San Juan County, Navajo Nation COVID-19 case updates for November 2021

The Daily Times staff

Welcome to the November edition of The Farmington Daily Times' daily COVID-19 news and stats blog. Daily updates are below, short news items are on top.

Vaccines now available for children ages 5-11

The next pediatric clinic in San Juan County for administration of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 is Nov. 9.

"To register a child and schedule an appointment, parents need to access their own profile at vaccinenm.org and click on 'Dependents,'" the San Juan County Public Health Office said in a press release on Nov. 3. "They can add their children from there. If parents need help registering their children, they can call the Covid Hotline 1-855-600-3453."

Call ahead to reserve your dose

The New Mexico Department of Health continues to hold large-scale vaccination events with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to accommodate those who are eligible for their third dose as well as people seeking first and second doses. 

The state health department through the San Juan County Public Health Office will hold the next clinics:

  • Monday, Nov. 29 (Ages 5-11 only), SJC Public Health Office, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 (Ages 5-11 only), SJC Public Health Office, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 3 (Ages 12+ only), SJC Public Health Office, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

There may be additional clinics scheduled to meet demand for C0VID-19 boosters. To register for these or other events go to vaccinenm.org. People can pre-register at vaccinenm.org to reserve their dose. There will be on-site registration and walk-ins depending on the available doses.

Northern Navajo Medical Center continues vaccine rollout

Northern Navajo Medical Center is offering flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots to eligible adults and children ages 5-11 during vaccination events every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shiprock High School.

Vaccines are available to those who receive medical services from hospitals or clinics under the Shiprock Service Unit of the Navajo Area Indian Health Service.

For more information, contact Shiprock Health Promotion at 505-368-6300.

The hospital has also partnered with the Central Consolidated School District and the Bureau of Indian Education for vaccination events for children ages 5-11 at schools operated by either entity. Upcoming clinics are:

  • Sunday, Nov. 28, Shiprock High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, Ojo Amarillo Elementary School in Ojo Amarillo from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 2, Newcomb Elementary School in Newcomb from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note: The state no longer reports COVID-19 statistics on weekends, so counts released on Mondays will contain figures for a three-day reporting period.

COVID-19 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: 1-928-871-7014
  • State coronavirus website: cv.nmhealth.org

Updates for Friday, Nov. 26

4:40 p.m.: Today's update by health officials for the Navajo Nation lists 50 new COVID-19 infections and no recent virus-related deaths.

Because today is Navajo Nation Family Day, a tribal holiday, a full report is not available, according to the Office of the President and Vice President.

However, the update states that 1,539 people have died because of complications linked to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Officials also remind tribal members and residents that health care facilities continue to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

"On Navajo Nation Family Day, we give thanks and show our love for our parents, grandparents, children and all of our relatives. We can show our love for one another by taking precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy during this pandemic. Please be safe, pray for our people including our frontline warriors, and all of our communities across the Navajo Nation" tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the release.

Updates for Thursday, Nov. 25

6:58 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

While a full report is not available because of Thanksgiving, the health agencies state that three more people have died from the disease.

The number of people who have died since the pandemic began is 1,539.

"Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Navajo people! We pray for continued blessings and good health for our people, frontline warriors and our communities. Please be safe and take care of your elders and make sure they have firewood, blankets and everything they need for the cold weather. Have a safe and enjoyable time with your loved ones," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the update, which was released by his office.

Updates for Wednesday, Nov. 24

5:08 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies on Wednesday reported 72 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and nine more deaths. 

"The total number of deaths is now 1,536," the Office of the President and Vice President said in a news release Wednesday. "The report indicates that 36,896 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 388,422 COVID-19 tests have been administered."

The total number of COVID-19 cases reached 39,158 on Wednesday, including six delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Navajo Area Indian Health Service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,831
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,731
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,627
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,453
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,343
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 7,008
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,822
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,321

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

5:03 p.m.: There were 1,409 additional COVID-19 cases reported in New Mexico on Wednesday and 21 more deaths, state health officials reported.

There have been 308,091 cases of COVID-19 reported in New Mexico since the pandemic began and 5,310 COVID-19-related deaths.

In San Juan County, where 82 new cases were reported Wednesday, there have been 26,113 cases reported since the pandemic began and 594 deaths as of Wednesday.

There were 648 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Wednesday due to COVID-19 infections. 

"As of today, there are 261,131 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release said.

The state reports at least one positive COVID-19 case among residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

The 18 recent deaths reported Wednesday were:

  • A male whose age was listed as less than 20 from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. He was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s from Colfax County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Doña Ana County.
  • A woman in her 40s from Harding County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Three of the deaths reported Wednesday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 90s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. She was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
  • A man in his 50s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Rio Arriba County who was hospitalized.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 420 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 40 new cases in Chaves County

• 13 new cases in Cibola County

• 4 new cases in Colfax County

• 17 new cases in Curry County

• 4 new cases in De Baca County

• 230 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 37 new cases in Eddy County

• 27 new cases in Grant County

• 4 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 12 new cases in Lea County

• 19 new cases in Lincoln County

• 7 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 15 new cases in Luna County

• 81 new cases in McKinley County

• 45 new cases in Otero County

• 13 new cases in Quay County

• 32 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 20 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 116 new cases in Sandoval County

• 82 new cases in San Juan County

• 9 new cases in San Miguel County

• 59 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 7 new cases in Sierra County

• 6 new cases in Socorro County

• 9 new cases in Taos County

• 5 new cases in Torrance County

• 6 new cases in Union County

• 69 new cases in Valencia County

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 308,091 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 85,278

• Catron County: 254

• Chaves County: 13,639

• Cibola County: 4,042

• Colfax County: 1,594

• Curry County: 7,819

• De Baca County: 318

• Doña Ana County: 35,350

• Eddy County: 11,590

• Grant County: 3,610

• Guadalupe County: 652

• Harding County: 50

• Hidalgo County: 630

• Lea County: 13,964

• Lincoln County: 3,377

• Los Alamos County: 901

• Luna County: 4,464

• McKinley County: 16,517

• Mora County: 395

• Otero County: 8,114

• Quay County: 1,250

• Rio Arriba County: 5,618

• Roosevelt County: 2,979

• Sandoval County: 18,284

• San Juan County: 26,113

• San Miguel County: 2,961

• Santa Fe County: 14,627

• Sierra County: 1,267

• Socorro County: 2,026

• Taos County: 2,801

• Torrance County: 1,632

• Union County: 418

• Valencia County: 10,510

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 23

6:40 p.m.: Today's report by health officials for the Navajo Nation shows 59 new cases of COVID-19.

There were also 75 cases that were not immediately reported to officials. The latest figures raise the total number of cases to 39,080.

The report had no additional deaths related to the disease. This keeps the death toll at 1,527.

"If you are celebrating Thanksgiving Day with friends or family, please be very cautious and limit in-person attendance. In the past, we've experienced increases in new cases following major holidays because people let their guard down among family and friends," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

"We do not want any more of our people to be infected with COVID-19 or to lose their lives. If you are near others that do not reside in the same household, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. We have to take all precautions to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy this holiday season," he 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 since the pandemic started:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,815
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,719
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,623
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,430
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,339
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 7,002
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,813
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,317

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

There are 36,844 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 387,458 tests have been conducted.

5:16 p.m.: Hospitals across New Mexico remained busy Tuesday as COVID-19-patient numbers remained high across New Mexico. State health officials on Tuesday reported 1,189 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths.

New Mexico has seen 306,743 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, and 5,289 COVID-19-related deaths, according to a New Mexico Department of Health news release.

The statewide test positivity rate, which was around 12.9% last week, was at 12.1% Tuesday.

San Juan County reported 80 new cases Tuesday for a total of 26,031 cases since the pandemic began and 591 deaths as of Tuesday.

There were 639 people being treated in New Mexico hospitals Tuesday due to COVID-19 infections, an increase of 80 patients compared to Monday's total of 559 patients.

"As of today, there are 260,582 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release stated.

The state reports 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

The state on Tuesday reported twelve additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19, 11 of which were recent:

  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A second man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. She was a resident of the Las Cruces Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center of Cascadia (Welbrook Senior Living) in Las Cruces.
  • A man in his 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Lea County.
  • A woman in her 70s from Luna County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One death reported Tuesday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 30s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 373 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 13 new cases in Chaves County

• 15 new cases in Cibola County

• 8 new cases in Colfax County

• 16 new cases in Curry County

• 4 new cases in De Baca County

• 180 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 12 new cases in Eddy County

• 26 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 16 new cases in Lea County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 10 new cases in Luna County

• 22 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 18 new cases in Otero County

• 13 new cases in Quay County

• 14 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 5 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 214 new cases in Sandoval County

• 80 new cases in San Juan County

• 13 new cases in San Miguel County

• 39 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 5 new cases in Sierra County

• 12 new cases in Socorro County

• 6 new cases in Taos County

• 7 new cases in Torrance County

• 3 new cases in Union County

• 33 new cases in Valencia County

• 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

• 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

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

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 306,743 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 84,858

• Catron County: 254

• Chaves County: 13,599

• Cibola County: 4,029

• Colfax County: 1,591

• Curry County: 7,802

• De Baca County: 314

• Doña Ana County: 35,121

• Eddy County: 11,553

• Grant County: 3,583

• Guadalupe County: 648

• Harding County: 50

• Hidalgo County: 629

• Lea County: 13,952

• Lincoln County: 3,358

• Los Alamos County: 894

• Luna County: 4,449

• McKinley County: 16,436

• Mora County: 395

• Otero County: 8,068

• Quay County: 1,237

• Rio Arriba County: 5,586

• Roosevelt County: 2,959

• Sandoval County: 18,169

• San Juan County: 26,031

• San Miguel County: 2,952

• Santa Fe County: 14,568

• Sierra County: 1,260

• Socorro County: 2,019

• Taos County: 2,792

• Torrance County: 1,627

• Union County: 412

• Valencia County: 10,442

Updates for Monday, Nov. 22

6:48 p.m.: Ten communities from the Northern Agency in San Juan County are under advisory because of uncontrolled transmission of COVID-19.

The Navajo Department of Health placed Gadii'ahi, Hogback, Naschitti, Nenahnezad, Newcomb, Sanostee, Sheep Springs, Shiprock, Two Grey Hills and Upper Fruitland under advisory.

A total of 67 communities were identified today by the department, which based the placement on the number of cases from Nov. 5 to Nov. 18.

Other New Mexico communities on the list are Baca-Prewitt, Becenti, Casamero Lake, Chichiltah, Church Rock, Counselor, Coyote Canyon, Crownpoint, Iyanbito, Littlewater, Mexican Springs, Nageezi, Nahodishgish, Pinedale, Rock Springs, Thoreau, Tóhajiilee, Tohatchi, Torreon, Tsayatoh, Twin Lakes, Whitehorse Lake and White Rock.

Communities in Arizona or in Utah are Aneth, Birdsprings, Black Mesa, Bodaway-Gap, Cameron, Chilchinbeto, Chinle, Ganado, Hard Rock, Houck, Indian Wells, Inscription House, Jeddito, Kaibeto, Kayenta, LeChee, Leupp, Many Farms, Mexican Water, Oak Springs, Piñon, Red Valley, Rock Point, Round Rock, Shonto, St. Michaels, Tachee-Blue Gap, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Tonalea, Tsaile-Wheatfields, Tselani-Cottonwood, Tuba City and Whippoorwill.

"This week, we see an increase from 55 to 67 communities identified as having uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. As we get closer to the holidays, we have to be very careful, take precautions, wear masks in public, get fully vaccinated, and limit social gatherings," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the news release that announced the advisory and provided today's update on new cases among residents on the tribal land.

"COVID-19 vaccines for individuals five years and older are widely available at health care facilities across the Navajo Nation. We all have to do our part to push back on COVID-19," Nez said.

The department, along with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center, reported 46 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths related to the disease.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,806
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,704
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,620
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,388
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,334
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,969
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,801
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,302

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

The total number of cases is 38,946. This number includes delayed reporting for two cases. The death toll remains at 1,527.

There are 36,659 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 386,503 tests have been conducted.

4:28 p.m.: There were 3,658 new COVID-19 cases recorded in New Mexico over a three-day counting period ending on Nov. 22, state health officials reported on Monday.

Officials also reported 14 more COVID-19-related deaths across the state.

Case totals statewide since the pandemic began reached 305,579 on Monday, the state's news release said. There have been 5,277 deaths related to the pandemic in New Mexico.

San Juan County has reported 25,954 cases since the start of the pandemic and, as of Monday, 591 deaths. There were 312 new cases reported in San Juan County between Nov. 20 and Nov. 22.

There were 559 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Monday due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 259,606 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release said.

The state reports 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

Of the 14 COVID-19-related deaths in New Mexico reported Monday, 13 were recent:

  • A man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. He was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 90s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the The Neighborhood Assisted Living facility in Rio Rancho.
  • A man in his 40s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second man in his 40s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from San Miguel County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Sierra County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Valencia County who was hospitalized.
  • A second woman in her 50s from Valencia County was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One of the deaths reported Monday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 993 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 100 new cases in Chaves County

• 19 new cases in Cibola County

• 27 new cases in Colfax County

• 42 new cases in Curry County

• 5 new cases in De Baca County

• 737 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 60 new cases in Eddy County

• 75 new cases in Grant County

• 4 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 4 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 32 new cases in Lea County

• 29 new cases in Lincoln County

• 7 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 31 new cases in Luna County

• 130 new cases in McKinley County

• 3 new cases in Mora County

• 105 new cases in Otero County

• 17 new cases in Quay County

• 64 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 15 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 246 new cases in Sandoval County

• 312 new cases in San Juan County

• 34 new cases in San Miguel County

• 242 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 30 new cases in Sierra County

• 32 new cases in Socorro County

• 45 new cases in Taos County

• 23 new cases in Torrance County

• 24 new cases in Union County

• 153 new cases in Valencia County

• 12 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

• 2 new cases 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 Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

• 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases on Monday were:

  • 87121 - 154
  • 87401 - 128
  • 88012 - 128
  • 88001 - 108
  • 88007 - 108
  • 87031 - 104
  • 87120 - 102
  • 87124 - 101
  • 87114 - 99
  • 88011 - 91

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 305,579 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 84,489

• Catron County: 253

• Chaves County: 13,586

• Cibola County: 4,016

• Colfax County: 1,583

• Curry County: 7,787

• De Baca County: 310

• Doña Ana County: 34,946

• Eddy County: 11,541

• Grant County: 3,558

• Guadalupe County: 647

• Harding County: 50

• Hidalgo County: 629

• Lea County: 13,938

• Lincoln County: 3,358

• Los Alamos County: 892

• Luna County: 4,439

• McKinley County: 16,414

• Mora County: 393

• Otero County: 8,050

• Quay County: 1,224

• Rio Arriba County: 5,573

• Roosevelt County: 2,955

• Sandoval County: 17,956

• San Juan County: 25,954

• San Miguel County: 2,939

• Santa Fe County: 14,531

• Sierra County: 1,256

• Socorro County: 2,007

• Taos County: 2,786

• Torrance County: 1,620

• Union County: 409

• Valencia County: 10,409

Updates for Sunday, Nov. 21

10:08 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and five more deaths. 

The total number of deaths is 1,527, according to a news release Sunday from the Office of the President and Vice President. 

"The report indicates that 36,607 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 382,386 COVID-19 tests have been administered," the news release said. "The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 38,898, including 11 delayed reported cases."

"As we get closer to the holidays, we have to be very careful, take precautions, wear masks in public, get fully vaccinated, and limit social gatherings," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in the news release. "We all have to do our part to push back on COVID-19."

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,797
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,702
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,618
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,385
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,331
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,952
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,789
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,302

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

Updates for Saturday, Nov. 20

4:57 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report 87 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of four more people today.

The new infections bring the total number of cases to 38,852. This includes 23 cases that were not immediately reported to health agencies.

Since the pandemic began last year, the total number of reported deaths linked to the disease has been 1,522.

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: 6,780
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,698
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,615
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,384
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,326
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,937
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,789
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,301

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

There are 36,481 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 382,386 tests have been conducted.

The information was released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President.

In addition to the latest numbers, the news release states that President Jonathan Nez and first lady Phefelia Nez received booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine while their son, Alexander Nez, 6, got his first vaccine dose during a vaccination event today in Piñon, Arizona.

The president was at the event to show support to health care workers and families who were in attendance.

"Thank you to all of the health care workers and many others who are working through the weekend to administer vaccines and booster shots. We encourage families to get their vaccination before the holidays," Nez said in the release.

Updates for Friday, Nov. 19

6:58 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting today 96 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

On Nov. 18, they reported 99 new cases and three more virus-related deaths.

Today's report had no additional deaths. There have been 1,518 people who have died since the pandemic began.

"The Navajo Department of Health issued a health advisory notice on Friday, expanding the COVID-19 booster dose eligibility on the Navajo Nation to address the widespread and continuing surge of COVID-19 infections. The advisory recommends Navajo citizens and residents who are 18 years old and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose," the news release states.

In the advisory, the department recommends the Indian Health Service and tribal health providers who serve tribal members follow the expanded eligibility.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,760
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,691
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,599
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,374
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,308
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,921
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,775
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,292

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

The total number of cases is 38,742. This number includes delayed reporting for 30 cases.

There are 36,363 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 382,386 tests have been conducted.

4:17 p.m.: The State Department of Health reported 1,844 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and 25 more deaths in New Mexico.

The new numbers brought the state's overall case count since the pandemic began to 301,937. The pandemic has claimed 5,263 New Mexico residents, according to the state's daily news release.

San Juan County reported 257 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The county has seen 25,643 cases since the pandemic began and 589 COVID-19-related deaths.

There were 548 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Friday due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 256,770 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release stated.

The state reported 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

Of the 25 deaths report Friday, 23 were recent deaths:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A second woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County.
  • A woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County.
  • A man in his 50s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Otero County who was a resident of the Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo.
  • A man in his 90s from Otero County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 70s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s from San Juan County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Taos County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Valencia County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Two of the deaths reported Friday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 80s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s from Torrance County.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 488 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 58 new cases in Chaves County

• 14 new cases in Cibola County

• 8 new cases in Colfax County

• 46 new cases in Curry County

• 224 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 29 new cases in Eddy County

• 24 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Harding County

• 19 new cases in Lea County

• 17 new cases in Lincoln County

• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 17 new cases in Luna County

• 59 new cases in McKinley County

• 3 new cases in Mora County

• 56 new cases in Otero County

• 20 new cases in Quay County

• 36 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 66 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 124 new cases in Sandoval County

• 257 new cases in San Juan County

• 22 new cases in San Miguel County

• 104 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 11 new cases in Sierra County

• 22 new cases in Socorro County

• 25 new cases in Taos County

• 18 new cases in Torrance County

• 4 new cases in Union County

• 58 new cases in Valencia County

• 6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

• 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 Roswell Correctional Center

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases on Friday were:

  • 87121 - 101
  • 87401 - 88
  • 88130 - 64
  • 87114 - 57
  • 87124 - 50
  • 88310 - 48
  • 88012 - 45
  • 88101 - 45
  • 87105 - 44
  • 87507 - 44

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 301,937 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 83,500

• Catron County: 252

• Chaves County: 13,486

• Cibola County: 3,997

• Colfax County: 1,556

• Curry County: 7,745

• De Baca County: 305

• Doña Ana County: 34,211

• Eddy County: 11,481

• Grant County: 3,486

• Guadalupe County: 643

• Harding County: 50

• Hidalgo County: 625

• Lea County: 13,906

• Lincoln County: 3,329

• Los Alamos County: 885

• Luna County: 4,407

• McKinley County: 16,285

• Mora County: 390

• Otero County: 7,946

• Quay County: 1,207

• Rio Arriba County: 5,511

• Roosevelt County: 2,940

• Sandoval County: 17,710

• San Juan County: 25,643

• San Miguel County: 2,905

• Santa Fe County: 14,290

• Sierra County: 1,227

• Socorro County: 1,975

• Taos County: 2,741

• Torrance County: 1,597

• Union County: 385

• Valencia County: 10,257

Updates for Thursday, Nov. 18

Nearly 600 people were hospitalized Thursday in New Mexico health facilities as state health officials reported 1,790 new COVID-19 cases and 23 more deaths due to the virus. 

The new case numbers drove the state’s total case count since the pandemic began to 300,101 cases. The pandemic has claimed 5,238 New Mexicans as of Thursday, according to the state's daily news release.

There were 254 new cases reported in San Juan County Thursday. The county has reported 25,386 cases since the pandemic started and 585 deaths as of Thursday.

There were 599 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Thursday due to COVID-19 infections. On Wednesday that number was 539.

"As of today, there are 256,190 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release said.

The state reported at least one positive COVID-19 case among residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

Of the 23 deaths reported Thursday, 21 were recent deaths:

  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Colfax County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Lincoln County who was a resident of the Good Life Senior Living facility in Ruidoso.
  • A woman in her 40s from Mora County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 20s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Quay County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Sandoval County who had been hospitalized.
  • A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 80s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Taos County who was hospitalized and was a resident of The Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 80s from Taos County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Valencia County who was hospitalized.

Two of the deaths reported Thursday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 50s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions.

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

• 469 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 61 new cases in Chaves County

• 11 new cases in Cibola County

• 8 new cases in Colfax County

• 31 new cases in Curry County

• 305 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 51 new cases in Eddy County

• 30 new cases in Grant County

• 5 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Harding County

• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 11 new cases in Lea County

• 20 new cases in Lincoln County

• 19 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 19 new cases in Luna County

• 72 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 48 new cases in Otero County

• 13 new cases in Quay County

• 28 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 12 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 96 new cases in Sandoval County

• 254 new cases in San Juan County

• 15 new cases in San Miguel County

• 65 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 13 new cases in Sierra County

• 36 new cases in Socorro County

• 10 new cases in Taos County

• 7 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union County

• 73 new cases in Valencia County

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

The 10 New Mexico ZIP codes with the highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases on Thursday were:

  • 87401 - 91
  • 87121 - 78
  • 87410 - 64
  • 87105 - 55
  • 88001 - 55
  • 87120 - 54
  • 88012 - 47
  • 87031 - 43
  • 88005 - 43
  • 87114 - 42

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 300,101 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 83,014

Catron County: 251

Chaves County: 13,428

Cibola County: 3,983

Colfax County: 1,551

Curry County: 7,698

De Baca County: 305

Doña Ana County: 33,990

Eddy County: 11,452

Grant County: 3,462

Guadalupe County: 640

Harding County: 49

Hidalgo County: 625

Lea County: 13,887

Lincoln County: 3,313

Los Alamos County: 883

Luna County: 4,390

McKinley County: 16,226

Mora County: 387

Otero County: 7,890

Quay County: 1,187

Rio Arriba County: 5,475

Roosevelt County: 2,875

Sandoval County: 17,588

San Juan County: 25,386

San Miguel County: 2,883

Santa Fe County: 14,187

Sierra County: 1,216

Socorro County: 1,953

Taos County: 2,715

Torrance County: 1,579

Union County: 381

Valencia County: 10,200

Updates for Wednesday, Nov. 17

5:50 p.m.: Today, the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Epidemiology Center and Navajo Area Indian Health Service report 96 new COVID-19 infections for the Navajo Nation.

There were also 42 cases that were not reported to health officials until now. The total number of cases is 38,490.

One more person has died from complications related to the virus. There have been 1,515 people who have died since the pandemic began last year.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,723
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,661
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,587
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,341
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,286
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,868
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,722
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,280

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

There are 36,113 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 380,604 tests have been conducted.

4:40 p.m.: State health officials reported 1,530 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 12 more deaths, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The statewide case total since the pandemic began reached 298,313 on Wednesday. There have been 5,215 COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexico residents, the news release said. 

The 7-Day test positivity rate Wednesday was 12.3%. On Monday that rate was 12.9%.

San Juan County, which has recorded 25,131 cases since the pandemic started, reported 112 new cases Wednesday. The county has recorded 581 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

There were 539 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

"As of today, there are 255,650 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release said.

The state reported 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

The 12 new COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday were:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. She was a resident of the Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Catron County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A second woman in her 60s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Otero County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Quay County.
  • A man in his 50s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 60s from San Juan County.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 424 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 39 new cases in Chaves County

• 11 new cases in Cibola County

• 13 new cases in Colfax County

• 17 new cases in Curry County

• 4 new cases in De Baca County

• 236 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 36 new cases in Eddy County

• 71 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 11 new cases in Lea County

• 35 new cases in Lincoln County

• 5 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 35 new cases in Luna County

• 102 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 33 new cases in Otero County

• 12 new cases in Quay County

• 34 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 2 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 118 new cases in Sandoval County

• 112 new cases in San Juan County

• 31 new cases in San Miguel County

• 28 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 8 new cases in Sierra County

• 21 new cases in Socorro County

• 8 new cases in Taos County

• 8 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 67 new cases in Valencia County

• 4 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday were:

  • 87121 - 75
  • 87114 - 56
  • 87120 - 56
  • 87124 - 53
  • 88061 - 49
  • 88001 - 43
  • 88005 - 43
  • 87401 - 42
  • 88012 - 41
  • 87105 - 40

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 298,313 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 82,547

Catron County: 251

Chaves County: 13,367

Cibola County: 3,973

Colfax County: 1,543

Curry County: 7,667

De Baca County: 305

Doña Ana County: 33,686

Eddy County: 11,401

Grant County: 3,432

Guadalupe County: 635

Harding County: 48

Hidalgo County: 623

Lea County: 13,876

Lincoln County: 3,293

Los Alamos County: 864

Luna County: 4,371

McKinley County: 16,154

Mora County: 385

Otero County: 7,842

Quay County: 1,174

Rio Arriba County: 5,447

Roosevelt County: 2,863

Sandoval County: 17,492

San Juan County: 25,131

San Miguel County: 2,868

Santa Fe County: 14,121

Sierra County: 1,203

Socorro County: 1,918

Taos County: 2,705

Torrance County: 1,571

Union County: 379

Valencia County: 10,127

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 16

5:55 p.m.: The Navajo Nation experience one of its lowest number of new cases in recent days with health agencies reporting 17 new infections.

Since the pandemic began last year, there have been 38,352 cases. The tally includes 89 cases that were not immediately reported to health agencies.

There were no recent deaths in today's update. There have been 1,514 people who have died of COVID-19.

"We need more of our Navajo Nation residents to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the holiday season. 70% of eligible residents 12 years and older are fully vaccinated on the Navajo Nation. For the Navajo Nation executive branch, 97% of employees have received the vaccine. We're doing much better than the rest of the country and states, but we need to do better. If you haven't already received the COVID-19 vaccine, we strongly urge you to do so to help protect yourself, your loved ones and others," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez 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 since last year:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,695
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,655
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,582
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,312
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,279
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,848
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,679
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,280

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

There are 35,947 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 379,629 tests have been conducted.

5:25 p.m.: State health officials announced 12 more COVID-19-related deaths in New Mexico on Tuesday, half of them unidentified residents of San Juan County.

The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday also announced 1,048 additional COVID-19 cases statewide and a 7-day test positivity rate of 12.4%, down a bit from yesterday's rate of 12.9%. 

San Juan County, which reported 86 new cases on Tuesday, has documented 25,019 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 578 deaths.

Statewide there have been 296,790 COVID-19 cases and 5,203 deaths.

There were 542 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Tuesday due to COVID-19 infections. 

"As of today, there are 255,289 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release said.

The state reported at least one positive COVID-19 case among residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

Of the 12 deaths announced Tuesday, 10 were recent:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Otero County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
  • A woman in her 70s from Sierra County who had been hospitalized.

Two deaths announced Tuesday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County.
  • A man in his 50s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 302 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 10 new cases in Chaves County

• 24 new cases in Cibola County

• 18 new cases in Colfax County

• 12 new cases in Curry County

• 5 new cases in De Baca County

• 179 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 39 new cases in Eddy County

• 7 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 12 new cases in Lea County

• 14 new cases in Lincoln County

• 4 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 11 new cases in Luna County

• 40 new cases in McKinley County

• 41 new cases in Otero County

• 29 new cases in Quay County

• 20 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 4 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 74 new cases in Sandoval County

• 86 new cases in San Juan County

• 12 new cases in San Miguel County

• 33 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 16 new cases in Sierra County

• 9 new cases in Socorro County

• 3 new cases in Taos County

• 7 new cases in Torrance County

• 3 new cases in Union County

• 32 new cases in Valencia County

The 10 New Mexico ZIP codes with the highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday were:

  • 87121 - 42
  • 87120 - 40
  • 88012 - 36
  • 88005 - 32
  • 87401 - 29
  • 87105 - 28
  • 87114 - 28
  • 88011 - 28
  • 88310 - 28
  • 87124 - 26

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 296,790 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 82,126

Catron County: 251

Chaves County: 13,330

Cibola County: 3,961

Colfax County: 1,530

Curry County: 7,650

De Baca County: 301

Doña Ana County: 33,451

Eddy County: 11,364

Grant County: 3,361

Guadalupe County: 634

Harding County: 48

Hidalgo County: 621

Lea County: 13,866

Lincoln County: 3,258

Los Alamos County: 859

Luna County: 4,336

McKinley County: 16,052

Mora County: 384

Otero County: 7,809

Quay County: 1,162

Rio Arriba County: 5,414

Roosevelt County: 2,861

Sandoval County: 17,374

San Juan County: 25,019

San Miguel County: 2,837

Santa Fe County: 14,093

Sierra County: 1,195

Socorro County: 1,897

Taos County: 2,697

Torrance County: 1,564

Union County: 378

Valencia County: 10,060

Updates for Monday, Nov. 15

10:20 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have reported 62 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation today.

The update states there were also five cases that were not immediately known to the entities.

On Sunday, the entities reported 89 new cases. Due to technical issues on both days, a full report was not available.

There were no additional deaths related to the virus on both days. The death toll remains at 1,514.

A new health advisory by the Department of Health shows that 55 communities have uncontrolled spread of the virus, based on cases from Oct. 29 to Nov. 11.

Communities under advisory are: Aneth, Baca-Prewitt, Birdsprings, Black Mesa, Bodaway-Gap, Cameron, Casamero Lake, Chichiltah, Chilchinbeto, Chinle, Church Rock, Coyote Canyon, Crownpoint, Ganado, Hogback, Houck, Indian Wells, Inscription House, Iyanbito, Kaibeto, Kayenta, LeChee, Leupp, Manuelito, Many Farms, Naschitti, Nenahnezad, Newcomb, Oak Springs, Piñon, Ramah, Red Valley, Rock Point, Rock Springs, Rough Rock, Round Rock, Sanostee, Sheep Springs, Shiprock, Shonto, St. Michaels, Tachee-Blue Gap, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Thoreau, Tohatchi, Tonalea, Torreon, Tsaile-Wheatfields, Tsayatoh, Tselani-Cottonwood, Tuba City, Two Grey Hills, Upper Fruitland and Whippoorwill.

5:47 p.m.: A three-day counting period revealed 3,712 new COVID-19 cases across New Mexico and 22 more deaths, the state Department of Health reported on Monday.

The state has recorded 295,767 COVID-19 cases in New Mexico since the pandemic began and 5,191 pandemic-related deaths among state residents, according to Monday's news release.

New Mexico's 7-Day test positivity rate across the state reached 12.9% Monday, the news release noted in its headline. 

In averages measured between Oct. 26 to Nov. 8, San Juan County's positivity rate during that time period was 19.93%, according to the Department of Health website.

"The percent positive is exactly what it sounds like: the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are actually positive, or: (positive tests)/(total tests) x 100%," the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health website explained.

San Juan County, which reported 580 new COVID-19 cases during the three-day period that began Nov. 13 and ended Nov. 15, has logged 24,938 cases since the pandemic began and 572 deaths as of Monday.

Of the 22 new deaths the state reported on Monday, 18 were recent:

  • A woman in her 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Elmcroft of Quintessence facility in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 50s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and was a resident of the Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell.
  • A man in his 90s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Cibola County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from McKinley County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 40s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec.
  • A woman in her 60s from Valencia County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Four of the deaths happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
  • A woman in her 80s from Cibola County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

As of Monday, there are 498 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19, the release said.

"There were 254,476 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release said.

The state reports 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 1,009 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 3 new cases in Catron County

• 98 new cases in Chaves County

• 19 new cases in Cibola County

• 12 new cases in Colfax County

• 51 new cases in Curry County

• 7 new cases in De Baca County

• 566 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 61 new cases in Eddy County

• 70 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Harding County

• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 23 new cases in Lea County

• 15 new cases in Lincoln County

• 11 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 67 new cases in Luna County

• 117 new cases in McKinley County

• 241 new cases in Otero County

• 18 new cases in Quay County

• 54 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 6 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 229 new cases in Sandoval County

• 580 new cases in San Juan County

• 36 new cases in San Miguel County

• 146 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 18 new cases in Sierra County

• 28 new cases in Socorro County

• 24 new cases in Taos County

• 38 new cases in Torrance County

• 8 new cases in Union County

• 141 new cases in Valencia County

• 5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest numbers of new COVID-19 infections on Monday were:

  • 87401 - 229
  • 88310 - 191
  • 87121 - 172
  • 87124 - 123
  • 88001 - 106
  • 87105 - 104
  • 88012 - 97
  • 87120 - 94
  • 88005 - 94
  • 87114 - 89

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 295,767 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 81,829

Catron County: 251

Chaves County: 13,320

Cibola County: 3,937

Colfax County: 1,513

Curry County: 7,638

De Baca County: 296

Doña Ana County: 33,278

Eddy County: 11,325

Grant County: 3,356

Guadalupe County: 632

Harding County: 48

Hidalgo County: 621

Lea County: 13,854

Lincoln County: 3,244

Los Alamos County: 855

Luna County: 4,325

McKinley County: 16,012

Mora County: 384

Otero County: 7,768

Quay County: 1,133

Rio Arriba County: 5,395

Roosevelt County: 2,858

Sandoval County: 17,302

San Juan County: 24,938

San Miguel County: 2,825

Santa Fe County: 14,061

Sierra County: 1,179

Socorro County: 1,889

Taos County: 2,694

Torrance County: 1,557

Union County: 375

Valencia County: 10,028

Updates for Saturday, Nov. 13

The Navajo Nation has reported 65 more cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths, The Associated Press reported.

The latest figures released Saturday put the tribe's overall number of cases at 38,479 since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death toll now is 1,513.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urged residents of the vast reservation to be careful when traveling to neighboring cities and states where safety measures aren't always as strict.

The tribe has maintained a mask mandate through most of the pandemic.

Nez also has urged residents to take advantage of weekend vaccination drives including ones Pinehill and Shiprock in the New Mexico portion of the reservation and in Chinle, Arizona.

Case numbers from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS were not available in Saturday's news release.

Updates for Friday, Nov. 12

6:30 p.m.: Today's report by health officials for the Navajo Nation lists 77 new COVID-19 cases and 13 cases where reporting to officials was delayed.

There were no recent deaths in the update. This keeps the death toll at 1,507.

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 the pandemic began:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,661
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,630
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,567
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,223
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,236
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,739
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,622
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,266

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

The total number of cases is 37,966.

There are 35,617 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 375,417 tests have been conducted.

4:30 p.m.: State health officials on Friday reported 21 more COVID-19-related deaths and 3,524 more COVID-19 cases over a two-day reporting period that included the Veterans Day holiday.

That number of new cases represents an average of 1,762 cases per day across the state on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.

The state now has recorded a total of 292,078 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 5,169 COVID-19-related deaths, according to a news release by the New Mexico Department of Health.

San Juan County added 556 new cases during the two-day reporting period, an average of 278 per day. The county has reported 24,357 cases since the pandemic began. There have been 570 COVID-19-related deaths in San Juan County since the start of the pandemic as of Friday.

There were 508 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Friday due to COVID-19 infections. The number represents a steady increase of COVID-19 patients under medical treatment. There were 490 reported hospitalizations on Wednesday, and 425 on Monday.

"As of today, there are 252,155 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release said.

The state reported 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care in Farmington

Among the 21 COVID-19-related deaths reported Friday were 17 recent deaths:

  • A man in his 20s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Chaves County.
  • A woman in her 60s from Colfax County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Curry County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from McKinley County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. She individual was a resident of the Neighborhood at Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from San Miguel County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Four of the deaths reported Friday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A male in his 60s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s Eddy County who had underlying conditions.

The state, the most recent cases are:

• 927 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 4 new cases in Catron County

• 103 new cases in Chaves County

• 30 new cases in Cibola County

• 34 new cases in Colfax County

• 33 new cases in Curry County

• 5 new cases in De Baca County

• 463 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 62 new cases in Eddy County

• 134 new cases in Grant County

• 4 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 3 new cases in Harding County

• 3 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 39 new cases in Lea County

• 34 new cases in Lincoln County

• 9 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 54 new cases in Luna County

• 152 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 118 new cases in Otero County

• 38 new cases in Quay County

• 55 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 17 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 201 new cases in Sandoval County

• 556 new cases in San Juan County

• 50 new cases in San Miguel County

• 156 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 26 new cases in Sierra County

• 29 new cases in Socorro County

• 45 new cases in Taos County

• 31 new cases in Torrance County

• 3 new cases in Union County

• 105 new cases in Valencia County

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Friday were:

  • 87401 - 223
  • 87121 - 128
  • 88012 - 109
  • 87105 - 105
  • 87114 - 98
  • 87120 - 94
  • 88310 - 87
  • 88001 - 86
  • 87410 - 78
  • 87144 - 67

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 292,078 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 80,823

• Catron County: 248

• Chaves County: 13,222

• Cibola County: 3,918

• Colfax County: 1,501

• Curry County: 7,588

• De Baca County: 289

• Doña Ana County: 32,718

• Eddy County: 11,266

• Grant County: 3,288

• Guadalupe County: 630

• Harding County: 47

• Hidalgo County: 616

• Lea County: 13,831

• Lincoln County: 3,230

• Los Alamos County: 845

• Luna County: 4,258

• McKinley County: 15,895

• Mora County: 384

• Otero County: 7,527

• Quay County: 1,116

• Rio Arriba County: 5,342

• Roosevelt County: 2,852

• Sandoval County: 17,073

• San Juan County: 24,357

• San Miguel County: 2,789

• Santa Fe County: 13,917

• Sierra County: 1,161

• Socorro County: 1,861

• Taos County: 2,674

• Torrance County: 1,519

• Union County: 367

• Valencia County: 9,887

Updates for Thursday, Nov. 11

5:56 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting on Thursday 103 new COVID-19 infections for the Navajo Nation.

"We've gone through so many challenges since the start of this pandemic. Through the strength and teachings of our ancestors and elders, we remain strong and we continue to persevere," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

He added, "we have to continue to pray and to show our support for one another. Our health care workers have given us the guidance and direction to keep ourselves and others safe and it's our responsibility to practice those measures daily. Please minimize in-person gatherings, wear masks in public, get fully vaccinated, and if you are fully vaccinated, please get a booster shot before the holidays. We are in this together and we will get through this pandemic together."

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,643
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,628
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,566
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,196
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,229
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,705
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,621
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,266

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

The total number of cases is 37,876. This number includes delayed reporting for 36 cases.

Today's update did not have any recent deaths. There have been 1,507 residents from the tribal land who have died since the pandemic started.

There are 35,488 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 374,033 tests have been conducted.

Updates for Wednesday, Nov. 10

5:22 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 126 new cases of COVID-19 today as well as eight more deaths, according to health officials for the tribe.

Since the pandemic started last year, the tribe has reported 37,737 cases. The tally includes delayed reporting for 25 cases.

The death toll is now 1,507.

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: 6,627
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,620
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,561
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,154
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,211
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,670
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,611
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,261

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

There are 35,441 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 374,033 tests have been conducted.

4:32 p.m.: State health officials reported 1,337 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 13 more deaths.

As of Wednesday, New Mexico has reported 288,557 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 5,148 COVID-19-related deaths, according to a state health department news release.

Hospitalization numbers rose by 20 on Wednesday as the state reported there were 490 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections. On Tuesday there were 470 hospitalized and on Monday there were 425.

In San Juan County, where 23,802 cases have been reported since the pandemic began, 188 new cases were announced Wednesday. The county has lost 569 residents due to COVID-19.

Of the 13 deaths reported Wednesday by the Department of Health, 12 were recent:

  • A woman in her 80s from Colfax County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Curry County who individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Grant County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from Otero County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Otero County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from Otero County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second man in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One death happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

"As of today, there are 250,960 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release states.

The state reports 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 385 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 6 new cases in Catron County

• 31 new cases in Chaves County

• 24 new cases in Cibola County

• 10 new cases in Colfax County

• 7 new cases in Curry County

• 4 new cases in De Baca County

• 212 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 16 new cases in Eddy County

• 70 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 4 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 25 new cases in Lea County

• 8 new cases in Lincoln County

• 5 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 15 new cases in Luna County

• 69 new cases in McKinley County

• 26 new cases in Otero County

• 11 new cases in Quay County

• 46 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 63 new cases in Sandoval County

• 188 new cases in San Juan County

• 8 new cases in San Miguel County

• 32 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 4 new cases in Sierra County

• 11 new cases in Socorro County

• 6 new cases in Taos County

• 5 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 44 new cases in Valencia County

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday were:

  • 87401 - 55
  • 87121 - 53
  • 88001 - 39
  • 87105 - 38
  • 88061 - 38
  • 87120 - 37
  • 87114 - 34
  • 87123 - 33
  • 88012 - 32
  • 87109 - 31

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 288,557 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 79,897

• Catron County: 244

• Chaves County: 13,119

• Cibola County: 3,887

• Colfax County: 1,467

• Curry County: 7,555

• De Baca County: 284

• Doña Ana County: 32,259

• Eddy County: 11,204

• Grant County: 3,154

• Guadalupe County: 626

• Harding County: 44

• Hidalgo County: 613

• Lea County: 13,792

• Lincoln County: 3,196

• Los Alamos County: 836

• Luna County: 4,204

• McKinley County: 15,743

• Mora County: 383

• Otero County: 7,406

• Quay County: 1,078

• Rio Arriba County: 5,293

• Roosevelt County: 2,835

• Sandoval County: 16,872

• San Juan County: 23,802

• San Miguel County: 2,739

• Santa Fe County: 13,755

• Sierra County: 1,135

• Socorro County: 1,832

• Taos County: 2,629

• Torrance County: 1,488

• Union County: 364

• Valencia County: 9,783

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 9

6:40 p.m.: Today, health officials for the Navajo Nation report 41 new cases of COVID-19 and one more virus-related death.

In addition to the new infections, there were 90 cases where reporting to health agencies was delayed.

The total number of cases is now 37,586 while the death toll rose to 1,499.

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 the pandemic started:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,608
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,613
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,549
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,123
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,210
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,621
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,585
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,257

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

There are 35,411 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 370,838 tests have been conducted.

"We need more of our Navajo Nation residents to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the holiday season," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

He added that 70% of eligible residents who are 12 years and older are fully vaccinated.

"For the Navajo Nation executive branch, 97% of employees have received the vaccine. We're doing much better than the rest of the country and states, but we need to do better," Nez said.

4:32 p.m.: There were 1,137 new COVID-19 cases reported by New Mexico Department of Health officials on Tuesday, and 11 more pandemic-related deaths across the state.

New Mexico's total case count since the start of the pandemic reached 287,221, the state's news release said.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexico residents reached 5,135 on Tuesday.

San Juan County has recorded 23,614 cases since the pandemic began, including the 113 new cases reported on Tuesday. As of Tuesday the county has recorded 567 pandemic-related deaths.

There were 470 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Tuesday.

"As of today, there are 250,621 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release stated.

The state reported 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

Ten of the 11 COVID-19-related deaths reported Tuesday were recent:

  • A man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Grant County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Otero County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Rio Arriba County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from San Juan County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County.
  • A woman in her 50s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One death happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 40s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 416 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 3 new cases in Catron County

• 24 new cases in Chaves County

• 8 new cases in Cibola County

• 16 new cases in Colfax County

• 13 new cases in Curry County

• 4 new cases in De Baca County

• 91 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 38 new cases in Eddy County

• 14 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 20 new cases in Lea County

• 9 new cases in Lincoln County

• 12 new cases in Luna County

• 59 new cases in McKinley County

• 33 new cases in Otero County

• 3 new cases in Quay County

• 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 2 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 71 new cases in Sandoval County

• 113 new cases in San Juan County

• 8 new cases in San Miguel County

• 42 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 10 new cases in Sierra County

• 5 new cases in Socorro County

• 5 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union County

• 98 new cases in Valencia County

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday were:

  • 87031 - 57
  • 87121 - 56
  • 87114 - 48
  • 87401 - 48
  • 87111 - 41
  • 87105 - 38
  • 87123 - 34
  • 87002 - 33
  • 87124 - 28
  • 87301 - 28

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 287,221 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 79,512

• Catron County: 238

• Chaves County: 13,088

• Cibola County: 3,863

• Colfax County: 1,457

• Curry County: 7,548

• De Baca County: 280

• Doña Ana County: 32,047

• Eddy County: 11,188

• Grant County: 3,084

• Guadalupe County: 625

• Harding County: 44

• Hidalgo County: 609

• Lea County: 13,767

• Lincoln County: 3,188

• Los Alamos County: 831

• Luna County: 4,189

• McKinley County: 15,674

• Mora County: 383

• Otero County: 7,380

• Quay County: 1,067

• Rio Arriba County: 5,247

• Roosevelt County: 2,835

• Sandoval County: 16,809

• San Juan County: 23,614

• San Miguel County: 2,731

• Santa Fe County: 13,723

• Sierra County: 1,131

• Socorro County: 1,821

• Taos County: 2,623

• Torrance County: 1,483

• Union County: 363

• Valencia County: 9,740

Updates for Monday, Nov. 8

6:50 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health placed 56 communities on the Navajo Nation under advisory today for high COVID-19 infections.

Communities in the Northern Agency in San Juan County on the list are Hogback, Naschitti, Nenahnezad, Newcomb, Sanostee, Sheep Springs, Shiprock and Upper Fruitland.

Other communities in New Mexico are Baca-Prewitt, Chichiltah, Church Rock, Coyote Canyon, Crownpoint, Lake Valley, Littlewater, Manuelito, Ramah, Rock Springs, Thoreau, Tohatchi and Tsayatoh.

Communities in Arizona and Utah are Birdsprings, Bodaway-Gap, Chilchinbeto, Chinle, Coppermine, Ganado, Houck, Indian Wells, Inscription House, Kaibeto, Kayenta, LeChee, Leupp, Low Mountain, Lukachukai, Many Farms, Nahata Dziil, Oak Springs, Piñon, Red Mesa, Red Valley, Rock Point, Rough Rock, Round Rock, Shonto, St. Michaels, Sweetwater, Tachee-Blue Gap, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Tonalea, Tsaile-Wheatfields, Tselani-Cottonwood, Tuba City and Whippoorwill

The advisory states that the department compiled the list based on cases from Oct. 22 to Nov. 4.

Additionally, health officials for the tribe reported 39 new infections and no recent virus-related deaths today.

The 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 the pandemic began:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,601
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,604
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,547
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,072
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,208
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,599
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,557
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,247

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

The case tally has reached 37,455. This number includes delayed reporting for four cases.

The number of people from the tribal land who have died is 1,498.

There are 35,314 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 370,209 tests have been conducted.

4:27 p.m.: A three-day reporting period yielded 3,370 new COVID-19 cases across New Mexico, state health officials announced on Monday in a news release.

The state also reported 11 more deaths, nine of those recent deaths, during the counting period that started on Nov. 6 and ended Nov. 8.

Three of those deaths were among San Juan County residents, bringing the pandemic's toll in this county to 565 as of Monday. The county has seen 23,501 cases since the pandemic began and reported 520 new cases during the three-day counting period.

New Mexico health officials have reported 286,086 cases since the start of the pandemic and on Monday the death toll reached 5,124.

There were 425 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Monday due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 249,938 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release said.

The state reported 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

The Department of Health on Monday reported 11 moreCOVID-19-related deaths in New Mexico, nine of them recent:

  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Chaves County.
  • A man in his 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 20s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Otero County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from Santa Fe County who had been hospitalized.

Two deaths reported on Monday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 30s from Cibola County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 40s from San Juan County.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

• 774 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 3 new cases in Catron County

• 79 new cases in Chaves County

• 80 new cases in Cibola County

• 40 new cases in Colfax County

• 48 new cases in Curry County

• 561 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 52 new cases in Eddy County

• 85 new cases in Grant County

• 4 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 45 new cases in Lea County

• 38 new cases in Lincoln County

• 13 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 60 new cases in Luna County

• 138 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 133 new cases in Otero County

• 8 new cases in Quay County

• 72 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 19 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 150 new cases in Sandoval County

• 520 new cases in San Juan County

• 25 new cases in San Miguel County

• 157 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 15 new cases in Sierra County

• 22 new cases in Socorro County

• 55 new cases in Taos County

• 15 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union County

• 112 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

• 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

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

The state's release said that the 10 New Mexico ZIP codes with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Nov. 8 were:

  • 87401 - 212
  • 88012 - 121
  • 87121 - 115
  • 88001 - 101
  • 88310 - 87
  • 87114 - 80
  • 88005 - 78
  • 88007 - 78
  • 87120 - 72
  • 87410 - 68

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 286,086 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 79,097

• Catron County: 235

• Chaves County: 13,064

• Cibola County: 3,856

• Colfax County: 1,441

• Curry County: 7,535

• De Baca County: 276

• Doña Ana County: 31,960

• Eddy County: 11,150

• Grant County: 3,070

• Guadalupe County: 624

• Harding County: 44

• Hidalgo County: 608

• Lea County: 13,747

• Lincoln County: 3,179

• Los Alamos County: 831

• Luna County: 4,177

• McKinley County: 15,614

• Mora County: 383

• Otero County: 7,347

• Quay County: 1,064

• Rio Arriba County: 5,233

• Roosevelt County: 2,833

• Sandoval County: 16,738

• San Juan County: 23,501

• San Miguel County: 2,723

• Santa Fe County: 13,681

• Sierra County: 1,121

• Socorro County: 1,816

• Taos County: 2,618

• Torrance County: 1,480

• Union County: 361

• Valencia County: 9,642

Updates for Sunday, Nov. 7

10:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 60 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation Sunday and no recent deaths, according to a news release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

"The total number of deaths is 1,498," the release stated. "The report indicates that 35,209 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 368,816 COVID-19 tests have been administered."

The number of positive COVID-19 cases reached 37,411 Sunday, including six cases where reporting was delayed.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,599
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,603
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,547
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,067
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,205
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,570
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,555
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,245

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

Updates for Saturday, Nov. 6

The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 85 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and four new deaths, according to a release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

"The total number of deaths is now 1,498," the release said. "The report indicates that 35,104 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 368,816 COVID-19 tests have been administered."

The number of positive COVID-19 cases rose to 37,34 Saturday, including eight cases that were delayed in reporting, the release said.

"Please wear a mask in public, get vaccinated, and be very careful in your daily activities," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. "The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. We are in this together."

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,587
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,598
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,543
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,054
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,184
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,565
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,554
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,240

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

Updates for Friday, Nov. 5

6:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 88 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation Friday, and one recent death.

"The total number of deaths is now 1,494," the Office of the President and Vice President said in a news release. "The report indicates that 35,003 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 368,816 COVID-19 tests have been administered."

The number of positive COVID-19 cases reached 37,252 on Friday, including nine cases where reporting was delayed.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,572
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,592
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,541
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,040
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,175
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,529
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,548
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,235

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

4:18 p.m.: There were 1,463 new COVID-19 cases reported by New Mexico health officials on Friday, and 12 more deaths related to the pandemic.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexicans reached 5,113 on Friday. The state’s total caseload since the pandemic started grew to 282,742 on Friday, according to a news release by the New Mexico Department of Health.

There were 216 new cases reported Friday in San Juan County, which has seen 22,983 cases since the first case was recorded in the county on March 21, 2020. As of Friday the county had recorded 562 COVID-19-related deaths.

There were 435 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Friday, the release stated.

"As of today, there are 247,128 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release said.

The state reported at least one positive case of COVID-19 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

Eight of the 12 deaths reported on  Friday were recent:

  • A woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Chaves County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 30s from Lea County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s from Valencia County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 40s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Four deaths reported Friday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized.

"COVID related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information," the state noted in its release Friday.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 373 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 34 new cases in Chaves County

• 12 new cases in Cibola County

• 5 new cases in Colfax County

• 11 new cases in Curry County

• 12 new cases in De Baca County

• 212 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 29 new cases in Eddy County

• 64 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 3 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 14 new cases in Lea County

• 24 new cases in Lincoln County

• 6 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 19 new cases in Luna County

• 52 new cases in McKinley County

• 90 new cases in Otero County

• 2 new cases in Quay County

• 30 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 7 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 79 new cases in Sandoval County

• 216 new cases in San Juan County

• 12 new cases in San Miguel County

• 59 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 6 new cases in Sierra County

• 20 new cases in Socorro County

• 15 new cases in Taos County

• 10 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 42 new cases in Valencia County

The 10 New Mexico ZIP codes with the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Friday were:

  • 87401 - 107
  • 88310 - 74
  • 87121 - 60
  • 87114 - 46
  • 88012 - 44
  • 87120 - 39
  • 87402 - 37
  • 88061 - 36
  • 88001 - 34
  • 88011 - 34

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 282,742 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 78,333

Catron County: 232

Chaves County: 12,985

Cibola County: 3,776

Colfax County: 1,401

Curry County: 7,487

De Baca County: 276

Doña Ana County: 31,403

Eddy County: 11,098

Grant County: 2,987

Guadalupe County: 620

Harding County: 44

Hidalgo County: 603

Lea County: 13,703

Lincoln County: 3,141

Los Alamos County: 817

Luna County: 4,117

McKinley County: 15,476

Mora County: 381

Otero County: 7,215

Quay County: 1,056

Rio Arriba County: 5,161

Roosevelt County: 2,814

Sandoval County: 16,591

San Juan County: 22,983

San Miguel County: 2,698

Santa Fe County: 13,526

Sierra County: 1,106

Socorro County: 1,794

Taos County: 2,563

Torrance County: 1,465

Union County: 359

Valencia County: 9,532

Updates for Thursday, Nov. 4

7:15 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 103 new COVID-19 cases and five recent deaths related to the virus, health officials reported today.

Included in the update were eight cases where delayed reporting occurred. Today's numbers raise the tally of cases to 37,154.

There was one death that was not reported until today, bringing the death toll to 1,493.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,563
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,585
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,536
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,029
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,154
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,502
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,531
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,234

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

There are 34,836 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. The update did not list the number of COVID-19 tests that have been completed.

"Booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines are available at health care facilities for those who were previously fully vaccinated. We encourage all eligible individuals to get a booster shot before the upcoming holidays. The vaccines for 5-to-11-year-old children will also soon be available once doses are distributed and ready to administer. The individual choices we make each day ultimately determine the number of new infections," tribal president Jonathan Nez said in the update.

4:45 p.m.: New Mexico Department of Health figures released on Thursday show 1,611 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the state, 287 of them in San Juan County. 

The state's total number of reported cases since the start of the pandemic rose to 281,282 on Thursday, according to a state health department news release. Statewide there have been 5,101 deaths due to COVID-19.

There were 445 more cases reported on Thursday than were reported on Wednesday, when the state logged 1,166 cases.

San Juan County's total case count since the pandemic began rose to 22,768 on Thursday.

Including the death reported Thursday of an unidentified woman in her 80s, San Juan County has recorded 561 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began.

There were 460 people being treated in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Thursday, an increase of 41 patients statewide since Wednesday's report.

"As of today, there are 246,324 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release said.

The state reported 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 333 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 55 new cases in Chaves County

• 16 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 18 new cases in Curry County

• 7 new cases in De Baca County

• 221 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 30 new cases in Eddy County

• 67 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 3 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 22 new cases in Lea County

• 54 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 29 new cases in Luna County

• 79 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 50 new cases in Otero County

• 2 new cases in Quay County

• 29 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 15 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 85 new cases in Sandoval County

• 287 new cases in San Juan County

• 18 new cases in San Miguel County

• 58 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 4 new cases in Sierra County

• 4 new cases in Socorro County

• 38 new cases in Taos County

• 8 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 57 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

There were 15 recent deaths among the 16 reported Thursday by the Department of Health:

  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County.
  • A man in his 50s from Cibola County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Luna County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Otero County.
  • A woman in her 80s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from San Miguel County.
  • A man in his 50s from Socorro County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Taos County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Taos Retirement Village in Taos.

One death occurred more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 40s from Socorro County who had underlying conditions.

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Thursday were:

  • 87401 - 122
  • 88001 - 43
  • 88012 - 41
  • 87105 - 39
  • 87114 - 39
  • 88345 - 39
  • 87111 - 37
  • 87121 - 36
  • 88011 - 34
  • 88310 - 32

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 281,282 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 77,961

Catron County: 231

Chaves County: 12,951

Cibola County: 3,765

Colfax County: 1,396

Curry County: 7,476

De Baca County: 264

Doña Ana County: 31,191

Eddy County: 11,069

Grant County: 2,923

Guadalupe County: 617

Harding County: 44

Hidalgo County: 600

Lea County: 13,689

Lincoln County: 3,117

Los Alamos County: 811

Luna County: 4,098

McKinley County: 15,424

Mora County: 381

Otero County: 7,125

Quay County: 1,054

Rio Arriba County: 5,131

Roosevelt County: 2,807

Sandoval County: 16,512

San Juan County: 22,768

San Miguel County: 2,686

Santa Fe County: 13,467

Sierra County: 1,100

Socorro County: 1,774

Taos County: 2,548

Torrance County: 1,455

Union County: 358

Valencia County: 9,490

Updates for Wednesday, Nov. 3

5:39 p.m.: Case numbers across the state remained high as New Mexico health officials reported 1,166 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

The state's Wednesday news release also reported 12 more deaths, none in San Juan County.

New Mexico has seen 279,670 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic and 5,085 New Mexicans have died during the pandemic, the release stated.

San Juan County accounted for 176 of the new cases, bringing the total number of reported cases in the county to 22,482. The county has reported 560 deaths since the pandemic began.

Hospital declares a crisis, seeks aid

There were 419 people hospitalized in New Mexico on Wednesday due to COVID-19 infections, with San Juan Regional Medical center reporting 88 patients hospitalized due to  COVID-19.

"This represents more than half of all the admitted patients receiving care in the hospital," hospital spokesperson Laura Werbner said in a release announcing that the hospital has declared crisis standards of care allowing it to get emergency assistance and resources to continue to treat patients.

"The current case rate in our community is 96 per 100,000, the highest in the state of New Mexico," Werbner said in the release. "This has caused an extremely high demand for patient care and indicates that the hospital will continue to be busy, or busier, with additional COVID-19 admissions in the coming weeks."

Cases concentrated in some San Juan County ZIP Codes "are driving the rate of spread – the highest in the state – due to their significantly low vaccine rates," the hospital's release said. "These include: 87401, 87402, (Farmington), 87410 (Aztec) and 87413 (Bloomfield). This directly converts to a high COVID census in the hospital."

Long-term care facilities affected

The state reported 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

County hosts free vaccination clinics

San Juan County is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the following times and dates:

Thursday, Nov. 4, San Juan College HHPC 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 4 – Ages 5-11 only – SJC Public Health Office, 355 S. Miller Ave in Farmington 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 8, SJC Public Health Office 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, – Ages 5-11 only – SJC Public Health Office 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, SJC Public Health Office 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

By the numbers

As of today, there are 245,770 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the state Department of Health, the department's news release stated.

The state listed  the most recent cases by county:

• 272 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 5 new cases in Catron County

• 36 new cases in Chaves County

• 20 new cases in Cibola County

• 13 new cases in Colfax County

• 12 new cases in Curry County

• 2 new cases in De Baca County

• 103 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 24 new cases in Eddy County

• 64 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 12 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 20 new cases in Lea County

• 15 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 8 new cases in Luna County

• 78 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 57 new cases in Otero County

• 2 new cases in Quay County

• 67 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 13 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 52 new cases in Sandoval County

• 176 new cases in San Juan County

• 8 new cases in San Miguel County

• 47 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 5 new cases in Sierra County

• 5 new cases in Socorro County

• 9 new cases in Taos County

• 6 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 30 new cases in Valencia County

The 12 deaths reported Wednesday in New Mexico included nine recent deaths:

  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lea County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs.
  • A woman in her 80s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 40s from Sierra County who was hospitalized.

Three of the deaths reported Wednesday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 50s from Cibola County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from McKinley County who had been hospitalized.

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday were:

  • 87401 - 70
  • 87121 - 44
  • 87109 - 33
  • 87532 - 32
  • 88061 - 32
  • 88310 - 31
  • 87420 - 30
  • 87124 - 26
  • 87105 - 24
  • 87111 - 24

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 279,670 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 77,628

• Catron County: 230

• Chaves County: 12,896

• Cibola County: 3,748

• Colfax County: 1,390

• Curry County: 7,458

• De Baca County: 257

• Doña Ana County: 30,969

• Eddy County: 11,039

• Grant County: 2,856

• Guadalupe County: 615

• Harding County: 44

• Hidalgo County: 597

• Lea County: 13,667

• Lincoln County: 3,063

• Los Alamos County: 810

• Luna County: 4,069

• McKinley County: 15,345

• Mora County: 380

• Otero County: 7,075

• Quay County: 1,052

• Rio Arriba County: 5,103

• Roosevelt County: 2,792

• Sandoval County: 16,427

• San Juan County: 22,482

• San Miguel County: 2,668

• Santa Fe County: 13,408

• Sierra County: 1,096

• Socorro County: 1,770

• Taos County: 2,510

• Torrance County: 1,447

• Union County: 357

• Valencia County: 9,433

5:36 p.m.: Health officials on the Navajo Nation are reporting that the number of COVID-19 cases for the tribe has increased by 80 today.

Since the pandemic began last year, there have been 37,043 cases. This tally includes delayed reporting for 28 cases.

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: 6,552
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,583
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,528
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,011
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,147
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,456
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,515
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,231

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

No recent deaths were in today's report. This keeps the death toll at 1,487.

There are 34,796 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. The update did not state how many tests have been completed.

Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 2

5:05 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting today 23 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,539
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,578
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,522
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,985
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,137
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,421
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,502
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,230

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

The total number of cases is 36,934. This tally includes delayed reporting for 44 cases.

There were no recent deaths in the update. The death toll related to the virus remains at 1,487.

There are 34,755 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 364,339 tests have been conducted.

4:46 p.m.: There were 675 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday in New Mexico by state health officials.

Tuesday's news release also reported 12 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state's total of pandemic-related deaths to 5,073 since the pandemic began.

Since the counting of COVID-19 cases began in 2020, New Mexico has listed 278,509 confirmed cases of the virus.

San Juan County, which has reported 22,306 cases since the pandemic started, logged 76 new cases on Tuesday. The county has reported 560 pandemic-related deaths as of Tuesday.

Eight of the 12 deaths reported Tuesday were recent:

  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Chaves County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 80s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Grant County.
  • A man in his 60s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.

Four of the deaths happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 40s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from McKinley County who has been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 40s from San Juan County.

There were 382 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Tuesday.

"As of today, there are 245,516 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release stated.

The state reported at least one positive COVID-19 case among residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

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

• 175 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Catron County

• 5 new cases in Chaves County

• 6 new cases in Cibola County

• 12 new cases in Colfax County

• 17 new cases in Curry County

• 2 new cases in De Baca County

• 83 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 20 new cases in Eddy County

• 14 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 13 new cases in Lea County

• 9 new cases in Lincoln County

• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County

•11 new cases in Luna County

• 44 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 33 new cases in Otero County

• 3 new cases in Quay County

• 20 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 10 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 42 new cases in Sandoval County

• 76 new cases in San Juan County

• 3 new cases in San Miguel County

• 27 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 7 new cases in Sierra County

• 7 new cases in Socorro County

• 6 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 11 new cases in Valencia County

• 5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest number of new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday were:

  • 87401 - 28
  • 87121 - 26
  • 87120 - 22
  • 87114 - 20
  • 87111 - 17
  • 88005 - 17
  • 88012 - 17
  • 88310 - 16
  • 87410 - 15
  • 88220 - 15

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 278,509 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 77,356

Catron County: 225

Chaves County: 12,861

Cibola County: 3,728

Colfax County: 1,377

Curry County: 7,446

De Baca County: 255

Doña Ana County: 30,869

Eddy County: 11,015

Grant County: 2,792

Guadalupe County: 613

Harding County: 44

Hidalgo County: 585

Lea County: 13,647

Lincoln County: 3,048

Los Alamos County: 809

Luna County: 4,061

McKinley County: 15,268

Mora County: 379

Otero County: 7,019

Quay County: 1,050

Rio Arriba County: 5,036

Roosevelt County: 2,778

Sandoval County: 16,375

San Juan County: 22,306

San Miguel County: 2,660

Santa Fe County: 13,361

Sierra County: 1,091

Socorro County: 1,765

Taos County: 2,501

Torrance County: 1,441

Union County: 356

Valencia County: 9,403

Updates for Monday, Nov. 1

6:36 p.m.: Today's update by health officials on the Navajo Nation lists 34 new COVID-19 infections and no recent deaths related to the virus.

Since the pandemic began last year, there have been 36,867 cases. This number includes delayed reporting for 16 cases. The death toll remains at 1,487.

The number of communities under a health advisory because of high transmission increased to 58 this week. The Navajo Department of Health issued the advisory today, based on cases from Oct. 15 to Oct. 28.

Communities in New Mexico under advisory are Baca-Prewitt, Breadsprings, Burnham, Chichiltah, Church Rock, Coyote Canyon, Crownpoint, Iyanbito, Lake Valley, Lupton, Mariano Lake, Nageezi, Naschitti, Nenahnezad, Newcomb, Ramah, Rock Springs, Sanostee, Sheep Springs, Shiprock, Standing Rock, Thoreau, Tohatchi, Tsayatoh, Two Grey Hills and Upper Fruitland.

Those in Arizona and Utah include Aneth, Birdsprings, Chinle, Coppermine, Dilkon, Ganado, Greasewood, Houck, Indian Wells, Inscription House, Kaibeto, Kayenta, Leupp, Low Mountain, Lukachukai, Lupton, Many Farms, Nahata Dziil, Nahodishgish, Piñon, Red Valley, Rock Point, Rough Rock, St. Michaels, Sweetwater, Tachee-Blue Gap, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Tonalea, Tsaile-Wheatfields, Tselani-Cottonwood and Tuba City.

The 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: 6,530
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,570
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,520
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,975
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,133
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,405
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,490
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,224

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

There are 34,665 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 363,605 tests have been conducted.

"The direction that this virus takes, whether new infections increase or decrease, is entirely in our hands individually and collectively. We know how to reduce and even stop the spread of COVID-19, but it takes all of us making the right choices for ourselves and others each and every day. This week, the COVID-19 uncontrolled spread among Navajo communities continues to gradually increase, and we must take more precautionary steps as we move towards holiday months," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the news release.

5:52 p.m.: The three-day reporting period ending Nov. 1 yielded 2,630 new COVID-19 cases across New Mexico and 12 more deaths, state health officials reported on Monday in a news release. That's an average of more than 876 cases per day.

The state has recorded 277,835 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 5,061 pandemic-related deaths.

San Juan County reported 404 new cases over the three-day period from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

Two of the recent deaths reported Monday were unidentified San Juan County residents, bringing the county's pandemic-related deaths to 558 as of Monday.

The state also reported that an unidentified McKinley County resident who had been a resident of a care home in Farmington was among the deaths reported Monday.

Of the 12 deaths reported Monday, eight were recent:

  • A man in his 90s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Bellamah House in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 40s from Doña Ana County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Lincoln County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from McKinley County who was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
  • A man in his 50s from Otero County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Four deaths happened more than 30 days ago and were just recorded as pandemic-related:

  • A woman in her 70s from Chaves County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Roosevelt County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Valencia County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Valencia County who had been hospitalized.

There were 368 people being treated in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 244,893 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release stated.

The state reports 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 Rehab Center in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

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

• 658 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 5 new cases in Catron County

• 68 new cases in Chaves County

• 23 new cases in Cibola County

• 22 new cases in Colfax County

• 37 new cases in Curry County

• 4 new cases in De Baca County

• 329 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 40 new cases in Eddy County

• 70 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 31 new cases in Lea County

• 36 new cases in Lincoln County

• 6 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 35 new cases in Luna County

• 135 new cases in McKinley County

• 4 new cases in Mora County

• 153 new cases in Otero County

• 11 new cases in Quay County

• 74 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 31 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 143 new cases in Sandoval County

• 404 new cases in San Juan County

• 21 new cases in San Miguel County

• 102 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 11 new cases in Sierra County

• 13 new cases in Socorro County

• 55 new cases in Taos County

• 15 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 82 new cases in Valencia County

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

• 6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

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

The 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest number of new COVID-19 infections on Monday were:

  • 87401 - 187
  • 88310 - 115
  • 87121 - 96
  • 87114 - 86
  • 87120 - 81
  • 87105 - 68
  • 88005 - 63
  • 88001 - 58
  • 87124 - 56
  • 88012 - 53

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 277,835 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 77,181

• Catron County: 223

• Chaves County: 12,856

• Cibola County: 3,722

• Colfax County: 1,365

• Curry County: 7,429

• De Baca County: 253

• Doña Ana County: 30,787

• Eddy County: 10,995

• Grant County: 2,778

• Guadalupe County: 611

• Harding County: 44

• Hidalgo County: 584

• Lea County: 13,634

• Lincoln County: 3,039

• Los Alamos County: 807

• Luna County: 4,050

• McKinley County: 15,224

• Mora County: 378

• Otero County: 6,986

• Quay County: 1,047

• Rio Arriba County: 5,016

• Roosevelt County: 2,768

• Sandoval County: 16,333

• San Juan County: 22,230

• San Miguel County: 2,657

• Santa Fe County: 13,334

• Sierra County: 1,084

• Socorro County: 1,758

• Taos County: 2,495

• Torrance County: 1,438

• Union County: 355

• Valencia County: 9,392

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