New Mexico health officials report 20 new cases in Doña Ana County on Wednesday

Las Cruces News

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the New Mexico Department of Health reported 20 new cases in Doña Ana County. Health officials also reported 205 total cases in the state.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 39 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 20 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 20 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 24 new cases in Eddy County
  • 27 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Luna County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 3 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 28 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 5 new cases in San Juan County
  • 8 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 6 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 4 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health also reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

They are:

  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
  • A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
  • A male in his 100s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 755.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,732 COVID-19 cases:

  • Bernalillo County: 5,668
  • Catron County: 5
  • Chaves County: 647
  • Cibola County: 396
  • Colfax County: 19
  • Curry County: 650
  • Doña Ana County: 2,752
  • Eddy County: 457
  • Grant County: 76
  • Guadalupe County: 32
  • Harding County: 2
  • Hidalgo County: 93
  • Lea County: 1,076
  • Lincoln County: 164
  • Los Alamos County: 24
  • Luna County: 275
  • McKinley County: 4,167
  • Mora County: 6
  • Otero County: 218
  • Quay County: 60
  • Rio Arriba County: 352
  • Roosevelt County: 194
  • Sandoval County: 1,230
  • San Juan County: 3,162
  • San Miguel County: 75
  • Santa Fe County: 791
  • Sierra County: 37
  • Socorro County: 77
  • Taos County: 116
  • Torrance County: 63
  • Union County: 31
  • Valencia County: 499

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

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 324
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 280
  • Otero County Processing Center: 159
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The Department of Health currently reports 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: 28
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

Health officials also said on Wednesday that there are 71 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. There are also 12,193 COVID-19 cases as designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
  • Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

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