

• 119 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 45 new cases in Eddy County

•  10 new cases in Grant County

• 5 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 49 new cases in Lea County

• 4 new cases in Lincoln County

• 5 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 12 new cases in Luna County

• 79 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 10 new cases in Otero County

• 2 new cases in Quay County

• 24 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 6 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 69 new cases in Sandoval County

• 160 new cases in San Juan County

• 16 new cases in San Miguel County

• 43 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 2 new cases in Socorro County

• 19 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 35 new cases in Valencia County

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

Including the newly-reported cases, New Mexico has a total of 129,933 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 37,272

Catron County: 55

Chaves County: 6,181

Cibola County: 2,006

Colfax County: 458

Curry County: 3,775

De Baca County: 82

Doña Ana County: 16,163

Eddy County: 4,024

Grant County: 769

Guadalupe County: 250

Harding County: 7

Hidalgo County: 219

Lea County: 6,013

Lincoln County: 971

Los Alamos County: 241

Luna County: 2,233

McKinley County: 9,044

Mora County: 82

Otero County: 1,990

Quay County: 321

Rio Arriba County: 2,018

Roosevelt County: 1,355

Sandoval County: 7,365

San Juan County: 8,819

San Miguel County: 703

Santa Fe County: 6,786

Sierra County: 491

Socorro County: 870

Taos County: 1,075

Torrance County: 433

Union County: 184

Valencia County: 4,476

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

•  Cibola County Correctional Center: 418

•  Otero County Prison Facility: 431

•  Otero County Processing Center: 194

•  Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

•  Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 268

•  Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249

•  Lea County Correctional Facility: 209

•  Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 159

•  Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95

•  Otero County Prison Facility: 472

•  Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 169

•  Roswell Correctional Center: 225

•  Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 183

•  Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 138

•  Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Saturday, Dec. 19

3:53 p.m.: There were 1,442 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 27 additional fatalities on Dec. 19, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

San Juan County had 175 residents who tested positive for the virus along with three new deaths on Dec. 19.

The county had the second-highest amount of new coronavirus cases on Dec. 19, behind Bernalillo County with 449 cases.

The death of three men in their 70s were reported on Dec. 19. All three men were hospitalized, and one had underlying conditions.

There have been 276 deaths from COVID-19 in San Juan County so far. Sixty-five of those deaths have been in the last month.

The new cases mean that 128,930 New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19 and, of those people, 2,155 have died.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 36,998
  • Catron County: 55
  • Chaves County: 6,155
  • Cibola County: 1,988
  • Colfax County: 453
  • Curry County: 3,763
  • De Baca County: 82
  • Doña Ana County: 16,048
  • Eddy County: 3,979
  • Grant County: 759
  • Guadalupe County: 245
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 218
  • Lea County: 5,964
  • Lincoln County: 967
  • Los Alamos County: 236
  • Luna County: 2,221
  • McKinley County: 8,964
  • Mora County: 81
  • Otero County: 1,982
  • Quay County: 319
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,998
  • Roosevelt County: 1,348
  • Sandoval County: 7,299
  • San Juan County: 8,659
  • San Miguel County: 687
  • Santa Fe County: 6,739
  • Sierra County: 488
  • Socorro County: 868
  • Taos County: 1,056
  • Torrance County: 431
  • Union County: 183
  • Valencia County: 4,441

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: 418
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 268
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 209
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 159
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 169
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 184
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 124
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 5

Updates for Friday, Dec. 18

3:56 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 31 additional COVID-19 deaths on Dec. 18, bringing the state’s total to 2,128.

The new deaths include three people from San Juan County and three people from McKinley County.

The state also reported 1,463 new cases on Dec. 18, bringing the total number of positive cases to 127,500.

San Juan County added 131 new cases, while McKinley County added 111 new cases. 

Rio Arriba County added 34 new cases, while Sandoval County and Bernalillo County added 117 and 418 new cases, respectively.

There are 889 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 36,552
  • Catron County: 53
  • Chaves County: 6,091
  • Cibola County: 1,987
  • Colfax County: 439
  • Curry County: 3,739
  • De Baca County: 79
  • Doña Ana County: 15,961
  • Eddy County: 3,926
  • Grant County: 736
  • Guadalupe County: 237
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 217
  • Lea County: 5,918
  • Lincoln County: 959
  • Los Alamos County: 233
  • Luna County: 2,206
  • McKinley County: 8,856
  • Mora County: 75
  • Otero County: 1,958
  • Quay County: 317
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,973
  • Roosevelt County: 1,321
  • Sandoval County: 7,210
  • San Juan County: 8,485
  • San Miguel County: 677
  • Santa Fe County: 6,673
  • Sierra County: 482
  • Socorro County: 841
  • Taos County: 1,040
  • Torrance County: 425
  • Union County: 182
  • Valencia County: 4,408

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 418
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 265
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 249
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 209
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 155 
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 169
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 122
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Thursday, Dec. 17

3:10 p.m.: The number of New Mexicans who have died from COVID-19 continues to rise, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 48 new deaths on Dec. 17.

That puts the total number of COVID-19 deaths statewide at 2,097.

The new deaths include two males from San Juan County, two females from Rio Arriba County and one female from McKinley County.

The state also reported 1,702 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 17, bringing the total to 126,045.

San Juan County added 90 new cases, while McKinley County added 94 new cases. 

Rio Arriba County added 75 new cases, while Sandoval County and Bernalillo County added 155 and 537 new cases, respectively.

There are 852 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 36,137
  • Catron County: 53
  • Chaves County: 6,047
  • Cibola County: 1,962
  • Colfax County: 430
  • Curry County: 3,711
  • De Baca County: 78
  • Doña Ana County: 15,826
  • Eddy County: 3,867
  • Grant County: 711
  • Guadalupe County: 228
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 216
  • Lea County: 5,866
  • Lincoln County: 951
  • Los Alamos County: 224
  • Luna County: 2,194
  • McKinley County: 8,745
  • Mora County: 74
  • Otero County: 1,942
  • Quay County: 316
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,941
  • Roosevelt County: 1,301
  • Sandoval County: 7,091
  • San Juan County: 8,354
  • San Miguel County: 660
  • Santa Fe County: 6,612
  • Sierra County: 477
  • Socorro County: 821
  • Taos County: 1,032
  • Torrance County: 419
  • Union County: 178
  • Valencia County: 4,370

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 418
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 251
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 246
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 208
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 155 
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 162
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 114
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Wednesday, Dec. 16

4:14 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 43 new COVID-19 deaths on Dec. 16, which puts the total at 2,049.

The new deaths include three males from San Juan County.

The state also reported 1,816 new cases on Dec. 16.

San Juan County added 151 new cases, while McKinley County added 109 new cases. 

Rio Arriba County added 50 new cases, while Sandoval County and Bernalillo County added 105 and 569 new cases, respectively.

The number of New Mexicans how have tested positive for the virus this year is now at 124,357.

There are 838 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 35,608
  • Catron County: 53
  • Chaves County: 6,019
  • Cibola County: 1,949
  • Colfax County: 442
  • Curry County: 3,680
  • De Baca County: 76
  • Doña Ana County: 15,689
  • Eddy County: 3,829
  • Grant County: 682
  • Guadalupe County: 224
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 215
  • Lea County: 5,791
  • Lincoln County: 947
  • Los Alamos County: 219
  • Luna County: 2,185
  • McKinley County: 8,650
  • Mora County: 73
  • Otero County: 1,914
  • Quay County: 314
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,866
  • Roosevelt County: 1,272
  • Sandoval County: 6,935
  • San Juan County: 8,265
  • San Miguel County: 628
  • Santa Fe County: 6,556
  • Sierra County: 473
  • Socorro County: 812
  • Taos County: 1,019
  • Torrance County: 412
  • Union County: 175
  • Valencia County: 4,248

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 250
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 217
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 206
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 155 
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 141
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 92
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Tuesday, Dec. 15

4:25 p.m.: The latest daily number of COVID-19 deaths is still high, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 28 new deaths and 1,275 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 15.

New Mexico's added 606 COVID-19 deaths since Nov. 24, bringing the total to 2,006 on Dec. 15.

The new deaths include four people from McKinley County and eight people from Bernalillo County.

San Juan County added 75 new cases, while McKinley County added 73 new cases. 

Rio Arriba County added 18 new cases, while Sandoval County and Bernalillo County added 97 and 444 new cases, respectively.

The number of New Mexicans how have tested positive for the virus this year is now at 122,557.

There are 865 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 35,044
  • Catron County: 51
  • Chaves County: 5,935
  • Cibola County: 1,935
  • Colfax County: 407
  • Curry County: 3,660
  • De Baca County: 74
  • Doña Ana County: 15,597
  • Eddy County: 3,761
  • Grant County: 655
  • Guadalupe County: 220 
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 211
  • Lea County: 5,690
  • Lincoln County: 941
  • Los Alamos County: 216
  • Luna County: 2,174
  • McKinley County: 8,541
  • Mora County: 72
  • Otero County: 1,896
  • Quay County: 312
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,816
  • Roosevelt County: 1,214
  • Sandoval County: 6,830
  • San Juan County: 8,114
  • San Miguel County: 628
  • Santa Fe County: 6,464
  • Sierra County: 464
  • Socorro County: 797
  • Taos County: 1,005
  • Torrance County: 409
  • Union County: 172
  • Valencia County: 4,152

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 250
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 205
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 191
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 149 
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 135
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 92
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4 

Updates for Monday, Dec. 14

4:21 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of health reported 1,507 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths on Dec. 14.

San Juan County added 116 new cases, while McKinley County added 69 new cases. 

Rio Arriba County added 41 new cases, while Sandoval County and Bernalillo County added 87 and 459 new cases, respectively.

The new deaths include two females from San Juan County.

The number of New Mexicans how have tested positive for the virus this year is now at 121,299. Of those people, 1,978 have died.

There are 860 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 34,604
  • Catron County: 51
  • Chaves County: 5,883
  • Cibola County: 1,928
  • Colfax County: 404
  • Curry County: 3,642
  • De Baca County: 73
  • Doña Ana County: 15,524
  • Eddy County: 3,691
  • Grant County: 645
  • Guadalupe County: 214
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 210
  • Lea County: 5,567
  • Lincoln County: 939
  • Los Alamos County: 215
  • Luna County: 2,171
  • McKinley County: 8,468
  • Mora County: 70
  • Otero County: 1,876
  • Quay County: 311
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,798
  • Roosevelt County: 1,190
  • Sandoval County: 6,731
  • San Juan County: 8,039
  • San Miguel County: 618
  • Santa Fe County: 6,427
  • Sierra County: 463
  • Socorro County: 791
  • Taos County: 998
  • Torrance County: 409
  • Union County: 168
  • Valencia County: 4,110

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 248
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 179
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 190
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 153
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 135
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 92
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Sunday, Dec. 13

10:26 p.m.: On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with other agencies on Sunday reported 183 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. 

As of Sunday the number of deaths had reached 720. 

“Reports indicate that 10,371 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 182,322 COVID-19 tests have been administered,” the Office of the President and Vice President said in a release Sunday. “The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 19,608, including six delayed reported cases.”

The Nez-Lizer Administration will host an online town hall on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. to provide the public with updates. Sunday’s press release said the forum will also air later on local radio stations. No times or station names were provided.

“Keep fighting COVID-19 together, stay strong, keep praying, and we will get through this challenging time together,” Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer said in the release. “Our health care workers are not giving up on us, so let’s not give up on them and let’s help them by staying home as much as possible. Please do everything possible to keep yourselves and your families safe.” 

These are the Navajo Nation’s COVID-19-positive cases listed by Service Unit:

• Chinle Service Unit: 3,801

• Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,088

• Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,097

• Gallup Service Unit: 3,242

• Kayenta Service Unit: 1,936

• Shiprock Service Unit: 3,222

• Tuba City Service Unit: 1,998

• Winslow Service Unit: 1,202

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

8:04 p.m.: The New Mexico Health Department on Sunday reported 1,459 additional COVID-19 cases and 44 new deaths.

Three of the dead were from San Juan County:

• A woman in her 20s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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

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

New Mexico has now had a total of 119,800 COVID-19 cases, 7,923 of them in San Juan County. 

As of Sunday, 878 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. There were 44,130 COVID-19 patients the state designated as having recovered.

Here is an overview of the situation in our state with numbers reflecting case totals recorded between Dec. 6 and Dec. 12. New Mexico reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Saturday, Dec. 12, adding 11,502 new cases. That's down 10.7% from the previous week's toll of 12,874 new cases.

New  Mexico  ranked  No.  14  among the   states   where   coronavirus   was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of   Johns   Hopkins   University data shows. In  the  latest  week  the  United States added 1,480,981 reported cases of  coronavirus, an  increase  of  10.8% from the   week   before.   

Across  the country,  31  states  had  more  cases  in the  latest  week  than  they  did  in  the week before.

Across New Mexico, cases fell in 22 counties, with the best declines in Dona  Ana, Bernalillo  and  Chaves  counties. Adding the most new cases  overall were Bernalillo  County, with  3,744  cases; San Juan  County, with 1,109 cases; and Dona Ana County, with 800. 

Weekly case counts rose in 11 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in San Juan, McKinley and Rio Arriba counties.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases as of Sunday, Dec. 13 are:

• 459 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 83 new cases in Chaves County

• 14 new cases in Cibola County

• 17 new cases in Colfax County

• 29 new cases in Curry County

• 86 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 43 new cases in Eddy County

• 9 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 114 new cases in Lea County

• 7 new cases in Lincoln County

• 4 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 12 new cases in Luna County

• 86 new cases in McKinley County

• 26 new cases in Otero County

• 5 new cases in Quay County

• 27 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 5 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 63 new cases in Sandoval County

• 149 new cases in San Juan County

• 15 new cases in San Miguel County

• 61 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 9 new cases in Sierra County

• 16 new cases in Socorro County

• 10 new cases in Taos County

• 6 new cases in Torrance County

• 62 new cases in Valencia County

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

• 8new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

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

Updates for Saturday, Dec. 12

4:09 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,803 new COVID-19 cases and 24 new deaths on Dec. 12.

San Juan County and McKinley County added 179 and 96 new cases, respectively.

Sandoval County added 135 new cases, while Bernalillo County added 573 new cases.

The number of New Mexicans how have tested positive for the virus this year is now at 118,358. Of those people, 1,913 have died.

There are 907 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 33,702
  • Catron County: 51
  • Chaves County: 5,731
  • Cibola County: 1,891
  • Colfax County: 379
  • Curry County: 3,597
  • De Baca County: 70
  • Doña Ana County: 15,301
  • Eddy County: 3,568
  • Grant County: 630
  • Guadalupe County: 206
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 208
  • Lea County: 5,395
  • Lincoln County: 926
  • Los Alamos County: 206
  • Luna County: 2,151
  • McKinley County: 8,313
  • Mora County: 66
  • Otero County: 1,837
  • Quay County: 305
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,732
  • Roosevelt County: 1,177
  • Sandoval County: 6,581
  • San Juan County: 7,774
  • San Miguel County: 580
  • Santa Fe County: 6,284
  • Sierra County: 447
  • Socorro County: 761
  • Taos County: 986
  • Torrance County: 402
  • Union County: 167
  • Valencia County: 3,974

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 239
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 121
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 181
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 149
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 96
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 471
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 135
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 62
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Friday, Dec. 11

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,849 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 11 and 43 additional deaths.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 116,565 and, of those people, 1,889 have died.

The new cases include 208 San Juan County residents, including 56 people who live in the 87401 Farmington zip code. This zip code has one of the highest numbers of new cases in the state.

The fatalities include four San Juan County residents including:

  • A woman in her 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • An Aztec Healthcare resident in his 80s
  • A woman in her 90s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 90s

There are 932 patients hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 and San Juan Regional Medical Center is reporting 70 inpatients who have the virus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 33,137
  • Catron County: 51
  • Chaves County: 5,677
  • Cibola County: 1,873
  • Colfax County: 358
  • Curry County: 3,570
  • De Baca County: 70
  • Doña Ana County: 15,203
  • Eddy County: 3,538
  • Grant County: 623
  • Guadalupe County: 201
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 208
  • Lea County: 5,214
  • Lincoln County: 915
  • Los Alamos County: 196
  • Luna County: 2,143
  • McKinley County: 8,217
  • Mora County: 62
  • Otero County: 1,803
  • Quay County: 300
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,693
  • Roosevelt County: 1,163
  • Sandoval County: 6,446
  • San Juan County: 7,596
  • San Miguel County: 560
  • Santa Fe County: 6,193
  • Sierra County: 437
  • Socorro County: 755
  • Taos County: 976
  • Torrance County: 395
  • Union County: 167
  • Valencia County: 3,899

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: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 236
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 119
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 158
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 148
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 471
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 133
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 182
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 60
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Thursday, Dec. 10

4 p.m.: There were 1,791 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 33 additional fatalities on Dec. 10, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

San Juan County had 180 residents who tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, Sandoval County had 125 new cases, Rio Arriba County had 64 new cases and McKinley County had 142 new cases.

A San Juan County resident in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions was among the 33 COVID-19 deaths reported on Dec. 10.

The new cases mean that 114,731 New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19 and, of those people, 1,846 have died.

Farmington’s 87401 zip code was one of the areas with the highest number of new cases in the state on Dec. 10 with 40 new cases.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 32,581
  • Catron County: 51
  • Chaves County: 5,587
  • Cibola County: 1,854
  • Colfax County: 355
  • Curry County: 3,517
  • De Baca County: 69
  • Doña Ana County: 15,106
  • Eddy County: 3,466
  • Grant County: 599
  • Guadalupe County: 199
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 205
  • Lea County: 5,097
  • Lincoln County: 907
  • Los Alamos County: 194
  • Luna County: 2,118
  • McKinley County: 8,128
  • Mora County: 62
  • Otero County: 1,768
  • Quay County: 292
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,678
  • Roosevelt County: 1,135
  • Sandoval County: 6,321
  • San Juan County: 7,390
  • San Miguel County: 549
  • Santa Fe County: 6,108
  • Sierra County: 433
  • Socorro County: 744
  • Taos County: 965
  • Torrance County: 389
  • Union County: 155
  • Valencia County: 3,791

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: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

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: 235
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 118
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 155
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 148
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 471
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 133
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 181
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 58
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Wednesday, Dec. 9

5:52 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 191 new cases of COVID-19 as well as five more deaths attributed to the virus, according to the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

A press release from the Office of the President and Vice President states that tribal President Jonathan Nez and Jill Jim, director of the tribe's health department, spoke with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla today about the COVID-19 vaccine the drug company is producing.

The vaccine is pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is expected on Dec. 10, the release states.

If authorization is granted, then the vaccine would be distributed under a plan by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of Dec. 8, more than 43,000 people have volunteered for vaccine trials, including members of the Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe, according to the release.

The 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 IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,663
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,006
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,972
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,069
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,887
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,974
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,882
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,101

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

The total number of cases is 18,575. The tally includes 60 previously unreported cases. The total number of COVID-related deaths is 693.

There are 10,192 people who have recovered while 176,602 tests have been administered.

The president's office will have an online town hall at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

5 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 9 and 34 additional fatalities related to the virus. These new cases mean that 112,950 New Mexicans have tested positive for the disease since March and, of those people, 1,823 have died.

San Juan County had 209 residents test positive and McKinley County had 111 new cases. Meanwhile, Sandoval County had 106 new cases and Rio Arriba County had 53 new cases.

There are 917 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 31,963
  • Catron County: 51
  • Chaves County: 5,537
  • Cibola County: 1,841
  • Colfax County: 351
  • Curry County: 3,494
  • De Baca County: 69
  • Doña Ana County: 14,998
  • Eddy County: 3,392
  • Grant County: 590
  • Guadalupe County: 186
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 204
  • Lea County: 5,031
  • Lincoln County: 897
  • Los Alamos County: 189
  • Luna County: 2,100
  • McKinley County: 7,987
  • Mora County: 60
  • Otero County: 1,743
  • Quay County: 287
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,614
  • Roosevelt County: 1,128
  • Sandoval County: 6,196
  • San Juan County: 7,211
  • San Miguel County: 538
  • Santa Fe County: 6,037
  • Sierra County: 430
  • Socorro County: 729
  • Taos County: 951
  • Torrance County: 388
  • Union County: 152
  • Valencia County: 3,717

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: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 46

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: 229
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 116
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 154
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 135
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 471
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 131
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 58
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola

The following San Juan County long-term care facilities have had residents or staff test positive for COVID-19 within the last 28 days:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

2 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,271 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The report was released today because of a network outage. The new cases included 97 San Juan County residents and raised the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus to 111,202.

The state also reported 33 new COVID-19 fatalities, including three San Juan County residents. Those residents included:

  • A woman in her 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 60s who was hospitalized
  • A woman in her 80s who lived at the Aztec Healthcare facility

Since March, 1,789 New Mexicans have died because of COVID-19.

There were 925 patients hospitalized in the state on Dec. 8.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 31,362
  • Catron County: 50
  • Chaves County: 5,489
  • Cibola County: 1,821
  • Colfax County: 342
  • Curry County: 3,466
  • De Baca County: 68
  • Doña Ana County: 14,879
  • Eddy County: 3,358
  • Grant County: 580
  • Guadalupe County: 180
  • Harding County: 7
  • Hidalgo County: 198
  • Lea County: 4,977
  • Lincoln County: 888
  • Los Alamos County: 188
  • Luna County: 2,088
  • McKinley County: 7,876
  • Mora County: 55
  • Otero County: 1,713
  • Quay County: 285
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,561
  • Roosevelt County: 1,119
  • Sandoval County: 6,094
  • San Juan County: 7,003
  • San Miguel County: 524
  • Santa Fe County: 5,913
  • Sierra County: 426
  • Socorro County: 704
  • Taos County: 942
  • Torrance County: 388
  • Union County: 150
  • Valencia County: 3,652

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: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

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: 227
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 113
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 151
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 471
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 130
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 224
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 58
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Tuesday, Dec. 8

5:52 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 159 new cases of COVID-19 for the tribe.

Today's figure raises the total number of cases to 18,324. The health officials also reported six more deaths, bringing the death toll to 688.

The Office of the President and Vice President release the information, which stated that 10,075 people have recovered while 175,072 tests have been administered.

According to the release, the Navajo Area IHS reported that floor bed occupancy is over 80% and intensive care units are not at capacity, but that is due to the expansion of ICU beds to accommodate patients.

"The status of ICU capacity continuously changes and continues to be monitored by HIS officials," the release states.

The 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 IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 3,630
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,980
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,890
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,041
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,868
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,923
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,873
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,098

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

3:40 p.m.: The daily update of cases from the New Mexico Department of Health has been delayed due to an outage in the state government internet network, according to a press release. The Tuesday numbers will be available on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Meanwhile, San Juan Regional Medical Center reported that 65 of the inpatients in the hospital on Dec. 8 had tested positive for COVID-19.

Updates for Monday, Dec. 7

8 p.m.: Health officials on the Navajo Nation are reporting that 15 more people have died of COVID-19, an unusual high number in a single day for the tribe.

Also reported were 213 new cases of the virus, including 35 previously unannounced cases. This brings the total number of cases to 18,163 while the death toll is 682.

"I offer my condolences and prayers to the 15 families that lost a loved one. All across the country, people are losing their lives to this virus, but we have to keep fighting this pandemic together," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

He added that the tribe is working with Navajo Area Indian Health Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to request and secure additional medical personnel to provide some relief to health care providers here.

The Navajo Department of Health is working to expand isolation sites to help slow the spread of the virus, Nez explained.

Today marks the start of another three-week lockdown for residents on the tribal land and reimplementation of 57-hour weekend lockdowns.

The tribe's health department, 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: 3,608
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,969
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,881
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,022
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,857
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,888
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,828
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,089

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

The latest information included reports that 10,045 people have recovered while 172,712 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting 1,872 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive this year to 109,947. The state also recorded seven coronavirus-related fatalities on Dec. 7, including a San Juan County resident in his 60s who had underlying medical conditions and was hospitalized.

The Farmington zip code 87401 was one of the places with the highest number of cases on Dec. 7. State health officials say 44 people who live in the 87401 zip code tested positive for the virus. Nearly 37% of the 119 new cases in San Juan County were people who live in the 87401 zip code.

There are 935 patients hospitalized in the state with COVID-19 and San Juan Regional Medical Center reported 64 of its inpatients have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 30,968
  • Catron County: 49
  • Chaves County: 5,449
  • Cibola County: 1,801
  • Colfax County: 325
  • Curry County: 3,441
  • De Baca County: 68
  • Doña Ana County: 14,777
  • Eddy County: 3,315
  • Grant County: 569
  • Guadalupe County: 177
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 196
  • Lea County: 4,924
  • Lincoln County: 881
  • Los Alamos County: 184
  • Luna County: 2,080
  • McKinley County: 7,751
  • Mora County: 53
  • Otero County: 1,678
  • Quay County: 284
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,544
  • Roosevelt County: 1,115
  • Sandoval County: 6,001
  • San Juan County: 6,906
  • San Miguel County: 512
  • Santa Fe County: 5,840
  • Sierra County: 422
  • Socorro County: 702
  • Taos County: 938
  • Torrance County: 383
  • Union County: 148
  • Valencia County: 3,615

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: 413
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 428
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

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: 225
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 112
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 150
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 94
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 129
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 224
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 57
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Sunday, Dec. 6

8:06 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 1,250 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths.

The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals since the pandemic began to 108,088 cases and 1,749 known deaths. Among them was a man in his 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.

The most recent cases listed by county are:

• 391 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Catron County

• 68 new cases in Chaves County

• 23 new cases in Cibola County

• 12 new cases in Colfax County

• 26 new cases in Curry County

• 11 new cases in De Baca County

• 95 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 37 new cases in Eddy County

• 3 new cases in Grant County

• 16 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 2 new cases Hidalgo County

• 33 new cases in Lea County

• 17 new cases in Lincoln County

• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 12 new cases in Luna County

• 49 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 12 new cases in Otero County

• 13 new cases in Quay County

• 21 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 11 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 53 new cases in Sandoval County

• 124 new cases in San Juan County

• 14 new cases in San Miguel County

• 64 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 9 new cases in Sierra County

• 14 new cases in Socorro County

• 13 new cases in Taos County

• 9 new cases in Torrance County

• 51 new cases in Valencia County

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

•6 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

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

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

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

On Saturday, New Mexico reported 1,925 cases and 32 deaths as the state continues to deal with a COVID-19 surge, the Associated Press reported.

Health officials had been warning that cases could go up in weeks following family gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday and related travel.

Meanwhile, the New Mexico Human Services Department has been appropriated $5 million by the state Legislature to provide emergency financial assistance to low income state residents who didn’t get a federal COVID-19 tax relief economic impact payment.

The Human Services Department has partnered with the Taxation and Revenue Department to disburse the funds to New Mexican families. State residents must submit their information via an online portal by Dec. 11 to determine if they qualify.

The Human Services and Taxation and Revenue departments are working to ensure this appropriation is distributed prior to a Dec. 28 deadline.

Updates for Saturday, Dec. 5

4:30 p.m.: According to the New Mexico Department of Health, 1,925 New Mexicans tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 5 and health officials reported 33 additional fatalities.

These new cases mean that 106,856 New Mexicans have contracted the virus and, of those people, 1,738 have died.

The new fatalities include two San Juan County residents – a man in his 30s and a woman in her 70s. Both were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

The Farmington 87401 zip code was one of the zip codes with the highest number of cases on Dec. 5. Health officials say 56 of the new cases were residents within the 87401 zip code. About a third of the San Juan County cases were from that zip code. A total of 166 San Juan County residents tested positive on Dec. 5.

There were 925 people hospitalized in New Mexico with the virus.

  • Bernalillo County: 29,958
  • Catron County: 46
  • Chaves County: 5,294
  • Cibola County: 1,763
  • Colfax County: 272
  • Curry County: 3,393
  • De Baca County: 56
  • Doña Ana County: 14,501
  • Eddy County: 3,245
  • Grant County: 551
  • Guadalupe County: 155
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 191
  • Lea County: 4,800
  • Lincoln County: 856
  • Los Alamos County: 176
  • Luna County: 2,049
  • McKinley County: 7,581
  • Mora County: 51
  • Otero County: 1,633
  • Quay County: 269
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,472
  • Roosevelt County: 1,096
  • Sandoval County: 5,814
  • San Juan County: 6,665
  • San Miguel County: 488
  • Santa Fe County: 5,731
  • Sierra County: 409
  • Socorro County: 684
  • Taos County: 909
  • Torrance County: 370
  • Union County: 147
  • Valencia County: 3,475

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: 387
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 428
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

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: 220
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 105
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 148
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 120
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 80
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 39
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Friday, Dec. 4

6:22 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 168 new cases of COVID-19 today.

They also report two more deaths. The latest information brings the total number of cases to 17,495 and the death toll to 665.

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: 3,544
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,892
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,819
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,874
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,799
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,741
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,774
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,031

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

There have been 9,768 people who have recovered, and 169,634 tests have been administered.

The Office of the President and Vice President reminds the public that a stay-at-home order for residents remains in effect and that a new public health emergency order will start soon.

"All of us have to step and stop the unnecessary travel and adhere to the recommendations of the public health experts. Stay home during the lockdown, wear a mask, avoid gatherings and crowds, practice social distancing and wash your hands often," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the press release from his office.

4 p.m.: A San Juan County resident in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions was among the 33 COVID-19 fatalities reported by state officials on Dec. 4. The virus has now claimed the lives of 1,706 New Mexicans and infected 104,935 New Mexicans. The New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,080 new cases. The new cases include 83 San Juan County residents.

There are 934 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19. San Juan Regional Medical Center reported that it had 63 patients hospitalized who have tested positive for the virus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 29,458
  • Catron County: 41
  • Chaves County: 5,152
  • Cibola County: 1,752
  • Colfax County: 268
  • Curry County: 3,359
  • De Baca County: 53
  • Doña Ana County: 14,318
  • Eddy County: 3,191
  • Grant County: 540
  • Guadalupe County: 152
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 191
  • Lea County: 4,665
  • Lincoln County: 846
  • Los Alamos County: 170
  • Luna County: 2,021
  • McKinley County: 7,457
  • Mora County: 42
  • Otero County: 1,587
  • Quay County: 267
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,442
  • Roosevelt County: 1,081
  • Sandoval County: 5,706
  • San Juan County: 6,499
  • San Miguel County: 470
  • Santa Fe County: 5,606
  • Sierra County: 373
  • Socorro County: 674
  • Taos County: 893
  • Torrance County: 348
  • Union County: 142
  • Valencia County: 3,418

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: 387
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 428
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

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: 219
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 105
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 148
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 119
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 80
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 38
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Thursday, Dec. 3

7:38 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 236 new COVID-19 cases as well as five more deaths in today's report by health officials.

In an online forum today, personnel from the Navajo Area Indian Health Service stated that the tribe is in a major health care crisis due to the overwhelming surge in coronavirus infections, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

"Our health care providers and medical personnel have reported that due to the significant rise in COVID-19 cases over the last several weeks, our health care system is in crisis mode now," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the release.

"Shortage of hospital beds, oxygen supplies, medical personnel and increasing wait times to transfer severe COVID-19 patients are just some of the major problems that hospital facilities are now experiencing," he said.

The health care providers also pleaded with the public to stay at home and follow recommendations to help reduce spreading the virus.

The Navajo Area IHS, Navajo Department of Health 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: 3,509
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,884
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,794
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,828
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,782
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,716
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,752
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,024

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

The total number of cases is 17,310 and includes 39 previously unannounced cases while the death toll is 663.

There have been 9,569 people who have recovered, and 168,261 tests have been administered.

4:09 p.m.: New Mexico added 1,908 new COVID-19 cases and 44 new deaths on Dec. 3, according to data on the New Mexico Department of Health website.

San Juan County and McKinley County added 120 and 88 new cases, respectively. Both counties saw three additional deaths each. Rio Arriba County added 18 new cases and one new death.

Sandoval County added 110 new cases and three new deaths, while Bernalillo County added 586 new cases and 10 new deaths.

The number of New Mexicans how have tested positive for the virus this year is now at 102,862. Of those people, 1,673 have died.

There are 947 patients hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 28,707
  • Catron County: 38
  • Chaves County: 5,053
  • Cibola County: 1,722
  • Colfax County: 263
  • Curry County: 3,311
  • De Baca County: 49
  • Doña Ana County: 14,095
  • Eddy County: 3,146
  • Grant County: 534
  • Guadalupe County: 149
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 190
  • Lea County: 4,565
  • Lincoln County: 831
  • Los Alamos County: 162
  • Luna County: 1,990
  • McKinley County: 7,382
  • Mora County: 41
  • Otero County: 1,549
  • Quay County: 263
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,405
  • Roosevelt County: 1,063
  • Sandoval County: 5,588
  • San Juan County: 6,416
  • San Miguel County: 460
  • Santa Fe County: 5,511
  • Sierra County: 367
  • Socorro County: 654
  • Taos County: 873
  • Torrance County: 331
  • Union County: 134
  • Valencia County: 3,336

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: 386
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 427
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

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: 206
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 92
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 117
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 72
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 19
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Wednesday, Dec. 2

7:45 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 310 new cases of COVID-19 for the tribe.

Today's update brings the total number of cases to 17,035.

There were two more deaths reported by the health agencies, raising the death toll to 658.

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: 3,452
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,869
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,768
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,779
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,749
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,669
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,725
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,003

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

The latest figures were released by the Office of the President and Vice President and stated that 9,517 people have recovered while 166,820 tests have been administered.

4:05 p.m.: Three San Juan County residents were among the 40 COVID-19 fatalities reported on Dec. 2. This included a man in his 40s, a man in his 60s and a man in his 70s. All three residents were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Since March, 1,629 New Mexicans have died because of the coronavirus and 100,963 New Mexicans have tested positive for the disease. The number of cases in New Mexico increased by 1,549 on Dec. 2.

New Mexico is the 37th state in the country to have had more than 100,000 residents contract COVID-19 this year.

The new cases include 141 San Juan County residents and the Farmington 87401 zip code was once again in the list of zip codes with the most cases.

There are 940 people hospitalized in the state with the virus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 28,125
  • Catron County: 37
  • Chaves County: 4,974
  • Cibola County: 1,706
  • Colfax County: 250
  • Curry County: 3,275
  • De Baca County: 48
  • Doña Ana County: 13,797
  • Eddy County: 3,099
  • Grant County: 523
  • Guadalupe County: 140
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 189
  • Lea County: 4,497
  • Lincoln County: 794
  • Los Alamos County: 158
  • Luna County: 1,980
  • McKinley County: 7,294
  • Mora County: 38
  • Otero County: 1,512
  • Quay County: 257
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,387
  • Roosevelt County: 1,041
  • Sandoval County: 5,478
  • San Juan County: 6,296
  • San Miguel County: 444
  • Santa Fe County: 5,415
  • Sierra County: 359
  • Socorro County: 645
  • Taos County: 853
  • Torrance County: 329
  • Union County: 130
  • Valencia County: 3,210

The New Mexico Department of Health is also reporting the following number of people held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 427
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 45

Additionally, health officials say the following number 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: 206
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 92
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 117
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 72
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 107
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 19
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Tuesday, Dec. 1

8 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health has identified 75 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, including several Northern Agency chapters in San Juan County.

Based on information collected from Nov. 13 to Nov. 26, the health department named Hogback, Naschitti, Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Sanostee, Sheep Springs, Shiprock, Two Grey Hills and Upper Fruitland on the list released today.

The update comes has the health department reported 104 new cases and three more deaths related to the disease. There are now 16,711 cases, including 12 previously unannounced cases, and the death toll is 656.

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: 3,400
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,833
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,730
  • Gallup Service Unit: 2,724
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,734
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 2,583
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,688
  • Winslow Service Unit: 998

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

The latest tallies were released by the Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 9,425 people have recovered while 160,369 tests have been administered.

4:10 p.m.: Nearly 100,000 New Mexicans have tested positive for the coronavirus since it was first detected in the state in March. As of Dec. 1, the New Mexico Department of Health reported that 99,419 New Mexicans have had COVID-19. That includes 2,330 people who tested positive on Dec. 1.

Of the people who have contracted the virus, 1,589 have died including 21 new deaths reported on Dec. 1. Two of the new fatalities were San Juan County residents, including a 20-year-old man who had underlying medical conditions and a man in his 80s who had underlying conditions and was hospitalized.

There are 909 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

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

  • Bernalillo County: 895 new cases
  • Dona Ana County: 198 new cases
  • Sandoval County: 178 new cases
  • San Juan County: 105 new cases
  • Santa Fe County: 181 new cases

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 27,678
  • Catron County: 37
  • Chaves County: 4,844
  • Cibola County: 1,692
  • Colfax County: 246
  • Curry County: 3,243
  • De Baca County: 44
  • Doña Ana County: 13,684
  • Eddy County: 3,029
  • Grant County: 513
  • Guadalupe County: 139
  • Harding County: 6
  • Hidalgo County: 187
  • Lea County: 4,399
  • Lincoln County: 790
  • Los Alamos County: 155
  • Luna County: 1,976
  • McKinley County: 7,225
  • Mora County: 36
  • Otero County: 1,493
  • Quay County: 254
  • Rio Arriba County: 1,364
  • Roosevelt County: 1,015
  • Sandoval County: 5,394
  • San Juan County: 6,155
  • San Miguel County: 439
  • Santa Fe County: 5,341
  • Sierra County: 345
  • Socorro County: 640
  • Taos County: 851
  • Torrance County: 324
  • Union County: 113
  • Valencia County: 3,132

The New Mexico Department of Health is also reporting the following number of people held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 426
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, health officials say the following number 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: 205
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 89
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 112
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 62
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 2
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

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