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COVID-19: Updates on coronavirus cases in northwest New Mexico and Navajo Nation

The Daily Times staff

COVID-19 cases began to trend down in January, however most of New Mexico, including San Juan County, remains in the red tier restrictions.

New Mexico implemented the color tier county-by-county system for reopening in December. The red tier is the most restrictive tier which includes a ban on indoor dining as well as strict capacity limits for retail.

Vaccination is underway in New Mexico, with Navajo Nation and San Juan County clinics attracting long lines.

People can register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at cvvaccine.nmhealth.org.

The Navajo Department of Health has set up a COVID-19 vaccine registry as well. The registration form is online at ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccine.

Case numbers and updates from January can be found here.

Gadsden Independent School District nurses prepare the COVID-19 vaccinations at Gadsden High School on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

Resources

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

Updates for Tuesday, Feb. 23

9:45 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 20 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation.

Today's information showed there were seven more deaths. There are 29,576 cases, including five that were delayed reporting, and 1,152 people have died from the virus.

There are 16,009 individuals who are considered recovered while 242,933 tests have been done.

The three agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,445
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,849
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,496
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,675
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,628
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,995
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,586
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,883

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

3:45 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 314 new COVID-19 cases on Feb. 23, including 14 San Juan County resident. There were four new cases in McKinley County, five in Rio Arriba County and 24 in Sandoval County.

The state health officials say nine more people have died of the coronavirus, including a San Juan County resident in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There have been a total of 183,335 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico and 3,644 deaths.

There are 261 people hospitalized in state with the virus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 52,025
  • Catron County: 83
  • Chaves County: 8,571
  • Cibola County: 2,719
  • Colfax County: 696
  • Curry County: 4,894
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,502
  • Eddy County: 6,304
  • Grant County: 1,460
  • Guadalupe County: 349
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 345
  • Lea County: 8,002
  • Lincoln County: 1,520
  • Los Alamos County: 475
  • Luna County: 3,079
  • McKinley County: 11,985
  • Mora County: 154
  • Otero County: 3,230
  • Quay County: 418
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,380
  • Roosevelt County: 1,831
  • Sandoval County: 10,788
  • San Juan County: 13,477
  • San Miguel County: 1,218
  • Santa Fe County: 9,531
  • Sierra County: 685
  • Socorro County: 1,211
  • Taos County: 1,503
  • Torrance County: 630
  • Union County: 236
  • Valencia County: 6,106

The following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 444
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State 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: 287
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 472
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 218
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Monday, Feb. 22

6:30 p.m.: Health agencies for the Navajo Nation reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with one more death related to the virus.

The total number of cases is 29,551 and the death toll is 1,145.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,442
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,849
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,489
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,673
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,628
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,994
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,577
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,881

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

The latest figures showed that 15,999 people are considered recovered from the virus while 242,360 tests have been done.

"For those who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to contact your IHS service unit for information regarding upcoming drive-thru vaccination events or to find out if your service unit provides appointments," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

There will be a town hall meeting by the president's office on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.

on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

3:50 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 237 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 22, including 11 San Juan County residents. McKinley County had four new cases while Sandoval County had 15 new cases and Rio Arriba County had two.

Health officials say 11 more New Mexicans have died of the coronavirus, including a San Juan County man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s. Both were hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Statewide a total of 183,023 people have tested positive and, of those people, 3,635 have died.

There are 247 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,913
  • Catron County: 83
  • Chaves County: 8,569
  • Cibola County: 2,717
  • Colfax County: 693
  • Curry County: 4,886
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,455
  • Eddy County: 6,302
  • Grant County: 1,456
  • Guadalupe County: 348
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 345
  • Lea County: 7,996
  • Lincoln County: 1,516
  • Los Alamos County: 474
  • Luna County: 3,073
  • McKinley County: 11,981
  • Mora County: 154
  • Otero County: 3,214
  • Quay County: 416
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,376
  • Roosevelt County: 1,830
  • Sandoval County: 10,765
  • San Juan County: 13,463
  • San Miguel County: 1,215
  • Santa Fe County: 9,521
  • Sierra County: 685
  • Socorro County: 1,211
  • Taos County: 1,499
  • Torrance County: 630
  • Union County: 223
  • Valencia County: 6,096

The following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 443
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State 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: 287
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 464
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Sunday, Feb. 21

7:25 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies on Sunday reported 27 new COVID-19 positive cases on the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. 

The total number of deaths reached 1,144 on Sunday. 

The Office of the President and Vice President reported Sunday that 15,989 people “have recovered from COVID-19, and 242,063 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 29,535.”

President Jonathan Nez said home is still the safest place to be, and he urged people to stay on Navajo land, “wear a mask or two in public, avoid gatherings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands often.”

Nez said vaccination programs continue, but even those vaccinated must still follow prevention protocols.

“We have to keep saying over and over, please continue to take all precautions even after you receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” Nez said. “Yes, the vaccines are highly effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus, but it is not guaranteed and there remains great concern around the world over the new variants that continue to spread. Please be mindful of these factors and keep doing everything you can to stay safe and healthy.”

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

·         Chinle Service Unit: 5,438

·         Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,848

·         Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,486

·         Gallup Service Unit: 4,671

·         Kayenta Service Unit: 2,628

·         Shiprock Service Unit: 4,989

·         Tuba City Service Unit: 3,576

·         Winslow Service Unit: 1,881

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

7 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 320 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths. 

The latest numbers increased the state’s pandemic totals to 182,789 cases and 3,624 known deaths.

On Sunday San Juan County reported 11 new cases and two deaths:

• A man in his 40s who had underlying conditions.

• A woman in her 50s who had been hospitalized.

Four counties accounted for more than half the new cases. Bernalillo County had 101 cases, Dona Ana 44, Sandoval 23 and Valencia 22.

There were 242 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 as of Sunday. Patients who have recovered since the start of the pandemic number 132,219.

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

• 101 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 13 new cases in Chaves County

• 1 new case in Cibola County

• 3 new cases in Curry County

• 44 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 25 new cases in Eddy County

• 1 new case in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 5 new cases in Lea County

• 5 new cases in Lincoln County

• 10 new cases in Luna County

• 10 new cases in McKinley County

• 19 new cases in Otero County

• 1 new case in Quay County

• 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 1 new case in Roosevelt County

• 23 new cases in Sandoval County

• 11 new cases in San Juan County

• 4 new cases in San Miguel County

• 3 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 2 new cases in Socorro County

• 1 new case in Taos County

• 4 new cases in Union County

• 22 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

New Mexico as of Sunday had a total of 182,789 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 51,834

Catron County: 82

Chaves County: 8,566

Cibola County: 2,716

Colfax County: 692

Curry County: 4,881

De Baca County: 131

Doña Ana County: 22,408

Eddy County: 6,295

Grant County: 1,455

Guadalupe County: 348

Harding County: 8

Hidalgo County: 344

Lea County: 7,988

Lincoln County: 1,515

Los Alamos County: 473

Luna County: 3,069

McKinley County: 11,977

Mora County: 154

Otero County: 3,205

Quay County: 416

Rio Arriba County: 3,374

Roosevelt County: 1,829

Sandoval County: 10,750

San Juan County: 13,452

San Miguel County: 1,214

Santa Fe County: 9,513

Sierra County: 685

Socorro County: 1,211

Taos County: 1,496

Torrance County: 629

Union County: 222

Valencia County: 6,082

The Associated Press contributed to this post.

Updates for Saturday, Feb. 20

9:45 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Feb. 20, bringing the total number of cases on the Navajo Nation to 29,509.

The update also shows that four additional people have died from the virus, raising the death toll to 1,142.

The health agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,435
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,845
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,477
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,663
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,628
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,989
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,574
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,880

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

The latest figures show 15,989 are considered recovered from COVID-19 while 242,063 tests have been completed.

3:52 p.m.: San Juan County and McKinley County both saw slight upticks in new COVID-19 cases on Feb. 20, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 43 and 37 new cases, respectively, for those two counties.

Bernalillo County added 95 new cases on Feb. 20, while Sandoval County added 23 new cases. Rio Arriba County added six new cases.

In all, the New Mexico Department of Health reported 427 new COVID-19 cases. NMDOH also reported 11 new COVID-19 related deaths on Feb. 20, including a female San Juan County resident in her 80s.

The total number of deaths since COVID-19 entered New Mexico is now up to 3,610.

The total number of New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 is at 182,475.

There are 278 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19 as of Feb. 20.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,738
  • Catron County: 82
  • Chaves County: 8,553
  • Cibola County: 2,715
  • Colfax County: 692
  • Curry County: 4,878
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,363
  • Eddy County: 6,271
  • Grant County: 1,454
  • Guadalupe County: 348
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 342
  • Lea County: 7,982
  • Lincoln County: 1,511
  • Los Alamos County: 473
  • Luna County: 3,059
  • McKinley County: 11,967
  • Mora County: 154
  • Otero County: 3,186
  • Quay County: 415
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,372
  • Roosevelt County: 1,828
  • Sandoval County: 10,727
  • San Juan County: 13,441
  • San Miguel County: 1,210
  • Santa Fe County: 9,510
  • Sierra County: 686
  • Socorro County: 1,209
  • Taos County: 1,495
  • Torrance County: 629
  • Union County: 218
  • Valencia County: 6,060

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 441
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 456
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Friday, Feb. 19

7 p.m.: Health officials are reporting 48 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 cases where delayed recording occurred for the Navajo Nation.

There are now 29,464 total cases of the virus. The update shows that 11 people have died from the virus, raising the death toll to 1,138 as of today.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,434
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,842
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,461
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,655
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,621
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,986
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,570
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,877

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

The latest figures were released by the Office of the President and Vice President and included reports that 15,947 people are considered recovered from COVID-19 while 241,743 tests have been done.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 318 new cases of COVID-19, raising the state total to 182,050. The new cases included nine San Juan County residents. In neighboring counties, 19 McKinley County residents, 13 Sandoval County residents and three Rio Arriba County residents tested positive for the coronavirus.

State health officials also reported 19 new fatalities. The following San Juan County residents died of COVID-19:

  • A woman in her 50s who lived at Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and was hospitalized. She had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 80s who lived at Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • A man in his 80s who had underlying conditions

Since the virus was first detected in New Mexico, it has killed 3,599 New Mexicans.

There are 278 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,644
  • Catron County: 83
  • Chaves County: 8,542
  • Cibola County: 2,709
  • Colfax County: 692
  • Curry County: 4,857
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,292
  • Eddy County: 6,265
  • Grant County: 1,449
  • Guadalupe County: 347
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 342
  • Lea County: 7,978
  • Lincoln County: 1,510
  • Los Alamos County: 469
  • Luna County: 3,054
  • McKinley County: 11,930
  • Mora County: 153
  • Otero County: 3,156
  • Quay County: 415
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,366
  • Roosevelt County: 1,826
  • Sandoval County: 10,704
  • San Juan County: 13,398
  • San Miguel County: 1,208
  • Santa Fe County: 9,496
  • Sierra County: 682
  • Socorro County: 1,202
  • Taos County: 1,494
  • Torrance County: 627
  • Union County: 214
  • Valencia County: 6,046

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 440
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 450
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Thursday, Feb. 18

6 p.m.: The Navajo Area Indian Health Service announced 101,332 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as of today, surpassing the goal to dispense 100,000 doses by the end of the month.

The Navajo Nation received its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in December. Supplies were administered to health care workers followed by the public through phases.

Health care facilities in the Navajo Area IHS have been increasing distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in recent weeks.

"COVID-19 vaccine doses are going into the arms of our people at a very high rate here on the Navajo Nation. The confidence level in the vaccines is very high among our Navajo people and that's evident by the long lines of people wanting to receive the vaccine that we see at each vaccination site," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

The Navajo Area IHS, along with the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Epidemiology Center, reported 43 new COVID-19 cases and 13 more deaths today.

The total number of cases is 29,386 – which includes seven cases where delayed reporting occurred – and the death toll has reached 1,127.

There are 15,917 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus while 241,207 tests have been done.

The health agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,423
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,838
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,447
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,637
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,616
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,976
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,562
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,869

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

3:55 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 411 new cases of COVID-19, including 11 San Juan County residents. The largest number of new cases was in Bernalillo County where 125 people tested positive for COVID-19. In the northwest portion of the state, there were 18 new cases in McKinley County, two in Rio Arriba County and 24 in Sandoval County.

State health officials say there were 18 additional fatalities caused by the coronavirus, including a San Juan County resident in her 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There have been a total of 181,739 cases and 3,580 fatalities in New Mexico.

There are 284 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,557
  • Catron County: 82
  • Chaves County: 8,529
  • Cibola County: 2,710
  • Colfax County: 692
  • Curry County: 4,855
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,230
  • Eddy County: 6,254
  • Grant County: 1,442
  • Guadalupe County: 341
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 342
  • Lea County: 7,972
  • Lincoln County: 1,500
  • Los Alamos County: 468
  • Luna County: 3,051
  • McKinley County: 11,911
  • Mora County: 152
  • Otero County: 3,138
  • Quay County: 415
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,363
  • Roosevelt County: 1,822
  • Sandoval County: 10,691
  • San Juan County: 13,389
  • San Miguel County: 1,202
  • Santa Fe County: 9,475
  • Sierra County: 680
  • Socorro County: 1,200
  • Taos County: 1,494
  • Torrance County: 627
  • Union County: 214
  • Valencia County: 6,042

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 440
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 449
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  •  Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Wednesday, Feb. 17

5:48 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 27 new COVID-19 cases today, according to an update from the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

The total number of cases has climbed to 29,336 and includes one case where delayed reporting occurred.

The death toll has risen to 1,114 as of today, including two more people who died from the virus.

In addition to the update, the health department extended through March 8 the requirement for residents to stay home and refrain traveling away from the tribal land.

Department officials signed a new public health emergency order, which keeps the daily curfew in effect. A copy of the order is available on the department's website.

"The stay-at-home order and the daily curfew remain in effect for the entire Navajo Nation to continue reducing the spread of COVID-19. We are not out of the woods yet, so all of us have a responsibility to continue taking all precautions to prevent new cases of the virus," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

The health agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,415
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,835
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,442
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,632
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,610
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,965
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,551
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,868

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

There are 15,917 people are considered recovered from the virus while 240,651 tests have been done.

The president's office will provide updates about COVID-19 in a town hall on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

4:05 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 281 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 17, including 22 cases in San Juan County. Seven Rio Arriba County residents, 21 Sandoval County residents and seven McKinley County residents also tested positive.

Health officials say 12 more New Mexicans have died of COVID-19. That includes a San Juan County resident in his 30s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There have been a total of 181,332 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico and 3,562 fatalities.

There are 280 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,431
  • Catron County: 82
  • Chaves County: 8,524
  • Cibola County: 2,696
  • Colfax County: 690
  • Curry County: 4,853
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,134
  • Eddy County: 6,243
  • Grant County: 1,438
  • Guadalupe County: 341
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 340
  • Lea County: 7,967
  • Lincoln County: 1,497
  • Los Alamos County: 468
  • Luna County: 3,046
  • McKinley County: 11,893
  • Mora County: 151
  • Otero County: 3,119
  • Quay County: 414
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,361
  • Roosevelt County: 1,822
  • Sandoval County: 10,667
  • San Juan County: 13,378
  • San Miguel County: 1,197
  • Santa Fe County: 9,456
  • Sierra County: 679
  • Socorro County: 1,199
  • Taos County: 1,490
  • Torrance County: 626
  • Union County: 213
  • Valencia County: 6,036

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 440
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 431
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Tuesday, Feb. 16

5:55 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had 24 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is among the lowest daily figures this year. There were no additional deaths listed in the update by health agencies.

The total number of cases is 29,308 and includes one case where delayed reporting occurred. The number of people who have died from the virus is 1,112.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS since March 2020:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,407
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,834
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,440
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,629
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,607
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,964
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,544
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,865

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

The latest tallies were released by the Office of the President and Vice President and stated that 15,892 people are considered recovered while 240,250 tests have been done.

3:55 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 308 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 16, including 12 San Juan County residents. There were eight new cases in McKinley County, 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County and 34 new cases in Sandoval County.

Health officials also reported 12 additional fatalities related to the coronavirus. This includes two San Juan County residents. Both residents were in their 60s and one of them had underlying conditions and was hospitalized.

There have been a total of 181,060 COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and, of those people, 3,550 have died.

There are 290 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,315
  • Catron County: 82
  • Chaves County: 8,521
  • Cibola County: 2,693
  • Colfax County: 689
  • Curry County: 4,850
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,085
  • Eddy County: 6,240
  • Grant County: 1,435
  • Guadalupe County: 340
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 340
  • Lea County: 7,964
  • Lincoln County: 1,496
  • Los Alamos County: 468
  • Luna County: 3,046
  • McKinley County: 11,887
  • Mora County: 151
  • Otero County: 3,111
  • Quay County: 413
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,355
  • Roosevelt County: 1,822
  • Sandoval County: 10,646
  • San Juan County: 13,357
  • San Miguel County: 1,196
  • Santa Fe County: 9,446
  • Sierra County: 679
  • Socorro County: 1,196
  • Taos County: 1,489
  • Torrance County: 624
  • Union County: 213
  • Valencia County: 6,032

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 439
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 443
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 430
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Monday, Feb. 15

5:45 p.m.: The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop on the Navajo Nation. Health officials reported 13 new cases today as well as one more death from the virus.

The total number of cases is 29,283 and the death toll is 1,112, according to figures released by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

The agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,404
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,833
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,440
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,626
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,601
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,963
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,536
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,862

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

There have been 15,825 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 and 242,830 tests have been done.

"Our health care workers at each health care facility are doing a great job getting the COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of our people, especially when you compare the data to areas off the Navajo Nation. Please remember that once you receive the first and second doses of the vaccine, you still have to take all precautions and do everything you can to protect yourself," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

The Navajo Nation remains under a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

4:10 p.m.: Farmington’s 87401 ZIP code had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the state on Feb. 15, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. Twelve people who live in that ZIP code tested positive.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 200 new cases statewide, including 20 San Juan County residents. There were two new cases in Rio Arriba County, 10 in Sandoval County and 19 in McKinley County.

Health officials also reported nine additional fatalities caused by the coronavirus. None of them were San Juan County residents.

A total of 180,761 New Mexicans have tested positive for the disease and, of those people, 3,538 have died.

There are 286 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,245
  • Catron County: 81
  • Chaves County: 8,515
  • Cibola County: 2,686
  • Colfax County: 688
  • Curry County: 4,843
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,033
  • Eddy County: 6,230
  • Grant County: 1,429
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 338
  • Lea County: 7,954
  • Lincoln County: 1,495
  • Los Alamos County: 467
  • Luna County: 3,036
  • McKinley County: 11,881
  • Mora County: 151
  • Otero County: 3,107
  • Quay County: 413
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,343
  • Roosevelt County: 1,817
  • Sandoval County: 10,614
  • San Juan County: 13,345
  • San Miguel County: 1,192
  • Santa Fe County: 9,438
  • Sierra County: 679
  • Socorro County: 1,196
  • Taos County: 1,488
  • Torrance County: 623
  • Union County: 213
  • Valencia County: 6,017

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the following number of people held by federal agencies at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 426
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 442
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  •  Lea County Correctional Facility: 430
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  •  Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 123
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  •  Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Sunday, Feb. 14

The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 55 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and three more deaths. 

The total number of deaths reached 1,111 on Sunday. 

There have been 15,763 recoveries and 239,336 COVID-19 tests have been administered, according to a release from the Office of the President and Vice President. 

“The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 29,269, including nine delayed reported cases,” the release stated.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,402
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,832
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,439
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,621
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,600
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,963
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,532
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,862

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

4:23 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 285 new cases of coronavirus and 13 additional deaths.

The New Mexico Department of Health said the state has seen 180,571 cases and 3,529 known deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

San Juan and McKinley Counties each reported 22 new cases. Bernalillo County, the state’s largest, had 64 of the new cases and Doña Ana County reported 63 cases.

There are seven active cases in the 87401 ZIP Code.

No new deaths were reported in San Juan County on Sunday. 

Two people from McKinley County were reported dead Sunday of causes related to COVID-19:

  • A woman in her 80s who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
  • A man in his 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There are 292 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 on Sunday and 120,051 COVID-19 patients have recovered since the pandemic began.

New infections in New Mexico have been trending downward. Public health officials said this week that vaccinations have helped bring the numbers down.

However, they stressed that public health practices such as mask-wearing and hand-washing are still important as different variants continue to emerge.

New Mexico listed its total of 180,571 COVID-19 cases broken down by county:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,179
  • Catron County: 79
  • Chaves County: 8,512
  • Cibola County: 2,682
  • Colfax County: 687
  • Curry County: 4,841
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 22,013
  • Eddy County: 6,216
  • Grant County: 1,421
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 335
  • Lea County: 7,950
  • Lincoln County: 1,495
  • Los Alamos County: 466
  • Luna County: 3,034
  • McKinley County: 11,866
  • Mora County: 151
  • Otero County: 3,104
  • Quay County: 413
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,341
  • Roosevelt County: 1,817
  • Sandoval County: 10,603
  • San Juan County: 13,326
  • San Miguel County: 1,189
  • Santa Fe County: 9,438
  • Sierra County: 679
  • Socorro County: 1,194
  • Taos County: 1,487
  • Torrance County: 622
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 6,016

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington

Updates for Saturday, Feb. 13

6:42 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths for the Navajo Nation.

Today's figure raised the total number of cases to 29,205. There have been 1,108 people who have died from the virus.

The health department, along with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center, have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS since March 2020:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,383
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,826
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,427
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,604
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,598
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,958
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,531
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,860

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

The latest information was released by the Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 15,754 individuals are considered recovered while 239,126 tests have been done.

4:10 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 571 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The figure includes 23 cases in San Juan County, 32 cases in McKinley County, 14 cases in Rio Arriba County and 41 cases in Sandoval County.

There were 14 additional deaths reported. Those who died from the county were a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s, both had underlying conditions, and a second man in his 70s who was hospitalized.

The state now has 180,289 cases of the virus with a death toll of 3,516. There are 341 individuals who under care in hospitals in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 51,113
  • Catron County: 76
  • Chaves County: 8,504
  • Cibola County: 2,677
  • Colfax County: 687
  • Curry County: 4,839
  • De Baca County: 131
  • Doña Ana County: 21,950
  • Eddy County: 6,206
  • Grant County: 1,415
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 334
  • Lea County: 7,949
  • Lincoln County: 1,486
  • Los Alamos County: 464
  • Luna County: 3,028
  • McKinley County: 11,844
  • Mora County: 151
  • Otero County: 3,098
  • Quay County: 413
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,340
  • Roosevelt County: 1,817
  • Sandoval County: 10,592
  • San Juan County: 13,304
  • San Miguel County: 1,185
  • Santa Fe County: 9,429
  • Sierra County: 678
  • Socorro County: 1,193
  • Taos County: 1,481
  • Torrance County: 618
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 6,004

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 426
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

These are cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 430
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 122
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Friday, Feb. 12

5:36 p.m.: The Navajo Nation continues to see the daily number of new COVID-19 cases fall below 100.

Today's update from health agencies for the tribe listed 66 new infections, three cases where delayed reporting happened and six more deaths.

"This week the CDC announced new recommendations to ensure proper use and wearing of face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. There is growing concern over the COVID-19 variant viruses that are being reported in regions of the country. The mask mandate remains in place here on the Navajo Nation and we urge everyone to wear your mask properly, so that it fits firmly on your face to avoid respiratory droplets leaking in and out around the edges of your mask," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

He added that he encourages people to wear two face masks when in public and to remain home as much as possible.

Residents on the tribal land are reminded that a curfew remains in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS since March 2020:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,372
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,822
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,424
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,599
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,596
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,954
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,525
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,875

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

The case tally is 29,167 and the death toll is 1,103. There are 15,738 people who are considered recovered while 238,945 tests have been done.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 407 new cases of COVID-19, including 19 San Juan County residents. The new cases also include 19 in McKinley County, eight in Rio Arriba County and 38 in Sandoval County.

Health officials also say 23 more people have died of COVID-19. The new deaths include a San Juan County resident in his 70s who was hospitalized and another San Juan County resident in her 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There have been a total of 179,724 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico and, of those people, 3,502 have died.

There are 365 people hospitalized in state with the coronavirus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 50,867
  • Catron County: 73
  • Chaves County: 8,479
  • Cibola County: 2,669
  • Colfax County: 684
  • Curry County: 4,829
  • De Baca County: 130
  • Doña Ana County: 21,910
  • Eddy County: 6,190
  • Grant County: 1,410
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 331
  • Lea County: 7,943
  • Lincoln County: 1,483
  • Los Alamos County: 463
  • Luna County: 3,024
  • McKinley County: 11,813
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 3,068
  • Quay County: 413
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,326
  • Roosevelt County: 1,814
  • Sandoval County: 10,551
  • San Juan County: 13,282
  • San Miguel County: 1,177
  • Santa Fe County: 9,413
  • Sierra County: 678
  • Socorro County: 1,189
  • Taos County: 1,477
  • Torrance County: 615
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,990

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: 426
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 430
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 122
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Thursday, Feb. 11

8:50 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had 53 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths today.

Health agencies report there are now 29,098 cases, which includes four where delayed reporting occurred. The death toll is 1,097.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,365
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,816
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,401
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,588
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,592
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,950
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,514
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,854

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

The latest figures showed that 15,696 people are considered recovered while 238,386 tests have been done.

4:10 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 541 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 11, including 23 San Juan County residents, 35 Sandoval County residents, 18 McKinley County residents and eight Rio Arriba County residents.

Health officials also reported 18 additional fatalities related to the coronavirus. One of those people was a San Juan County resident in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions and another one was a San Juan County resident in his 80s.

There have been a total of 179,323 cases in New Mexico since March and, of those people, 3,479 have died.

There are 371 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 50,744
  • Catron County: 73
  • Chaves County: 8,468
  • Cibola County: 2,664
  • Colfax County: 683
  • Curry County: 4,823
  • De Baca County: 130
  • Doña Ana County: 21,831
  • Eddy County: 6,181
  • Grant County: 1,398
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 330
  • Lea County: 7,938
  • Lincoln County: 1,476
  • Los Alamos County: 459
  • Luna County: 3,017
  • McKinley County: 11,794
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 3,060
  • Quay County: 412
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,319
  • Roosevelt County: 1,812
  • Sandoval County: 10,513
  • San Juan County: 13,264
  • San Miguel County: 1,173
  • Santa Fe County: 9,394
  • Sierra County: 676
  • Socorro County: 1,187
  • Taos County: 1,476
  • Torrance County: 614
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,984

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: 426
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 427
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 122
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Wednesday, Feb. 10

4 p.m.: Three more San Juan County residents have died of COVID-19, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. All three of them were in their 70s and two of them had underlying conditions. One of them was a resident of Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Twenty-nine San Juan County residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 10, including 14 people who live in the 87401 ZIP code. There were six new cases in Rio Arriba County, 13 in McKinley County and 28 in Sandoval County.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 50,637
  • Catron County: 73
  • Chaves County: 8,367
  • Cibola County: 2,658
  • Colfax County: 682
  • Curry County: 4,805
  • De Baca County: 130
  • Doña Ana County: 21,760
  • Eddy County: 6,165
  • Grant County: 1,391
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 330
  • Lea County: 7,930
  • Lincoln County: 1,475
  • Los Alamos County: 460
  • Luna County: 3,014
  • McKinley County: 11,776
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 3,036
  • Quay County: 409
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,311
  • Roosevelt County: 1,810
  • Sandoval County: 10,478
  • San Juan County: 13,241
  • San Miguel County: 1,167
  • Santa Fe County: 9,385
  • Sierra County: 675
  • Socorro County: 1,180
  • Taos County: 1,475
  • Torrance County: 613
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,959

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: 426
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  •  Lea County Correctional Facility: 400
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

3:22 p.m.: During a press conference, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said there were 512 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 10 and the state has had a total of 178,790 cases.

“We’ve seen a steady decline,” she said.

However, there was a high number of mortalities with 31 new deaths reported on Feb. 10. The virus has claimed the lives of 3,461 New Mexicans.

There are currently 379 patients hospitalized in the state and 74 of them are on ventilators.

Updates for Tuesday, Feb. 9

4:14 p.m.: New Mexico saw the number of daily COVID-19 cases remain under 500 for a sixth time this month, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 413 new cases on Feb. 9.

The new cases on Feb. 9 include 23 in San Juan County, 16 in McKinley County, 17 in Rio Arriba County, 40 in Sandoval County and 157 in Bernalillo County.

However, New Mexico also added 19 new deaths, including one male San Juan County in their 60s and one male McKinley County in their 70s. Both were hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

According to NMDOH, there are 369 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19 as of Feb. 9, the state’s lowest number since reporting 365 hospitalizations back on Nov. 1, 2020.

The total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now at 178,280.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 50,513
  • Catron County: 73
  • Chaves County: 8,353
  • Cibola County: 2,645
  • Colfax County: 675
  • Curry County: 4,797
  • De Baca County: 130
  • Doña Ana County: 21,649
  • Eddy County: 6,145
  • Grant County: 1,366
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 330
  • Lea County: 7,918
  • Lincoln County: 1,472
  • Los Alamos County: 459
  • Luna County: 3,009
  • McKinley County: 11,763
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 3,015
  • Quay County: 409
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,305
  • Roosevelt County: 1,802
  • Sandoval County: 10,452
  • San Juan County: 13,212
  • San Miguel County: 1,153
  • Santa Fe County: 9,360
  • Sierra County: 675
  • Socorro County: 1,172
  • Taos County: 1,474
  • Torrance County: 613
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,943

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: 426
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 441
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 400
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 74

Updates for Monday, Feb. 8

4:05 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 315 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 8, including 13 San Juan County residents. About a third of the new cases – 120 people – are Bernalillo County residents. There were 12 new cases in McKinley County, 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County and 22 new cases in Sandoval County.

State health officials also reported 13 new deaths caused by the coronavirus. The following San Juan County residents are among those new fatalities:

  • A man in his 30s who had underlying conditions and was hospitalized
  • A Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center resident in her 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions

New Mexico has had a total of 177,867 residents test positive for COVID-19. Of those people, 3,412 have died.

There are 396 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 50,357
  • Catron County: 73
  • Chaves County: 8,346
  • Cibola County: 2,644
  • Colfax County: 675
  • Curry County: 4,793
  • De Baca County: 130
  • Doña Ana County: 21,592
  • Eddy County: 6,137
  • Grant County: 1,358
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 330
  • Lea County: 7,916
  • Lincoln County: 1,470
  • Los Alamos County: 459
  • Luna County: 3,004
  • McKinley County: 11,747
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 3,008
  • Quay County: 408
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,288
  • Roosevelt County: 1,797
  • Sandoval County: 10,410
  • San Juan County: 13,189
  • San Miguel County: 1,150
  • Santa Fe County: 9,332
  • Sierra County: 675
  • Socorro County: 1,169
  • Taos County: 1,472
  • Torrance County: 612
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,929

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 425
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

Additionally, 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 400
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Sunday, Feb. 7

5: 42 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 349 new COVID-19 cases and 13 more deaths as the coronavirus outbreak in the state continued to slow.

Of those cases, 24 were in San Juan County. There were four deaths reported Sunday among San Juan County residents:

  • A woman in her 20s who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.
  • A man in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.

The latest figures released by the Department of Health increased the state’s totals to 177,556 and 3,399 known deaths since the pandemic started. 

But rolling two-week averages of daily new cases and daily deaths both dropped over the past two weeks.

The rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 846.6 on Jan. 22 to 570.7 on Friday and the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 29 to 18.6, according to data from The COVID-Tracking Project.

As of Sunday, there were 403 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 and there were 111,037 COVID-19 patients who have recovered.

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

  • 98 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 51 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 7 new cases in Eddy County
  • 19 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 15 new cases in Lea County
  • 7 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 8 new cases in Luna County
  • 22 new cases in McKinley County
  • 24 new cases in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 18 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 24 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 12 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 12 new cases in Valencia County

— The Associated Press and Daily Times staff contributed to this report.

Updates for Saturday, Feb. 6

3:35 p.m.: The state health department announced there were 23 new cases of COVID-19 in San Juan County on Feb. 6 with two new deaths.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 424 new cases of COVID-19, with eight new deaths statewide. 

Among the new cases include 10 Rio Arriba County residents, 35 Sandoval County residents and 25 McKinley County residents. 

The eight deaths included two San Juan County residents: a woman in their 60s and one in their 70s, who were both hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

San Juan County has had a total of 396 people die from COVID-19.

There has been a total of 177,214 COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and 3,386 deaths since the pandemic started. There are 419 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 50,139
  • Catron County: 73
  • Chaves County: 8,336
  • Cibola County: 2,638
  • Colfax County: 675
  • Curry County: 4,779
  • De Baca County: 130
  • Doña Ana County: 21,503
  • Eddy County: 6,119
  • Grant County: 1,336
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 329
  • Lea County: 7,898
  • Lincoln County: 1,459
  • Los Alamos County: 460
  • Luna County: 2,991
  • McKinley County: 11,714
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 2,965
  • Quay County: 403
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,272
  • Roosevelt County: 1,793
  •  Sandoval County: 10,371
  •  San Juan County: 13,152
  •  San Miguel County: 1,147
  •  Santa Fe County: 9,313
  •  Sierra County: 675
  •  Socorro County: 1,163
  • Taos County: 1,467
  • Torrance County: 609
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,908

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 425
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 441
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

Additionally, 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 400
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 217
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Friday, Feb. 5

7 p.m.: The COVID-19 report today from health officials for the Navajo Nation list 114 new cases.

The total number of cases is 28,796, including 14 cases where reporting was delayed. There are 15,067 people who are considered recovered while 235,531 tests have been done.

Six more people have died due to the virus, raising the death toll to 1,053.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,292
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,792
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,374
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,546
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,577
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,913
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,449
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,835

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

Health care facilities on and near the tribal land continue to conduct COVID-19 vaccine clinics, either by drive-thru or appointment.

"A big thank you to all of our health care workers and first responders who work around the clock caring for our people and saving lives. This weekend, several health care facilities will hold drive-thru vaccine events to help protect our people from the virus," Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer said in the update released by the tribal president's office.

Lizer added there may be long wait times for vaccines and asked that people remain patient with the process.

4:15 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 589 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 5, including 32 cases in San Juan County. The new cases also include 12 Rio Arriba County residents, 51 Sandoval County residents and 27 McKinley County residents. Sixteen of the San Juan County cases were residents of the 87401 ZIP code.

The state officials also reported 23 new fatalities caused by the coronavirus. These deaths include two San Juan County residents in their 60s who were both hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There have been a total of 176,793 COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and 3,378 deaths. There are 396 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 50,015
  • Catron County: 73
  • Chaves County: 8,320
  • Cibola County: 2,622
  • Colfax County: 674
  • Curry County: 4,777
  • De Baca County: 130
  • Doña Ana County: 21,447
  • Eddy County: 6,104
  • Grant County: 1,325
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 328
  • Lea County: 7,893
  • Lincoln County: 1,458
  • Los Alamos County: 460
  • Luna County: 2,984
  • McKinley County: 11,688
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 2,956
  • Quay County: 401
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,262
  • Roosevelt County: 1,789
  • Sandoval County: 10,337
  • San Juan County: 13,128
  • San Miguel County: 1,143
  • Santa Fe County: 9,291
  • Sierra County: 672
  • Socorro County: 1,159
  • Taos County: 1,467
  • Torrance County: 609
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,891

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 426
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

Additionally, 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 394
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Thursday, Feb. 4

5:47 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 110 new COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths for the Navajo Nation today.

The update states 14 cases had delayed reporting. This brings the total number of cases to 28,668. There have been 1,047 people who have died from the virus.

In today's town hall, public health officials cautioned the public about holding in-person gatherings for the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 because of a high-risk for spreading COVID-19.

"We know that Super Bowl Sunday is a fun time for families and friends to enjoy, but we ask everyone to refrain from holding in-person gatherings due to the risks of COVID-19. We want everyone to enjoy the game safely to ensure your health and well-being," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

The three health agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,274
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,788
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,326
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,527
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,573
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,905
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,430
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,827

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

There have been 14,892 individuals who are considered recovered and 235,109 tests have been administered.

3:55 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 565 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 4, including 25 San Juan County residents. The new cases also include 15 Rio Arriba County residents, 28 Sandoval County residents and 23 McKinley County residents.

Health officials also reported 17 new deaths caused by the coronavirus. Among these deaths were three San Juan County residents including:

  • A man in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A woman in her 70s who was hospitalized
  • A man in his 70s who lived at Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and was hospitalized

A total of 176,211 New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19 and, of those people, 3,355 have died.

There are 445 people hospitalized in the state with the coronavirus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 49,845
  • Catron County: 71
  • Chaves County: 8,297
  • Cibola County: 2,615
  • Colfax County: 673
  • Curry County: 4,766
  • De Baca County: 129
  • Doña Ana County: 21,364
  • Eddy County: 6,078
  • Grant County: 1,315
  • Guadalupe County: 339
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 328
  • Lea County: 7,879
  • Lincoln County: 1,456
  • Los Alamos County: 456
  • Luna County: 2,978
  • McKinley County: 11,662
  • Mora County: 150
  • Otero County: 2,943
  • Quay County: 401
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,251
  • Roosevelt County: 1,782
  • Sandoval County: 10,283
  • San Juan County: 13,097
  • San Miguel County: 1,143
  • Santa Fe County: 9,255
  • Sierra County: 672
  • Socorro County: 1,153
  • Taos County: 1,463
  • Torrance County: 606
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,875

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 426
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

Additionally, 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: 286
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  •  Lea County Correctional Facility: 380
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 228
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74  

Updates for Wednesday, Feb. 3

5:35 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had 70 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths from the disease, according to figures released today by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

There have been 28,544 total cases, including three cases where reporting was delayed, since the first cases in March 2020. The death toll is 1,038.

The three agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,255
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,784
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,302
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,515
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,571
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,895
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,393
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,811

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

The report showed 14,714 people are considered recovered and 234,183 tests have been done.

"With each day that passes, there is growing concerns across the country and here on the Navajo Nation about the COVID-19 variants that are spreading. We are working with our public health experts to ensure that we test for the variants here on the Navajo Nation as well," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a press release.

Nez added that it remains important to continue following guidelines against the virus.

"Our department of health can implement all sorts of orders and measures to help reduce the spread of the virus, but it ultimately comes down to our individual choices and actions," he said.

There will be a town hall by the president's office at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

3:46 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 670 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 3, including 47 San Juan County residents. The new cases also include 51 McKinley County residents, 40 Sandoval County residents and 10 Rio Arriba County residents.

The San Juan County residents include 23 people who live in the 87401 ZIP code.

Health officials also say 29 more people have died of the coronavirus. That number includes the following four San Juan County residents:

  • A woman her 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 60s who lived at Cedar Ridge Inn
  • A woman in her 70s with underlying conditions
  • A woman in her 80s who lived at the Aztec Healthcare facility

Since the virus was first detected in New Mexico, 175,652 people have tested positive and, of those people, 3,338 have died.

There are 476 people hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 49,691
  • Catron County: 71
  • Chaves County: 8,279
  • Cibola County: 2,601
  • Colfax County: 671
  • Curry County: 4,760
  • De Baca County: 128
  • Doña Ana County: 21,270
  • Eddy County: 6,052
  • Grant County: 1,304
  • Guadalupe County: 338
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 325
  • Lea County: 7,865
  • Lincoln County: 1,454
  • Los Alamos County: 452
  • Luna County: 2,959
  • McKinley County: 11,638
  • Mora County: 149
  • Otero County: 2,924
  • Quay County: 400
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,236
  • Roosevelt County: 1,777
  • Sandoval County: 10,255
  • San Juan County: 13,072
  • San Miguel County: 1,139
  • Santa Fe County: 9,226
  • Sierra County: 672
  • Socorro County: 1,149
  • Taos County: 1,454
  • Torrance County: 603
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,861

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 425
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

Additionally, 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: 285
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 373
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 117
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 228
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Tuesday, Feb. 2

8:55 p.m.: Health officials reported 82 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths for the Navajo Nation today.

The update came as the tribal government announced the death of former President Albert Hale from complications of COVID-19.

Hale was 70. He was the second tribal president, serving from 1995 to 1998.

However, his political career did not end there. He went on to serve as a member of the Arizona State Senate from 2004 to 2011 then in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017.

Navajo leaders offered condolences to Hale's family in separate press releases.

"Throughout his lifetime, he demonstrated his love and compassion for our people through his service and all of his great contributions as president of the Navajo Nation and as a member of the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

"We recognize his positive contributions to the development of numerous initiatives that have advanced the causes of Navajo people both at home and abroad," Speaker Seth Damon said.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,232
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,783
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,292
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,500
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,563
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,887
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,388
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,808

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

The total number of cases is 28,471 while the death toll is 1,032. There are 14,709 people considered recovered from the virus while 233,041 tests have been done.

3:42 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 434 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 2, including 30 San Juan County residents. The new cases also include 25 McKinley County residents, 37 Sandoval County residents and 12 Rio Arriba County residents. Thirteen of the new San Juan County cases were residents of the 87401 ZIP code.

There were 15 new deaths caused by the coronavirus, including two San Juan County residents in their 50s who were both hospitalized.

Since the pandemic was first detected in New Mexico, 174,982 New Mexicans have tested positive and 3,310 of those people have died.

There are 492 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 49,530
  • Catron County: 71
  • Chaves County: 8,241
  • Cibola County: 2,595
  • Colfax County: 664
  • Curry County: 4,753
  • De Baca County: 128
  • Doña Ana County: 21,175
  • Eddy County: 6,007
  • Grant County: 1,296
  • Guadalupe County: 335
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 323
  • Lea County: 7,846
  • Lincoln County: 1,447
  • Los Alamos County: 449
  • Luna County: 2,947
  • McKinley County: 11,586
  • Mora County: 148
  • Otero County: 2,904
  • Quay County: 400
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,226
  • Roosevelt County: 1,772
  • Sandoval County: 10,216
  • San Juan County: 13,025
  • San Miguel County: 1,135
  • Santa Fe County: 9,197
  • Sierra County: 672
  • Socorro County: 1,132
  • Taos County: 1,454
  • Torrance County: 597
  • Union County: 212
  • Valencia County: 5,835

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 425
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

Additionally, 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: 285
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 373
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 116
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 228
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

Updates for Monday, Feb. 1

8:52 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw one of its lowest reports of new COVID-19 infections with 61 today.

There were also two more deaths in the report by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

The total number of cases is 28,388 and includes two cases where delayed reporting occurred. The death toll is 1,020 while 14,484 people are considered recovered from the virus. The number of tests administered is 233,041.

Since the first cases where reported in March 2020, the health agencies have been disclosing case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,215
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,777
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,286
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,496
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,552
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,872
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,372
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,797

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

According to information from the Office of the President and Vice President, the Navajo Area IHS reports the Navajo Nation received 64,713 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. There have been 47,455 doses administered, including some for second doses.

"We recently had a great discussion with the Biden-Harris administration and other federal partners to request additional COVID-19 vaccines, test kits and medical personnel to continue our fight against this virus," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

The president's office will have a town hall to provide updates about COVID-19 at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

4 p.m.: New Mexico started February with less than 500 new COVID-19 cases.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 487 new cases of the coronavirus, including 36 San Juan County residents. There were six new cases in Rio Arriba County, 32 new cases in McKinley County and 49 new cases in Sandoval County.

The number of new deaths is also down, with the state reporting a dozen fatalities on Feb. 1. None of the new COVID-19 deaths were San Juan County residents.

Since March, 174,550 New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 3,295 of those people have died.

There are 477 people hospitalized in New Mexico with the coronavirus.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 49,412
  • Catron County: 71
  • Chaves County: 8,238
  • Cibola County: 2,595
  • Colfax County: 664
  • Curry County: 4,750
  • De Baca County: 126
  • Doña Ana County: 21,125
  • Eddy County: 5,995
  • Grant County: 1,292
  • Guadalupe County: 335
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 323
  • Lea County: 7,809
  • Lincoln County: 1,446
  • Los Alamos County: 448
  • Luna County: 2,942
  • McKinley County: 11,559
  • Mora County: 148
  • Otero County: 2,892
  • Quay County: 398
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,214
  • Roosevelt County: 1,765
  • Sandoval County: 10,181
  • San Juan County: 12,995
  • San Miguel County: 1,132
  • Santa Fe County: 9,167
  • Sierra County: 672
  • Socorro County: 1,128
  • Taos County: 1,454
  • Torrance County: 597
  • Union County: 210
  • Valencia County: 5,804

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 425
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

Additionally, 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: 285
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 372
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 116
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 228
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

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