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

The Daily Times staff

On June 18 the governor announced that the color-coded system of COVID-19 restrictions would end soon as the state reached the targeted 60% vaccination level. San Juan County remains in the Turquoise Level on the COVID-19 restrictions map for New Mexico until the map is retired on July 1.

COVID-19 case levels began dropping in last week of May and continued a decline through the first two weeks of June.

San Juan County ranked ninth among the top 10 counties in the state to achieve high vaccination rates. Here are the rankings quoted from the state news release of May 18: 

As of June 14, New Mexico counties with the best rate of individuals that have completed their vaccination series, and helped pull the state to the 60 percent mark, are:

•    Los Alamos County: 81.5 percent

•    McKinley County: 77.9 percent

•    Taos County: 69.7 percent

•    Rio Arriba: 67.5 percent

•    Santa Fe County: 67 percent

•    Sandoval County: 65.6 percent

•    Cibola County: 64.2 percent

•    Bernalillo County: 62.2 percent

•    San Juan County: 61.7 percent

•    Guadalupe County: 60.9 percent

As of June 14, the New Mexico counties with the worst completed vaccination rates, and where risk of infection and illness are thus highest, are:

•    Roosevelt County: 28.3 percent

•    Curry County: 34.4 percent

•    Torrance County: 35.5 percent

•    Eddy County: 35.7 percent

•    Quay County: 37.2 percent

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Lottery launched a statewide vaccination incentive program called, "Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes."

The program will make available $10 million in total prize money and other prizes to New Mexicans who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

To be eligible for the cash sweepstakes, residents who receive or have received the vaccine must opt in to register and verify their personal and vaccination information at vax2themaxnm.org.

Updates from May can be found here.

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

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 Saturday, June 19 

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

The pandemic has claimed 1,346 lives on the Navajo Nation as of June 19. 

A news release from the Office of the President and Vice President said a full report on updated COVID-19 statistics will be available on Monday.

“We are in this together, so please take precautions and wear a mask in order to protect yourselves and others,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the news release. “If you or a loved one has not been vaccinated, please make arrangements to receive the vaccine to help keep everyone safe. Our goal is community immunity, but we need more people to get vaccinated to reach that goal. Please be safe this weekend as you celebrate Father’s Day. We wish all of our Navajo people an enjoyable and safe time with family.”

2:31 p.m.: There won't be any COVID-19 updates from the state today or Sunday, but here's a rundown of Friday's numbers. By now you've probably heard that the state is due to open up on July 1 thanks to a 60% vaccination rate statewide. If you want to learn more about that just click here.

New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 122 additional COVID-19 cases and six deaths. 

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexico residents since the pandemic began reached 4,316 on Friday. Of those deaths, 493 were San Juan County residents.

Of the six deaths, three were recent and three happened more than 30 days ago.

There were 95 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Friday due to COVID-19 infections. 

As of Friday there had been 192,953 COVID-19 patients who have recovered.

The state Department of Health listed the most recent cases by county (Catron County's listing did not have a number attached and was omitted):

• 35 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 3 new cases in Chaves County

• 4 new cases in Curry County

• 5 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 7 new cases in Lea County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 4 new cases in McKinley County

• 4 new cases in Otero County

• 1 new case in Quay County

• 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 1 new case in Roosevelt County

• 16 new cases in Sandoval County

• 17 new cases in San Juan County

• 1 new case in San Miguel County

• 6 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 1 new case in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 6 new cases in Valencia County

• 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

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

87120 - 8

87105 - 5

87124 - 5

87144 - 5

87015 - 4

87031 - 4

87121 - 4

87401 - 4

87420 - 4

88081 - 4

New Mexico has now had a total of 204,698 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 58,892

Catron County: 95

Chaves County: 9,062

Cibola County: 2,899

Colfax County: 799

Curry County: 5,289

De Baca County: 177

Doña Ana County: 25,040

Eddy County: 6,929

Grant County: 1,746

Guadalupe County: 457

Harding County: 13

Hidalgo County: 366

Lea County: 8,399

Lincoln County: 1,763

Los Alamos County: 536

Luna County: 3,374

McKinley County: 12,367

Mora County: 173

Otero County: 4,055

Quay County: 534

Rio Arriba County: 3,746

Roosevelt County: 2,022

Sandoval County: 12,216

San Juan County: 15,653

San Miguel County: 1,393

Santa Fe County: 10,563

Sierra County: 781

Socorro County: 1,325

Taos County: 1,700

Torrance County: 878

Union County: 258

Valencia County: 6,873

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

• BeeHive Homes Farmington

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

Updates for Friday, June 18

11:30 p.m.: The Navajo Nation reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday no additional deaths.

The sprawling reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah has seen 30,959 known cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began and 1,343 deaths.

The Navajo Department of Health on Friday lifted the nation's stay-at-home order, easing restrictions to allow in-person meetings and ceremonies of 25 people or fewer and drive-thru gatherings of up to 100 vehicles. Face masks are required by everyone, whether or not they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer on Friday vetoed a resolution to reopen parks on the nation, including parks that encompass Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon, to 100% capacity.

Nez and Lizer said in a letter to the Navajo Nation Council that the nation needs to be careful with variants of the disease still circulating. They said that rather than opening the parks to full capacity, opening to 50% capacity would allow officials to monitor the impacts of reopening and gradually increase capacity from there.

Nez and Lizer requested that the council hold a special session to repeal a March 2020 order closing roads to visitors and free the health department to issue a new order.

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Updates for Thursday, June 17

5:08 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation Thursday and one new death.

The pandemic's death toll rose to 1,343, which includes one death the reporting of which was delayed. Records indicate that 29,555 individuals recovered from COVID-19. There have been 278,551 COVID-19 tests given.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,948, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

“As we approach the Father’s Day holiday, we ask all of our Navajo people to remain diligent and to be cautious as you celebrate this special occasion this Sunday," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the release. "We have lost over 1,300 of our people and many of them were fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers, so let’s honor them by continuing to take precautions to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

•       Chinle Service Unit: 5,621

•       Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,976

•       Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,674

•       Gallup Service Unit: 4,904

•       Kayenta Service Unit: 2,741

•       Shiprock Service Unit: 5,266

•       Tuba City Service Unit: 3,756

•       Winslow Service Unit: 1,991

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

4:11 p.m.: State health officials reported 106 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The Department of Health on Thursday reported five new COVID-19-related deaths, including a female San Juan County resident in her 50s who had been hospitalized.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexico residents is now 4,310.

San Juan County has logged 15,636 cases since the pandemic began.

There were 101 people being treated in New Mexico hospitals Thursday due to COVID-19 infections. 

There were 192,777 COVID-19 patients who have recovered as of Thursday according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

• 23 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Chaves County

• 1 new case in Cibola County

• 1 new case in Colfax County

• 6 new cases in Curry County

• 15 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 3 new cases in Eddy County

• 3 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Harding County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 4 new cases in Lea County

• 1 new case in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Otero County

• 1 new case in Quay County

• 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 6 new cases in Sandoval County

• 5 new cases in San Juan County

• 1 new case in San Miguel County

• 10 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Valencia County

• 12 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

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

• Beehive Homes Farmington

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

Updates for Wednesday, June 16

5:33 p.m.: Navajo Nation health officials reported three new COVID-19 cases and one new death on June 16. 

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the tribe is listed at 30,936. The new death brings the total to 1,341 since the COVID-19 pandemic started. 

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,620
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,974
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,672
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,904
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,741
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,259
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,756
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,991

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

There are 278,166 COVID-19 tests have been administered along with 29,554 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. 

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a press release the tribal health department is monitoring all COVID-19 variants including the Delta variant. 

His office hosted an online town hall on June 16 which can be viewed on the administration's Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he_n7xH25OA.

3:35 p.m.: State health officials announced 82 new cases of COVID-19 on June 16, with 11 of those cases from San Juan County. 

The new total number of COVID-19 cases was listed at 204,472 on June 16, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. 

State health officials also included the ten zip codes in New Mexico which had the most cases. 

Those ZIP codes are:

  • 87114 - 5
  • 87528 - 5
  • 87107 - 3
  • 87121 - 3
  • 87420 - 3
  • 88030 - 3
  • 88101 - 3
  • 87031 - 2
  • 87059 - 2
  • 87109 - 2

There were three additional deaths in the state tied to COVID-19. A man in his 50s from Santa Fe County was a recent death. He had underlying conditions and was hospitalized. 

State health officials add two more deaths within the last 30 days from a woman in her 50s in Doña Ana County and a woman in her 60s from Valencia County. Both had underlying conditions and the Doña Ana County woman was hospitalized.

There are 4,305 residents who have died because of COVID-19 as of June 16.

The number of patients hospitalized declined from 107 patients on June 15 to 98 on June 16. 

There are 192,629 people whose COVID-19 cases have been designated as being recovered. 

According to the department, the most recent cases are:

  • 22 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 8 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 3 new cases in Luna County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 4 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 11 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Valencia County

Updates for Tuesday, June 15

5:40 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation reported today five new cases of COVID-19 and no recent deaths. The total number of cases is 30,932 while the death toll remains at 1,340.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,620
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,974
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,672
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,903
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,740
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,259
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,756
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,989

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

There are 29,549 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 277,941 tests have been conducted.

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the COVID-19 Delta strain, also known as B.1.617.2, as a 'variant of concern' due to its growing spread around the world. Researchers suggest that the Delta variant, which was first identified in the country of India, is even more transmissible and may cause more severe illness than other variants. Currently, here on the Navajo Nation, we have no confirmed cases of the Delta variant but it is present in other areas of this country so that is a concern for our region," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

His office will hold an online town hall to provide more updates on June 16 at 10 a.m. on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

Two COVID vaccine clinics in Shiprock

Northern Navajo Medical Center will have two COVID-19 vaccination events on June 16 and June 17. Both events will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Shiprock High School.

"Due to the hot weather conditions, the vaccine events will be held inside the air-conditioned high school. Entrance is through the east entrance near the Chieftain Pit," the press release states.

The release states that everyone will be allowed inside the building with social distancing and wearing face masks. Household members and family groups may remain together.

4:45 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The Farmington area's 87401 ZIP code was on the statewide list for the 10 locations with the most cases.

Those ZIP codes are:

  • 87016 - 26
  • 88220 - 5
  • 87002 - 4
  • 87110 - 4
  • 88210 - 4
  • 87060 - 3
  • 87114 - 3
  • 87120 - 3
  • 87123 - 3
  • 87401 - 3

The Department of Health reported no additional deaths in the state. The number of residents who have died because of the virus remains at 4,302.

New Mexico has now had a total of 204,392 cases since the pandemic started last year.

There are 107 individuals hospitalized in the state for the virus, while 192,475 cases have been designated by the department as recovered.

According to the department, the most recent cases are:

  • 25 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 8 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 9 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 3 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 10 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 6 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 9 new cases in Valencia County
  • 26 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

Updates for Monday, June 14

11:20 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported one new case of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

There were no additional virus-related deaths listed in today’s update. This keeps the death toll at 1,340.

Health officials have been disclosing case numbers since March 2020 from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,619
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,973
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,672
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,903
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,740
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,256
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,756
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,989

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

The total number of cases is 30,927.

There are 29,533 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 277,650 tests have been conducted.

"Keep pushing back on COVID-19 and the variants. Across the country there is growing concern over the spread of the Delta variant, so we have to be mindful and continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask in public. The mask mandate remains in place for the entire Navajo Nation," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

5:42 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 230 new COVID-19 cases from June 12 through June 14, bringing the total number of cases to 204,271.

San Juan County saw 18 new cases during that time.

The 10 ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on June 14 are:

  • 87507 - 9
  • 87120 - 8
  • 87121 - 8
  • 87401 - 8
  • 88012 - 8
  • 87114 - 7
  • 87112 - 6
  • 87123 - 6
  • 88030 - 6

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 57 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 11 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Colfax County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 30 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 13 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 7 new cases in Luna County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 6 new cases in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Quay County
  • 7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 12 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 18 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 20 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 5 new cases in Torrance County
  • 4 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
  • There were five additional deaths in the report. None were from San Juan County. The death toll is now 4,302.

As of June 14, there are 89 people hospitalized in the state for COVID-19 while 192,338 cases are designated as recovered by the Department of Health.

Update for Sunday, June 13

12:25 p.m.: Today, the Navajo Department of Health and partnering health agencies reported two new cases of COVID-19 and no recent virus-related deaths for the Navajo Nation.

The agencies reported nine new cases and six deaths on June 12. There now have been 1,340 deaths since the pandemic began.

The update states that a complete report will be available on June 14.

Updates for Friday, June 11

5:45 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw eight new cases of COVID-19 and no recent deaths related to the virus, health officials reported today.

The total number of cases is 30,914 and the death toll remains at 1,334.

"We have to be mindful that we are still in this pandemic and that COVID-19 is still in our communities. Wear a mask in public and please get vaccinated, so that we can continue to recover from this pandemic," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,613
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,971
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,671
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,903
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,740
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,252
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,756
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,989

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

There are 29,518 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 277,172 tests have been conducted.

4:35 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 130 new COVID-19 cases on June 11 for the state.

The 10 ZIP codes across New Mexico with the most cases on Friday were led by the Farmington area's 87401 with 20 reported cases. On the list as well was the Bloomfield area's 87413 with six cases.

  • 87401 - 20
  • 87114 - 7
  • 87120 - 6
  • 87413 - 6
  • 88426 - 6
  • 87507 - 5
  • 88001 - 5
  • 87107 - 4
  • 87121 - 4
  • 87124 - 4

Two more deaths related to the virus were reported by state health officials.

  • A man in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 80s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There have been 4,297 New Mexicans who have died because of the virus. The updated tally of cases the state has had is 204,044.

According to the department, the most recent cases are:

  • 35 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 9 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 2 new cases in Luna County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 6 new cases in Quay County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 32 new cases in San Juan County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 4 new cases in Taos County
  • 2 new cases in Torrance County
  • 2 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

Updates for Thursday, June 10

5:50 p.m.: Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported today by health officials for the Navajo Nation, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

The release states that tribal President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Area Indian Health Service Director Roselyn Tso visited today the COVID-19 vaccination site at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock.

During the visit, Nez received a report that showed 97% of those 75 years or older in the Shiprock Service Unit have been fully vaccinated as of June 8.

The document also showed that as of June 8, 71% of people 16 years and older and 34% of adolescents between 12 and 15 years old have been fully vaccinated.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,612
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,971
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,671
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,903
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,740
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,247
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,754
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,989

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

The total number of cases is 30,906. No recent deaths were listed in the report, keeping the death toll at 1,334.

There are 29,518 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 276,904 tests have been conducted.

5:16 p.m.: New Mexico added 103 new cases of COVID-19 in the June 10 report by state health officials.

According to the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 20 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Colfax County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 14 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 4 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 2 new cases in McKinley County
  • 9 new cases in Otero County
  • 7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 3 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 4 new cases in San Juan County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 3 new cases in Torrance County
  • 2 new cases in Valencia County

New Mexico has now had a total of 203,919 cases. There are 191,490 cases designated as having recovered by the Department of Health.

Among the two recent deaths in the update was a woman in her 90s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. There was one death that occurred more than 30 days ago, a man in his 80s from Bernalillo County. He had underlying conditions.

"COVID-related deaths are reported when a death certificate has been issued and some death certificates are delayed due to insufficient information," the update states.

The number of residents who have died related to the virus is now 4,295.

The 10 ZIP codes in the state with the most COVID-19 cases on June 10 are:

  • 88310 - 7
  • 87507 - 5
  • 87120 - 4
  • 88012 - 4
  • 87114 - 3
  • 87121 - 3
  • 87537 - 3
  • 88011 - 3
  • 88435 - 3
  • 87002 - 2

Updates for Wednesday, June 9

5:25 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation reported 11 new COVID-19 cases and one death related to the virus.

Today's case update brings the total number to 30,897. The death toll is now 1,334.

"On Tuesday, we had zero new cases and no deaths reported, but we have to remain diligent and keep pushing back on COVID-19 by wearing masks, getting vaccinated, and taking precautions in our daily activities. We are in this fight against this invisible monster together, so our actions and choices impact everyone in our communities," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,612
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,971
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,671
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,902
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,738
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,246
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,749
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,989

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

There are 29,514 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 276,486 tests have been conducted.

5 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 today. The report listed five additional virus-related deaths, including a man in his 50s from San Juan County. He was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The department reported on June 8 there were 79 new cases and one additional death.

The total number of cases is 203,823 and the number of deaths is 4,292.

Here is where the most recent cases are located:

  • 29 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 8 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 4 new cases in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 4 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 9 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 11 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 5 new cases in Valencia County

The 10 ZIP codes in the state with the most cases on June 9 are:

  • 87507 - 9
  • 87410 - 7
  • 87121 - 6
  • 87031 - 3
  • 87059 - 3
  • 87104 - 3
  • 87105 - 3
  • 87532 - 3
  • 88203 - 3
  • 88220 - 3

Updates for Monday, June 7

7:25 p.m.: Two people from San Juan County were among the six additional COVID-19 related deaths reported today by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The department's update states that a female younger than 10 years old and a man in his 60s have died. Both had been hospitalized. The death toll for the state is now 4,286.

There were 262 additional cases of the virus from June 5 to June 7.

The most recent cases are:

  • 51 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 31 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 19 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 5 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 3 new cases in McKinley County
  • 6 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 18 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 44 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 14 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 9 new cases in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 13 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Federal Prison Facility
  • 15 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The 10 ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on June 7 are:

  • 88220 - 17
  • 88081 - 16
  • 87401 - 15
  • 87402 - 10
  • 87410 - 10
  • 87031 - 9
  • 87114 - 8
  • 87124 - 7
  • 87413 - 7
  • 87507 - 7

The state has 203,686 cases of the virus since the pandemic started last year. There are 81 people hospitalized in the state for COVID-19. There are 191,065 cases designated as having recovered by the Department of Health.

Health officials report new cases and no recent deaths for Navajo Nation

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported today for the Navajo Nation by health officials. There were no recent deaths reported.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,612
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,968
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,670
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,902
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,738
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,241
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,748
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,988

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

The total number of cases is 30,886 and the death toll is 1,329.

There are 29,509 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 275,888 tests have been conducted.

"The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in reducing the impacts of the virus and hospitalizations. We can attribute the Navajo Nation’s steady decline and consistent low numbers of daily cases to the vaccines and to the hard work of the Navajo people and our health care workers. Although we are seeing consistent improvements, we have to keep our guard up and continue to be very cautious in our daily activities," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the press release from his office.

Update for Sunday, June 6

5:15 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported today seven additional cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

One more death related to the virus was reported as well. The latest number raises the death toll to 1,333.

A full report will be available on June 7, according to the Office of the President and Vice President. The office released today's update.

"Our vaccination rate on the Navajo Nation is gradually increasing, but we can and should do better. There are still a substantial percentage of eligible individuals who have not received the vaccine," tribal President Jonathan Nez said. "If you or a loved one has not been vaccinated for COVID-19, please do your best to encourage them and inform them of the effectiveness of the vaccines."

Tribal Vice President Myron Lizer echoed the president's sentiment.

"The IHS and 638 health care facilities on the Navajo Nation offer many opportunities to receive the vaccines through their drive-thru events or by appointment. Please consider getting vaccinated to help keep us all safe and healthy," Lizer said.

Update for Saturday, June 5

7 p.m.: Seven new cases of COVID-19 and one virus-related death have been reported today by health officials for the Navajo Nation.

The update was released by the Office of the President and Vice President, which stated a full report will be available on June 7.

The release states that there were two deaths that were not immediately reported. Together, there have been 1,332 people who have died due to the virus.

"Working together, we have to keep pushing back on COVID-19 and encouraging our loved ones to get vaccinated to protect us all," tribal President Jonathan Nez said. "In order to reach our goal of herd immunity, we need more of our people, including adolescents, to receive the vaccine."

Health care facilities on and near the tribal land continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines at drive-thru events or by appointment, the release states.

Updates for Friday, June 4

5:10 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation reported today five new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death related to the virus.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,599
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,967
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,670
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,901
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,737
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,238
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,748
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,988

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

The total number of cases is 30,867 and includes one case where delayed reporting occurred. The death toll is 1,329.

There are 29,489 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 275,001 tests have been conducted.

4:45 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health announced today 161 additional cases of COVID-19 and seven more virus-related deaths.

There were 15 new cases in San Juan County. None of the recent deaths were in the county. However, a male in his 50s from McKinley County were among those listed.

The most recent cases are:

  • 43 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 23 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 8 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 3 new cases in Luna County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 7 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 15 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 3 new cases in Sierra County
  • 12 new cases in Torrance County
  • 7 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The 10 ZIP codes in New Mexico with the most COVID-19 cases on June 4 are:

  • 87035 - 8
  • 87120 - 8
  • 87121 - 8
  • 88011 - 7
  • 87413 - 6
  • 87711 - 6
  • 87031 - 5
  • 87507 - 5
  • 88012 - 5
  • 88081 - 4

The state now has 203,472 cases since the pandemic started last year. There have been 4,280 state residents who have died due to the virus.

Updates for Thursday, June 3

4:45 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and partnering health agencies reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 with four more deaths on June 3. 

"Community immunity is our focus right now. We need more of our Navajo Nation residents to get vaccinated to improve our chances of reaching herd immunity. The more people we have vaccinated the lesser risk for us all. Please consider getting vaccinated if you haven't already. Be safe and keep praying for our people," tribal Vice President Myron Lizer said in the update released by his office.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez accompanied his 13-year-old son, Christopher, as he received his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Gallup Indian Medical Center vaccine site on Thursday, according to the press release.

The tribe's health department, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers since last March from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,598
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,967
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,670
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,901
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,736
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,235
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,747
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,988

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

The total number of cases is 30,861 and the tally for virus-related deaths is 1,328.

There are 29,483 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 275,001 tests have been conducted.

3:35 p.m.:  There were 126 new COVID-19 cases identified in New Mexico during the June 3 state health update. 

Fourteen new COVID-19 cases were found in San Juan County. It brings the total number of cases to 203,330 since the pandemic started.

Three of the five deaths listed for the state occurred in San Juan County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. 

A woman in her 80s along with a man in his 60s and one in his 80s died from COVID-19. All three were hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 

One death in Bernalillo County and Doña Ana County were also listed

A total of 4,273 residents have died from COVID-19. 

There were nine individuals in hospitals in the state with 190,087 cases designated as having recovered by the state health department. 

The most recent cases are in:

  • 39 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 10 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy Count
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 7 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 9 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 14 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 8 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 9 new cases in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 5 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

The 10 ZIP codes with the most cases on June 2 are:

  • 87016 - 7
  • 87111 - 6
  • 87114 - 6
  • 87120 - 6
  • 87144 - 6
  • 87112 - 5
  • 87037 - 4
  • 87124 - 4
  • 87301 - 4
  • 88011 - 4

Updates for Wednesday, June 2

6:30 p.m.: New Mexico saw 92 new cases of COVID-19 in today's update by state health officials.

In San Juan County, there were 13 new cases. The recently reported cases bring the state's tally to 203,222.

The New Mexico Department of Health's update listed four recent deaths related to the virus. Those residents were from Bernalillo, Curry, Doña Ana and McKinley counties. There have been 4,268 residents who have died because of the virus.

There are 103 individuals in hospitals in the state and there are 189,877 cases designated as having recovered by the Department of Health.

The most recent cases are located in:

  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Colfax County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant County
  • 8 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 13 new cases in San Juan County
  • 6 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 2 new cases in Valencia County

The 10 ZIP codes with the most cases on June 2 are:

  • 87401 - 6
  • 87701 - 6
  • 87121 - 5
  • 87105 - 4
  • 87114 - 4
  • 88240 - 4
  • 87120 - 3
  • 87124 - 3
  • 87410 - 3
  • 87747 - 3

Six new cases added to Navajo Nation's case tally

The Navajo Department of Health and partnering health agencies reported six new cases of COVID-19 and no recent deaths today.

"Community immunity is the goal and it will take more of our Navajo people getting vaccinated to reach that goal. We have well over half of our adult population fully vaccinated, but we want to get at least 75% of the eligible population fully vaccinated as soon as possible," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update released by his office.

The president and vice president's office will provide an update about the virus at 10 a.m. on June 3 on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

"We are hopeful that we will not have a large surge in new COVID-19 cases as a result of the Memorial Day weekend, but we may see some new cases in the coming days. Please do not be discouraged if our numbers increase. Keep pushing back on the virus by taking precautions and getting the vaccine," Vice President Myron Lizer said.

The tribe's health department, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center have been disclosing case numbers since last March from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,596
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,964
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,669
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,898
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,736
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,231
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,746
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,988

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

The total number of cases is 30,847 and the tally for virus-related deaths is 1,322.

There are 29,483 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 274,142 tests have been conducted.

Updates for Tuesday, June 1

9:50 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, in collaboration with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported today no new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

There were no additional deaths in today's update, which was released by the Office of the President and Vice President.

A full report by the health agencies will be available on June 2, according to the update.

"We are seeing good progress, but there is likely a delay in reporting new cases due to the holiday weekend. I thank all of our health care workers and frontline warriors for working through the Memorial Day weekend to keep our people safe," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a statement.

6:05 p.m.: State health officials on Tuesday reported 381 additional cases of COVID-19 since the last report on May 28. The update includes 54 new cases in San Juan County.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported two more deaths related to the virus. The individuals were from Bernalillo County and Lea County, bringing the number of deaths of New Mexico residents to 4,264.

There are 105 individuals hospitalized for the virus in the state as of today. There are 189,692 cases designated by the Department of Health as having recovered.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on June 1 are:

  • 88240 - 42
  • 87401 - 25
  • 87114 - 24
  • 87120 - 16
  • 87124 - 12
  • 87112 - 10
  • 87144 - 9
  • 87507 - 9
  • 87410 - 8
  • 87413 - 8

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

  • 103 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 13 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 34 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 51 new cases in Lea County
  • 6 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 4 new cases in Luna County
  • 10 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 4 new cases in Otero County
  • 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 26 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 54 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 18 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 7 new cases in Torrance County
  • 1 new case in Union County
  • 5 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The state has a total of 203,151 cases. These are the tallies from each county since the pandemic started:

  • Bernalillo County: 58,494
  • Catron County: 95
  • Chaves County: 9,024
  • Cibola County: 2,897
  • Colfax County: 785
  • Curry County: 5,254
  • De Baca County: 172
  • Doña Ana County: 24,895
  • Eddy County: 6,877
  • Grant County: 1,726
  • Guadalupe County: 431
  • Harding County: 12
  • Hidalgo County: 363
  • Lea County: 8,361
  • Lincoln County: 1,744
  • Los Alamos County: 530
  • Luna County: 3,360
  • McKinley County: 12,348
  • Mora County: 172
  • Otero County: 4,028
  • Quay County: 518
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,675
  • Roosevelt County: 2,011
  • Sandoval County: 12,128
  • San Juan County: 15,476
  • San Miguel County: 1,370
  • Santa Fe County: 10,461
  • Sierra County: 777
  • Socorro County: 1,323
  • Taos County: 1,686
  • Torrance County: 833
  • Union County: 255
  • Valencia County: 6,810

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