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

The Daily Times staff

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

Fake cards = real crimes

News flash from the state: If you use a fake vaccination card you may get a heavy fine and up to six months in the lockup. It turns out that making those fake cards is a federal crime.

"Individuals who violate state Public Health Orders or the New Mexico Public Health Act may be subject to a fine of up to $5,000 per violation and up to six months in jail," according to a joint news release from state law enforcement, education and health officials. "Making or using fake vaccination cards is also a federal crime if it includes the unauthorized use of the seal of an official government agency."

The release targets what the state agencies called a "cottage industry" of providing fake vaccination cards to people who want to avoid COVID-19 safety protocols and masking rules.

"These fake COVID vaccine cards threaten the health of our communities. Any fraudulent cards need to be reported to law enforcement immediately," said Department of Public Safety Interim Secretary Tim Johnson.

Anyone who suspects there has been fraudulent use of a vaccination card can call the Department of Health at 1-833-551-0518.

Health officials urge unvaccinated people to sign up and get the vaccine. A list of resources is below.

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: https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/covid-19
  • Navajo Health Command Operations Center: 928-871-7014
  • State coronavirus website: cv.nmhealth.org

Updates for Tuesday, Sept. 21

6:40 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report 36 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths today. Officials reported 17 new cases on Sept. 20, but a full report was not available due to technical issues.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,120
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,175
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,990
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,342
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,942
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,691
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,098
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,107

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

The total number of cases is 33,584 and there have been 1,431 deaths.

There are 31,842 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 332,315 tests have been conducted.

In addition, the tribe's department of health issued a health advisory notice for 36 communities on the tribal land.

Communities in San Juan County under advisory are Naschitti, Sheep Springs, Shiprock and Upper Fruitland.

Completing the list is Baca-Prewitt, Becenti, Birdsprings, Chichiltah, Chinle, Coppermine, Coyote Canyon, Crownpoint, Dennehotso, Ganado, Hardrock, Indian Wells, Inscription House, Iyanbito, Kaibeto, Kayenta, Leupp, Littlewater, Low Mountain, Lukachukai, Many Farms, Nazlini, Rock Springs, Rough Rock, Smith Lake, Tachee-Blue Gap, Teesto, Tohatchi, Tonalea, Tsaile-Wheatfields, Tsayatoh and Whippoorwill.

4:36 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 412 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and 11 more deaths, one an unidentified resident of San Juan County, according to a state news release.

The state has reported 246,639 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and, as of Tuesday, 4,700 pandemic-related deaths.

San Juan County has recorded 17,925 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, and 528 deaths as of Tuesday. The county reported 22 new cases on Tuesday, with 11 of those cases in the 87401 ZIP Code.

There were 369 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Tuesday due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 216,137 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the state Department of Health," the Tuesday news release said.

Ten of the 11 deaths reported Tuesday were recent, the last in this list having happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the MorningStar Memory Care facility at North Ridge in Albuquerque.
  • A woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Casa del Norte in Albuquerque.
  • A woman in her 40s from Cibola County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Grant County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Torrance County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 103 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 5 new cases in Chaves County

• 1 new case in Cibola County

• 8 new cases in Colfax County

• 14 new cases in Curry County

• 47 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 24 new cases in Eddy County

• 9 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 61 new cases in Lea County

• 1 new case in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 12 new cases in McKinley County

• 13 new cases in Otero County

• 8 new cases in Quay County

• 5 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 2 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 25 new cases in Sandoval County

• 22 new cases in San Juan County

• 2 new cases in San Miguel County

• 14 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 1 new case in Socorro County

• 4 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 23 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

  • 88240 - 33
  • 88220 - 19
  • 87031 - 16
  • 87105 - 15
  • 88260 - 13
  • 87114 - 12
  • 88101 - 12
  • 87120 - 11
  • 87401 - 11
  • 87112 - 10

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 246,639 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 69,572

• Catron County: 136

• Chaves County: 11,579

• Cibola County: 3,229

• Colfax County: 1,090

• Curry County: 6,905

• De Baca County: 217

• Doña Ana County: 28,196

• Eddy County: 9,967

• Grant County: 2,011

• Guadalupe County: 563

• Harding County: 15

• Hidalgo County: 532

• Lea County: 12,658

• Lincoln County: 2,542

• Los Alamos County: 645

• Luna County: 3,731

• McKinley County: 13,606

• Mora County: 259

• Otero County: 5,312

• Quay County: 862

• Rio Arriba County: 4,390

• Roosevelt County: 2,532

• Sandoval County: 14,507

• San Juan County: 17,925

• San Miguel County: 2,278

• Santa Fe County: 12,110

• Sierra County: 936

• Socorro County: 1,570

• Taos County: 2,187

• Torrance County: 1,197

• Union County: 309

• Valencia County: 8,247

Updates for Monday, Sept. 20

4:33 p.m.: There were 1,525 new COVID-19 cases counted between Saturday, Sept. 18, and Monday, Sept. 20, according to a news release issued Monday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Health officials on Monday also reported 14 more COVID-19-related deaths, raising the number of pandemic-related deaths among New Mexicans to 4,689.

The 14 additional deaths included 11 recent deaths and three that were recently recorded but happened more than 30 days ago:

Eleven recent deaths:

  • A man in his 20s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the MorningStar Memory Care facility at North Ridge in Albuquerque.
  • A second man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from Lea County.
  • A woman in her 60s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Three deaths that happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 40s from Lea County.
  • A man in his 90s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

San Juan County has recorded 17,903 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, and 527 deaths as of Monday. The county reported 111 new cases over the three-day reporting period, with 42 of those cases in the 87401 ZIP Code.

There were 310 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Monday due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 215,480 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the Monday news release stated.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 380 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Catron County

• 70 new cases in Chaves County

• 25 new cases in Cibola County

• 13 new cases in Colfax County

• 52 new cases in Curry County

• 125 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 79 new cases in Eddy County

• 11 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Harding County

• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 104 new cases in Lea County

• 18 new cases in Lincoln County

• 5 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 6 new cases in Luna County

• 53 new cases in McKinley County

• 4 new cases in Mora County

• 68 new cases in Otero County

• 17 new cases in Quay County

• 34 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 9 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 103 new cases in Sandoval County

• 111 new cases in San Juan County

• 34 new cases in San Miguel County

• 70 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 6 new cases in Sierra County

• 3 new cases in Socorro County

• 19 new cases in Taos County

• 25 new cases in Torrance County

• 6 new cases in Union County

• 60 new cases in Valencia County

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

• 1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

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

The top 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the most new COVID-19 infections were:

  • 87124 - 64
  • 88240 - 61
  • 87120 - 55
  • 88220 - 54
  • 88310 - 51
  • 87114 - 50
  • 88101 - 47
  • 87121 - 45
  • 87401 - 42
  • 87031 - 36

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 246,229 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 69,469

• Catron County: 136

• Chaves County: 11,574

• Cibola County: 3,228

• Colfax County: 1,082

• Curry County: 6,891

• De Baca County: 217

• Doña Ana County: 28,151

• Eddy County: 9,943

• Grant County: 2,002

• Guadalupe County: 563

• Harding County: 15

• Hidalgo County: 531

• Lea County: 12,597

• Lincoln County: 2,541

• Los Alamos County: 644

• Luna County: 3,731

• McKinley County: 13,594

• Mora County: 259

• Otero County: 5,299

• Quay County: 854

• Rio Arriba County: 4,385

• Roosevelt County: 2,530

• Sandoval County: 14,482

• San Juan County: 17,903

• San Miguel County: 2,276

• Santa Fe County: 12,096

• Sierra County: 936

• Socorro County: 1,569

• Taos County: 2,183

• Torrance County: 1,193

• Union County: 309

• Valencia County: 8,224

Updates for Sunday, Sept. 19

5:20 p.m.: The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 18 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths for the second time in the past three days, the Associated Press reported.

The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,531 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The death toll remained at 1,429.

The tribe had reported 54 more cases and two deaths Thursday, 55 cases with no deaths on Friday and 63 cases with one death on Saturday.

Navajo officials are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel.

Officials said all Navajo Nation executive branch employees will need to be fully vaccinated against the virus by the end of September or submit to regular testing.

The new rules apply to full, part-time and temporary employees, including those working for tribal enterprises like utilities, shopping centers and casinos.

Any worker who does not show proof of vaccination by Sept. 29 must be tested every two weeks or face discipline.

The Navajo Nation's Office of the President and Vice President released the updated figures below in a news release Sunday.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,113
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,267
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,990
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,332
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,938
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,684
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,085
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,103

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

— The Associated Press contributed to this report. Posting was delayed on Sunday due to technical difficulties. We regret the delay.

Updates for Saturday, Sept. 18

9:23 p.m.: Today, health officials report 63 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional virus-related death for the Navajo Nation.

There have been 33,513 cases of the virus since the pandemic began. Meanwhile, the death toll has increased to 1,429.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,105
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,264
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,990
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,330
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,937
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,680
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,085
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,103

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

There are 31,702 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 330,197 tests have been conducted.

Updates for Friday, Sept. 17

10:54 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 55 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation Friday and no recent deaths.

There have been 1428 deaths on the tribal lands due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to a news release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

"The report indicates that 31,653 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 330,197 COVID-19 tests have been administered," the release stated. "The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,450."

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,088
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,259
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,985
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,316
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,932
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,666
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,082
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,103

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

4:10 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 762 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and 13 more deaths.

The pandemic's death toll in New Mexico rose to 4,675 people on Friday.

The Department of Health on Friday reported 13 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. 

Ten of them were recent deaths:

  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Chaves County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
  • A second woman in her 90s from Doña Ana County.
  • A woman in her 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Three deaths that occurred more than 30 days ago were:

  • A woman in her 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.

San Juan County, which has reported 17,792 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, reported 58 new cases Friday.

Including the three deaths announced Friday there have been 527 COVID-19-related deaths among San Juan County residents since the pandemic began.

The state has recorded 244,720 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

There were 354 people hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19 infections on Friday. 

There are 212,750 people once diagnosed with COVID-19 in New Mexico who are now designated as having recovered by state health officials.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 119 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 67 new cases in Chaves County

• 5 new cases in Cibola County

• 12 new cases in Colfax County

• 30 new cases in Curry County

• 83 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 80 new cases in Eddy County

• 10 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 89 new cases in Lea County

• 18 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 8 new cases in Luna County

• 23 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 28 new cases in Otero County

• 8 new cases in Quay County

• 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 5 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 32 new cases in Sandoval County

• 58 new cases in San Juan County

• 4 new cases in San Miguel County

• 25 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 5 new cases in Sierra County

• 6 new cases in Socorro County

• 4 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union County

• 20 new cases in Valencia County

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

The top 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday were:

  • 88240 - 44
  • 88220 - 43
  • 88210 - 33
  • 88203 - 31
  • 88001 - 30
  • 88201 - 29
  • 88101 - 27
  • 88260 - 25
  • 88310 - 21
  • 87401 - 19

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 244,720 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 69,097

Catron County: 134

Chaves County: 11,504

Cibola County: 3,204

Colfax County: 1,069

Curry County: 6,840

De Baca County: 217

Doña Ana County: 28,027

Eddy County: 9,864

Grant County: 1,991

Guadalupe County: 561

Harding County: 14

Hidalgo County: 526

Lea County: 12,497

Lincoln County: 2,523

Los Alamos County: 639

Luna County: 3,725

McKinley County: 13,541

Mora County: 255

Otero County: 5,231

Quay County: 837

Rio Arriba County: 4,351

Roosevelt County: 2,521

Sandoval County: 14,378

San Juan County: 17,792

San Miguel County: 2,242

Santa Fe County: 12,026

Sierra County: 930

Socorro County: 1,566

Taos County: 2,165

Torrance County: 1,168

Union County: 303

Valencia County: 8,165

Updates for Thursday, Sept. 16

7:30 p.m.: Today's update for the Navajo Nation lists 54 new cases of COVID-19 along with two recent virus-related deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, health officials have reported 33,394 cases and there have been 1,428 people who have died.

Officials remind tribal members that health care facilities across the Navajo Nation have COVID-19 vaccines available by drive-thru events or by appointment.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,078
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,253
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,983
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,300
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,932
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,655
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,077
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,097

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

There are 31,622 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 329,552 tests have been conducted.

"We are aware of the concerns regarding COVID-19 risks in schools. Parents must keep their children home if they have symptoms related to COVID-19 to avoid the possible spread of the virus among students, teachers, and others," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

"It's been over one year that we've been dealing with COVID-19. We know what the risks are, and we know how to protect ourselves. So, please stay home, do your best to isolate yourself as much as possible if you have symptoms, and get tested as soon as you can," Nez added.

7:15 p.m.: State health officials reported 882 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico on Thursday and 13 more deaths.

The numbers brought the state's total COVID-19 caseload reported since the pandemic began to 243,962 cases, 17,734 of those in San Juan County.

The pandemic has claimed the lives of 4,662 New Mexicans.

The Department of Health on Thursday reported 13 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19, 10 recent and three that happened more than 30 days ago:

The 10 recent deaths reported Thursday were:

  • A man in his 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions. 
  • A man in his 20s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Chaves County who was hospitalized. 
  • A man in his 50s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Quay County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The following three deaths happened more than 30 days ago and death certificates were recently issued:

  • A man in his 40s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 
  • A woman in her 50s from Lea County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobbs. 
  • A woman in her 80s from Santa Fe County who had underlying conditions.

There are 388 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Thursday due to COVID-19 infections.

On Thursday there were 211,892 people in New Mexico diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic who have recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 231 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 54 new cases in Chaves County

• 22 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 30 new cases in Curry County

• 77 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 28 new cases in Eddy County

• 6 new cases in Grant County

• 63 new cases in Lea County

• 45 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 2 new cases in Luna County

• 24 new cases in McKinley County

• 7 new cases in Mora County

• 32 new cases in Otero County

• 11 new cases in Quay County

• 15 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 9 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 58 new cases in Sandoval County

• 52 new cases in San Juan County

• 32 new cases in San Miguel County

• 24 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 1 new case in Sierra County

• 3 new cases in Socorro County

• 5 new cases in Taos County

• 17 new cases in Torrance County

• 5 new cases in Union County

• 22 new cases in Valencia County

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 243,962 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 68,980

Catron County: 134

Chaves County: 11,437

Cibola County: 3,199

Colfax County: 1,057

Curry County: 6,810

De Baca County: 217

Doña Ana County: 27,946

Eddy County: 9,784

Grant County: 1,981

Guadalupe County: 559

Harding County: 14

Hidalgo County: 526

Lea County: 12,408

Lincoln County: 2,505

Los Alamos County: 638

Luna County: 3,717

McKinley County: 13,518

Mora County: 254

Otero County: 5,202

Quay County: 829

Rio Arriba County: 4,338

Roosevelt County: 2,516

Sandoval County: 14,346

San Juan County: 17,734

San Miguel County: 2,238

Santa Fe County: 12,001

Sierra County: 925

Socorro County: 1,560

Taos County: 2,161

Torrance County: 1,165

Union County: 301

Valencia County: 8,145

Updates for Wednesday, Sept. 15

7:04 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 18 more deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday and 690 new COVID-19 cases.

San Juan County, which has seen 17,682 cases since the pandemic began, reported no new deaths and 50 new cases on Wednesday, the department said in a news release.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,649.

The 18 reported deaths included two delayed death reports.

The recent deaths were:

  • A woman in her 50s from Bernalillo County.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Chaves County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from Cibola County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Curry County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Curry County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from McKinley County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 20s from Mora County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Sierra County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Taos County who had been hospitalized.

Two deaths that happened more than 30 days ago were:

  • A male in his 70s from Curry County.
  • A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.

There were 375 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Wednesday due to COVID-19 infections.

There were 211,164 COVID-19 patients diagnosed in New Mexico since the pandemic began who have since recovered, according to the state Department of Health.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

•    220 new cases in Bernalillo County

•    27 new cases in Chaves County

•    7 new cases in Cibola County

•    14 new cases in Colfax County

•    22 new cases in Curry County

•    70 new cases in Doña Ana County

•    25 new cases in Eddy County

•    10 new cases in Grant County

•    1 new case in Guadalupe County

•    2 new cases in Hidalgo County

•    80 new cases in Lea County

•    9 new cases in Lincoln County

•    2 new cases in Los Alamos County

•    4 new cases in Luna County

•    9 new cases in McKinley County

•    21 new cases in Otero County

•    4 new cases in Quay County

•    11 new cases in Rio Arriba County

•    3 new cases in Roosevelt County

•    34 new cases in Sandoval County

•    50 new cases in San Juan County

•    3 new cases in San Miguel County

•    13 new cases in Santa Fe County

•    4 new cases in Sierra County

•    5 new cases in Socorro County

•    9 new cases in Taos County

•    8 new cases in Torrance County

•    22 new cases in Valencia County

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

The top 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the most COVID-19 cases on 

Wednesday were:

  • 88240 - 41
  • 87121 - 34
  • 87114 - 24
  • 87120 - 24
  • 88260 - 19
  • 88101 - 18
  • 87124 - 17
  • 87401 - 17
  • 87123 - 16
  • 87031 - 15

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 243,085 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 68,749

Catron County: 134

Chaves County: 11,383

Cibola County: 3,177

Colfax County: 1,051

Curry County: 6,780

De Baca County: 217

Doña Ana County: 27,870

Eddy County: 9,756

Grant County: 1,975

Guadalupe County: 559

Harding County: 14

Hidalgo County: 526

Lea County: 12,346

Lincoln County: 2,460

Los Alamos County: 637

Luna County: 3,715

McKinley County: 13,494

Mora County: 247

Otero County: 5,170

Quay County: 818

Rio Arriba County: 4,323

Roosevelt County: 2,507

Sandoval County: 14,291

San Juan County: 17,682

San Miguel County: 2,205

Santa Fe County: 11,978

Sierra County: 924

Socorro County: 1,557

Taos County: 2,156

Torrance County: 1,148

Union County: 296

Valencia County: 8,123

5:35 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with other health agencies report 45 new COVID-19 cases today for the Navajo Nation. Health officials also report five additional deaths related to the virus.

There have been 33,338 cases since the pandemic started last March. The death toll is 1,426.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,065
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,245
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,983
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,290
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,930
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,644
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,073
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,089

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

There are 31,574 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 328,584 tests have been conducted.

Updates for Tuesday, Sept. 14

11 p.m.: Twelve new COVID-19-related deaths were reported by state health officials on Tuesday along with 749 more COVID-19 infections in New Mexico. Those numbers bring the state's total for reported cases since counts began in 2020 to 242,399 COVID-19 cases.

San Juan County, which has reported 17,632 cases since the pandemic began, recorded 45 new cases on Tuesday. One of the 12 people reported dead due to COVID-19 was an unidentified San Juan County resident.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexicans since the pandemic began rose to 4,631 on Tuesday.

The 12 deaths were:

  • A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Chaves County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Grant County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lea County.
  • A man in his 60s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Rio Arriba County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There were 352 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Tuesday due to COVID-19 infections.

There were 210,738 people as of Tuesday who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in New Mexico since the pandemic began and who have since recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state reports 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:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases are:

• 215 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 13 new cases in Chaves County

• 9 new cases in Cibola County

• 7 new cases in Colfax County

• 32 new cases in Curry County

• 74 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 35 new cases in Eddy County

• 9 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 107 new cases in Lea County

• 11 new cases in Lincoln County

• 4 new cases in Luna County

• 11 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 23 new cases in Otero County

• 5 new cases in Quay County

• 2 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 8 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 46 new cases in Sandoval County

• 45 new cases in San Juan County

• 18 new cases in San Miguel County

• 15 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 9 new cases in Sierra County

• 2 new cases in Socorro County

• 4 new cases in Taos County

• 6 new cases in Torrance County

• 27 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

San Juan County is on the list for the top 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday:

  • 88240 - 49
  • 88260 - 36
  • 87121 - 25
  • 88101 - 25
  • 88220 - 24
  • 87151 - 23
  • 87031 - 22
  • 87120 - 21
  • 87401 - 20
  • 88011 - 19

Below is a case-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 242,399 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 68,530

• Catron County: 134

• Chaves County: 11,356

• Cibola County: 3,170

• Colfax County: 1,037

• Curry County: 6,758

• De Baca County: 217

• Doña Ana County: 27,800

• Eddy County: 9,731

• Grant County: 1,965

• Guadalupe County: 558

• Harding County: 14

• Hidalgo County: 524

• Lea County: 12,267

• Lincoln County: 2,451

• Los Alamos County: 635

• Luna County: 3,711

• McKinley County: 13,485

• Mora County: 247

• Otero County: 5,149

• Quay County: 814

• Rio Arriba County: 4,312

• Roosevelt County: 2,504

• Sandoval County: 14,259

• San Juan County: 17,632

• San Miguel County: 2,202

• Santa Fe County: 11,965

• Sierra County: 920

• Socorro County: 1,552

• Taos County: 2,147

• Torrance County: 1,140

• Union County: 296

• Valencia County: 8,101

5:42 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report 50 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths related to the virus.

Today's update brings the total number of cases to 33,290. There have been 1,421 residents of the tribal land who have died since the pandemic began.

"During this time of the year, Navajo Nation celebrates annual fairs across each agency. However, the fairs have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some neighboring states have state fairs, and we want to remind our citizens to be vigilant. COVID-19 and its variants are still among us, and we have to wear face masks in public and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe and continue to pray for our communities," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the news release.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,057
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,242
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,977
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,283
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,927
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,636
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,061
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,088

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

There are 31,579 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 327,744 tests have been conducted.

Updates for Monday, Sept. 13

6:35 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health is reporting six new COVID-19 cases today and no recent deaths related to the virus.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,057
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,231
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,973
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,279
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,925
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,623
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,049
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,084

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

The total number of cases is 33,240. The death toll remains at 1,419.

There are 31,524 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 327,128 tests have been conducted.

The department issued a health advisory notice for 35 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, based on cases from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9.

Sheep Springs, Shiprock and Upper Fruitland continue to be on the list.

Other communities are Baca-Prewitt, Black Mesa, Cameron, Casamero Lake, Chichiltah, Chinle, Church Rock, Crownpoint, Ganado, Hardrock, Indian Wells, Jeddito, Kaibeto, Leupp, Lukachukai, Manuelito, Many Farms, Mariano Lake, Mexican Springs, Pinedale, Piñon, Rock Springs, Shonto, Smith Lake, Sweetwater, Teec Nos Pos, Thoreau, Tonalea, Tsayatoh, Tselani-Cottonwood, Tuba City and Whitehorse Lake.

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President will provide updates about COVID-19 at a virtual town hall at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14. It will stream live on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

5:47 p.m.: After a three-day reporting period state health officials on Monday reported 1,786 new COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths due to the pandemic. 

The figures represent an average of 595 new cases per day statewide between Sept. 11 and Sept. 13.

In contrast, on Friday officials reported 885 new cases and 20 more deaths.

Hospitalization numbers have also dropped since Friday, when 370 people were under treatment in New Mexico hospital beds. There were 320 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Monday.

There were 210,189 people as of Monday once diagnosed with COVID-19 in New Mexico who have recovered, according to the state Department of Health.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,619. The new deaths reported between Saturday and Monday were:

  • A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the MorningStar Memory Care facility at North Ridge in Albuquerque.
  • A woman in her 50s from Curry County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Curry County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Grant County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Valencia County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 

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:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

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

• 491 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 96 new cases in Chaves County

• 16 new cases in Cibola County

• 7 new cases in Colfax County

• 78 new cases in Curry County

• 2 new cases in De Baca County

• 145 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 94 new cases in Eddy County

• 12 new cases in Grant County

• 4 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 118 new cases in Lea County

• 42 new cases in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 25 new cases in Luna County

• 58 new cases in McKinley County

• 8 new cases in Mora County

• 71 new cases in Otero County

• 12 new cases in Quay County

• 24 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 15 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 139 new cases in Sandoval County

• 79 new cases in San Juan County

• 53 new cases in San Miguel County

• 61 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 12 new cases in Sierra County

• 15 new cases in Socorro County

• 40 new cases in Taos County

• 12 new cases in Torrance County

• 7 new cases in Union County

• 43 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 241,663 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 68,316

• Catron County: 134

• Chaves County: 11,342

• Cibola County: 3,161

• Colfax County: 1,030

• Curry County: 6,726

• De Baca County: 217

• Doña Ana County: 27,731

• Eddy County: 9,697

• Grant County: 1,956

• Guadalupe County: 555

• Harding County: 14

• Hidalgo County: 524

• Lea County: 12,161

• Lincoln County: 2,440

• Los Alamos County: 635

• Luna County: 3,707

• McKinley County: 13,476

• Mora County: 246

• Otero County: 5,126

• Quay County: 809

• Rio Arriba County: 4,310

• Roosevelt County: 2,495

• Sandoval County: 14,215

• San Juan County: 17,589

• San Miguel County: 2,184

• Santa Fe County: 11,950

• Sierra County: 911

• Socorro County: 1,550

• Taos County: 2,143

• Torrance County: 1,134

• Union County: 296

• Valencia County: 8,075

Updates for Sunday, Sept. 12

11:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths in a news release Sunday

The total number of deaths reached 1,419 on Sunday, the release stated.

The release said that 31,473 people once diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered and that 324,588 COVID-19 tests were given. Since the pandemic began health officials have reported 33,234 positive COVID-19 cases on the tribal lands. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,054
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,229
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,973
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,279
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,924
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,623
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,049
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,084

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

Updates for Saturday, Sept. 11

7:49 p.m.: Navajo Nation health officials reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 11 with one new death, according to a Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President news release.

"The safest place to be is still at home here on the Navajo Nation. Contact tracers find that many new infections are caused by travel off the Navajo Nation and in-person gatherings where individuals let down their guard and do not wear masks. The choices we make each day impact our loved ones and others that we come in contact with, so please make every effort to be safe," according to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of deaths is 1,419 and 33,199 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started. 

The total number of COVID-19 recoveries is 31,423, according to the news release.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,047
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,214
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,970
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,279
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,919
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,619
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,048
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,084

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

Updates for Friday, Sept. 10

The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 41 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation Friday and no recent deaths, according to a news release from the Office of the President and Vice President..

The pandemic has claimed 1,418 people on tribal lands, according to the news release.

"The report indicates that 31,368 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 324,588 COVID-19 tests have been administered," the news release stated. "The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,146."

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,043
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,208
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,969
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,272
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,916
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,603
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,033
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,083

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

5:15 p.m.: Twenty new COVID-10-related deaths were reported by state health officials on Friday along with 885 new COVID-19 cases statewide.

The pandemic's toll among New Mexicans rose Friday to 4,605 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began.

Of the 20 deaths reported Friday, 18 were recent, and in two cases reporting was delayed:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Casa Maria Health Center in Roswell.
  • A woman in her 40s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 40s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 80s from Lea County.
  • A man in his 40s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s from San Juan County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 40s from San Miguel County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Taos County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Cibola County. He was hospitalized, and his death happened more than 30 days ago.
  • A man in his 50s from McKinley County. He was hospitalized, and his death happened more than 30 days ago.

There were 370 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Friday due to COVID-19 infections.

There have been 207,608 recoveries from COVID-19 in New Mexico according to the Department of Health.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

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

• 160 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 70 new cases in Chaves County

• 7 new cases in Cibola County

• 23 new cases in Colfax County

• 29 new cases in Curry County

• 3 new cases in De Baca County

• 100 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 67 new cases in Eddy County

• 7 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 103 new cases in Lea County

• 11 new cases in Lincoln County

• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 13 new cases in Luna County

• 8 new cases in McKinley County

• 5 new cases in Mora County

• 16 new cases in Otero County

• 4 new cases in Quay County

• 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 4 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 63 new cases in Sandoval County

• 35 new cases in San Juan County

• 33 new cases in San Miguel County

• 22 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 1 new case in Sierra County

• 13 new cases in Socorro County

• 5 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 4 new cases in Union County

• 44 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 239,886 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 67,826

• Catron County: 133

• Chaves County: 11,246

• Cibola County: 3,145

• Colfax County: 1,023

• Curry County: 6,648

• De Baca County: 215

• Doña Ana County: 27,590

• Eddy County: 9,603

• Grant County: 1,944

• Guadalupe County: 555

• Harding County: 14

• Hidalgo County: 520

• Lea County: 12,044

• Lincoln County: 2,398

• Los Alamos County: 632

• Luna County: 3,682

• McKinley County: 13,418

• Mora County: 238

• Otero County: 5,055

• Quay County: 797

• Rio Arriba County: 4,286

• Roosevelt County: 2,480

• Sandoval County: 14,076

• San Juan County: 17,511

• San Miguel County: 2,132

• Santa Fe County: 11,889

• Sierra County: 899

• Socorro County: 1,535

• Taos County: 2,103

• Torrance County: 1,122

• Union County: 289

• Valencia County: 8,032

Updates for Thursday, Sept. 9

6:56 p.m.: Navajo Nation  President Jonathan Nez urged people who hit the road over holiday weekend to carefully watch for symptoms of a COVID-19 infection as the tribe reported 46 new cases on Thursday and one recent death.

"If you traveled or attended a large gathering during the Labor weekend, please monitor your symptoms to protect others," Nez said in a news release Thursday. "We are experiencing increases in new cases, but not as high as other regions around the Navajo Nation."

The daily briefing report announced that the number of COVID-19-related deaths on tribal lands reached 1,418 on Thursday.

"The report indicates that 31,308 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 323,248 COVID-19 tests have been administered," the news release stated. "The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,105."

Nez reminded people that what the tribe has been doing to combat the spread of the virus is working.

"From the start of this pandemic, we've worked closely with our health care professionals to inform the public, and that's led to a high vaccination rate here on the Navajo Nation," Nez said in the release. "With a high vaccination rate, we see a low number of break-through cases in which vaccinated individuals test positive for COVID-19. Still, we do not see high numbers of hospitalizations. Please continue to mask up and get fully vaccinated as soon as possible."

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,037
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,201
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,969
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,270
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,916
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,588
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,023
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,082

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

4:33 p.m.: State health officials on Thursday reported 578 new COVID-19 cases as statewide hospitalization rates continue to hover just below 400 patients per day. 

The state also reported eight new deaths, none in San Juan County:

  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Catron County who was hospitalized. 
  • A man in his 70s from Doña Ana County. 
  • A woman in her 70s from Lincoln County who had underlying conditions. 
  • A woman in her 50s from Mora County who was hospitalized. 
  • A man in his 70s from Roosevelt County. 
  • A woman in her 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The pandemic has claimed 4,585 New Mexicans since it began, 521 of them San Juan County residents.

There have been 239,006 COVID-19 cases reported in New Mexico since the pandemic began.

San Juan County logged 42 of those new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the county's total since the pandemic began to 17,475 cases.

There were 397 people hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19 infections on Thursday. 

There are 206,925 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in New Mexico according to the Department of Health.

The state found 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:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 119 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 61 new cases in Chaves County

• 10 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 29 new cases in Curry County

• 40 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 28 new cases in Eddy County

• 5 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 61 new cases in Lea County

• 7 new cases in Lincoln County

• 7 new cases in Luna County

• 23 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 9 new cases in Otero County

• 11 new cases in Quay County

• 6 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 19 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 23 new cases in Sandoval County

• 42 new cases in San Juan County

• 23 new cases in San Miguel County

• 16 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 4 new cases in Sierra County

• 6 new cases in Socorro County

• 3 new cases in Taos County

• 6 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union County

• 10 new cases in Valencia County

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

  • 88240 - 34
  • 88203 - 28
  • 88101 - 25
  • 88201 - 24
  • 87701 - 19
  • 88220 - 19
  • 87401 - 16
  • 88130 - 15
  • 87123 - 14
  • 88260 - 12

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 239,006 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 67,666

Catron County: 133

Chaves County: 11,176

Cibola County: 3,137

Colfax County: 1,000

Curry County: 6,619

De Baca County: 212

Doña Ana County: 27,491

Eddy County: 9,536

Grant County: 1,937

Guadalupe County: 554

Harding County: 14

Hidalgo County: 519

Lea County: 11,941

Lincoln County: 2,388

Los Alamos County: 630

Luna County: 3,670

McKinley County: 13,413

Mora County: 232

Otero County: 5,039

Quay County: 793

Rio Arriba County: 4,280

Roosevelt County: 2,476

Sandoval County: 14,014

San Juan County: 17,475

San Miguel County: 2,099

Santa Fe County: 11,867

Sierra County: 898

Socorro County: 1,522

Taos County: 2,098

Torrance County: 1,119

Union County: 285

Valencia County: 7,987

Updates for Wednesday, Sept. 8

7:38 p.m.: Navajo Nation health officials reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 8 with three more deaths, according to a Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President news release.

"Our frontline warriors and contact tracers are doing the best they can to reduce the spread of the Delta variant, but they need our help. If you traveled or attended a large gathering during the Labor weekend, please monitor your symptoms to protect others. We urge our people to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and to continue wearing their masks in public," according to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of deaths is 1,417 and 33,055 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started. 

The total number of COVID-19 recoveries is 31,271, according to the news release.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,031
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,193
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,963
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,261
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,912
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,575
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,020
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,081

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

3:35 p.m.: State health department officials reported 543 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico with 15 additional deaths for Sept. 8, according to a news release issued on Sept. 8

The 15 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 were:

  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Doña Ana County.
  • A man in his 90s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Lea County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 40s from Los Alamos County.
  • A man in his 40s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Miguel County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Santa Fe County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported San Juan County had 30 new cases on Sept. 8. The state has recorded 238,430 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started with 17,433 of those cases in San Juan County.

There were 394 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico hospitals on Sept. 8.

The number of recovered COVID-19 cases was listed as 206,242.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

A total of 4,577 people have died from COVID-19 in the state as of Sept. 8. 

The state has recorded 238,430 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started with 17,433 of those cases in San Juan County.

The county has recorded 521 deaths related to COVID-19.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

  • 88 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 42 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 18 new cases in Curry County
  • 74 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 31 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant County
  • 108 new cases in Lea County
  • 16 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 33 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 14 new cases in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Quay County
  • 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 14 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 30 new cases in San Juan County
  • 11 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 4 new cases in Socorro County
  • 10 new cases in Taos County
  • 2 new cases in Torrance County
  • 9 new cases in Valencia County

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 237,889 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 67,547
  • Catron County: 133
  • Chaves County: 11,115
  • Cibola County: 3,127
  • Colfax County: 994
  • Curry County: 6,590
  • De Baca County: 212
  • Doña Ana County: 27,452
  • Eddy County: 9,508
  • Grant County: 1,937
  • Guadalupe County: 549
  • Harding County: 14
  • Hidalgo County: 519
  • Lea County: 11,880
  • Lincoln County: 2,381
  • Los Alamos County: 630
  • Luna County: 3,663
  • McKinley County: 13,390
  • Mora County: 230
  • Otero County: 5,029
  • Quay County: 782
  • Rio Arriba County: 4,274
  • Roosevelt County: 2,457
  • Sandoval County: 13,992
  • San Juan County: 17,433
  • San Miguel County: 2,076
  • Santa Fe County: 11,851
  • Sierra County: 894
  • Socorro County: 1,516
  • Taos County: 2,096
  • Torrance County: 1,113
  • Union County: 283
  • Valencia County: 7,977

Updates for Tuesday, Sept. 7

11:05 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health has placed 38 communities on the Navajo Nation under a health advisory for uncontrolled transmission of COVID-19.

In San Juan County, the communities of Sheep Springs, Shiprock and Upper Fruitland are on the advisory.

Other communities on the tribal land are Aneth, Baca-Prewitt, Becenti, Black Mesa, Chichiltah, Chinle, Church Rock, Coyote Canyon, Crownpoint, Forest Lake, Ganado, Hardrock, Indian Wells, Iyanbito, Jeddito, Kaibeto, Lukachukai, Manuelito, Many Farms, Mariano Lake, Red Mesa, Rock Springs, Shonto, Smith Lake, St. Michaels, Sweetwater, Tachee-Blue Gap, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Thoreau, Tohatchi, Tonalea, Tuba City and Twin Lakes.

The department states that the advisory was based on cases from Aug. 20 to Sept. 2.

Today, health officials for the tribe reported 35 new COVID-19 cases and no recent virus-related deaths.

The recent cases increase the total number of cases to 33,009 while the death toll remains at 1,414.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,029
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,180
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,962
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,255
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,909
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,565
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,011
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,079

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

There are 31,248 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 321,220 tests have been conducted.

5:04 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 2,510 new COVID-19 cases between Sept. 4 and Sept. 7, and announced 10 more deaths related to the virus, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

The pandemic has claimed the lives of 4,562 New Mexicans as of Tuesday, according to the release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The new deaths are:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of BeeHive Homes San Pedro facility in Albuquerque.
  • A man in his 50s from Chaves County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 90s from Curry County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis.
  • A man in his 40s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from San Juan County.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Santa Fe County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

New Mexico has recorded 237,889 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, 17,402 of those in San Juan County.

Over the four-day reporting period that included the Labor Day holiday, San Juan County reported 123 new cases and two new deaths. Including the new deaths reported Tuesday, San Juan County has recorded 519 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began.

There were 388 people being treated in New Mexico hospitals for hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 infections on Tuesday. 

So far, 205,886 COVID-19 people who once were diagnosed with COVID-19 in New Mexico have recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 709 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 168 new cases in Chaves County

• 14 new cases in Cibola County

• 15 new cases in Colfax County

• 120 new cases in Curry County

• 1 new case in De Baca County

• 189 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 138 new cases in Eddy County

• 17 new cases in Grant County

• 4 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 176 new cases in Lea County

• 56 new cases in Lincoln County

• 7 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 18 new cases in Luna County

• 86 new cases in McKinley County

• 9 new cases in Mora County

• 82 new cases in Otero County

• 16 new cases in Quay County

• 39 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 20 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 165 new cases in Sandoval County

• 123 new cases in San Juan County

• 66 new cases in San Miguel County

• 94 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 25 new cases in Sierra County

• 18 new cases in Socorro County

• 45 new cases in Taos County

• 26 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union County

• 53 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 237,889 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 67,462
  • Catron County: 132
  • Chaves County: 11,073
  • Cibola County: 3,118
  • Colfax County: 993
  • Curry County: 6,570
  • De Baca County: 212
  • Doña Ana County: 27,379
  • Eddy County: 9,477
  • Grant County: 1,932
  • Guadalupe County: 549
  • Harding County: 14
  • Hidalgo County: 519
  • Lea County: 11,772
  • Lincoln County: 2,365
  • Los Alamos County: 630
  • Luna County: 3,662
  • McKinley County: 13,358
  • Mora County: 229
  • Otero County: 5,015
  • Quay County: 778
  • Rio Arriba County: 4,273
  • Roosevelt County: 2,455
  • Sandoval County: 13,977
  • San Juan County: 17,402
  • San Miguel County: 2,065
  • Santa Fe County: 11,839
  • Sierra County: 893
  • Socorro County: 1,512
  • Taos County: 2,086
  • Torrance County: 1,111
  • Union County: 283
  • Valencia County: 7,968

Updates for Monday, Sept. 6

6:22 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 19 new cases of COVID-19 and no recent virus-related deaths in today's report by health officials.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,026
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,174
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,961
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,247
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,902
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,565
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,001
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,079

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

The total number of cases is 32,974 and the death toll remains at 1,414.

There are 31,200 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 319,380 tests have been conducted.

"Mask up, get fully vaccinated, and minimize travel. We have to remain strong and keep taking safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. We are in this together, and our actions impact others as well. Please make good decisions for yourself and others that help to keep everyone safe and healthy. Continue to pray and please be very safe each day," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

Updates for Sunday, Sept. 5

8:33 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation Sunday, and no new deaths.

"The total number of deaths remains 1,414," according to a news Sunday release from the Office of the President and Vice President. "The report indicates that 31,159 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 319,380 COVID-19 tests have been administered."

There have been 32,955 positive COVID-19 cases on tribal land recorded since the pandemic began, including two delayed reported cases, the news release said.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,022
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,169
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,961
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,244
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,899
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,565
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,998
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,078

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

Updates for Saturday, Sept. 4

The Navajo Nation has reported 53 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths.

The latest numbers released Saturday pushed the Navajo Nation's total to 32,907 cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago and 1,414 known deaths.

In a statement, tribal President Jonathan Nez pleaded for residents not to leave the reservation over the Labor Day weekend.

"The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation where the infection rate for COVID-19 is much lower than border towns and cities off the vast reservation," Nez said.

Nez previously said all Navajo Nation executive branch employees will need to be fully vaccinated against the virus by the end of September or submit to regular testing.

The new rules apply to full, part-time and temporary employees, including those working for tribal enterprises like utilities, shopping centers and casinos.

Any worker who does not show proof of vaccination by Sept. 29 must be tested every two weeks or face discipline.

— The Associated Press

Updates for Friday, Sept. 3

7:17 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report today 74 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death related to the virus.

The Navajo Department of Health, 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: 6,003
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,152
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,866
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,228
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,897
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,552
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,994
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,073

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

The total number of cases is 32,784. This number includes delayed reporting for three cases. The death toll remains at 1,407.

There are 31,000 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 32,784 tests have been conducted.

5:13 p.m.: There were 914 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday, 47 of those in San Juan County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health's recent news release.

The state also reported eight new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19, two of them residents of San Juan County: 

  • A woman in her 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from Doña Ana County.
  • A woman in her 50s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Grant County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from Grant County who had been hospitalized.
  • A male in his 70s from Lea County.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexicans rose to 4,552 on Friday.

San Juan County has reported 17,279 cases and 517 deaths since the pandemic began.

There were 396 people hospitalized in New Mexico Friday due to COVID-19 infections, the news release said. 

There are 203,750 people who have recovered from COVID-19 after a positive diagnosis in New Mexico, according to the state Department of Health.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 171 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 96 new cases in Chaves County

• 3 new cases in Cibola County

• 17 new cases in Colfax County

• 55 new cases in Curry County

• 78 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 63 new cases in Eddy County

• 10 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 82 new cases in Lea County

• 33 new cases in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 4 new cases in Luna County

• 32 new cases in McKinley County

• 3 new cases in Mora County

• 25 new cases in Otero County

• 6 new cases in Quay County

• 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 28 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 36 new cases in Sandoval County

•  47 new cases in San Juan County

• 35 new cases in San Miguel County

• 21 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 11 new cases in Socorro County

• 8 new cases in Taos County

• 9 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 14 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 235,390 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 66,754

• Catron County: 132

• Chaves County: 10,905

• Cibola County: 3,104

• Colfax County: 978

• Curry County: 6,451

• De Baca County: 211

• Doña Ana County: 27,196

• Eddy County: 9,339

• Grant County: 1,915

• Guadalupe County: 545

• Harding County: 14

• Hidalgo County: 514

• Lea County: 11,596

• Lincoln County: 2,309

• Los Alamos County: 623

• Luna County: 3,644

• McKinley County: 13,272

• Mora County: 220

• Otero County: 4,933

• Quay County: 762

• Rio Arriba County: 4,235

• Roosevelt County: 2,435

• Sandoval County: 13,812

• San Juan County: 17,279

• San Miguel County: 2,000

• Santa Fe County: 11,746

• Sierra County: 868

• Socorro County: 1,494

• Taos County: 2,041

• Torrance County: 1,085

• Union County: 281

• Valencia County: 7,915

Updates for Thursday, Sept. 2

7:07 p.m.: Hospitalization numbers remained high Thursday as state health officials reported 994 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths – five of them residents of San Juan County.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexicans rose to 4,544 on Thursday. The new deaths bring San Juan County's pandemic-related death toll to 515.

There have been 234,475 reported cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico since the pandemic began, 17,233 of those in San Juan County.

The 15 COVID-19-related deaths reported Thursday were:

  • A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Los Alamos County.
  • A man in his 40s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Socorro County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Valencia County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from Valencia County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Sandoval County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. Her death happened more than 30 days ago but her death certificate was just recently filed.

There were 392 people hospitalized in New Mexico on Thursday due to COVID-19 infections.

There are 203,156 people once diagnosed in New Mexico with COVID-19 who have recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 220 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 7 new cases in Catron County

• 116 new cases in Chaves County

• 20 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 26 new cases in Curry County

• 87 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 60 new cases in Eddy County

• 6 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 96 new cases in Lea County

• 14 new cases in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 21 new cases in Luna County

• 26 new cases in McKinley County

• 24 new cases in Otero County

• 6 new cases in Quay County

• 16 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 8 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 47 new cases in Sandoval County

• 58 new cases in San Juan County

• 25 new cases in San Miguel County

• 34 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 8 new cases in Socorro County

• 11 new cases in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 4 new cases in Union County

• 36 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

  • 88240 - 58
  • 88203 - 53
  • 88201 - 39
  • 88220 - 37
  • 87121 - 33
  • 87114 - 26
  • 88101 - 25
  • 87124 - 24
  • 88001 - 24
  • 87401 - 23

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of  New Mexico's 234,475 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 66,582

• Catron County: 131

• Chaves County: 10,809

• Cibola County: 3,101

• Colfax County: 961

• Curry County: 6,397

• De Baca County: 211

• Doña Ana County: 27,118

• Eddy County: 9,276

• Grant County: 1,905

• Guadalupe County: 543

• Harding County: 14

• Hidalgo County: 514

• Lea County: 11,515

• Lincoln County: 2,276

• Los Alamos County: 620

• Luna County: 3,640

• McKinley County: 13,240

• Mora County: 217

• Otero County: 4,908

• Quay County: 756

• Rio Arriba County: 4,222

• Roosevelt County: 2,406

• Sandoval County: 13,775

• San Juan County: 17,233

• San Miguel County: 1,965

• Santa Fe County: 11,725

• Sierra County: 865

• Socorro County: 1,483

• Taos County: 2,032

• Torrance County: 1,076

• Union County: 280

• Valencia County: 7,902

5:40 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other health agencies report today 55 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation.

With the holiday weekend near, tribal government officials warn against travel away from the tribal land over concerns about the Delta variant because of its high transmissibility.

"As we approach the Labor Day weekend, our public health experts urge our Navajo Nation residents to stay local and not to travel to cities or regions that have high rates of COVID-19," tribal President Jonathan Nez said.

"Through contact tracing, they are finding that many new infections are caused by individuals who travel off the Navajo Nation, don't take the proper precautions and bring the virus home to their loved ones," Nez said.

The update states that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged unvaccinated people to avoid travel during the Labor Day weekend to lessen the spread of the virus.

The tribe's Department of Health advises residents to stay local and avoid large in-person gatherings.

"Please avoid travel and only do so if it's necessary. We experienced a slight decrease in the total number of new COVID-19 cases last week. Let’s all work together to keep the numbers down. Travel wisely if you need to," Jill Jim, the tribe's health department director, said.

The 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: 5,983
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,139
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,866
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,215
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,895
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,545
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,975
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,070

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

The total number of cases is 32,707. This number includes delayed reporting for two cases.

Two more people have died from the virus, increasing the death toll to 1,406.

There are 30,940 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 317,896 tests have been conducted.

Updates for Wednesday, Sept. 1

9:35 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report 49 new COVID-19 cases and one additional virus-related death.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 32,650 cases. This number includes delayed reporting for one case.

The death toll is now 1,404.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,970
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,133
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 3,866
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,207
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,886
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,530
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,970
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,069

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

There are 30,919 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 316,952 tests have been conducted.

4:25 p.m.: The toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico continued to rise as state health officials on Wednesday reported 875 new COVID-19 infections and 11 new deaths. 

The state has recorded 233,487 cases since the pandemic began according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

San Juan County has reported 17,179 cases since the pandemic began, adding 63 new cases Wednesday. No new deaths were reported in the county on Wednesday, but the county has reported 510 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among New Mexicans reached 4,529 on Wednesday.

The 11 new COVID-19-related deaths were:

  • A woman in her 20s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Chaves County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Eddy County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Lea County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s from McKinley County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Otero County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Valencia County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Valencia County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There were 381 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Wednesday due to COVID-19 infections. 

There have been 202,760 people who have recovered from COVID-according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 222 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 43 new cases in Chaves County

• 3 new cases in Cibola County

• 15 new cases in Colfax County

• 33 new cases in Curry County

• 69 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 69 new cases in Eddy County

• 5 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 87 new cases in Lea County

• 29 new cases in Lincoln County

• 12 new cases in Luna County

• 26 new cases in McKinley County

• 22 new cases in Otero County

• 6 new cases in Quay County

• 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 11 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 39 new cases in Sandoval County

• 63 new cases in San Juan County

• 33 new cases in San Miguel County

• 19 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 10 new cases in Socorro County

• 8 new cases in Taos County

• 5 new cases in Torrance County

• 19 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

  • 88240 - 57
  • 88220 - 46
  • 87114 - 31
  • 87121 - 31
  • 87701 - 31
  • 88101 - 31
  • 87401 - 25
  • 88081 - 22
  • 88203 - 22
  • 87120 - 17

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 233,487 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 66,361

• Catron County: 124

• Chaves County: 10,693

• Cibola County: 3,081

• Colfax County: 955

• Curry County: 6,371

• De Baca County: 211

• Doña Ana County: 27,033

• Eddy County: 9,217

• Grant County: 1,899

• Guadalupe County: 542

• Harding County: 14

• Hidalgo County: 513

• Lea County: 11,419

• Lincoln County: 2,262

• Los Alamos County: 617

• Luna County: 3,619

• McKinley County: 13,214

• Mora County: 217

• Otero County: 4,884

• Quay County: 750

• Rio Arriba County: 4,206

• Roosevelt County: 2,398

• Sandoval County: 13,729

• San Juan County: 17,179

• San Miguel County: 1,941

• Santa Fe County: 11,690  

• Sierra County: 862

• Socorro County: 1,475

• Taos County: 2,021

• Torrance County: 1,073

• Union County: 276

• Valencia County: 7,866