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

The Daily Times staff

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

The New Mexico Department of Health has resumed large-scale vaccination events with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to accommodate those who are eligible for their third dose. They are now weighing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control about new approvals fo booster shots.

"On Thursday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the approval of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations," (Pfizer boosters have been available since late September.),"  the Department of Health said in a news release Friday, Oct. 22. "The CDC also approved “mixing and matching” for all three COVID-19 vaccines. CDC clinical guidance has not yet been released, and the New Mexico Medical Advisory Team will review it on Monday after it is released."

A third shot is available for people who are either immunocompromised, who are 65 and older or are 50 and older with underlying medical conditions.

First and second doses will be administered during vaccination events as well.

“Many New Mexicans will benefit from additional protection, and DOH will work hand-in-hand with our healthcare partners to ensure that boosters are available,” DOH Acting Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. said in the news release. “That said, the most urgent task remains vaccinating New Mexicans who have not yet received their primary doses - and we encourage them to do so.”

People can pre-register at vaccinenm.org to reserve their dose. There will be on-site registration and walk-ins depending on the available doses.

The department began administering third doses starting on Oct. 11 to people 18 and older who are essential workers or have medical conditions.

COVID-19, flu vaccination effort continues in Shiprock

People who receive medical services under the Shiprock Service Unit of the Navajo Area Indian Health Service are eligible for flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines every Sunday this month in Shiprock.

Northern Navajo Medical will have drive-thru vaccination events from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 at Shiprock High School.

Flu vaccines are available for those ages 3 and older while first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is for individuals 12 and older.

Third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed with cancer, organ transplant recipients or taking strong immunosuppressive medications.
  • Patients 65 and older who received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in January, February or March.
  • Other high-risk individuals who are eligible based on Centers for Disease and Prevention guidelines.
  • Those who are essential workers or first responders.

The hospital requests those seeking a second or third dose bring their vaccine information cards or a copy of their immunization records.

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

Updates for Friday, Oct. 22

4:25 p.m.: State health officials reported 982 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico on Friday and 14 more pandemic-related deaths. 

The state has recorded 268,891 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, and New Mexico has lost 4,987 residents, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The deaths of two unidentified San Juan County residents in their 70s brought the number of county residents who have died due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic to 548 as of Friday. San Juan County has recorded 20,899 cases since the pandemic began.

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

“As of today, there are 238,146 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health,” the release said.

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

• Aztec Healthcare in Aztec

•The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

• Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec

• Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington

• Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington

• Life Care Center in Farmington

• Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

Of the 14 deaths reported Friday, 13 were recent:

• A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.

• A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. She was a resident of the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.

• A second woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 90s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 80s from Lea County who had been hospitalized.

• A woman in her 90s from Lea County who had been hospitalized.

• A woman in her 60s from Lincoln County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 80s from Quay County who had been hospitalized.

• A second man in his 80s from Quay County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 30s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 50s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized.

• A woman in her 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One death happened more than 30 days ago:

• A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 228 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 27 new cases in Chaves County

• 9 new cases in Cibola County

• 9 new cases in Colfax County

• 16 new cases in Curry County

• 1 new case in De Baca County

• 99 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 15 new cases in Eddy County

• 41 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 3 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 19 new cases in Lea County

• 12 new cases in Lincoln County

• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 9 new cases in Luna County

• 51 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Mora County

• 68 new cases in Otero County

• 5 new cases in Quay County

• 17 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 4 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 71 new cases in Sandoval County

• 167 new cases in San Juan County

• 3 new cases in San Miguel County

• 35 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 5 new cases in Sierra County

• 9 new cases in Socorro County

• 12 new cases in Taos County

• 8 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 32 new cases in Valencia County

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

• 87401 - 82

• 87121 - 44

• 88310 - 42

• 87120 - 32

• 88001 - 23

• 88011 - 22

• 87105 - 21

• 87124 - 21

• 87111 - 20

• 87417 - 19

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 268,891 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 75,035

• Catron County: 201

• Chaves County: 12,584

• Cibola County: 3,628

• Colfax County: 1,283

• Curry County: 7,298

• De Baca County: 236

• Doña Ana County: 29,769

• Eddy County: 10,803

• Grant County: 2,434

• Guadalupe County: 608

• Harding County: 43

• Hidalgo County: 569

• Lea County: 13,476

• Lincoln County: 2,911

• Los Alamos County: 791

• Luna County: 3,929

• McKinley County: 14,736

• Mora County: 365

• Otero County: 6,483

• Quay County: 1,008

• Rio Arriba County: 4,792

• Roosevelt County: 2,691

• Sandoval County: 15,862

• San Juan County: 20,899

• San Miguel County: 2,566

• Santa Fe County: 13,013

• Sierra County: 1,044

• Socorro County: 1,694

• Taos County: 2,352

• Torrance County: 1,400

• Union County: 349

• Valencia County: 9,087

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 21

6:17 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other health agencies announced today 77 new COVID-19 cases and no recent deaths for the Navajo Nation.

Since the pandemic started last year, there have been 35,660 cases on the tribal land. This number includes delayed reporting for three cases.

The number of deaths remains at 1,471.

"Not wearing a mask and family gatherings are still major concerns and a factor in the number of new cases of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation. With the holidays approaching and the winter season coming, the leaders and public health experts are very concerned about how that might affect the spread of the virus," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

He added, "we are now in the flu season, and it is important to practice preventative measures to avoid any exposure."

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: 6,372
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,495
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,204
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,757
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,067
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,148
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,409
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,189

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

There are 33,579 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 353,876 tests have been conducted.

4:28 p.m.: State health officials reported 1,132 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico on Thursday and seven more deaths related to the pandemic. 

The case numbers statewide add up to 267,909 cases reported in New Mexico since the pandemic began, and 4,973 COVID-19-related deaths, according to a news release from the state Department of Health.

San Juan County, which reported 169 new cases Thursday, has recorded 20,732 cases since the pandemic began and 546 deaths.

There were 379 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Thursday, the release said.

"As of today, there are 237,421 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release stated.

The state reported 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
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Gingerich Home for the Elderly in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

The seven deaths reported Thursday were:

  • A woman in her 60s 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 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Harding County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from San Miguel County who had been hospitalized.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 283 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 45 new cases in Chaves County

• 15 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 9 new cases in Curry County

• 98 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 27 new cases in Eddy County

• 34 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 21 new cases in Lea County

• 46 new cases in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 24 new cases in Luna County

• 57 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 54 new cases in Otero County

• 1 new case in Quay County

• 55 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 3 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 62 new cases in Sandoval County

• 169 new cases in San Juan County

• 5 new cases in San Miguel County

• 37 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 4 new cases in Sierra County

• 6 new cases in Taos County

• 9 new cases in Torrance County

• 49 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

The top 10 New Mexico ZIP Codes with the highest level of new COVID-19 infections on Thursday were:

  • 87401 - 75
  • 87105 - 40
  • 87121 - 39
  • 88310 - 36
  • 87413 - 34
  • 87114 - 31
  • 87120 - 29
  • 88030 - 24
  • 88001 - 23
  • 88203 - 23

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 267,909 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 74,806

Catron County: 201

Chaves County: 12,557

Cibola County: 3,619

Colfax County: 1,274

Curry County: 7,282

De Baca County: 235

Doña Ana County: 29,670

Eddy County: 10,788

Grant County: 2,393

Guadalupe County: 605

Harding County: 43

Hidalgo County: 566

Lea County: 13,457

Lincoln County: 2,899

Los Alamos County: 789

Luna County: 3,920

McKinley County: 14,685

Mora County: 364

Otero County: 6,415

Quay County: 1,003

Rio Arriba County: 4,776

Roosevelt County: 2,687

Sandoval County: 15,791

San Juan County: 20,732

San Miguel County: 2,563

Santa Fe County: 12,978

Sierra County: 1,039

Socorro County: 1,685

Taos County: 2,340

Torrance County: 1,392

Union County: 348

Valencia County: 9,055

Updates for Wednesday, Oct. 20

9:20 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report 78 new COVID-19 infections today as well as seven more deaths related to the virus.

The total number of cases is 35,583. This number includes delayed reporting for 15 cases. The death toll remains at 1,471.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,363
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,482
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,192
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,745
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,062
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,130
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,401
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,189

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

There are 33,550 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 353,342 tests have been conducted.

5 p.m.: State health officials reported 630 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico on Wednesday and 14 more deaths related to the pandemic, including an unidentified San Juan County resident who was in his 40s.

The new numbers raised the state's overall case count since the pandemic began to 266,777. The pandemic has so far claimed 4,966 lives across New Mexico, according to a health department news release.

San Juan County accounted for 101 of those new cases Wednesday, bringing the county's case count since the pandemic began to 20,563, with 545 deaths.

Among the 14 new deaths reported Wednesday were 13 recent deaths:

  • A woman in her 40s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Adobe Assisted Living facility in Las Cruces.
  • A woman in her 40s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized.
  • A second woman in her 40s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Lincoln County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from McKinley County.
  • A man in his 50s from Otero County.
  • A second man in his 50s from Otero County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One death happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 40s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.

There were 365 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals Wednesday due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 236,987 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release stated.

The state has 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 in San Juan County:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 116 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 20 new cases in Chaves County

• 15 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 7 new cases in Curry County

• 77 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 15 new cases in Eddy County

• 6 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 18 new cases in Lea County

• 5 new cases in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 5 new cases in Luna County

• 63 new cases in McKinley County

• 3 new cases in Mora County

• 24 new cases in Otero County

• 5 new cases in Quay County

• 16 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 9 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 59 new cases in Sandoval County

• 101 new cases in San Juan County

• 4 new cases in San Miguel County

• 18 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 5 new cases in Socorro County

• 1 new case in Taos County

• 3 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 14 new cases in Valencia County

• 4 new cases 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 highest number of new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday were:

  • 87401 - 36
  • 87124 - 27
  • 87144 - 20
  • 88001 - 19
  • 87121 - 17
  • 88011 - 17
  • 87114 - 14
  • 87301 - 14
  • 87416 - 13
  • 88310 - 13

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 266,777 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 74,523

• Catron County: 200

• Chaves County: 12,512

• Cibola County: 3,604

• Colfax County: 1,268

• Curry County: 7,273

• De Baca County: 235

• Doña Ana County: 29,572

• Eddy County: 10,761

• Grant County: 2,359

• Guadalupe County: 604

• Harding County: 43

• Hidalgo County: 565

• Lea County: 13,436

• Lincoln County: 2,853

• Los Alamos County: 786

• Luna County: 3,896

• McKinley County: 14,628

• Mora County: 362

• Otero County: 6,362

• Quay County: 1,002

• Rio Arriba County: 4,721

• Roosevelt County: 2,684

• Sandoval County: 15,729

• San Juan County: 20,563

• San Miguel County: 2,558

• Santa Fe County: 12,941

• Sierra County: 1,035

• Socorro County: 1,685

• Taos County: 2,334

• Torrance County: 1,383

• Union County: 348

• Valencia County: 9,006

Updates for Tuesday, Oct. 19

6:55 p.m.: State health officials on Tuesday reported 517 new COVID-19 infections in New Mexico on Tuesday and 10 more pandemic-related deaths.

Statewide the case total since the start of the pandemic is 266,148, with 4,952 pandemic-related deaths, the New Mexico Department of Health said in a news release.

San Juan County reported 68 new cases Tuesday and no new deaths. The new cases bring the county's case total since the pandemic began to 20,462, with 544 deaths.

There were 350 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Tuesday due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 236,680 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release states.

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
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

Five of the deaths reported Tuesday were recent:

  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Lincoln County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 40s from Torrance County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Five deaths happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 20s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 171 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 12 new cases in Chaves County

• 7 new cases in Cibola County

• 7 new cases in Colfax County

• 3 new cases in Curry County

• 4 new cases in De Baca County

• 33 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 14 new cases in Eddy County

• 9 new cases in Grant County

•  1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 11 new cases in Lea County

• 5 new cases in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 5 new cases in Luna County

• 35 new cases in McKinley County

• 18 new cases in Otero County

• 2 new cases in Quay County

• 9 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 4 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 30 new cases in Sandoval County

• 68 new cases in San Juan County

• 6 new cases in San Miguel County

• 19 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 9 new cases in Socorro County

• 6 new cases in Taos County

• 2 new cases in Torrance County

• 3 new cases in Union County

• 14 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

  • 87401 - 26
  • 87114 - 22
  • 87121 - 22
  • 87105 - 19
  • 87301 - 15
  • 87111 - 13
  • 87120 - 13
  • 88220 - 12
  • 88310 - 12
  • 87106 - 11

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 266,148 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 74,408

Catron County: 199

Chaves County: 12,491

Cibola County: 3,589

Colfax County: 1,262

Curry County: 7,265

De Baca County: 235

Doña Ana County: 29,495

Eddy County: 10,748

Grant County: 2,353

Guadalupe County: 603

Harding County: 43

Hidalgo County: 563

Lea County: 13,418

Lincoln County: 2,848

Los Alamos County: 783

Luna County: 3,891

McKinley County: 14,565

Mora County: 359

Otero County: 6,338

Quay County: 997

Rio Arriba County: 4,705

Roosevelt County: 2,675

Sandoval County: 15,670

San Juan County: 20,462

San Miguel County: 2,554

Santa Fe County: 12,923

Sierra County: 1,032

Socorro County: 1,680

Taos County: 2,333

Torrance County: 1,380

Union County: 347

Valencia County: 8,992

6:48 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health has extended the orange status on businesses that operate on the Navajo Nation.

Businesses will continue to operate under moderate to high restrictions because the tribe is "experiencing a steady plateau of high transmission cases," the department stated in public health order issued on Oct. 18.

While not much has changed in the order, it now allows movie theaters to open and operate at 50% of maximum occupancy.

It also limits holiday gatherings to 15 people. Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-020 can be viewed on the department's COVID-19 website.

The department in coordination with Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 85 new COVID-19 infections for the tribe today.

Since the pandemic began last March, there have been 34,999 cases. This tally includes delayed reporting for two cases.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,292
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,405
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,107
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,655
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,045
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,989
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,321
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,166

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

Today's update did not report any virus-related deaths. This keeps the death toll at 1,464.

There are 33,039 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 351,888 tests have been conducted.

"We know how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our health care experts have provided us with the knowledge and guidance to keep ourselves safe, but it's our responsibility to adhere to their guidance. Please continue to be very cautious in public and please get vaccinated. We are in this together and we are overcoming this pandemic one day at a time," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

Updates for Monday, Oct. 18

6:35 p.m.: There are 38 communities on the Navajo Nation under a health advisory for uncontrolled COVID-19 infections.

The Navajo Department of Health released the notice today, based on cases from Oct. 1 to Oct. 14.

Making the list in the Northern Agency in San Juan County are Newcomb, Sanostee, Sheep Springs, Shiprock, Two Grey Hills and Upper Fruitland. 

Also on the list are Baca-Prewitt, Birdsprings, Bodaway-Gap, Cameron, Chinle, Church Rock, Coyote Canyon, Crystal, Ganado, Houck, Indian Wells, Iyanbito, Kaibeto, Kayenta, Lupton, Manuelito, Many Farms, Mexican Water, Piñon, Red Valley, Rock Springs, Shonto, St. Michaels, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Thoreau, Tohatchi, Tonalea, Tsaile-Wheatfields, Tsayatoh, Tselani-Cottonwood and Tuba City.

The department along with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report today 30 new COVID-19 cases and no recent deaths.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,286
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,401
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,100
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,641
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,043
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,971
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,292
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,161

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

The total number of cases is 34,914. This number includes delayed reporting for six cases. The death toll remains at 1,464.

There are 32,906 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 350,743 tests have been conducted.

4:35 p.m.: The three-day reporting period that ended Monday, Oct. 18, yielded 1,895 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, state health officials said on Monday.

The New Mexico Department of Health's news release covering cases reported between Oct. 16 and  Oct. 18 also listed 12 more deaths associated with COVID-19, two of those residents of San Juan County.

The state has reported 265,632 cases since the start of the pandemic, and 4,942 COVID-19-related deaths.

San Juan County, which has reported 20,393 cases since the start of the pandemic, has reported 544 deaths as of Monday. The county logged 384 new cases during the three-day reporting period.

There were 300 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Monday due to COVID-19 infections, the release stated.

"As of today, there are 236,245 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release stated.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

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

  • 87401 - 221
  • 88310 - 97
  • 87031 - 52
  • 87121 - 47
  • 87124 - 46
  • 87105 - 42
  • 87120 - 41
  • 88201 - 41
  • 87410 - 40
  • 87413 - 38

Of the 12 deaths listed Monday, eight were recent while four happened more that 30 days ago, but death certificates were just issued. They are:

  • A woman in her 50s from Curry County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Curry County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from Eddy County.
  • A woman in her 60s from McKinley County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Quay County who was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 80s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.

The four deaths that happened more than 30 days ago were:

  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Quay County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from San Juan County who was hospitalized.

The state listed the most recent cases by county:

• 379 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 3 new cases in Catron County

• 73 new cases in Chaves County

• 21 new cases in Cibola County

• 16 new cases in Colfax County

• 29 new cases in Curry County

• 2 new cases in De Baca County

• 148 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 39 new cases in Eddy County

• 37 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Harding County

• 6 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 36 new cases in Lea County

• 39 new cases in Lincoln County

• 14 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 9 new cases in Luna County

• 99 new cases in McKinley County

• 4 new cases in Mora County

• 131 new cases in Otero County

• 4 new cases in Quay County

• 50 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 20 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 118 new cases in Sandoval County

• 384 new cases in San Juan County

• 24 new cases in San Miguel County

• 69 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 13 new cases in Sierra County

• 10 new cases in Socorro County

• 14 new cases in Taos County

• 24 new cases in Torrance County

• 4 new cases in Union County

• 65 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 265,632 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 74,239

• Catron County: 199

• Chaves County: 12,479

• Cibola County: 3,582

• Colfax County: 1,255

• Curry County: 7,262

• De Baca County: 231

• Doña Ana County: 29,461

• Eddy County: 10,734

• Grant County: 2,344

• Guadalupe County: 602

• Harding County: 43

• Hidalgo County: 562

• Lea County: 13,408

• Lincoln County: 2,843

• Los Alamos County: 780

• Luna County: 3,886

• McKinley County: 14,530

• Mora County: 359

• Otero County: 6,320

• Quay County: 995

• Rio Arriba County: 4,696

• Roosevelt County: 2,671

• Sandoval County: 15,640

• San Juan County: 20,393

• San Miguel County: 2,548

• Santa Fe County: 12,904

• Sierra County: 1,029

• Socorro County: 1,671

• Taos County: 2,327

• Torrance County: 1,378

• Union County: 344

• Valencia County: 8,978

Updates for Sunday, Oct. 17

9:57 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 58 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and no new deaths.

"The total number of deaths remains 1,464," the Office of the President and Vice president said Sunday in a news release. "The report indicates that 32,906 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 347,909 COVID-19 tests have been administered"

The number of positive COVID-19 cases reached 34,878 on Sunday, including six cases where reporting was delayed, the news release stated. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,283
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,397
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,094
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,637
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,039
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,959
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,290
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,160

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

Updates for Saturday, Oct. 16

The Navajo Nation has reported 31 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the 11th time in the past 17 days, The Associated Press reported.

The numbers released Saturday pushed the tribe's totals to 34,814 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

The known death toll remains at 1,464.

"Contact tracers continue to find that many new cases of COVID-19 are due to family gatherings where people let their guard down and don't wear masks," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a statement. "We have to remain diligent and do our best to follow the guidance of our health care experts."

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

All Navajo Nation executive branch employees had to be fully vaccinated against the virus by the end of September or submit to regular testing.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,280
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,387
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,089
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,627
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,033
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,949
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,272
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,158

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

— A staff and wire report

Updates for Friday, Oct. 15

8 p.m.: Northern Navajo Medical Center announced today that the Brigham and Women's Hospital will offer $50 gift cards to the first 50 people who get the first or second COVID-19 vaccine on Oct. 17.

That's when the hospital will hold a vaccination event for flu shots and the COVID-19 vaccine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shiprock High School.

Third shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for individuals who met the criteria under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Today's report by health officials for the Navajo Nation list 110 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths related to the virus.

Since the pandemic began last March, there have been 34,781 cases and 1,464 residents have died.

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: 6,275
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,385
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,088
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,613
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,033
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,940
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,270
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,158

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

There are 32,809 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 347,909 tests have been conducted.

4 p.m.: State health officials announced they recorded 801 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, 114 of those in San Juan County. 

The New Mexico Department of Health's daily update also reported 11 more pandemic-related deaths across the state, one an unidentified resident of San Juan County. 

Of those deaths, 10 were recent and one was just recently classified as related to the pandemic.

The statewide case total since the pandemic began has reached 263,755, with 4,930 COVID-19-related deaths.

San Juan County, which as of Friday has reported 20,008 cases since the pandemic began, reported a total of 542 deaths as of Friday. 

There were 332 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Friday.

"As of today, there are 233,773 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release stated.

The state has 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 in San Juan County:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Life Care Center in Farmington

The 11 COVID-19-related deaths in New Mexico reported Friday included 10 recent deaths:

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

One death that happened more than 30 days ago was:

  • A man in his 40s from Lea County who 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 news release noted.

The state listed the most recent cases are:

• 200 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 9 new cases in Catron County

• 28 new cases in Chaves County

• 9 new cases in Cibola County

• 9 new cases in Colfax County

• 9 new cases in Curry County

• 2 new cases in De Baca County

• 48 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 24 new cases in Eddy County

• 28 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 7 new cases in Lea County

• 29 new cases in Lincoln County

• 7 new cases in Luna County

• 39 new cases in McKinley County

• 10 new cases in Mora County

• 69 new cases in Otero County

• 3 new cases in Quay County

• 12 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 7 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 52 new cases in Sandoval County

• 114 new cases in San Juan County

• 12 new cases in San Miguel County

• 36 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 1 new case in Sierra County

• 5 new cases in Socorro County

• 9 new cases in Taos County

• 6 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 14 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 highest number of COVID-19 infections on Friday were:

  • 88310 - 47
  • 87401 - 39
  • 87120 - 31
  • 87121 - 31
  • 87124 - 22
  • 87413 - 21
  • 88345 - 20
  • 87105 - 18
  • 87114 - 18
  • 87410 - 18

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 263,755 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 73,866

• Catron County: 196

• Chaves County: 12,405

• Cibola County: 3,561

• Colfax County: 1,239

• Curry County: 7,233

• De Baca County: 229

• Doña Ana County: 29,317

• Eddy County: 10,695

• Grant County: 2,308

• Guadalupe County: 602

• Harding County: 42

• Hidalgo County: 556

• Lea County: 13,374

• Lincoln County: 2,805

• Los Alamos County: 766

• Luna County: 3,877

• McKinley County: 14,432

• Mora County: 355

• Otero County: 6,189

• Quay County: 991

• Rio Arriba County: 4,646

• Roosevelt County: 2,651

• Sandoval County: 15,522

• San Juan County: 20,008

• San Miguel County: 2,524

• Santa Fe County: 12,838

• Sierra County: 1,016

• Socorro County: 1,661

• Taos County: 2,313

• Torrance County: 1,354

• Union County: 340

• Valencia County: 8,915

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 14

7:46 p.m.: State health officials reported 879 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico on Thursday and 20 more COVID-19-related deaths, two from San Juan County. 

The state’s COVID-19 case total rose to 262,954 cases since the pandemic began and there have been 4,919 pandemic-related deaths statewide, according to a state news release.

San Juan County, which has seen 19,894 COVID-19 cases and 541 deaths since the pandemic began, recorded 117 new cases Thursday.

The Department of Health on Thursday reported twenty- additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19, 17 of which were recent:

• A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.

• A man in his 60s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.

• A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A woman in her 30s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 50s from Cibola County was hospitalized.

• A woman in her 70s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A woman in her 90s from Cibola County.

• A woman in her 90s from Colfax County.

• A woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.

• A woman in her 90s from Eddy County.

• A man in his 40s from Mora County who was hospitalized.

• A woman in her 80s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 90s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.

• A man in his 70s from San Miguel County who was hospitalized.

• A man in his 70s from Sierra County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A woman in her 70s from Union County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Clayton.

The three deaths that happened more than 30 days ago were:

• A man in his 60s from Eddy County.

• A man in his 60s from Lea County.

• A man in his 50s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized.

There were 369 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Thursday due to COVID-19 infections, the state reported. 

“As of today, there are 233,065 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health,” the news release said.

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

• Aztec Healthcare in Aztec

• BeeHive Homes Farmington

• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield

• Casa Real in Santa Fe

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

• Crane's Roost Care Home in Aztec

• Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington

• Life Care Center in Farmington

The state listed the most recent cases are:

• 189 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 6 new cases in Catron County

• 55 new cases in Chaves County

• 8 new cases in Cibola County

• 4 new cases in Colfax County

• 15 new cases in Curry County

• 1 new case in De Baca County

• 75 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 31 new cases in Eddy County

• 23 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 1 new case in Harding County

• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 19 new cases in Lea County

• 7 new cases in Lincoln County

• 15 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 5 new cases in Luna County

• 55 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 37 new cases in Otero County

• 4 new cases in Quay County

• 18 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 4 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 54 new cases in Sandoval County

• 117 new cases in San Juan County

• 13 new cases in San Miguel County

• 44 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 5 new cases in Sierra County

• 5 new cases in Socorro County

• 11 new cases in Taos County

• 12 new cases in Torrance County

• 3 new cases in Union County

• 33 new cases in Valencia County

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

• 87401 - 46

• 87121 - 34

• 88310 - 26

• 88203 - 25

• 87413 - 24

• 88201 - 22

• 87031 - 20

• 87120 - 20

• 87105 - 18

• 87114 - 18

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 262,954 COVID-19 cases: 

• Bernalillo County: 73,666

• Catron County: 187

• Chaves County: 12,377

• Cibola County: 3,551

• Colfax County: 1,230

• Curry County: 7,224

• De Baca County: 227

• Doña Ana County: 29,269

• Eddy County: 10,671

• Grant County: 2,280

• Guadalupe County: 601

• Harding County: 42

• Hidalgo County: 556

• Lea County: 13,367

• Lincoln County: 2,776

• Los Alamos County: 766

• Luna County: 3,870

• McKinley County: 14,394

• Mora County: 345

• Otero County: 6,120

• Quay County: 988

• Rio Arriba County: 4,634

• Roosevelt County: 2,644

• Sandoval County: 15,470

• San Juan County: 19,894

• San Miguel County: 2,512

• Santa Fe County: 12,802

• Sierra County: 1,015

• Socorro County: 1,656

• Taos County: 2,304

• Torrance County: 1,348

• Union County: 339

• Valencia County: 8,901

5:56 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with other health agencies report 64 new COVID-19 infections.

Health officials also stated that delayed reported occurred for six cases. There are now 34,670 cases since the pandemic began.

The report listed one additional death related to the virus, increasing the death toll to 1,464.

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: 6,254
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,381
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,082
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,600
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,015
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,913
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,252
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,154

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

There are 32,761 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 346,909 tests have been conducted.

Updates for Wednesday, Oct. 13

10:15 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation report 11 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The update explained that 83 additional cases were disclosed today from the state of New Mexico and other health care facilities. These cases date back to Oct. 4.

There now have been 34,600 case on the tribal land since the pandemic began.

Officials also reported six additional virus-related deaths, raising the death toll to 1,463.

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: 6,246
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,378
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,079
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,578
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,013
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,902
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,235
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,150

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

There are 32,735 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 346,255 tests have been conducted.

5:23 p.m.: State health officials on Wednesday reported 709 new COVID-19 infections, bringing New Mexico's total caseload to 262,078 since the start of the pandemic.

The state also reported in a news release that there were 14 more deaths among New Mexico residents Wednesday related to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll since the pandemic began to 4,899.

San Juan County reported 61 new cases on Wednesday and  no new deaths. The county has recorded 19,777 COVID-19cases since the pandemic began and 539 deaths as of Wednesday.

The 14 new deaths reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday included two deaths that happened more than 30 days ago.

The 12 recent deaths were:

  • A man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A third woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 100s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A man listed as being less than 20 years old from Chaves County.
  • A woman in her 50s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Curry County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Curry County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Taos County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Two deaths that happened more than 30 days ago were:

  • A man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.

There were 310 people being treated in New Mexico hospitals on Wednesday due to COVID-19 infections, the news release said.

"There are 232,320 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release said.

The state 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:

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • 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:

• 198 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 41 new cases in Chaves County

• 11 new cases in Cibola County

• 2 new cases in Colfax County

• 10 new cases in Curry County

• 76 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 30 new cases in Eddy County

• 20 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 22 new cases in Lea County

• 7 new cases in Lincoln County

• 8 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 11 new cases in Luna County

• 45 new cases in McKinley County

• 23 new cases in Otero County

• 3 new cases in Quay County

• 16 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 10 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 42 new cases in Sandoval County

• 61 new cases in San Juan County

• 11 new cases in San Miguel County

• 25 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 2 new cases in Socorro County

• 1 new case in Taos County

• 4 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union 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 highest number of  COVID-19 cases on Wednesday were:

  • 87121 - 27
  • 87111 - 24
  • 87401 - 23
  • 87112 - 21
  • 88203 - 21
  • 88220 - 20
  • 87105 - 18
  • 87108 - 18
  • 87031 - 17
  • 87114 - 17

Below is a breakdown of New Mexico's 262,078 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 73,479

• Catron County: 181

• Chaves County: 12,323

• Cibola County: 3,541

• Colfax County: 1,226

• Curry County: 7,209

• De Baca County: 226

• Doña Ana County: 29,194

• Eddy County: 10,640

• Grant County: 2,257

• Guadalupe County: 598

• Harding County: 41

• Hidalgo County: 551

• Lea County: 13,348

• Lincoln County: 2,769

• Los Alamos County: 751

• Luna County: 3,865

• McKinley County: 14,339

• Mora County: 343

• Otero County: 6,083

• Quay County: 984

• Rio Arriba County: 4,616

• Roosevelt County: 2,640

• Sandoval County: 15,416

• San Juan County: 19,777

• San Miguel County: 2,499

• Santa Fe County: 12,758

• Sierra County: 1,010

• Socorro County: 1,651

• Taos County: 2,294

• Torrance County: 1,336

• Union County: 336

• Valencia County: 8,869

Updates for Tuesday, Oct. 12

5:45 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 48 new cases of COVID-19 reported today by health officials.

There were no recent deaths in the update, keeping the death toll at 1,456.

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: 6,235
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,365
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,074
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,546
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,013
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,877
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,229
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,148

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

Since the pandemic started last year, there have been 34,506 cases on the tribal land.

There are 32,727 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 345,228 tests have been conducted.

4:46 p.m.: Health officials said they logged 2,433 new cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico during a four-day reporting period that began Oct. 9 and ended on Oct. 12.

The new numbers bring the state's total caseload since the pandemic began to 261,370, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state also reported 16 more deaths during that period, including two unidentified San Juan County residents. Two of those 16 deaths happened more than 30 days ago and were just recently recorded as related to COVID-19.

New Mexico has lost 4,885 people due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, 539 of those deaths among residents of San Juan County.

San Juan County reported 369 new cases over the four-day counting period. The new numbers bring the total of cases reported in the county since the pandemic began to 19,716.

There were 308 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, the release said.

"As of today, there are 231,884 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," Tuesday's news release said.

The 14 recent COVID-19-related deaths reported on Tuesday were:

  • A man in his 40s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.
  • A second man in his 70s from Bernalillo County.
  • A man in his 80s from Cibola 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 had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Lea County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Luna County.
  • A woman in her 90s from Quay County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s from Sandoval County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.

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

  • A man in his 90s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Santa Fe County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • 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:

• 515 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 33 new cases in Catron County

• 71 new cases in Chaves County

• 119 new cases in Cibola County

• 15 new cases in Colfax County

• 27 new cases in Curry County

• 2 new cases in De Baca County

• 155 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 75 new cases in Eddy County

• 53 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 7 new cases in Harding County

• 3 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 100 new cases in Lea County

• 13 new cases in Lincoln County

• 21 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 30 new cases in Luna County

• 117 new cases in McKinley County

• 16 new cases in Mora County

• 186 new cases in Otero County

• 8 new cases in Quay County

• 19 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 15 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 135 new cases in Sandoval County

• 369 new cases in San Juan County

• 32 new cases in San Miguel County

• 103 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 22 new cases in Sierra County

• 17 new cases in Socorro County

• 22 new cases in Taos County

• 12 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 94 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

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

  • 87401 - 158
  • 88310 - 146
  • 87020 - 79
  • 87121 - 72
  • 87031 - 64
  • 87413 - 62
  • 87120 - 61
  • 88240 - 59
  • 87410 - 54
  • 88220 - 47

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 261,370 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 73,281

Catron County: 180

Chaves County: 12,282

Cibola County: 3,530

Colfax County: 1,224

Curry County: 7,199

De Baca County: 226

Doña Ana County: 29,118

Eddy County: 10,610

Grant County: 2,237

Guadalupe County: 597

Harding County: 41

Hidalgo County: 551

Lea County: 13,326

Lincoln County: 2,762

Los Alamos County: 743

Luna County: 3,854

McKinley County: 14,294

Mora County: 343

Otero County: 6,061

Quay County: 981

Rio Arriba County: 4,600

Roosevelt County: 2,630

Sandoval County: 15,374

San Juan County: 19,716

San Miguel County: 2,488

Santa Fe County: 12,733

Sierra County: 1,007

Socorro County: 1,649

Taos County: 2,293

Torrance County: 1,332

Union County: 334

Valencia County: 8,847

Updates for Monday, Oct. 11

6:50 p.m.: Today's update by the Navajo Department of Health and other health agencies lists 11 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation.

Since the pandemic began last March, there have been 34,458 cases for the tribe. The tally includes 51 cases reported on Oct. 8, 32 cases reported on Oct. 9 and 55 cases reported on Oct. 10.

The death toll is 1,456 and includes one death reported on Oct. 8 and two deaths reported on Oct. 10. No additional deaths were reported on Oct. 9 and today.

The department issued a health advisory notice for 33 communities because of the number of COVID-19 cases from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7.

Under advisory are Baca-Prewitt, Birdsprings, Cameron, Chinle, Church Rock, Coyote Canyon, Ganado, Houck, Indian Wells, Iyanbito, Kaibeto, Kayenta, Leupp, Lupton, Manuelito, Nageezi, Piñon, Red Valley, Rock Springs, Sanostee, Sheep Springs, Shiprock, St. Michaels, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Thoreau, Tohatchi, Tonalea, Tsayatoh, Tselani-Cottonwood, Two Grey Hills, Tuba City and Upper Fruitland.

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: 6,226
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,357
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,073
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,545
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,005
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,863
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,224
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,146

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

There are 32,667 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 343,869 tests have been conducted.

The New Mexico Department of Health did not release an update about cases in the state because of the Indigenous Peoples Day, which is a state holiday.

Updates for Friday, Oct. 8

4:42 p.m.: State health officials reported 972 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico on Friday and 15 more COVID-19-related deaths, 12 of them recent.

The new cases brought the state's overall case count since the pandemic started to 258,943. There have been 4,869 COVID-19-related deaths statewide.

San Juan County reported 164 new cases on Friday, bringing the county’s totals since the pandemic began to 19,347 cases and 537 pandemic-related deaths as of Friday.

There will be no case update issued by the state on Monday, Oct. 11, which is Indigenous Peoples Day. News releases with case counts will resume on Oct.12.

The 12 recent deaths reported Friday 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.
  • A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and was a resident of Princeton Place in Albuquerque. 
  • A man in his 40s from Curry County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Grant County.
  • A man in his 40s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Lea County who had been hospitalized.
  • A second woman in her 70s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  •  A woman in her 80s from Torrance County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Three deaths reported on Friday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 70s from Chaves County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There were 342 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 infections on Friday.

"As of today, there are 229,031 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the state's news release said.

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
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • 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:

• 240 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 55 new cases in Chaves County

• 13 new cases in Cibola County

• 13 new cases in Colfax County

• 14 new cases in Curry County

• 1 new case in De Baca County

• 61 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 27 new cases in Eddy County

• 18 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 5 new cases in Harding County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 27 new cases in Lea County

• 18 new cases in Lincoln County

• 2 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 32 new cases in McKinley County

• 8 new cases in Mora County

• 58 new cases in Otero County

• 7 new cases in Quay County

• 13 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 4 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 54 new cases in Sandoval County

• 164 new cases in San Juan County

• 8 new cases in San Miguel County

• 62 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 11 new cases in Socorro County

• 13 new cases in Taos County

• 10 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 28 new cases in Valencia County 

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

  • 87401 - 88
  • 88310 - 41
  • 87121 - 37
  • 87108 - 36
  • 87114 - 29
  • 88203 - 28
  • 87413 - 24
  • 87120 - 23
  • 87410 - 21
  • 88220 - 20

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico’s 258,943 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 72,769

Catron County: 147

Chaves County: 12,210

Cibola County: 3,410

Colfax County: 1,209

Curry County: 7,173

De Baca County: 224

Doña Ana County: 28,962

Eddy County: 10,535

Grant County: 2,184

Guadalupe County: 596

Harding County: 34

Hidalgo County: 548

Lea County: 13,227

Lincoln County: 2,749

Los Alamos County: 722

Luna County: 3,824

McKinley County: 14,178

Mora County: 327

Otero County: 5,874

Quay County: 973

Rio Arriba County: 4,581

Roosevelt County: 2,615

Sandoval County: 15,240

San Juan County: 19,347

San Miguel County: 2,456

Santa Fe County: 12,631

Sierra County: 985

Socorro County: 1,632

Taos County: 2,272

Torrance County: 1,320

Union County: 333

Valencia County: 8,754

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 7

6:42 p.m.: Health officials for the Navajo Nation reported today 49 new COVID-19 infections and five more deaths due to the virus.

The update includes one case where reporting was delayed. There are now 34,309 total cases. The death toll since the pandemic began is 1,453.

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: 6,195
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,348
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,066
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,516
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,990
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,825
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,211
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,139

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

There are 32,441 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 342,993 tests have been conducted.

5:01 p.m.: The state's Department of Health reported 1,025 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 14 more deaths, one of them an unidentified resident of San Juan County.

The new numbers bring the state's total COVID-19 caseload since the pandemic began to 257,970 cases and 4,854 pandemic-related deaths.

San Juan County reported 237 of the new cases Thursday, 194 of them in the Farmington-area 87401 Zip Code. The county has reported 19,183 cases since the pandemic began and 537 deaths as of Thursday.

Ten of the deaths reported Thursday were recent:

  • A woman in her 60s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s from Eddy County who had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 30s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second woman in her 50s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Quay County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 60s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from San Miguel County who was hospitalized.

Four deaths reported Thursday happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County.
  • A woman in her 40s from Lea County.
  • A woman in her 60s from Lea County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Quay County who had been hospitalized.

There are 349 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals on Thursday due to COVID-19 infections, the release stated.

"As of today, there are 228,486 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the release stated.

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

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

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

• 212 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 47 new cases in Chaves County

• 10 new cases in Cibola County

• 7 new cases in Colfax County

• 16 new cases in Curry County

• 45 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 46 new cases in Eddy County

• 18 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 2 new cases in Harding County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 32 new cases in Lea County

• 14 new cases in Lincoln County

• 34 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 5 new cases in Luna County

• 37 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 56 new cases in Otero County

• 6 new cases in Quay County

• 7 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 10 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 66 new cases in Sandoval County

• 237 new cases in San Juan County

• 17 new cases in San Miguel County

• 42 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 3 new cases in Sierra County

• 8 new cases in Socorro County

• 3 new cases in Taos County

• 11 new cases in Torrance County

• 3 new cases in Union County

• 23 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

  • 87401 - 194
  • 88310 - 41
  • 87121 - 36
  • 87544 - 31
  • 87114 - 28
  • 88201 - 25
  • 88210 - 24
  • 87124 - 18
  • 88220 - 18
  • 87105 - 17

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 257,970 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 72,529

• Catron County: 147

• Chaves County: 12,155

• Cibola County: 3,397

• Colfax County: 1,196

• Curry County: 7,159

• De Baca County: 223

• Doña Ana County: 28,901

• Eddy County: 10,507

• Grant County: 2,166

• Guadalupe County: 595

• Harding County: 29

• Hidalgo County: 547

• Lea County: 13,201

• Lincoln County: 2,731

• Los Alamos County: 720

• Luna County: 3,824

• McKinley County: 14,146

• Mora County: 319

• Otero County: 5,816

• Quay County: 966

• Rio Arriba County: 4,568

• Roosevelt County: 2,611

• Sandoval County: 15,186

• San Juan County: 19,183

• San Miguel County: 2,448

• Santa Fe County: 12,569

• Sierra County: 982

• Socorro County: 1,621

• Taos County: 2,259

• Torrance County: 1,310

• Union County: 332

• Valencia County: 8,725

Updates for Wednesday, Oct. 6

5:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health along with other health agencies report 65 new COVID-19 cases today for the Navajo Nation.

There have been 34,260 cases since the pandemic began last March. This number includes delayed reporting for one case.

Today's update stated that one more person has died due to the virus. The death toll for the tribe is now 1,448.

There are 32,423 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 342,022 tests have been conducted.

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

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,187
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,347
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,059
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,507
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,982
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,819
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,202
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,138

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

"Masks and vaccines work. The data shows that masks help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 from person to person. The vaccines are effective in reducing the severity of symptoms if you contract COVID-19 and reduces the chances of being hospitalized or losing your life. We have to remain strong and focus on being cautious, especially if you travel or go into public places," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

5:06 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 838 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 6 for the state.

A woman from San Juan County is among the 10 deaths listed in the report. The tally includes a man from Otero County who died more than 30 days ago but there was a delay in issuing the death certificate.

The nine recent deaths reported on Oct. 6 were:

  • A woman in her 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 80s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 30s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 80s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from McKinley County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 40s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions.

One death happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A man in his 60s from Otero County who had been hospitalized.

Since the pandemic started last year, the number of state residents who have died is 4,840.

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

According to the department, the most recent cases by county are:

• 214 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 29 new cases in Chaves County

• 13 new cases in Cibola County

• 12 new cases in Colfax County

• 8 new cases in Curry County

• 2 new cases in De Baca County

• 53 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 28 new cases in Eddy County

• 24 new cases in Grant County

• 1 new case in Guadalupe County

• 5 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 41 new cases in Lea County

• 25 new cases in Lincoln County

• 3 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 8 new cases in Luna County

• 52 new cases in McKinley County

• 4 new cases in Mora County

• 37 new cases in Otero County

• 12 new cases in Quay County

• 14 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 4 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 65 new cases in Sandoval County

• 71 new cases in San Juan County

• 13 new cases in San Miguel County

• 22 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 5 new cases in Sierra County

• 8 new cases in Socorro County

• 2 new cases in Taos County

• 5 new cases in Torrance County

• 2 new cases in Union County

• 51 new cases in Valencia County

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

The 10 ZIP codes in the state with the highest number of new cases on Oct. 6 were:

  • 87121 - 36
  • 88240 - 32
  • 87031 - 30
  • 87120 - 29
  • 87401 - 23
  • 87114 - 22
  • 87144 - 22
  • 87301 - 22
  • 87002 - 19
  • 88220 - 19

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of the state's 256,947 cases:

Bernalillo County: 72,317

Catron County: 147

Chaves County: 12,109

Cibola County: 3,389

Colfax County: 1,189

Curry County: 7,143

De Baca County: 223

Doña Ana County: 28,856

Eddy County: 10,461

Grant County: 2,148

Guadalupe County: 594

Harding County: 27

Hidalgo County: 546

Lea County: 13,169

Lincoln County: 2,717

Los Alamos County: 686

Luna County: 3,819

McKinley County: 14,107

Mora County: 317

Otero County: 5,760

Quay County: 960

Rio Arriba County: 4,562

Roosevelt County: 2,601

Sandoval County: 15,120

San Juan County: 18,946

San Miguel County: 2,431

Santa Fe County: 12,527

Sierra County: 979

Socorro County: 1,613

Taos County: 2,256

Torrance County: 1,299

Union County: 329

Valencia County: 8,702

Updates for Tuesday, Oct. 5

8:30 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 22 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths related to the virus in today's report by health officials today.

Since the pandemic started last year, there have been 34,194 cases. The death toll remains at 1,447.

"The main drivers of the new COVID-19 cases here on the Navajo Nation are in-person family and social gatherings such as birthday parties. In those settings, people tend to let their guard down and not wear masks, which sometimes leads to the spread of COVID-19 among family members and relatives," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

He reminded tribal members and residents to stay at home, take precautions and get vaccinated.

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: 6,183
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,336
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,048
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,497
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,980
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,809
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,186
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,136

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

There are 32,409 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 341,260 tests have been conducted.

5:05 p.m.: The state Department of Health on Tuesday reported 540 new COVID-19 infections across New Mexico.

The department's daily news release also announced seven more deaths related to COVID-19, including an unidentified San Juan County resident.

San Juan County reported 45 new COVID-19 cases, 17 of them in the 87401 Farmington-area Zip Code. The county has reported 18,875 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 535 deaths as of Tuesday.

The six recent deaths reported Tuesday were:

  • A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Eddy County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Suites at Rio Vista facility in Rio Rancho.
  • A man in his 60s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

One death happened more than 30 days ago:

  • A woman in her 60s from Santa Fe County who had been hospitalized.

There were 352 people under treatment in New Mexico hospitals due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, the release said.

"As of today, there are 227,476 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by," the news release stated.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • 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:

• 154 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Catron County

• 32 new cases in Chaves County

• 7 new cases in Cibola County

• 4 new cases in Colfax County

• 7 new cases in Curry County

• 1 new case in De Baca County

• 20 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 14 new cases in Eddy County

• 7 new cases in Grant County

• 6 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 6 new cases in Harding County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 29 new cases in Lea County

• 5 new cases in Lincoln County

• 1 new case in Los Alamos County

• 2 new cases in Luna County

• 34 new cases in McKinley County

• 20 new cases in Otero County

• 1 new case in Quay County

• 8 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 7 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 33 new cases in Sandoval County

• 45 new cases in San Juan County

• 6 new cases in San Miguel County

• 31 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 4 new cases in Sierra County

• 1 new case in Socorro County

• 17 new cases in Taos County

• 6 new cases in Torrance County

• 1 new case in Union County

• 23 new cases in Valencia County

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 256,115 COVID-19 cases:

• Bernalillo County: 72,106

• Catron County: 146

• Chaves County: 12,079

• Cibola County: 3,376

• Colfax County: 1,177

• Curry County: 7,135

• De Baca County: 221

• Doña Ana County: 28,803

• Eddy County: 10,433

• Grant County: 2,124

• Guadalupe County: 593

• Harding County: 27

• Hidalgo County: 542

• Lea County: 13,129

• Lincoln County: 2,692

• Los Alamos County: 683

• Luna County: 3,811

• McKinley County: 14,055

• Mora County: 313

• Otero County: 5,723

• Quay County: 948

• Rio Arriba County: 4,548

• Roosevelt County: 2,597

• Sandoval County: 15,057

• San Juan County: 18,875

• San Miguel County: 2,418

• Santa Fe County: 12,505

• Sierra County: 974

• Socorro County: 1,605

• Taos County: 2,254

• Torrance County: 1,294

• Union County: 327

• Valencia County: 8,651

Updates for Monday, Oct. 4

5:45 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health has placed 35 communities on its latest health advisory notice over the rate of COVID-19 cases.

Baca-Prewitt, Becenti, Bread Springs, Cameron, Chichiltah, Chinle, Church Rock, Coyote Canyon, Crownpoint, Dennehotso, Ganado, Indian Wells, Iyanbito, Kaibeto, Kayenta, Leupp, Manuelito, Nageezi, Naschitti, Pinedale, Piñon, Rock Springs, Sheep Springs, Shiprock, Teec Nos Pos, Teesto, Thoreau, Tohatchi, Tonalea, Tsayatoh, Tuba City, Twin Lakes, Two Grey Hills, Upper Fruitland and Whitehorse Lake are on the advisory.

The department made its determination based on cases from Sept. 17 to Sept. 30.

"This week, we see a slight decrease from 40 to 35 communities identified as having uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. We have to work together and urge our loved ones to be very cautious so that we can have zero communities with uncontrolled spread of this virus," tribal President Jonathan Nez said today.

Health officials reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 today for the tribe. The total number of cases is 34,172. The tally includes delayed reporting for one case.

There were no additional virus-related deaths in the report. There have been 1,447 people who have died since the pandemic started.

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: 6,181
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,331
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,047
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,495
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,980
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,809
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,182
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,128

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

There are 32,369 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 340,022 tests have been conducted.

5 p.m.: The three-day reporting period ending Oct. 4 yielded 1,776  new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, state health officials reported Monday in a news release.

The news release also announced 12 more deaths, nine of them recent and three of which were delayed in reporting by more than 30 days.

New Mexico Department of Health has recorded 255,577 cases across the state since the pandemic began. The number of deaths among New Mexicans due to COVID-19 reached 4,823 on Monday.

San Juan County, which reported 256 new cases during the three-day count, has reported 18,826 cases since the pandemic began and 534 deaths as of Monday. 

The state on Monday reported 12 more deaths related to COVID-19.

The nine recent deaths reported Monday were:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from Eddy County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from McKinley County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 50s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Roosevelt County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70s from Taos County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Union County who had underlying conditions.

Three deaths that happened more than 30 days ago were:

  • A man in his 40s from Lea County who was hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50s from McKinley County. 
  • A woman in her 70s from Quay County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The state also noted a correction in its previous reporting. One death reported on Dec. 12 of a female in her 60’s from Union County was not due to COVID infection and has been removed from the state's count, the news release said.

On Monday there were 293 people hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19 infections.

"As of today, there are 226,781 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health," the news release stated.

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

  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • 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:

• 413 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Catron County

• 79 new cases in Chaves County

• 20 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 24 new cases in Curry County

• 125 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 67 new cases in Eddy County

• 25 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 5 new cases in Harding County

• 1 new case in Hidalgo County

• 54 new cases in Lea County

• 13 new cases in Lincoln County

• 14 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 15 new cases in Luna County

• 149 new cases in McKinley County

• 11 new cases in Mora County

• 109 new cases in Otero County

• 7 new cases in Quay County

• 30 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 8 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 100 new cases in Sandoval County

• 256 new cases in San Juan County

• 27 new cases in San Miguel County

• 96 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 13 new cases in Sierra County

• 4 new cases in Socorro County

• 13 new cases in Taos County

• 9 new cases in Torrance County

• 63 new cases in Valencia County

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

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

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

  • 87401 - 103
  • 88310 - 81
  • 87121 - 59
  • 87301 - 55
  • 87410 - 54
  • 88220 - 46
  • 87120 - 43
  • 88203 - 42
  • 87144 - 40
  • 87124 - 39

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 255,577 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 71,952

Catron County: 145

Chaves County: 12,048

Cibola County: 3,369

Colfax County: 1,173

Curry County: 7,128

De Baca County: 220

Doña Ana County: 28,783

Eddy County: 10,419

Grant County: 2,117

Guadalupe County: 587

Harding County: 21

Hidalgo County: 541

Lea County: 13,101

Lincoln County: 2,687

Los Alamos County: 682

Luna County: 3,809

McKinley County: 14,021

Mora County: 313

Otero County: 5,703

Quay County: 947

Rio Arriba County: 4,541

Roosevelt County: 2,590

Sandoval County: 15,025

San Juan County: 18,826

San Miguel County: 2,412

Santa Fe County: 12,474

Sierra County: 970

Socorro County: 1,604

Taos County: 2,237

Torrance County: 1,288

Union County: 326

Valencia County: 8,629

Updates for Sunday, Oct. 3

8:29 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation Sunday and no recent deaths.

"The total number of deaths remains 1,447," according to a news release from the Office of the President and Vice President. "The report indicates that 32,272 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 339,252 COVID-19 tests have been administered."

The release said the total number of COVID-19 cases reached 34,142 on Sunday, including one case that was delayed in reporting. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,173
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,326
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,047
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,488
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,978
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,802
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,182
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,127

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

Updates for Saturday, Oct. 2

2:33 p.m.: There were 35 new cases of COVID-19 reported for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths, according to tribal health officials.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Epidemiology Center and Navajo Area Indian Health Service reported on Oct. 2 that the total number of cases since the pandemic started is 34,106. The death toll remains at 1,447.

The three health agencies have been disclosing the number of cases at each service unit under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,173
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,325
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,039
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,474
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,977
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,793
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,181
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,125

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

There are 32,271 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 while 339,252 tests have been administered.

Updates for Friday, Oct. 1

6:58 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported today 791 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 81 new cases in San Juan County.

The department reported 11 more deaths related to the virus. However, one death occurred more than 30 days ago involving a woman in her 40s from Lea County. She had underlying conditions.

Delayed reporting can happen when there is insufficient information for the death certificate, the department explained in the update.

The 10 recent deaths are:

  • A woman in her 90s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s from Cibola County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Curry County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Eddy County.
  • A man in his 40s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Lea County who had underlying conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s from Roosevelt County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 40s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80s from Sandoval County who was hospitalized.

There have been 4,812 state residents who have died since the pandemic started in March 2020.

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

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

The department reports the most recent cases are:

213 new cases in Bernalillo County

48 new cases in Chaves County

9 new cases in Cibola County

9 new cases in Colfax County

24 new cases in Curry County

51 new cases in Doña Ana County

35 new cases in Eddy County

7 new cases in Grant County

1 new case in Guadalupe County

50 new cases in Lea County

15 new cases in Lincoln County

3 new cases in Los Alamos County

7 new cases in Luna County

35 new cases in McKinley County

10 new cases in Mora County

24 new cases in Otero County

5 new cases in Quay County

8 new cases in Rio Arriba County

4 new cases in Roosevelt County

51 new cases in Sandoval County

81 new cases in San Juan County

13 new cases in San Miguel County

27 new cases in Santa Fe County

3 new cases in Sierra County

4 new cases in Socorro County

3 new cases in Taos County

11 new cases in Torrance County

27 new cases in Valencia County

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

The 10 ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Oct. 1 are:

  • 87121 - 40
  • 87401 – 32
  • 87114 - 25
  • 87120 - 23
  • 88101 - 23
  • 88201 - 22
  • 88240 - 21
  • 87124 - 20
  • 87105 - 19
  • 88012 - 18

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of New Mexico's 253,815 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 71,541

Catron County: 144

Chaves County: 11,971

Cibola County: 3,349

Colfax County: 1,167

Curry County: 7,104

De Baca County: 220

Doña Ana County: 28,657

Eddy County: 10,352

Grant County: 2,092

Guadalupe County: 585

Harding County: 16

Hidalgo County: 540

Lea County: 13,047

Lincoln County: 2,674

Los Alamos County: 668

Luna County: 3,794

McKinley County: 13,876

Mora County: 302

Otero County: 5,594

Quay County: 940

Rio Arriba County: 4,511

Roosevelt County: 2,583

Sandoval County: 14,926

San Juan County: 18,573

San Miguel County: 2,385

Santa Fe County: 12,379

Sierra County: 957

Socorro County: 1,600

Taos County: 2,225

Torrance County: 1,279

Union County: 326

Valencia County: 8,566

5:35 p.m.: Health officials report 76 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths related to the virus for the Navajo Nation.

Today's update raises the total number of cases to 34,071. There have been 1,447 deaths since the pandemic started last March.

"It is the start of a new month and many of our elders are receiving Social Security and other benefits. We strongly urge all of our people to be very cautious in public, wear a mask or two, and do your best to practice social distancing," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the update.

"We are still in the midst of a pandemic and COVID-19 continues to be a threat to everyone, especially in cities and regions off of the Navajo Nation. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Please be cautious and get fully vaccinated if you haven't already," he added.

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: 6,172
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,322
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 4,037
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,460
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,976
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,784
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,178
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,123

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

There are 32,203 individuals who are considered recovered from the virus. A total of 339,252 tests have been conducted.

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