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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to fall

The state Department of Health reported 487 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, continuing the trend of low case counts on Mondays and the fewest cases reported in a single day since mid-October.

DOH also reported 12 new deaths related to COVID-19, which continued the trend of a rapid drop in reported deaths.

The number of those hospitalized for COVID-19 reached 477 on Monday, two fewer than reported on Sunday. This could include those from other states who are hospitalized in New Mexico, but would not include New Mexicans who are hospitalized in other states. The number of hospitalizations is the lowest number since the state moved to the system where they received hospitalization numbers directly from hospitals.

The state has identified a total of 174,550 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic and 3,295 deaths related to the disease. DOH has designated 104,125 COVID-19 cases recovered.

DOH provided some information on each of the newly reported deaths on Monday:

  • A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Chaves County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Chaves County who had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Colfax County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Colfax County who had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County.
  • A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Lea County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Santa Fe County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

DOH does not disclose which underlying condition any of the deceased had, only if one was present before death.

The most common underlying condition for those who died with COVID-19 was hypertension, followed by diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to the most recently available mortality update. Some of those who died had multiple comorbidities.

Gating criteria

The number of new cases on a seven-day rolling average reached 652 as of Jan. 26, the lowest number since Oct. 18. This number lags by six days because some labs take longer to process and report results to the state.

The number of tests conducted on a seven-day rolling average was 13,208 as of Jan. 28.

The rate of spread was 0.84 as of Jan. 31, The rate of spread is the number of people someone with COVID-19 will spread the disease to, on average. Anything under 1.0 means the number of cases is dropping.

Testing details

The state coronavirus information page said the state has processed 2,354,900 COVID-19 tests as of Monday, 11,445 more than reported on Sunday. The 487 cases represented 4.26 percent of the newly reported tests.

One previously reported case in Roosevelt County has been identified as a duplicate. This has been corrected.

  • Bernalillo County: 49,412
  • Catron County: 71
  • Chaves County: 8,238
  • Cibola County: 2,595
  • Colfax County: 664
  • Curry County: 4,750
  • De Baca County: 126
  • Doña Ana County: 21,125
  • Eddy County: 5,995
  • Grant County: 1,292
  • Guadalupe County: 335
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 323
  • Lea County: 7,809
  • Lincoln County: 1,446
  • Los Alamos County: 448
  • Luna County: 2,942
  • McKinley County: 11,559
  • Mora County: 148
  • Otero County: 2,892
  • Quay County: 398
  • Rio Arriba County: 3,214
  • Roosevelt County: 1,765
  • Sandoval County: 10,181
  • San Juan County: 12,995
  • San Miguel County: 1,132
  • Santa Fe County: 9,167
  • Sierra County: 672
  • Socorro County: 1,128
  • Taos County: 1,454
  • Torrance County: 597
  • Union County: 210
  • Valencia County: 5,804

DOH reported the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 425
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 440
  • Otero County Processing Center: 197
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

DOH reported the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 285
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 251
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 372
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 116
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 215
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 228
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 216
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 74

DOH has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following 102 long-term care facilities:

  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces
  • Artesia Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Artesia
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Avamere at Roswell
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque West
  • BeeHive Homes Clovis
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Santa Fe
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
  • The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Carefirst Assisted Living Willow Wood House in Albuquerque
  • Casa Bella Residential Care in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Shalom in Rio Rancho
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Colfax Long-Term Care Center in Springer
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Genesis San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Los Lunas
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Haven Care Dogwood House in Rio Rancho
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Healthcare in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living North Albuquerque Acres in Albuquerque
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • McKinley Center in Gallup
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
  • Muros de Salvación in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • North Ridge Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Bosque Trails Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Spain Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Sugar Hollow Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vida Encantada Nursing & Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington
  • Wellesley Care Home in Albuquerque
  • Westwind House Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This article was initially published at NMPoliticalReport

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