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Here are the latest coronavirus updates from San Juan County, Four Corners region

The Daily Times staff

After low numbers of COVID-19 cases most of September, the cases began increasing toward the end of the month. 

The month of September began with 25,460 New Mexicans having contracted the virus since March. That number increased to 29,435 by the end of September.

Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary Dr. David Scrase said on Oct. 1 that he believes the public health orders the state has issued are the right ones to control the spread, but he emphasized that people need to adhere to these orders and avoid large gatherings.

During the first Facebook live update of the month, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged New Mexicans to limit the number of places they go each day.

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

Resources

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

Updates for Sunday, Oct. 25

5:14 p.m.: A day after reporting a record number of 875 new COVID-19 cases, New Mexico health officials reported 828 more confirmed cases Sunday along with two additional deaths.

The latest numbers increase the state’s totals to 41,863 cases and 967 known deaths.

Fifteen of the new cases were in San Juan County. New Mexico Department of Health officials say 206 of the new cases were in Dona Ana County with 156 more in Bernalillo County, the state’s largest that includes Albuquerque.

Saturday’s case count topped the 827 cases newly reported on Wednesday. New Mexico reported 669 cases Thursday and 797 on Friday.

There were 287 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 as of Sunday, and a state press release said that “77 percent of general beds at New Mexico hospitals are occupied, and 50 percent of ICU beds across New Mexico hospitals are occupied. This includes patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.”

There were 20,837 COVID-19 patients who have recovered.

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

• 156 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 42 new cases in Chaves County

• 12 new cases in Cibola County

• 32 new cases in Curry County

• 206 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 39 new cases in Eddy County

• 1 new case in Grant County

• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 46 new cases in Lea County

• 5 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 44 new cases in Luna County

• 25 new cases in McKinley County

• 13 new cases in Otero County

• 1 new case in Quay County

• 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 3 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 28 new cases in Sandoval County

• 15 new cases in San Juan County

• 8 new cases in San Miguel County

• 38 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 5 new cases in Sierra County

• 14 new cases in Socorro County

• 8 new cases in Taos County

• 1 new case in Torrance County

• 14 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

• 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

Including the new cases reported Sunday, New Mexico has now had a total of 41,863 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 10,284

Catron County: 9

Chaves County: 1,963

Cibola County: 559

Colfax County: 44

Curry County: 1,503

De Baca County: 1

Doña Ana County: 5,624

Eddy County: 1,398

Grant County: 184

Guadalupe County: 41

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 118

Lea County: 2,062

Lincoln County: 362

Los Alamos County: 43

Luna County: 805

McKinley County: 4,596

Mora County: 14

Otero County: 484

Quay County: 100

Rio Arriba County: 483

Roosevelt County: 441

Sandoval County: 1,932

San Juan County: 3,734

San Miguel County: 170

Santa Fe County: 1,631

Sierra County: 101

Socorro County: 226

Taos County: 209

Torrance County: 99

Union County: 39

Valencia County: 905

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

• Cibola County Correctional Center: 348

• Otero County Prison Facility: 385

• Otero County Processing Center: 187

• Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

• Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 87

• Lea County Correctional Facility: 109

• Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5

• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1

• Otero County Prison Facility: 472

• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

• Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 55

• Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

2:04 p.m.: Navajo Nation health officials report 64 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths for the fifth consecutive day.

The latest figures released Saturday night bring the total number of cases to 11,217 with the known death toll remaining at 574.

Tribal health officials said 121,274 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,466 have recovered.

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

— The Associated Press

Updates for Saturday, Oct. 24

3:31 p.m. - The state of New Mexico reported 875 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 24 and the number of new cases of coronavirus for San Juan County residents has doubled from the previous day. 

The New Mexico Department of Health on Oct. 24 announced 41,040 New Mexicans tested positive for COVID-19 with five new deaths. 

A total of 31 San Juan County residents tested positive on Oct. 24, an increase from 14 on Oct. 23. There were no new deaths announced on Oct. 24. 

There have been 965 deaths in New Mexico from COVID-19 since the pandemic started. 

There are 264 people hospitalized in New Mexico and 20,765 COVID-19 cases listed as recovered.

About 80 percent of general hospital beds and 76 percent of ICU beds occupied in the state. Those numbers include patients hospitalized for coronavirus and other illnesses. 

Total cases by county include:

  • 251 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 47 new cases in Chaves County
  • 15 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 20 new cases in Curry County
  • 125 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 20 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 51 new cases in Lea County
  • 8 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 41 new cases in Luna County
  • 32 new cases in McKinley County
  • 34 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 42 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 31 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 48 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 7 new cases in Sierra County
  • 9 new cases in Socorro County
  • 10 new cases in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Torrance County
  • 31 new cases in Valencia County

Health officials say the following number of detainees held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 341
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 364
  • Otero County Processing Center: 186
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 47
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 109
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 54
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Friday, Oct. 23

9:17 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 47 new cases of COVID-19 and three cases that were previously unannounced.

There have been 11,151 people tested positive for the virus on the Navajo Nation.

A 56-hour weekend lockdown will start at 9 p.m. and end on Oct. 26 at 5 a.m.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,512
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,064
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,163
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,734
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,375
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,725
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,043
  • Winslow Service Unit: 527

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

There have been no recent deaths since Oct. 19, keeping the total number of COVID-related deaths at 574.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,438 people have recovered while 120,475 tests have been administered.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez commented in the press release about the high number of new cases in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah and reminded tribal members to stay safe.

"These are all very devastating trends that are similar to many other states across the country. The safest place for our Navajo people is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Please stay home this weekend, do not host or attend family gatherings, avoid large crowds, wash your hands often and if you have to haul wood or report to work, please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times. We have to do better, and we have to do more to save lives and protect our people," Nez said.

4:45 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health says 797 New Mexicans tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 23, raising the total number of residents who have contracted the coronavirus to 40,168. The new cases include 14 San Juan County residents.

A San Juan County man was among the seven new COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Friday. He was in his 40s and had underlying conditions. The virus has killed 960 New Mexicans since March.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 9,880
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,874
  • Cibola County: 538
  • Colfax County: 43
  • Curry County: 1,451
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 5,298
  • Eddy County: 1,339
  • Grant County: 178
  • Guadalupe County: 40
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 112
  • Lea County: 1,966
  • Lincoln County: 349
  • Los Alamos County: 41
  • Luna County: 719
  • McKinley County: 4,539
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 437
  • Quay County: 98
  • Rio Arriba County: 476
  • Roosevelt County: 432
  • Sandoval County: 1,862
  • San Juan County: 3,688
  • San Miguel County: 159
  • Santa Fe County: 1,546
  • Sierra County: 89
  • Socorro County: 203
  • Taos County: 191
  • Torrance County: 95
  • Union County: 39
  • Valencia County: 860

Health officials say the following number of detainees held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 340
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 345
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

Additionally, the following number of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 45
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 109
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 54
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 22

11 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health issued a new public health emergency order today to implement 56-hour weekend lockdowns for the rest of the month.

According to the Office of the President and Vice President, lockdowns will take place from 9 p.m. on Oct. 23 to 5 a.m. on Oct. 26 and from 9 p.m. Oct. 30 to 5 a.m. on Nov. 2.

The office reminds the public that the weekday curfew remains in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The health department, along with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center, reported 70 new COVID-19 cases for the tribe today.

The tally of positive cases is now 11,101 and includes one previously unannounced case.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,506
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,047
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,157
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,727
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,372
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,722
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,035
  • Winslow Service Unit: 527

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

Today's report did not list any recent deaths related to the disease, keeping the death toll at 574.

The latest figures showed 7,429 people have recovered while 119,359 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: There were 669 new COVD-19 cases on Oct. 22, including 21 in San Juan County. A total of 39,377 people have had the virus. Three more people died of it, according to the Oct. 22 report, raising the number of fatalities to 953.

There are 213 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 9,685
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,846
  • Cibola County: 532
  • Colfax County: 42
  • Curry County: 1,397
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 5,170
  • Eddy County: 1,302
  • Grant County: 172
  • Guadalupe County: 39
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 112
  • Lea County: 1,928
  • Lincoln County: 336
  • Los Alamos County: 40
  • Luna County: 685
  • McKinley County: 4,509
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 418
  • Quay County: 95
  • Rio Arriba County: 464
  • Roosevelt County: 418
  • Sandoval County: 1,825
  • San Juan County: 3,674
  • San Miguel County: 152
  • Santa Fe County: 1,491
  • Sierra County: 89
  • Socorro County: 197
  • Taos County: 182
  • Torrance County: 94
  • Union County: 39
  • Valencia County: 833

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 340
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 342
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

According to state health officials, the following number of people held by the state corrections department have tested positive for the disease at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 44
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 106
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 46
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

9:55 a.m.: There were 29 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Oct. 21 for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths related to the disease.

According to the report released by the Office of the President and Vice President, the total number of positive cases is 11,030 and the tally includes "two delayed reported cases."

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,500
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,027
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,148
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,723
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,363
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,711
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,025
  • Winslow Service Unit: 525

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

The death toll remains at 574 and there have been 7,403 people who have recovered, and 118,092 tests have been administered.

There will be an online town hall organized by the president's office on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

The Navajo Nation will be on lockdown from Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. to Oct. 26 at 5 a.m.

Update for Wednesday, Oct. 21

4:05 p.m.: New Mexico saw a large spike in COVID-19 cases on Oct. 21 when health officials say 827 people tested positive for the disease. This raises the number of New Mexicans who have contracted the virus to 38,715. And state health officials say the disease killed eight more people, bringing the total number of fatalities to 950.

The largest number of new cases on Oct. 21 was in Bernalillo County where the state reported 292 cases. Meanwhile, San Juan County had 25 new cases.

There are 202 patients hospitalized in the state as hospitals near capacity. General beds set aside for adults are 80% full and intensive care units for adults are 71% full.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 9,503
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,816
  • Cibola County: 520
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,367
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 5,073
  • Eddy County: 1,256
  • Grant County: 171
  • Guadalupe County: 38
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 112
  • Lea County: 1,893
  • Lincoln County: 315
  • Los Alamos County: 40
  • Luna County: 661
  • McKinley County: 4,502
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 411
  • Quay County: 95
  • Rio Arriba County: 460
  • Roosevelt County: 402
  • Sandoval County: 1,772
  • San Juan County: 3,653
  • San Miguel County: 151
  • Santa Fe County: 1,474
  • Sierra County: 80
  • Socorro County: 191
  • Taos County: 181
  • Torrance County: 93
  • Union County: 39
  • Valencia County: 803

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 340
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 340
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

According to state health officials, the following number of people held by the state corrections department have tested positive for the disease at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 41
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 103
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 45
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Tuesday, Oct. 20

10:40 p.m.: There were 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported today for the Navajo Nation.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,500
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,022
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,141
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,719
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,362
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,699
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,024
  • Winslow Service Unit: 524

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

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Office of the President and Vice President and showed that the total number of positive cases at 10,999.

There were no recent deaths reported, keeping the death toll at 574. There are 7,397 people who have recovered and 117,320 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: Officials warn that hospitals are reaching capacity and 81% of the general beds for adults are occupied in the state. Meanwhile, 71% of the intensive care unit beds set aside for adults are occupied. This includes both patients with COVID-19 and without COVID-19. There are 205 patients who have COVID-19 who are hospitalized.

State health officials say 599 additional New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number to 37,896 as the virus spreads at a rapid rate through the state. Additionally, seven new fatalities were included in the Oct. 20 report, raising the number of deaths to 942.

The new cases include 30 San Juan County residents.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 9,218
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,791
  • Cibola County: 507
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,338
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,902
  • Eddy County: 1,214
  • Grant County: 169
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 112
  • Lea County: 1,855
  • Lincoln County: 309
  • Los Alamos County: 40
  • Luna County: 648
  • McKinley County: 4,492
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 395
  • Quay County: 93
  • Rio Arriba County: 457
  • Roosevelt County: 392
  • Sandoval County: 1,748
  • San Juan County: 3,629
  • San Miguel County: 150
  • Santa Fe County: 1,411
  • Sierra County: 76
  • Socorro County: 188
  • Taos County: 175
  • Torrance County: 93
  • Union County: 39
  • Valencia County: 787

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 331
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 338
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

According to state health officials, the following number of people held by the state corrections department have tested positive for the disease at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 41
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 102
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 45
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Monday, Oct. 19

9 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report today 14 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and one additional death.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,500
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,015
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,138
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,719
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,358
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,696
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,023
  • Winslow Service Unit: 512

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,969 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 574.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and included reports that 7,396 people have recovered while 116,676 tests have been administered.

There will be an online town hall on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20.

The president's office along with World Central Kitchen and CORE Foundation will distribute food and care packages on Oct. 20 at the following chapter houses and times:

  • Nenahnezad Chapter at 11 a.m.
  • Upper Fruitland Chapter at noon
  • Tsé Daa K'aan Chapter at 1 p.m.
  • San Juan Chapter at 2 p.m.

4 p.m.: State health officials reported 518 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 19, including 16 San Juan County residents, and one new fatality.

The new cases bring the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 37,302 since the first case was identified in March. Of the people who have contracted the disease, 935 have died and 20,001 have recovered.

There are currently 183 patients hospitalized in state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 9,066
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,766
  • Cibola County: 498
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,293
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,765
  • Eddy County: 1,193
  • Grant County: 168
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 111
  • Lea County: 1,837
  • Lincoln County: 307
  • Los Alamos County: 38
  • Luna County: 631
  • McKinley County: 4,476
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 366
  • Quay County: 87
  • Rio Arriba County: 454
  • Roosevelt County: 389
  • Sandoval County: 1,730
  • San Juan County: 3,599
  • San Miguel County: 147
  • Santa Fe County: 1,379
  • Sierra County: 75
  • Socorro County: 183
  • Taos County: 174
  • Torrance County: 93
  • Union County: 38
  • Valencia County: 773

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 331
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 337
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

According to state health officials, the following number of people held by the state corrections department have tested positive for the disease at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 40
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 102
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 45
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Sunday, Oct. 18

10:18 p.m.: As the Navajo Nation neared the end of another 56-hour weekend lockdown ending at 5 a.m. on Monday,  President Jonathan Nez Sunday urged people to stay home and keep wearing masks and using other safety precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

President Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer announced that they will host a town hall meeting via the Nez-Lizer Facebook page on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. to give the public updates on the fight against COVID-19.

The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 42 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation Sunday. No new deaths were reported. 

“The total number of deaths is now 573 as of Sunday, including one delayed reported death,” the Office of the President and Vice President said in a press release. “Reports indicate that 7,381 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 116,368 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 10,955.”

Nez compared those numbers to numbers in surrounding states and urged residents to remember how low case numbers were last month. Health officials in New Mexico reported 448 new novel coronavirus cases, Arizona reported 742 new cases and Utah reported 1,097, the release said.

“On September 8th, we had zero new cases and several weeks later we’re at this point,” Nez said in the release. “We did it before and we have the power to do it again. Let’s work together and continue listening to our public health experts and to rely on data. Contact tracers and health care workers are doing a great job helping to contain the spread of COVID-19, but they can’t stop people from traveling, that is an individual choice that each of us has to make to protect ourselves and our loved ones.”

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,500
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,007
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 1,136
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,718
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,358
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,693
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,023
  • Winslow Service Unit: 512

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

7:06 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 448 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were also five additional deaths, according to the Associated Press.

The latest numbers increase the total cases to 36,788 statewide since the pandemic started with 934 known deaths.

Of the new cases, New Mexico Department of Health officials say 151 of them were in Bernalillo County.

There were eight new cases reported in San Juan County. None of the five people reported dead Sunday were residents of San Juan County.

New Mexico set a single-day record with 819 confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday and had 577 more on Saturday.

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

  • 151 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 9 new cases in Curry County
  • 68 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 13 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 26 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 32 new cases in Luna County
  • 6 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Otero County
  • 5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 31 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 8 new cases in San Juan County
  • 4 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 28 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 5 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 14 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
  • 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

Including the above newly reported cases, here is a case count by county:

  • Bernalillo County: 8,943
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,737
  • Cibola County: 495
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,274
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,663
  • Eddy County: 1,173
  • Grant County: 164
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 111
  • Lea County: 1,808
  • Lincoln County: 296
  • Los Alamos County: 38
  • Luna County: 611
  • McKinley County: 4,467
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 350
  • Quay County: 86
  • Rio Arriba County: 443
  • Roosevelt County: 380
  • Sandoval County: 1,719
  • San Juan County: 3,583
  • San Miguel County: 143
  • Santa Fe County: 1,368
  • Sierra County: 75
  • Socorro County: 170
  • Taos County: 168
  • Torrance County: 93
  • Union County: 38
  • Valencia County: 754

Updates for Saturday, Oct. 17

8:22 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 53 new cases of COVID-19.

This marks the first time the tribe has more than 50 new cases in a day since July 30, according to the Office of the President and Vice President which release the latest information.

There were no additional deaths related to the disease, keeping the death toll at 571.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,496
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 993
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,136
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,715
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,357
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,684
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,017
  • Winslow Service Unit: 507

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,913, which includes three previously unannounced cases. Officials report that 7,378 people have recovered, and 115,454 tests have been administered.

Since Friday evening the tribe has been under a lockdown, which will end at 5 a.m. on Oct. 19.

3:49 p.m.: New Mexico saw 577 additional cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 17, according a report from state health officials.

Bernalillo County continued to have the highest number of new cases with 191. The county also had the most recent death – a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions who was hospitalized at the time. This brings the death toll in the state to 929.

San Juan County had 10 new cases while McKinley County had seven. The total number of cases for the state is 26,343.

The New Mexico Department of Health classifies 19,853 cases as recovered and there are 173 individuals hospitalized in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 8,794
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,710
  • Cibola County: 490
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,265
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,596
  • Eddy County: 1,161
  • Grant County: 161
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 111
  • Lea County: 1,782
  • Lincoln County: 293
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 579
  • McKinley County: 4,461
  • Mora County: 14
  • Otero County: 348
  • Quay County: 86
  • Rio Arriba County: 438
  • Roosevelt County: 377
  • Sandoval County: 1,688
  • San Juan County: 3,575
  • San Miguel County: 139
  • Santa Fe County: 1,340
  • Sierra County: 74
  • Socorro County: 165
  • Taos County: 167
  • Torrance County: 93
  • Union County: 38
  • Valencia County: 740

State health officials report the following number of people who are being held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 333
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The following numbers of cases have been reported among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 40
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 78
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 44
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

11:10 a.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 16, according to reporting from the tribe's Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,490
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 980
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,127
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,713
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,356
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,661
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,015
  • Winslow Service Unit: 507

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,857 while the death toll remains at 571.

These figures and tallies were released on Oct. 16 by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and listed 7,362 people as recovered. There have been 114,788 tests administered.

The tribe remains under a lockdown that started Friday evening and concludes at 5 a.m. on Oct. 19.

Update for Friday, Oct. 16

4 p.m.: New Mexico continued its streak of record-breaking cases of COVID-19, reporting 819 new cases of the disease on Oct. 16. That is the highest number ever recorded in the state, breaking the previous day’s high.

Two counties had more than 100 cases: Bernalillo County with 178 and Dona Ana County with 146. Meanwhile, San Juan County had 29 new case and Sandoval County to the south had 42. Rio Arriba and McKinley counties had relatively numbers of new cases, four and five respectively.

The state also saw an increase of six fatalities, including a San Juan County resident in her 70s with underlying health conditions who was hospitalized at the time.

The new cases mean that 35,770 New Mexicans have contracted the virus and of those people 928 have died. The state classifies 19,613 of those cases are having recovered.

There are 168 patients hospitalized in state as of Oct. 16.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 8,605
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,687
  • Cibola County: 487
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,231
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,500
  • Eddy County: 1,125
  • Grant County: 159
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 111
  • Lea County: 1,767
  • Lincoln County: 283
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 558
  • McKinley County: 4,454
  • Mora County: 13
  • Otero County: 342
  • Quay County: 86
  • Rio Arriba County: 432
  • Roosevelt County: 373
  • Sandoval County: 1,664
  • San Juan County: 3,565
  • San Miguel County: 132
  • Santa Fe County: 1,312
  • Sierra County: 73
  • Socorro County: 155
  • Taos County: 165
  • Torrance County: 91
  • Union County: 38
  • Valencia County: 725

State health officials report the following number of people who are being held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 333
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The following numbers of cases have been reported among individuals held by the New Mexico Department of corrections at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 40
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 76
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 25
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 15

8:08 p.m.: The Navajo Nation has 31 new cases of COVID-19 and no recent deaths in today's report by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,480
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 963
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,126
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,711
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,355
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,655
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,014
  • Winslow Service Unit: 507

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,819 and the total number of COVID-related deaths remains at 571.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,360 people have recovered while 114,515 tests have been administered.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will provide an update about COVID-19 during a town hall on Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. on their Facebook page.

The Navajo Nation will be under a 56-hour lockdown starting on Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. and ending on Oct. 19 at 5 a.m.

3:30 p.m.: Of the 672 new cases reported on Oct. 15, 28 of them were San Juan County residents.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus since March to 34,958. Of those people, 19,457 have recovered.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 8,428
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,664
  • Cibola County: 479
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,155
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,355
  • Eddy County: 1,089
  • Grant County: 156
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 111
  • Lea County: 1,713
  • Lincoln County: 267
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 528
  • McKinley County: 4,449
  • Mora County: 12
  • Otero County: 319
  • Quay County: 86
  • Rio Arriba County: 428
  • Roosevelt County: 365
  • Sandoval County: 1,622
  • San Juan County: 3,536
  • San Miguel County: 128
  • Santa Fe County: 1,274
  • Sierra County: 67
  • Socorro County: 148
  • Taos County: 164
  • Torrance County: 91
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 702

State health officials report the following number of people who are being held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 302
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The following numbers of cases have been reported among individuals held by the New Mexico Department of corrections at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 40
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 5
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

3:10 p.m.: New Mexico shattered the previous record of highest COVID-19 cases in one day by nearly 100, breaking the previous day’s record of 577. Health officials on Oct. 15 reported 672 new cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico.

“These are the highest levels that we’ve been at,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Additionally, the state recorded one new COVID-19 death.

“This is an example of where we don’t want to be and unfortunately we are,” the governor said, regarding the 74% increase in hospitalizations this month that could challenge the ability for people to get medical care.

There are 150 people hospitalized and 21 of them are on ventilators.

The governor said the virus is now prevalent everywhere and people need to stop going places in order to get the virus under control.

Updates for Wednesday, Oct. 14

10:10 p.m.: Today's report from the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Center and Navajo Epidemiology Center lists 40 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

There are now 10,780 positive cases. The report showed no recent deaths, keeping the death toll at 571.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,475
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 957
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,112
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,709
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,355
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,651
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,012
  • Winslow Service Unit: 498

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

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and included reports that 7,358 people have recovered while 113,985 tests have been administered.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez commented on New Mexico reporting its largest single day increase for COVID-19 cases and on continued increases in new cases in Arizona and Utah.

"The safest place for our Navajo people to be is at home on the Navajo Nation. We continue to have cluster cases caused by family gatherings and travel off the nation," Nez said.

He encouraged people to stay home, wear face masks, practice social distancing, avoid crowds and frequent handwashing.

5 p.m.: New Mexico had its highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 14, passing 500 cases for the first time. Health officials say 577 people tested positive for the virus. Of those people, 25 were San Juan County residents. The largest increase was in Bernalillo County, where 199 people tested positive.

The new cases mean 34,290 New Mexicans have contracted the coronavirus.

Of those people, 19,127 have recovered and 921 have died, which is an increase of three.

There are 145 people hospitalized in state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 8,126
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,627
  • Cibola County: 474
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,136
  • De Baca County: 3
  • Doña Ana County: 4,267
  • Eddy County: 1,064
  • Grant County: 151
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 108
  • Lea County: 1,684
  • Lincoln County: 263
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 514
  • McKinley County: 4,435
  • Mora County: 10
  • Otero County: 320
  • Quay County: 80
  • Rio Arriba County: 427
  • Roosevelt County: 359
  • Sandoval County: 1,594
  • San Juan County: 3,508
  • San Miguel County: 125
  • Santa Fe County: 1,257
  • Sierra County: 67
  • Socorro County: 148
  • Taos County: 162
  • Torrance County: 91
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 681

State health officials report the following number of people who are being held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 295
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The following numbers of cases have been reported among individuals held by the New Mexico Department of corrections at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 38
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 2
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Tuesday, Oct. 13

7:08 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report nine new cases of COVID-19 today for the Navajo Nation.

The latest amount raises the total number of cases to 10,737. There were no recent deaths reported, keeping the death toll at 571.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,471
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 948
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,109
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,705
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,353
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,637
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,009
  • Winslow Service Unit: 497

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

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,352 people have recovered while 113,141 tests have been administered.

4:05 p.m.: New Mexico saw an increase of 355 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 13 as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced an extension of the public health orders as well as modifications that include limiting gatherings to no more than five people and requiring establishments that sell alcohol to close by 10 p.m.

The new cases – which brought the total case count to 33,713 – includes nine San Juan County residents. The county with the highest number of new cases is Bernalillo County, which had 121 new cases.

Of the 33,713 New Mexicans who have contracted the virus, 18,960 have recovered and 918 have died. The number of fatalities increased by three in the Oct. 13 report.

There are 125 patients – including some who may be out-of-state residents – hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,926
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,561
  • Cibola County: 471
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,117
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,158
  • Eddy County: 1,046
  • Grant County: 147
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 108
  • Lea County: 1,668
  • Lincoln County: 262
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 509
  • McKinley County: 4,429
  • Mora County: 9
  • Otero County: 310
  • Quay County: 80
  • Rio Arriba County: 425
  • Roosevelt County: 350
  • Sandoval County: 1,556
  • San Juan County: 3,483
  • San Miguel County: 123
  • Santa Fe County: 1,240
  • Sierra County: 67
  • Socorro County: 144
  • Taos County: 161
  • Torrance County: 91
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 666

State health officials report the following number of people who are being held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 291
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The following numbers of cases have been reported among individuals held by the New Mexico Department of corrections at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 38
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 2
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Monday, Oct. 12

6:45 p.m.: Health officials on the Navajo Nation report 30 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The total number of positive cases is 10,728. This includes two cases that were previously unannounced "due to delayed reporting," according to the Office of the President and Vice President, which released the latest figures.

There were six more deaths related to the disease, raising the death toll to 571.

The release from the president's office states that there will be another public health emergency order issued this week to implement a 56-hour lockdown from Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. to Oct. 19 at 5 a.m.

The order will also revise the weekday curfew to start at 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m., the release states.

There will be a town hall meeting to provide updates about COVID-19 and the 2020 Census on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,467
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 947
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,107
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,704
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,353
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,637
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,009
  • Winslow Service Unit: 496

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

The latest figures included reports that 7,343 people have recovered while 112,648 tests have been administered.

3:40 p.m.: The daily number of new COVID-19 cases remains high in New Mexico with health officials reporting 389 cases on Oct. 12, raising the total number of residents who have contracted the virus to 33,362. The state also recorded four new fatalities. The new cases include 12 San Juan County residents.

Of the New Mexicans who have contracted the virus, 915 of them have died and 18,791 have recovered.

There are 127 patients hospitalized in the state, however some of the patients may be out of state residents.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,808
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,551
  • Cibola County: 466
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,093
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,108
  • Eddy County: 1,040
  • Grant County: 146
  • Guadalupe County: 37
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 108
  • Lea County: 1,649
  • Lincoln County: 260
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 507
  • McKinley County: 4,420
  • Mora County: 9
  • Otero County: 306
  • Quay County: 79
  • Rio Arriba County: 422
  • Roosevelt County: 344
  • Sandoval County: 1,535
  • San Juan County: 3,474
  • San Miguel County: 120
  • Santa Fe County: 1,199
  • Sierra County: 67
  • Socorro County: 141
  • Taos County: 160
  • Torrance County: 89
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 656

State health officials report the following number of people who are being held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 291
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The following numbers of cases have been reported among individuals held by the New Mexico Department of corrections at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 38
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 75
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

8 a.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 20 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 11.

The total number of positive cases is 10,696 and includes one case that was previously unannounced "due to delayed reporting," according to the update released at 10:51 p.m. Sunday from the Office of the President and Vice President.

There were no additional deaths listed in the report, keeping the death toll at 565.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,467
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 936
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,106
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,698
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,353
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,631
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,003
  • Winslow Service Unit: 494

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

The latest figures show 7,339 people have recovered while 112,529 tests have been administered.

"It appears that family gatherings and people returning from border towns are the two driving forces behind recent surges in certain regions of the Navajo Nation, based on information gathered by contact tracers who interview individuals who test positive for COVID-19. We know that people are hesitant to wear masks and follow CDC guidelines when they are around family members, but the reality is that many of our people are contracting the virus at family gatherings. We are also seeing high case levels in regions near border towns, so please be safe and always wear a mask in public and practice social distancing," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the release.

Update for Sunday, Oct. 11

3:40 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 269 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 11, including two San Juan County residents. Additionally, the state recorded four new fatalities from the virus.

Of the 32,983 New Mexicans who have contracted the virus, 911 have died and 18,680 have recovered.

The state reports that there are 120 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,682
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,533
  • Cibola County: 466
  • Colfax County: 41
  • Curry County: 1,080
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 4,027
  • Eddy County: 1,019
  • Grant County: 146
  • Guadalupe County: 36
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 108
  • Lea County: 1,636
  • Lincoln County: 260
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 492
  • McKinley County: 4,409
  • Mora County: 9
  • Otero County: 300
  • Quay County: 79
  • Rio Arriba County: 419
  • Roosevelt County: 345
  • Sandoval County: 1,519
  • San Juan County: 3,462
  • San Miguel County: 115
  • Santa Fe County: 1,181
  • Sierra County: 64
  • Socorro County: 141
  • Taos County: 154
  • Torrance County: 89
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 651

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 288
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 74
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Saturday, Oct. 10

10:10 p.m.: Today's report for the Navajo Nation listed 43 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death today.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,458
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 935
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,105
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,692
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,353
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,627
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,003
  • Winslow Service Unit: 494

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,675 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 565.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,335 people have recovered while 112,261 tests have been administered.

A 57-hour weekend lockdown for the tribe continues. It ends at 5 a.m. on Oct. 12.

4:30 p.m.: New Mexico registered five deaths among its 486 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 10, according to figures from the Governor's Office.

New Mexico has totaled 32,722 cases of the virus. Of the five deaths recorded on Oct. 10, two were from San Juan County – a man in his 30s with underlying conditions and a woman in her 80s with underlying conditions who had been hospitalized. The county also reported 11 new cases of the virus, and its total has reached 3,460 cases.

The other Oct. 10 deaths were recorded in McKinley County, Lea County and Eddy County. Bernalillo County had the most new cases in the state with 167.

A total of 202 San Juan County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19. Statewide, the virus has claimed 907 lives.

State officials said 130 people were hospitalized in New Mexico on Oct. 10 for COVID-19. The total number of people tested for the virus in New Mexico is 989,652.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,584
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,507
  • Cibola County: 459
  • Colfax County: 40
  • Curry County: 1,068
  • Dona Ana County: 3,990
  • Eddy County: 1,018
  • Grant County: 143
  • Guadalupe County: 36
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 106
  • Lea County: 1,631
  • Lincoln County: 250
  • Los Alamos County: 37
  • Luna County: 490
  • McKinley County: 4,405
  • Mora County: 9
  • Otero County: 297
  • Quay County: 79
  • Rio Arriba County: 416
  • Roosevelt County: 343
  • Sandoval County: 1,511
  • San Juan County: 3,460
  • San Miguel County: 115
  • Santa Fe County: 1,173
  • Sierra County: 64
  • Socorro County: 139
  • Taos County: 154
  • Torrance County: 89
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 647

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 330
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 288
  • Otero County Processing Center: 181
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 52
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 4

Updates for Friday, Oct. 9

8:10 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 42 new cases of COVID- 19 and one death today.

Also reported were eight additional cases that were previously unannounced "due to delayed reporting or reconciliation," according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

The release reminds the public that the tribal land is under a 57-hour lockdown that started at 8 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. on Oct. 12.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,457
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 921
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,093
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,684
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,353
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,620
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,003
  • Winslow Service Unit: 493

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

The latest tallies show that the total number of positive cases is 10,632 while the death toll is 564. There are 7,314 people who have recovered from COVID-19 while 112,053 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: New Mexico saw its highest number of new COVID-19 cases reported on a single day on Oct. 9, when the 488 residents received positive tests. The previous high came on July 27, when there were 467 new cases reported by health officials.

The new cases reported on Oct. 9 include 19 San Juan County residents. The county with the largest number of new cases was Bernalillo County, which had 135 new cases.

Since the pandemic reached the state in March, 32,241 New Mexicans have tested positive for the virus. Of those people, 18,335 have recovered and 902 have died. The number of fatalities increased by three on Oct. 9.

There are 133 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,420
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,469
  • Cibola County: 454
  • Colfax County: 40
  • Curry County: 1,025
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,918
  • Eddy County: 1003
  • Grant County: 140
  • Guadalupe County: 36
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 106
  • Lea County: 1,620
  • Lincoln County: 246
  • Los Alamos County: 36
  • Luna County: 482
  • McKinley County: 4,396
  • Mora County: 8
  • Otero County: 293
  • Quay County: 77
  • Rio Arriba County: 414
  • Roosevelt County: 333
  • Sandoval County: 1,484
  • San Juan County: 3,449
  • San Miguel County: 112
  • Santa Fe County: 1,163
  • Sierra County: 57
  • Socorro County: 137
  • Taos County: 153
  • Torrance County: 88
  • Union County: 37
  • Valencia County: 636

The following number of individuals held by federal agencies at the following detention centers have contracted the virus:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 329
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 288
  • Otero County Processing Center: 166
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 52
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 8

10:50 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 32 new cases of COVID-19 today as well as one additional death related to the disease, raising the death toll to 563.

The total number of positive cases has reached 10,582. The tally includes four cases that were previously unannounced "due to delayed reporting or reconciliation," states a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,445
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 917
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,072
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,681
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,352
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,615
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,001
  • Winslow Service Unit: 493

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

The update stated that 7,312 people have recovered while 111,430 tests have been administered. The tribe will be under a 57-hour lockdown from 8 p.m. on Oct. 9 to 5 a.m. on Oct. 12.

3:35 p.m.: New Mexico has seen a 38% increase in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 since the start of the month. According to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's weekly update livestream, there are 119 people hospitalized and 18 of them are on ventilators.

The day after New Mexico saw the second highest number of cases since the pandemic began, Lujan Grisham warned that if behaviors don't change the state is in danger of widespread illness and economic rollbacks. 

Lujan Grisham spoke to the state while in quarantine after possibly being exposed to someone who had contracted the virus.

There were 387 New Mexico residents who tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 8, including 10 San Juan County residents. More than 100 of the new cases were Bernalillo County residents.

New Mexico also recorded three additional COVID-19 deaths on Oct. 8.

Since the pandemic began, 31,756 New Mexicans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 18,045 of those people have recovered.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,286
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,428
  • Cibola County: 451
  • Colfax County: 40
  • Curry County: 1,015
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,839
  • Eddy County: 975
  • Grant County: 136
  • Guadalupe County: 36
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 104
  • Lea County: 1,584
  • Lincoln County: 244
  • Los Alamos County: 36
  • Luna County: 464
  • McKinley County: 4,384
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 288
  • Quay County: 77
  • Rio Arriba County: 410
  • Roosevelt County: 327
  • Sandoval County: 1,455
  • San Juan County: 3,431
  • San Miguel County: 111
  • Santa Fe County: 1,144
  • Sierra County: 54
  • Socorro County: 126
  • Taos County: 151
  • Torrance County: 84
  • Union County: 34
  • Valencia County: 631

The following number of individuals held by federal agencies at the following detention centers have contracted the virus:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 288
  • Otero County Processing Center: 166
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 52
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Wednesday, Oct. 7

10:25 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 27 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths today for the Navajo Nation.

There were also 18 cases that were previously unannounced "due to delayed reporting or reconciliation," according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,439
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 912
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,070
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,677
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,349
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,611
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 995
  • Winslow Service Unit: 487

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,546 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 562.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the president's office and included reports that 7,301 people have recovered while 110,405 tests have been administered.

There will be a town hall meeting by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. It will stream on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

The release noted that today New Mexico reported 426 new COVID-19 cases while Arizona reported 604 new cases and Utah reported 1,007 new cases.

"The state of New Mexico reported its second highest daily number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with 426. In every state that encompasses the Navajo Nation, the overall daily numbers are increasing daily, along with the number of hospitalizations. We know that there's fatigue and frustration settling in among many people across the country because of the pandemic, but our elders taught us to be strong and to fight through adversity. Please be strong and remember the adversities that our ancestors overcame long ago. Keep fighting and keep praying for your family members, and everyone that is struggling during this time," Nez said in the release.

4 p.m.: As New Mexico's COVID-19 cases spike, the state health officials reported 426 new cases on Oct. 7, including 10 San Juan County residents. The highest number of cases was in Bernalillo County, which had 120 new cases of the virus.

The state also reported two new COVID-19 fatalities, including a San Juan County resident in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

The new cases mean that 31,372 New Mexicans have had COVID-19 and 896 of those people have died. Meanwhile, 17,766 people have recovered. There are 109 people hospitalized with the virus in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,185
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,403
  • Cibola County: 446
  • Colfax County: 40
  • Curry County: 950
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,783
  • Eddy County: 961
  • Grant County: 134
  • Guadalupe County: 34
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 103
  • Lea County: 1,574
  • Lincoln County: 237
  • Los Alamos County: 36
  • Luna County: 458
  • McKinley County: 4,375
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 285
  • Quay County: 77
  • Rio Arriba County: 406
  • Roosevelt County: 322
  • Sandoval County: 1,442
  • San Juan County: 3,421
  • San Miguel County: 107
  • Santa Fe County: 1,124
  • Sierra County: 50
  • Socorro County: 124
  • Taos County: 149
  • Torrance County: 84
  • Union County: 32
  • Valencia County: 624

The following number of individuals held by federal agencies at the following detention centers have contracted the virus:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 287
  • Otero County Processing Center: 165
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 52
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 2
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Tuesday, Oct. 6

8:09 p.m.: Today's report from health agencies on the Navajo Nation listed 17 new COVID-19 cases and one more death related to the disease.

There were also 30 cases that were previously unannounced "due to delayed reporting or reconciliation," according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,431
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 910
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,055
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,668
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,345
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,605
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 994
  • Winslow Service Unit: 487

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,501 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 560.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the president's office and it included reports that 7,284 people have recovered while 109,722 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect New Mexicans and 30,947 residents have contracted the virus, including 316 cases reported Oct. 6 by state health officials. The new cases include 19 San Juan County residents.

There are 110 patients hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Of the nearly 31,000 New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus since March, 17,489 have recovered and 894 have died.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 7,065
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,368
  • Cibola County: 446
  • Colfax County: 39
  • Curry County: 930
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,713
  • Eddy County: 934
  • Grant County: 132
  • Guadalupe County: 34
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 102
  • Lea County: 1,543
  • Lincoln County: 226
  • Los Alamos County: 36
  • Luna County: 451
  • McKinley County: 4,367
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 281
  • Quay County: 77
  • Rio Arriba County: 404
  • Roosevelt County: 310
  • Sandoval County: 1,425
  • San Juan County: 3,411
  • San Miguel County: 105
  • Santa Fe County: 1,093
  • Sierra County: 50
  • Socorro County: 118
  • Taos County: 148
  • Torrance County: 83
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 620

The following number of individuals held by federal agencies at the following detention centers have contracted the virus:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 287
  • Otero County Processing Center: 165
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 2
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Monday, Oct. 5

7:58 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report today 11 new COVID-19 cases and no recent deaths for the Navajo Nation.

The death toll remains at 559 while the total number of cases is 10,454 and includes two cases that were previously unreported due to delayed reporting or reconciliation.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,428
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 902
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,050
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,646
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,344
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,598
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 994
  • Winslow Service Unit: 486

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

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,278 people have recovered while 109,181 tests have been administered.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will provide updates about COVID-19 and the 2020 Census in a town hall meeting on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

4:15 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 5, including four in San Juan County. These new cases mean that 30,632 New Mexicans have contracted the virus since it was first detected in the state in March.

Of those people, 17,330 have recovered and 894 have died. The 894 deaths include two fatalities recorded on Oct. 5.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 6,928
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,356
  • Cibola County: 446
  • Colfax County: 39
  • Curry County: 919
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,678
  • Eddy County: 911
  • Grant County: 131
  • Guadalupe County: 34
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 102
  • Lea County: 1,524
  • Lincoln County: 225
  • Los Alamos County: 35
  • Luna County: 449
  • McKinley County: 4,356
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 280
  • Quay County: 77
  • Rio Arriba County: 404
  • Roosevelt County: 306
  • Sandoval County: 1,419
  • San Juan County: 3,392
  • San Miguel County: 104
  • Santa Fe County: 1,083
  • Sierra County: 50
  • Socorro County: 117
  • Taos County: 148
  • Torrance County: 80
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 606

The following number of individuals held by federal agencies at the following detention centers have contracted the virus:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 286
  • Otero County Processing Center: 163
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 2
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Sunday, Oct. 4

9:08 p.m.: There were 19 new COVID-19 cases and one recent death reported today for the Navajo Nation.

The update rises the total number of positive cases to 10,441 – which includes one previously unreported case – and the death toll is 559.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,425
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 899
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,050
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,646
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,344
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,596
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 989
  • Winslow Service Unit: 486

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

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,271 people have recovered while 108,653 tests have been administered.

The tribe is continuing its 57-hour lockdown, which ends on Oct. 5 at 5 a.m.

4:19 p.m.: State health officials on Sunday announced there are 189 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, eight of those in San Juan County. 

The state also reported two more deaths, a man in his 70s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and a man in his 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

As of today, there are 91 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 and there are 17,270 COVID-19 patients designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state Department of Health lists these new cases by county:

  • 47 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 22 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 46 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 5 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 12 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 4 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 8 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 21 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

Including the new cases listed above, New Mexico as of Sunday has 30,477 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,878

Catron County: 9

Chaves County: 1,346

Cibola County: 445

Colfax County: 39

Curry County: 908

De Baca County: 1

Doña Ana County: 3,634

Eddy County: 911

Grant County: 131

Guadalupe County: 34

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 102

Lea County: 1,523

Lincoln County: 223

Los Alamos County: 35

Luna County: 445

McKinley County: 4,355

Mora County: 7

Otero County: 279

Quay County: 76

Rio Arriba County: 404

Roosevelt County: 304

Sandoval County: 1,405

San Juan County: 3,388

San Miguel County: 103

Santa Fe County: 1,081

Sierra County: 49

Socorro County: 115

Taos County: 148

Torrance County: 80

Union County: 31

Valencia County: 604

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 286
  • Otero County Processing Center: 163
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

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

  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation

Updates for Saturday, Oct. 3

9 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 17 new cases of COVID-19 today, according to the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

There were no recent deaths reported, keeping the death toll at 558. The new cases bring the total number of positive cases to 10,421.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,420
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 896
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,046
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,646
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,342
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,594
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 986
  • Winslow Service Unit: 485

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

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,266 people have recovered while 108,446 tests have been administered.

A 57-hour lockdown continues for the Navajo Nation, which is scheduled to end at 5 a.m. on Oct. 5.

"The safest place to be this weekend is at home on the Navajo Nation. The towns and cities near the Navajo Nation continue to report high numbers of COVID-19 cases. Our health care system on the Navajo Nation cannot handle another large surge in cases. Please stay home, wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the press release.

3:45 p.m.: New Mexico continues seeing high numbers of positive COVID-19 test results, recording 298 new cases on Oct. 3. But while the state numbers spike, San Juan County’s new cases remain relatively low. There were four new cases reported.

Since the pandemic was first detected in the state in March, 30,296 New Mexicans have contracted the virus and the disease has claimed 890 lives, including three new deaths reported on Oct. 3.

At the same time, the state health officials say 17,210 people have recovered from the coronavirus.

There are 95 patients hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 6,831
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,325
  • Cibola County: 444
  • Colfax County: 39
  • Curry County: 901
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,588
  • Eddy County: 906
  • Grant County: 130
  • Guadalupe County: 34
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 102
  • Lea County: 1,512
  • Lincoln County: 221
  • Los Alamos County: 34
  • Luna County: 445
  • McKinley County: 4,355
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 279
  • Quay County: 76
  • Rio Arriba County: 404
  • Roosevelt County: 300
  • Sandoval County: 1,403
  • San Juan County: 3,380
  • San Miguel County: 102
  • Santa Fe County: 1,062
  • Sierra County: 49
  • Socorro County: 112
  • Taos County: 148
  • Torrance County: 80
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 603

The following number of individuals held by federal agencies at the following detention centers have contracted the virus:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 286
  • Otero County Processing Center: 163
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 34
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Friday, Oct. 2

8 p.m.: Today's update by health officials on the Navajo Nation saw 34 new COVID-19 cases, two recent deaths and one case that was previously unreported due to a delay.

Once again, residents on the tribal land will be under a 57-hour lockdown beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. on Oct. 5.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,414
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 891
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,044
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,645
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,342
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,593
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 985
  • Winslow Service Unit: 484

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,404 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 558.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,262 people have recovered while 107,765 tests have been administered.

4:10 p.m.: New Mexico saw its largest single day increase in COVID-19 cases since July 29 on Oct. 2, recording 341 new cases. Nine of the new cases are San Juan County residents. The county with the largest number of new cases is Bernalillo County, where health officials say 99 people tested positive on Friday.

The state also recorded five additional deaths among people with COVID-19. This raises the number of coronavirus-related fatalities to 887.

New Mexico has had 30,000 residents contract the virus since the pandemic was first detected in the state in March. Of those people, 17,055 are designated as having recovered.

Meanwhile, there are 89 patients hospitalized with the disease in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 6,757
  • Catron County: 9
  • Chaves County: 1,293
  • Cibola County: 443
  • Colfax County: 39
  • Curry County: 881
  • De Baca County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 3,521
  • Eddy County: 891
  • Grant County: 129
  • Guadalupe County: 34
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 101
  • Lea County: 1,490
  • Lincoln County: 220
  • Los Alamos County: 33
  • Luna County: 439
  • McKinley County: 4,353
  • Mora County: 7
  • Otero County: 275
  • Quay County: 75
  • Rio Arriba County: 403
  • Roosevelt County: 290
  • Sandoval County: 1,396
  • San Juan County: 3,375
  • San Miguel County: 101
  • Santa Fe County: 1,049
  • Sierra County: 48
  • Socorro County: 110
  • Taos County: 148
  • Torrance County: 80
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 595

The following number of individuals held by federal agencies at the following detention centers have contracted the virus:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 286
  • Otero County Processing Center: 163
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

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

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 34
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 1

7:25 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 13 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation.

There were no recent deaths included in the update today. However, there was one additional case that was previously unreported due to delayed reporting.

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

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,399
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 891
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 1,041
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,641
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,342
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,581
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 985
  • Winslow Service Unit: 483

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

The total number of positive cases is 10,369 and the total number of COVID-related remains at 556.

The latest figures and tallies were released by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 7,262 people have recovered while 107,599 tests have been administered.

The tribe will be under a 57-hour lockdown from 8 p.m. Oct. 2 through 5 a.m. Oct. 5.

3:30 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 227 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 1, raising the number of residents who have contracted the coronavirus to 29,661. The new cases include eight San Juan County residents.

The state also recorded five new fatalities, including a Rio Arriba County resident in his 20s who had underlying conditions. Since March, 882 New Mexicans have died of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 19,926 New Mexicans have recovered after catching the virus.

There are 86 patients hospitalized in the state and 11 of them are on ventilators.

Total cases by county include:

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

In addition, the state health officials say the following numbers of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

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

At the same time, there are the following number of cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 34
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 51
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

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