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COVID-19: Updates on the number of coronavirus cases in San Juan County and Navajo Nation


The Daily Times staff  |  Farmington Daily Times
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As 2021 begins, New Mexico continues to struggle with high numbers of new COVID-19 cases. All but one county in the state remained in the restrictive red tier as the new year started. The red tier includes the most strict business restrictions, including a prohibitions on indoor dining. 

More than 2,000 New Mexicans died of COVID-19 in 2020 and more than 142,000 people living in the state tested positive for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, vaccines are now being distributed to long-term care facilities like nursing homes and the state hopes the vaccines will soon be available for the general public. People can register to get the vaccine when it is available at cvvaccine.nmhealth.org.

Updates from December can be found here. 

Resources

  • State coronavirus hotline: 1-855-600-3453 
  • Non-health related COVID-19 questions: 1-833-551-0518
  • Navajo Department of Health COVID-19 website: ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/covid-19 
  • Navajo Health Command Operations Center: 928-871-7014
  • State coronavirus website: cv.nmhealth.org

Updates for Tuesday, Jan. 19

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 691 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 19, bringing the state total to 164,954 cases since March. The health department also reported 20 additional fatalities related to the coronavirus.

Nearly 3,000 New Mexicans have died of COVID-19. According to a press release, the total number of deaths caused by the disease in New Mexico is 2,975.

That includes three San Juan County residents whose deaths were reported on Jan. 19. The youngest of them was a man in his 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. A woman in her 60s and a man in his 80s also died. Both of them were hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The new cases include 33 San Juan County residents.

There are 643 people hospitalized in New Mexico.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 46,763
  • Catron County: 70
  • Chaves County: 7,882
  • Cibola County: 2,500
  • Colfax County: 632
  • Curry County: 4,574
  • De Baca County: 121
  • Doña Ana County: 19,985
  • Eddy County: 5,550
  • Grant County: 1,201
  • Guadalupe County: 319
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 288
  • Lea County: 7,541
  • Lincoln County: 1,286
  • Los Alamos County: 393
  • Luna County: 2,673
  • McKinley County: 10,993
  • Mora County: 141
  • Otero County: 2,640
  • Quay County: 382
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,937
  • Roosevelt County: 1,705
  • Sandoval County: 9,619
  • San Juan County: 12,243
  • San Miguel County: 1,043
  • Santa Fe County: 8,564
  • Sierra County: 653
  • Socorro County: 1,051
  • Taos County: 1,355
  • Torrance County: 558
  • Union County: 208
  • Valencia County: 5,536

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 423
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 435
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State health officials say the following numbers of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 283
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 320
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 178
  • 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: 68

Updates for Monday, Jan. 18

4:02 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 628 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 18, including 62 San Juan County residents, 45 McKinley County residents, 41 Sandoval County residents and 22 Rio Arriba County residents.

Of the San Juan County residents who tested positive, 21 of them live in the 87401 ZIP code, which includes much of Farmington.

The state also reported 26 additional fatalities caused by the coronavirus. Those deaths included five San Juan County residents.

The youngest of the five San Juan County residents who died of COVID-19 was a 30-year-old man who was hospitalized.

A Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center resident in her 60s, a woman in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions and two men in their 70s who had underlying medical conditions were also among the deaths reported on Jan. 18.

 There are 611 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 46,508
  • Catron County: 70
  • Chaves County: 7,860
  • Cibola County: 2,495
  • Colfax County: 633
  • Curry County: 4,555
  • De Baca County: 120
  • Doña Ana County: 19,900
  • Eddy County: 5,528
  • Grant County: 1,191
  • Guadalupe County: 318
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 288
  • Lea County: 7,533
  • Lincoln County: 1,281
  • Los Alamos County: 393
  • Luna County: 2,652
  • McKinley County: 10,962
  • Mora County: 141
  • Otero County: 2,622
  • Quay County: 381
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,929
  • Roosevelt County: 1,697
  • Sandoval County: 9,564
  • San Juan County: 12,209
  • San Miguel County: 1,040
  • Santa Fe County: 8,535
  • Sierra County: 650
  • Socorro County: 1,042
  • Taos County: 1,354
  • Torrance County: 557
  • Union County: 207
  • Valencia County: 5,502

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 423
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 435
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State health officials say the following numbers of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 283
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 320
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 176
  • 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: 68

Updates for Sunday, Jan. 17

11:28 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies on Sunday reported 96 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and four more deaths. 

“The total number of deaths is now 919 as of Sunday,” according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President. “Reports indicate that 13,531 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 222,707 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 26,383.”

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urged continued vigilance against the virus’ spread while noting that post-holiday numbers indicate some better news.

“Now that the holidays have passed, I am optimistic that we are seeing a consistent flattening of the curve,” Nez said in the release. “We had several days where the numbers of new COVID-19 cases were high, but we’ve had a few days where it has begun to flatten. With vaccinations now being administered, we are hopeful that the numbers will decrease even more.”

Arizona reported 6,981 new cases on Sunday, Utah 1,585, and New Mexico 751 new cases, the release noted. 

The Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend lockdown ends Monday, Jan. 18, at 5  a.m. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

·       Chinle Service Unit: 4,906

·       Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,638

·       Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,724

·       Gallup Service Unit: 4,228

·       Kayenta Service Unit: 2,438

·       Shiprock Service Unit: 4,622

·       Tuba City Service Unit: 3,092

·       Winslow Service Unit: 1,698

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

5 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 751 new COVID-19 cases and 22 additional deaths.

The latest numbers increased the state’s totals to 163,637 cases and 2,932 deaths since the pandemic began.

Among the 22 deaths reported Sunday were four San Juan County residents:

• A woman in her 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield.

Of the 751 new cases, there were 66 new cases in San Juan County, 173 were reported in Bernalillo County and Dona Ana County had 106.

San Juan County has reported 12,147 cases since the pandemic began.

There were 612 people hospitalized in New Mexico on Sunday due to  COVID-19 and  86,110 COVID-19 patients have recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

• 173 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Catron County

• 39 new cases in Chaves County

• 8 new cases in Cibola County

• 8 new cases in Colfax County

• 18 new cases in Curry County

• 106 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 21 new cases in Eddy County

• 13 new cases in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 7 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 30 new cases in Lea County

• 4 new cases in Lincoln County

• 4 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 12 new cases in Luna County

• 37 new cases in McKinley County

• 16 new cases in Otero County

• 2 new cases in Quay County

• 23 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 13 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 43 new cases in Sandoval County

• 66 new cases in San Juan County

• 15 new cases in San Miguel County

• 50 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 4 new cases in Socorro County

• 11 new cases in Taos County

• 2 new cases in Torrance County

• 22 new cases in Valencia County

Updates for Saturday, Jan. 16

4:14 p.m.: New Mexico continues to see significant decreases in COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, there are 632 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19 as of Jan. 16, down by more than 150 since New Year’s Day.

The state also announced 1,092 new COVID-19 cases and 36 new deaths on Jan. 16. 

San Juan County and McKinley County both added 71 new cases on Jan. 16, while Rio Arriba County added 19 new cases.

McKinley County added six new deaths, while San Juan County added four new deaths. Rio Arriba County added three new deaths.

Sandoval County and Bernalillo County added 75 and 276 new cases, respectively.

The total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now at 162,893.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 46,179
  • Catron County: 68
  • Chaves County: 7,804
  • Cibola County: 2,485
  • Colfax County: 624
  • Curry County: 4,507
  • De Baca County: 120
  • Doña Ana County: 19,746
  • Eddy County: 5,484
  • Grant County: 1,172
  • Guadalupe County: 315
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 281
  • Lea County: 7,483
  • Lincoln County: 1,249
  • Los Alamos County: 389
  • Luna County: 2,626
  • McKinley County: 10,881
  • Mora County: 141
  • Otero County: 2,589
  • Quay County: 379
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,884
  • Roosevelt County: 1,682
  • Sandoval County: 9,476
  • San Juan County: 12,080
  • San Miguel County: 1,018
  • Santa Fe County: 8,454
  • Sierra County: 647
  • Socorro County: 1,035
  • Taos County: 1,332
  • Torrance County: 552
  • Union County: 207
  • Valencia County: 5,460

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 424
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 434
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State health officials say the following numbers of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 282
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 320
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
  • 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: 68

NMDOH reiterates COVID-19 vaccine distribution sequence

New Mexico is still in the first portion of the 1B phase, focusing on vaccinating people 75 and older. Per the NMDOH website, the state will soon begin vaccinating those 16 or older who have “qualifying” medical conditions.

Those in the Phase 1A vaccination group, including health care professionals, remain eligible to get vaccinated.

To view the state’s full vaccination plan, visit https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/.

Updates for Friday, Jan. 15

6:17 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 121 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Sixteen more people have died of complications of the disease, raising the death toll to 908.

The agencies list confirmed cases from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,828
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,622
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,701
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,174
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,428
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,583
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,043
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,657

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

The total number of cases is 26,073, the number of people who have recovered is 13,510 and 221,512 tests have been administered.

A 57-hour lockdown for residents on the tribal land starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. on Jan. 18.

5 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,266 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 15, including 89 San Juan County residents. There have now been 161,805 cases of the coronavirus in New Mexico. The 87401 ZIP code, which includes much of Farmington, remains one of the ZIP codes with the highest number of new cases. There were 33 new cases in the 87401 ZIP code.

The state also reported 38 additional deaths caused by the disease. None of them were San Juan County residents. The virus has claimed the lives of 2,874 New Mexicans.

There are 670 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 45,903
  • Catron County: 68
  • Chaves County: 7,754
  • Cibola County: 2,462
  • Colfax County: 619
  • Curry County: 4,487
  • De Baca County: 118
  • Doña Ana County: 19,574
  • Eddy County: 5,433
  • Grant County: 1,159
  • Guadalupe County: 314
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 280
  • Lea County: 7,455
  • Lincoln County: 1,234
  • Los Alamos County: 378
  • Luna County: 2,608
  • McKinley County: 10,811
  • Mora County: 141
  • Otero County: 2,555
  • Quay County: 376
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,865
  • Roosevelt County: 1,678
  • Sandoval County: 9,401
  • San Juan County: 12,010
  • San Miguel County: 1,012
  • Santa Fe County: 8,387
  • Sierra County: 645
  • Socorro County: 1,030
  • Taos County: 1,316
  • Torrance County: 549
  • Union County: 206
  • Valencia County: 5,433

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of people held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 424
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 434
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State health officials say the following numbers of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 282
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 320
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
  • 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: 68

Updates for Thursday, Jan. 14

5:43 p.m.: There were 202 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation in today's update from health officials.

The report states 13 more people have died from the disease, raising the death toll to 892.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center list confirmed cases from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,804
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,612
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,681
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,156
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,420
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,555
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,021
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,652

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

Today's report brings the total number of cases to 25,952 while 13,116 people have recovered, and 219,688 tests have been administered.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez visited Tséhootsooí Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta and Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility in Chinle – all in Arizona – as health care employees continue to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to older Navajos.

"Our health care workers are moving quickly to administer the vaccines to our elders this week, and we are very grateful to all of them for coordinating these efforts. Through their hard work, over 77% of the vaccines that our nation received so far, has been administered to our frontline health care workers, first responders, elderly and high-risk individuals," Nez said in a press release from his office.

Older people who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may contact their health care provider within the appropriate Navajo Area IHS service unit to schedule an appointment or to learn more about upcoming vaccination events, according to the release.

"Please remember that vaccine resources are limited due to high demand across the country," the release states.

4:25 p.m.: The 1,434 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the New Mexico Department of Health on Jan. 14 include 155 San Juan County residents. Those San Juan County residents include 53 who live in the 87401 ZIP code, which is in the Farmington area. The 87401 ZIP code had the second highest number of new cases out of all ZIP codes in the state.

The fatalities include two San Juan County residents, one in his 70s and the other in his 80s. Both were hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Total cases by county include:

  •  Bernalillo County: 45,614
  • Catron County: 68
  • Chaves County: 7,677
  • Cibola County: 2,455
  • Colfax County: 613
  • Curry County: 4,441
  • De Baca County: 116
  • Doña Ana County: 19,386
  • Eddy County: 5,365
  • Grant County: 1,145
  • Guadalupe County: 312
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 279
  • Lea County: 7,399
  • Lincoln County: 1,190
  • Los Alamos County: 361
  • Luna County: 2,588
  • McKinley County: 10,762
  • Mora County: 140
  • Otero County: 2,524
  • Quay County: 372
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,834
  • Roosevelt County: 1,671
  • Sandoval County: 9,343
  • San Juan County: 11,920
  • San Miguel County: 996
  • Santa Fe County: 8,326
  • Sierra County: 637
  • Socorro County: 1,028
  • Taos County: 1,301
  • Torrance County: 543
  • Union County: 204
  • Valencia County: 5,402

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of people held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 424
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 433
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State health officials say the following numbers of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 282
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 308
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
  • 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: 68

3:10 p.m.: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said 1,434 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 14. 

"That’s a bump, we were getting used to seeing cases for at least a couple of days under a thousand," she said during a virtual press conference conducted using Facebook live

Those new cases bring the state's total case count to 160,543.

Lujan Grisham said there were 29 additional deaths caused by COVID-19 and the virus has now claimed the lives of 2,836 New Mexicans.

There are 691 people hospitalized in the state and, of those people, 120 are on ventilators. 

Updates for Wednesday, Jan. 13

7:15 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, along with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center, report 169 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths today.

The latest information raises the total number of cases to 25,746 and the death toll to 879.

The agencies list confirmed cases from the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,755
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,597
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,660
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,104
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,413
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,532
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,998
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,636

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

There are 13,092 people who have recovered while 218,791 tests have been administered.

The Office of the President and Vice President will provide updates about COVID-19 during a town hall at 10 a.m. on Jan. 14 on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

5:22 p.m.: Northern Navajo Medical Center will offer the COVID-19 vaccine during an event at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14 at the Walter Collins Center in Upper Fruitland.

The hospital will provide vaccines to people 65 and over, with enough supply to vaccinate at least 400 older adults, according to information posted at 4:30 p.m. today on the Shiprock Indian Health Service Facebook page.

Those who want to receive the vaccine must bring identification to verify age and must be active patients at either Northern Navajo Medical Center, Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center or Four Corners Regional Health Center.

The person must not have received other vaccines – such as flu or shingles – in the past two weeks or were diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 90 days, according to the post.

It added that while vaccine supply is limited, the Shiprock Service Unit has been receiving some supplies weekly.

"Each week, as soon as we receive more vaccine, we will schedule and announce more local immunizations events at other chapters around the Shiprock Service Unit. Please watch and listen for these announcements to find out when we will be coming to your local area," the post states.

For more information contact the Health Promotion Disease Prevention program at Northern Navajo Medical Center at 505-368-6300.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,151 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 13, including 102 San Juan County residents. Health officials also reported 13 additional fatalities related to the coronavirus.

There have been 159,119 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico and 2,807 deaths.

There are 702 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 45,273
  • Catron County: 67
  • Chaves County: 7,604
  • Cibola County: 2,447
  • Colfax County: 610
  • Curry County: 4,402
  • De Baca County: 115
  • Doña Ana County: 19,224
  • Eddy County: 5,302
  • Grant County: 1,126
  • Guadalupe County: 310
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 278
  • Lea County: 7,350
  • Lincoln County: 1,182
  • Los Alamos County: 352
  • Luna County: 2,560
  • McKinley County: 10,700
  • Mora County: 135
  • Otero County: 2,469
  • Quay County: 372
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,771
  • Roosevelt County: 1,655
  • Sandoval County: 9,255
  • San Juan County: 11,765
  • San Miguel County: 987
  • Santa Fe County: 8,250
  • Sierra County: 629
  • Socorro County: 1,017
  • Taos County: 1,277
  • Torrance County: 535
  • Union County: 204
  • Valencia County: 5,371

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of people held by federal agencies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 424
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 433
  • Otero County Processing Center: 196
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State health officials say the following numbers of people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department have tested positive for COVID-19 at the following facilities: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 282
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 308
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
  • 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: 6

Updates for Tuesday, Jan. 12

9:49 p.m.: Today's update from health agencies for the Navajo Nation listed 193 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths related to the disease.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Epidemiology Center and Navajo Area Indian Health Service categorize cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,723
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,591
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,653
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,085
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,394
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,481
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,963
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,634

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

The total number of cases is 25,576 and the total number of COVID-related deaths is 874.

The latest figures and tallies were released by theOffice of the President and Vice President and it included reports that 13,065 people have recovered while 217,487 tests have been administered.

4:05 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 893 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 12, including 88 San Juan County residents. The San Juan County residents include 19 people who live in the 87401 Farmington-area ZIP code.

Health officials also reported 20 new fatalities associated with the coronavirus. Those fatalities include four San Juan County residents:

  • A man in his 30s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A woman in her 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions
  • A man in his 80s who was hospitalized

There have now been 157,974 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico since March and, of the people who have contracted the virus, 2,794 have died.

There are 715 people hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 44,923
  • Catron County: 66
  • Chaves County: 7,587
  • Cibola County: 2,439
  • Colfax County: 603
  • Curry County: 4,394
  • De Baca County: 114
  • Doña Ana County: 19,100
  • Eddy County: 5,257
  • Grant County: 1,115
  • Guadalupe County: 304
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 278
  • Lea County: 7,335
  • Lincoln County: 1,178
  • Los Alamos County: 350
  • Luna County: 2,532
  • McKinley County: 10,631
  • Mora County: 134
  • Otero County: 2,449
  • Quay County: 367
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,727
  • Roosevelt County: 1,652
  • Sandoval County: 9,176
  • San Juan County: 11,664
  • San Miguel County: 966
  • Santa Fe County: 8,176
  • Sierra County: 628
  • Socorro County: 1,011
  • Taos County: 1,277
  • Torrance County: 530
  • Union County: 203
  • Valencia County: 5,339

State health officials say the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 422
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 433
  • Otero County Processing Center: 195
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 282
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 260
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 166
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 107
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
  • 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: 57

Updates for Monday, Jan. 11

8:50 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 154 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation.

A press release from the Office of the President and Vice President states that health care officials are increasing efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and over.

"If you have not received the COVID-vaccine and you are wanting to receive it, please contact your IHS service unit or health care provider regarding scheduled vaccinations in your area," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the release.

The three health agencies categorize cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,704
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,572
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,647
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,065
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,377
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,465
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,896
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,615

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

The total number of cases is 25,383, which includes 13 cases where reporting was delayed.

The update did not list any additional deaths, keeping the death toll at 871. There are 12,855 people who have recovered while 216,357 tests have been administered.

4:08 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 933 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 11, including 69 San Juan County residents, and 15 additional deaths caused by the virus.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the disease caused by coronavirus to 157,087. Of those people, 2,764 have died.

There are 704 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total causes by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 44,698
  • Catron County: 64
  • Chaves County: 7,552
  • Cibola County: 2,431
  • Colfax County: 600
  • Curry County: 4,373
  • De Baca County: 112
  • Doña Ana County: 18,996
  • Eddy County: 5,218
  • Grant County: 1,107
  • Guadalupe County: 303
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 278
  • Lea County: 7,316
  • Lincoln County: 1,173
  • Los Alamos County: 348
  • Luna County: 2,526
  • McKinley County: 10,569
  • Mora County: 134
  • Otero County: 2,439
  • Quay County: 366
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,696
  • Roosevelt County: 1,640
  • Sandoval County: 9,087
  • San Juan County: 11,576
  • San Miguel County: 960
  • Santa Fe County: 8,139
  • Sierra County: 617
  • Socorro County: 1,009
  • Taos County: 1,274
  • Torrance County: 527
  • Union County: 202
  • Valencia County: 5,311

State health officials say the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 422
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 433
  • Otero County Processing Center: 195
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 281
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 165
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 175
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 227
  • 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: 48

11:48 a.m.: Older Navajo adults can receive the COVID-19 vaccine during an event at 10 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Tsé Alnaozt'i'í Chapter house in Sanostee.

Northern Navajo Medical Center will offer vaccines to people 65 and over who live in either Sanostee, Burnham, Newcomb, Sheep Springs, Toadlena or Two Grey Hills, according to information on the Shiprock Indian Health Service Facebook page.

The older adults must be active patients at either Northern Navajo Medical Center, Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center or Four Corners Regional Health Center and they must bring identification to verify age and residence.

According to the post, the person must not have received other vaccines – such as flu or shingles – in the past two weeks or were diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

There will be enough supply to vaccinate at least 200 older adults and the event will end when available supply is exhausted.

The post states to contact community health representatives if there are older people who are unable to leave their homes and need to be vaccinated.

"The public health nurses and CHRs will continue to work together to bring vaccines to homebound high-risk elders through home visits," the post states.

For more information contact the Health Promotion Disease Prevention program at Northern Navajo Medical Center at 505-368-6300.

Updates for Sunday, Jan. 10

7:45 p.m.: As new COVID-19 case numbers remain high on the Navajo Nation and the areas surrounding tribal land, President Jonathan Nez again reminded the public to stay home and follow prevention measures to bring those numbers down. 

The Navajo Department of Health and other agencies said Sunday that 233 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths were reported on the Navajo Nation. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 25,216, including four delayed reported cases, according to a press release.

The death toll since the pandemic started rose to 871 as of Sunday. 

It is estimated that 12,817 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and health officials have administered 215,708 COVID-19 tests.

The Office of the President and Vice President reminded people Sunday via press release that Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-001 starts on Monday, Jan. 11. It extends the stay-at-home order and 57-hour weekend lockdowns that have been in effect already through Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. 

The order is available online at: https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,683
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,563
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,634
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,036
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,363
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,443
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,852
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,609

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

Arizona reported 11,201 new cases, Utah reported 2,276, and New Mexico reported 1,208 new cases, according to the press release.

"The Navajo Nation's 57-hour weekend lockdown is in effect until Monday, Jan. 11 at 5 a.m. (MST), requiring all Navajo Nation residents to remain home with the exception of essential workers and cases of emergencies," the release stated.

6 p.m.: Health officials in New Mexico reported 1,208 new COVID-19 cases and 17 more deaths on Sunday.

Two of the 17 new deaths related to COVID-19 were from San Juan County:

• A woman in her 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 60s who had underlying conditions.

The latest numbers increased the state’s totals since the pandemic began to 156,157 cases, and there have been 2,749 deaths.

Of the 1,208 new cases, 98 were in San Juan County,  270 were in Bernalillo County and 152 others were reported in Dona Ana County.

On Sunday there are 682 people hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19 and 77,731 COVID-19 patients have recovered according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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

• BeeHive Homes Farmington

• Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield

• The Bridge of Farmington in Farmington

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

• Life Care Center in Farmington

• Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation in Farmington

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

• 270 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 58 new cases in Chaves County

• 1 new case in Cibola County

• 3 new cases in Colfax County

• 25 new cases in Curry County

• 3 new cases in De Baca County

• 152 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 97 new cases in Eddy County

• 25 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 4 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 68 new cases in Lea County

• 10 new cases in Lincoln County

• 6 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 26 new cases in Luna County

• 61 new cases in McKinley County

• 29 new cases in Otero County

• 1 new case in Quay County

• 41 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 15 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 80 new cases in Sandoval County

• 98 new cases in San Juan County

• 7 new cases in San Miguel County

• 66 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 1 new case in Socorro County

• 15 new cases in Taos County

• 6 new cases in Torrance County

• 16 new cases in Valencia County

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

• 20 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility

These 10 ZIP codes across New Mexico have the most COVID-19 cases as of Sunday:

•    88220 – 51

•    87121 – 46

•    88210 – 37

•    87120 – 32

•    88240 – 32

•    88012 – 31

•    87401 – 28

•    87105 – 25

•    87124 – 25

•    88001 – 25

This was a staff and wire report.

Updates for Saturday, Jan. 9

10:30 p.m.: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez on Saturday cautioned recipients of hardship assistance funds that will start to be distributed next week to be cautious, as a previous disbursement of federal aid was linked to a spike in COVID-19 cases when people went shopping or traveled.

His warning came as the Navajo Department of Health and other agencies reported 175 new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation and three new deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases reached 24,979 Saturday, including 25 cases in which reporting was delayed, according to a release by the Office of the President and Vice President.

The death toll has now risen to 869 since the start of the pandemic. There have been 12,690 recoveries, and 215,106 COVID-19 tests were performed.

"It appears that the recent holidays combined with the federal relief funds that people are receiving are contributing to the high numbers of daily COVID-19 cases that we are seeing," Nez said in the release. "The Office of the Controller recently reported that the hardship assistance funds will begin to be distributed next week as well. It is everyone's responsibility to take precautions and hold your loved ones accountable. When the federal government issued relief funds several months ago, we saw a spike in new cases as a result of more people traveling and going into public. This time, we have to do better."

He urged people to stay home and continue to wear masks, avoid social gatherings with people not in one’s household and socially distance.

The Navajo Nation's vice president asked the public for patience and cooperation as a swamped community of health professionals works to circulate COVID-19 vaccines to the public.

"There is high demand for the vaccines in every part of the country, so please be patient and understand that our health care system is doing their best to help as many of our people as they can," said Vice President Myron Lizer. "Unfortunately, our health care workers are also being challenged by the high number of cases and the continued spread of the virus. Please be diligent and continue to pray for our Nation." 

The release also noted that high numbers of daily COVID-19 cases led to Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-001, which takes effect Monday, Jan. 11. It extends the stay-at-home order and 57-hour weekend lockdowns that began last year through Monday, Jan. 25.

The order is available online at: https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,646
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,538
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,621
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,012
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,345
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,384
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,805
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,596

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

9:40 p.m.: New Mexico on Saturday announced 1,507 additional known COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths, increasing the state's totals since the pandemic began to 154,954 cases and 2,732 deaths.

Bernalillo, Dona Ana, San Juan and Santa Fe had triple-digit numbers of additional cases, while the additional deaths were spread among 12 counties.

The newest deaths included two people from San Juan County:

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

• A man in his 70s who was hospitalized.

As of Saturday 696 people were hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19, and 76,801 COVID-19 patients have recovered since the start of the pandemic.

The state on Friday expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to people 75 and older as well as residents with underlying medical conditions that place them at greater risk.

The expanded list under what is known as Phase 1B of the distribution plan also includes front-line essential workers who can’t work remotely and certain vulnerable populations such as the homeless and those in correctional facilities or residential treatment centers.

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

• 374 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Catron County

• 60 new cases in Chaves County

• 18 new cases in Cibola County

• 6 new cases in Colfax County

• 22 new cases in Curry County

• 163 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 72 new cases in Eddy County

• 20 new cases in Grant County

• 3 new cases in Guadalupe County

• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 87 new cases in Lea County

• 15 new cases in Lincoln County

• 6 new cases in Los Alamos County

• 16 new cases in Luna County

• 92 new cases in McKinley County

• 2 new cases in Mora County

• 44 new cases in Otero County

• 6 new cases in Quay County

• 48 new cases in Rio Arriba County

• 11 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 95 new cases in Sandoval County

• 118 new cases in San Juan County

• 16 new cases in San Miguel County

• 108 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 17 new cases in Sierra County

• 8 new cases in Socorro County

• 19 new cases in Taos County

• 2 new cases in Torrance County

• 47 new cases in Valencia County

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

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

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

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

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Here are the total numbers of cases by county: 

Bernalillo County: 44,177

Catron County: 64

Chaves County: 7,475

Cibola County: 2,414

Colfax County: 592

Curry County: 4,315

De Baca County: 109

Doña Ana County: 18,740

Eddy County: 5,087

Grant County: 1,070

Guadalupe County: 298

Harding County: 8

Hidalgo County: 272

Lea County: 7,230

Lincoln County: 1,143

Los Alamos County: 340

Luna County: 2,479

McKinley County: 10,467

Mora County: 133

Otero County: 2,371

Quay County: 362

Rio Arriba County: 2,635

Roosevelt County: 1,610

Sandoval County: 8,952

San Juan County: 11,405

San Miguel County: 947

Santa Fe County: 8,009

Sierra County: 617

Socorro County: 1,001

Taos County: 1,247

Torrance County: 521

Union County: 201

Valencia County: 5,253

— A staff and wire report

Updates for Friday, Jan. 8

7:20 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 237 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation today.

The report states there were 22 more deaths related to the disease. Today's number includes several deaths where reporting was delayed. The death toll is now 866.

"We have far too many people contracting COVID-19 and we are losing many of our people. As president, I am disheartened, and at times overwhelmed with grieving families and hearing of the loss of community members and I'm certain many of you are as well," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.

Vice President Myron Lizer called the update about the number of deaths "saddening news."

"Although some are delayed when being reported, it is still far too many. When we lose an elderly person, we lost their knowledge, wisdom and guidance but we hold them close to our hearts," Lizer said.

There will be a lockdown starting at 8 p.m. on Jan. 8 and ending at 5 a.m. on Jan. 11.

COVID-19 cases are listed in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,619
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,520
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,609
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,974
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,333
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,342
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,801
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,546

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

The total number of cases is 24,776. The tally includes 18 cases where reporting was delayed.

The latest information was released by the president's office and included reports that 12,680 people have recovered while 213,345 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,645 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 8, including 182 San Juan County residents.

The San Juan County residents include 72 people who live in the 87401 ZIP code in the Farmington area. That ZIP code has the second highest number of new cases of any ZIP code in the state.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus to 153,456. Of those people, 2,710 have died, including the 30 fatalities reported on Jan. 8. Those fatalities include a San Juan County resident in his 60s who was hospitalized and another San Juan County resident in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

There are 703 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 43,807
  • Catron County: 62
  • Chaves County: 7,415
  • Cibola County: 2,395
  • Colfax County: 586
  • Curry County: 4,293
  • De Baca County: 109
  • Doña Ana County: 18,577
  • Eddy County: 5,015
  • Grant County: 1,050
  • Guadalupe County: 295
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 270
  • Lea County: 7,144
  • Lincoln County: 1,128
  • Los Alamos County: 334
  • Luna County: 2,463
  • McKinley County: 10,374
  • Mora County: 131
  • Otero County: 2,327
  • Quay County: 356
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,587
  • Roosevelt County: 1,599
  • Sandoval County: 8,861
  • San Juan County: 11,289
  • San Miguel County: 931
  • Santa Fe County: 7,901
  • Sierra County: 600
  • Socorro County: 993
  • Taos County: 1,228
  • Torrance County: 519
  • Union County: 201
  • Valencia County: 5,206

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 432
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 281
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 249
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 227
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 215
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 22

Updates for Thursday, Jan. 7

7:37 p.m.: The Navajo Nation will continue to have 57-hour lockdown for the next two weekends as the daily rate for new COVID-19 infections rises.

The Navajo Department of Health issued the extension and other restrictions today, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer have also extended the limit on services by government departments and offices through Jan. 24.

The release states there were 257 new cases and six more deaths related to the disease today.

The health department along with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,562
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,497
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,582
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,934
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,321
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,300
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,755
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,541

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

There are 24,521 total cases, including 17 cases where reporting was delayed.

The death toll is 844 and 12,625 people have recovered while 212,238 tests have been administered.

4:05 p.m.: Since COVID-19 was first found in New Mexico in March, more than 150,000 New Mexicans have tested positive for the coronavirus. The state passed that milestone on Jan. 7 when the New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,841 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases since March to 151,819.

The new cases include 231 San Juan County residents. Of those people, 60 live in the 87401 Farmington ZIP code. That ZIP code is among the top ten in the state for highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases.

The department of health also reported 39 new fatalities, including a San Juan County resident in her 30s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions, a San Juan County resident in his 60s who was hospitalized, a San Juan County resident in her 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions and a San Juan County resident in her 80s who was hospitalized.

The pandemic has now claimed the lives of 2,680 New Mexicans.

There are 722 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 43,382
  • Catron County: 61
  • Chaves County: 7,339
  • Cibola County: 2,373
  • Colfax County: 556
  • Curry County: 4,240
  • De Baca County: 104
  • Doña Ana County: 18,376
  • Eddy County: 4,958
  • Grant County: 1,030
  • Guadalupe County: 291
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 265
  • Lea County: 7,089
  • Lincoln County: 1,109
  • Los Alamos County: 327
  • Luna County: 2,444
  • McKinley County: 10,275
  • Mora County: 126
  • Otero County: 2,308
  • Quay County: 348
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,561
  • Roosevelt County: 1,586
  • Sandoval County: 8,766
  • San Juan County: 11,108
  • San Miguel County: 916
  • Santa Fe County: 7,819
  • Sierra County: 594
  • Socorro County: 980
  • Taos County: 1,216
  • Torrance County: 515
  • Union County: 200
  • Valencia County: 5,149

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 281
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 227
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 215
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 22

Updates for Wednesday, Jan. 6

6:48 p.m.: The Navajo Nation added 222 new cases of COVID-19 today and one more person has died due to the disease, according to today's update from health agencies.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting case numbers in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,516
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,464
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,560
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,902
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,287
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,241
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,724
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,524

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

The total number of cases is 24,247. The tally includes 47 cases where reporting was delayed.

There are 12,597 people who have recovered while 838 deaths are related to COVID-19. The total number of tests administered is 210,697.

"It appears that we are beginning to see the results of the recent holidays in terms of the high number of new COVID-19 cases today," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the press release from his office that announced today's update.

"I believe most of our Navajo people adhered to the calls from our public health experts to refrain from holding in-person family gatherings, but unfortunately, we still have some of our people who continue to put themselves and their loved ones at unnecessary risk of the virus," Nez said then urged tribal members to follow guidelines for protecting themselves against the virus.

Navajo Area IHS officials and tribal health organizations will join the president's office in a town hall at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7 on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,496 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 6, including 154 San Juan County residents and 82 McKinley County residents. There were 93 new cases in Rio Arriba County and 96 new cases in Sandoval County.

There are 48 new cases in Farmington's 87401 ZIP code, which remains one of the ZIP codes in New Mexico with the highest number of new cases.

The state also reported 47 additional coronavirus-related fatalities, including a San Juan County resident in her 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions and another San Juan County resident in his 80s who was hospitalized.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 149,984 and, of those people, 2,641 have died.

There are 712 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 42,929
  • Catron County: 60
  • Chaves County: 7,264
  • Cibola County: 2,350
  • Colfax County: 549
  • Curry County: 4,205
  • De Baca County: 103
  • Doña Ana County: 18,259
  • Eddy County: 4,827
  • Grant County: 997
  • Guadalupe County: 290
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 258
  • Lea County: 7,042
  • Lincoln County: 1,090
  • Los Alamos County: 316
  • Luna County: 2,421
  • McKinley County: 10,206
  • Mora County: 126
  • Otero County: 2,258
  • Quay County: 346
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,488
  • Roosevelt County: 1,561
  • Sandoval County: 8,625
  • San Juan County: 10,877
  • San Miguel County: 904
  • Santa Fe County: 7,688
  • Sierra County: 583
  • Socorro County: 976
  • Taos County: 1,203
  • Torrance County: 510
  • Union County: 195
  • Valencia County: 5,087

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 281
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 227
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 214
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Tuesday, Jan. 5

6:50 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service have started the second phase of vaccinating individuals on the Navajo Nation.

A press release from Office of the President and Vice President states that phase 1B covers high-risk persons, individuals who are 65 years and older, adults in congregate settings, spiritual leaders, frontline essential workers, first responders, essential infrastructure workers and essential businesses.

This category comes after healthcare workers and residents and employees of long-term assisted care facilities received the vaccine, which requires two doses administered separately.

"Navajo Area IHS anticipates receiving additional doses in the coming weeks. Navajo Area IHS also reported that as additional shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines are received, each healthcare facility will provide vaccines to appropriate priority groups. Depending on the population and available vaccine allocations, some facilities have been able to provide the vaccine to certain target groups earlier than other facilities," the release states.

The two agencies, along with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, report 118 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 more deaths today.

The agencies list cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,466
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,446
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,507
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,856
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,271
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,202
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,688
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,515

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

There are now 23,978 cases, including 19 delayed cases. The death toll is 837.

The president's office released the latest figures, which listed that 12,545 people have recovered while 208,956 tests have been administered.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,201 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 5, including 104 San Juan County residents and 93 McKinley County residents. There were 78 new cases in Sandoval County and 17 new cases in Rio Arriba County. The Farmington 87401 ZIP code remains among the top ten ZIP codes in the state for new COVID-19 cases, with 28 new cases reported.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have contracted the virus to 148,499 and, of those people, 2,594 have died. That includes the 20 coronavirus-related fatalities reported on Jan. 5. A San Juan County resident in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions was one among the new deaths reported.

There are 740 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 42,490
  • Catron County: 59
  • Chaves County: 7,188
  • Cibola County: 2,336
  • Colfax County: 543
  • Curry County: 4,192
  • De Baca County: 103
  • Doña Ana County: 18,097
  • Eddy County: 4,813
  • Grant County: 974
  • Guadalupe County: 284
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 254
  • Lea County: 6,987
  • Lincoln County: 1,088
  • Los Alamos County: 301
  • Luna County: 2,416
  • McKinley County: 10,124
  • Mora County: 125
  • Otero County: 2,231
  • Quay County: 345
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,396
  • Roosevelt County: 1,560
  • Sandoval County: 8,530
  • San Juan County: 10,724
  • San Miguel County: 898
  • Santa Fe County: 7,583
  • Sierra County: 582
  • Socorro County: 967
  • Taos County: 1,188
  • Torrance County: 506
  • Union County: 195
  • Valencia County: 5,030

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 280
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 227
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 214
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Monday, Jan. 4

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 936 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 4, including 69 San Juan County residents. In addition, health officials reported 23 coronavirus-related fatalities, including a San Juan County resident in his 70s who was hospitalized.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March to 147,315. Of those people, 2,574 have died.

There are 703 people hospitalized in state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 42,012
  • Catron County: 59
  • Chaves County: 7,141
  • Cibola County: 2,318
  • Colfax County: 541
  • Curry County: 4,177
  • De Baca County: 102
  • Doña Ana County: 17,983
  • Eddy County: 4,788
  • Grant County: 964
  • Guadalupe County: 284
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 254
  • Lea County: 6,929
  • Lincoln County: 1,081
  • Los Alamos County: 299
  • Luna County: 2,409
  • McKinley County: 10,031
  • Mora County: 125
  • Otero County: 2,205
  • Quay County: 340
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,379
  • Roosevelt County: 1,560
  • Sandoval County: 8,459
  • San Juan County: 10,620
  • San Miguel County: 888
  • Santa Fe County: 7,552
  • Sierra County: 581
  • Socorro County: 965
  • Taos County: 1,182
  • Torrance County: 503
  • Union County: 193
  • Valencia County: 5,002

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 280
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 226
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 214
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Sunday, Jan. 3

9 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had a total of 298 new cases of COVID-19 during Jan. 2 and Jan. 3.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 152 cases on Jan. 2 and 146 cases on Jan. 3. The latest tallies bring the total number of cases to 23,728.

Three deaths were reported each day, raising the death toll to 819.

The health agencies list the case numbers in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,411
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,427
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,474
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,835
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,252
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,129
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,662
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,512

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

Today's report was released by the Office of the President and Vice President and stated that 12,191 people have recovered while 205,373 tests have been administered.

3:45 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,033 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 3, including 70 San Juan County residents. These new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus since March to 146,394. Of those people, 2,551 have died. That includes 17 new fatalities that were reported on Jan. 3. A San Juan County resident in her 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions was among the new fatalities.

There are 716 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 41,730
  • Catron County: 59
  • Chaves County: 7,105
  • Cibola County: 2,299
  • Colfax County: 529
  • Curry County: 4,144
  • De Baca County: 99
  • Doña Ana County: 17,870
  • Eddy County: 4,744
  • Grant County: 961
  • Guadalupe County: 284
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 255
  • Lea County: 6,857
  • Lincoln County: 1,078
  • Los Alamos County: 299
  • Luna County: 2,405
  • McKinley County: 9,997
  • Mora County: 124
  • Otero County: 2,187
  • Quay County: 340
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,371
  • Roosevelt County: 1,552
  • Sandoval County: 8,413
  • San Juan County: 10,551
  • San Miguel County: 879
  • Santa Fe County: 7,489
  • Sierra County: 576
  • Socorro County: 963
  • Taos County: 1,178
  • Torrance County: 498
  • Union County: 192
  • Valencia County: 4,978

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 280
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 248
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 163
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 226
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 213
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6
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Update for Saturday, Jan. 2

4:30 p.m.: New Mexico registered 32 deaths among its 1,237 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 2, according to figures from the New Mexico Department of Health.

New Mexico has totaled 145,379 cases of the virus.

A total of 299 San Juan County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19. Statewide, the virus has claimed 2,534 lives.

State officials said 662 people were hospitalized in New Mexico on Jan. 2 for COVID-19. The total number of people tested for the virus in New Mexico is 1,995,329.

Total cases by county include:

Bernalillo County: 41,385

Catron County: 59

Chaves County: 7,075

Cibola County: 2,296

Colfax County: 527

Curry County: 4,127

De Baca: 98

Doña Ana County: 17,746

Eddy County: 4,690

Grant County: 941

Guadalupe County: 283

Harding County: 8

Hidalgo County: 243

Lea County: 6,799

Lincoln County: 1,061

Los Alamos County: 298

Luna County: 2,395

McKinley County: 9,955

Mora County: 124

Otero County: 2,177

Quay County: 338

Rio Arriba County: 2,349

Roosevelt County: 1,533

Sandoval County: 8,338

San Juan County: 10,482

San Miguel County: 877

Santa Fe County: 7,464

Sierra County: 558

Socorro County: 963

Taos County: 1,174

Torrance County: 491

Union County: 191

Valencia County: 4,962

State health officials says the following number of cases have been diagnosed among people being held by federal agencies at these facilities:

Cibola County Correctional Center: 418

Otero County Prison Facility: 431

Otero County Processing Center: 194

Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

At facilities operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the following numbers of cases have been reported:

Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 282

Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250

Lea County Correctional Facility: 248

Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 162

Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106

Otero County Prison Facility: 472

Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174

Roswell Correctional Facility: 225

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Dona Ana County: 204

Springer Correctional Facility in Colfax County: 151

Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

Updates for Friday, Jan. 1

6:30 p.m.: The Navajo Nation saw 266 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths, according to today's report from Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

"We wish everyone a safe, healthy and Happy New Year. We lost many of our people to COVID-19 in 2020, so let's pray for their families and continue to fight hard and protect one another against the coronavirus in the new year," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in the press release that announced today's tallies.

Residents on the reservation will start a 57-hour lockdown at 8 p.m. It will end at 5 a.m. on Jan. 4.

Health agencies list the number of cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 4,362
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,379
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 2,452
  • Gallup Service Unit: 3,792
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,223
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,076
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 2,609
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,510

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

The total number of cases is 23,429, which includes 73 cases previously unreported. The death toll is 813. There have been 11,741 people who have recovered, and 204,307 tests have been administered.

4:10 p.m.: New Mexico surpassed a grim milestone of 2,500 COVID-19 related deaths on Jan. 1.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 25 new deaths on Jan. 1, bumping the state’s total up to 2,502.

The new fatalities include a male in his 40s from San Juan County, plus three McKinley County residents.

Additionally, health officials reported 1,286 new COVID-19 cases, including 155 in San Juan County and 74 in McKinley County. 

The Farmington 87401 ZIP code had 53 new cases.

The total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now at 144,142.

There are 791 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 41,121
  • Catron County: 58
  • Chaves County: 7,027
  • Cibola County: 2,278
  • Colfax County: 524
  • Curry County: 4,097
  • De Baca County: 97
  • Doña Ana County: 17,636
  • Eddy County: 4,586
  • Grant County: 921
  • Guadalupe County: 279
  • Harding County: 8
  • Hidalgo County: 242
  • Lea County: 6,751
  • Lincoln County: 1,043
  • Los Alamos County: 286
  • Luna County: 2,370
  • McKinley County: 9,881
  • Mora County: 123
  • Otero County: 2,167
  • Quay County: 332
  • Rio Arriba County: 2,314
  • Roosevelt County: 1,527
  • Sandoval County: 8,269
  • San Juan County: 10,308
  • San Miguel County: 861
  • Santa Fe County: 7,414
  • Sierra County: 536
  • Socorro County: 959
  • Taos County: 1,154
  • Torrance County: 485
  • Union County: 192
  • Valencia County: 4,928

Additionally, the New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities: 

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 419
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 431
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47

State health officials say the following numbers of individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities have tested positive for COVID-19: 

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 281
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 250
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 246
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 162
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 106
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 472
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 174
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 204
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 6

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