Daily NM COVID-19 Statistics: 200,650 (+223) cases, 4,113 Deaths (+1)

There were 36 new COVID 19 cases and one additional death in San Juan County reported on Friday by the Department of Health

From the NM Department of Health:

May 14, 2021

New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 223 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:


  • 75 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 16 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 5 new cases in Luna County
  • 9 new cases in McKinley County
  • 10 new cases in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 36 new cases in San Juan County
  • 17 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 2 new cases in Sierra County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 2 new cases in Taos County
  • 5 new cases in Torrance County
  • 8 new cases in Valencia County
  • 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center


The Department of Health on Friday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19:


One recent death:


  • A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.


The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,113.


The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Friday,

May. 14 are:


87401 - 10

87109 - 9

87507 - 9

87105 - 8

87123 - 8

87114 - 7

87402 - 7

88101 - 7

87113 - 6

87417 - 6


Daily case counts and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today - meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the Red Yellow Green county-level analysis provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.


Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate; one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed; three cases have been determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Grant County, one in McKinley County, one in Union County) - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 200,650 COVID-19 cases:


Bernalillo County: 57,848

Catron County: 93

Chaves County: 8,971

Cibola County: 2,880

Colfax County: 763

Curry County: 5,203

De Baca County: 158

Doña Ana County: 24,762

Eddy County: 6,845

Grant County: 1,709

Guadalupe County: 404

Harding County: 10

Hidalgo County: 362

Lea County: 8,287

Lincoln County: 1,705

Los Alamos County: 526

Luna County: 3,342

McKinley County: 12,297

Mora County: 170

Otero County: 3,918

Quay County: 506

Rio Arriba County: 3,601

Roosevelt County: 1,963

Sandoval County: 11,981

San Juan County: 15,070

San Miguel County: 1,353

Santa Fe County: 10,285

Sierra County: 767

Socorro County: 1,317

Taos County: 1,671

Torrance County: 774

Union County: 247

Valencia County: 6,744


County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.


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: 445
  • Otero County Federal Prison Facility: 444
  • Otero County Processing Center: 200
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 47


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: 298
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 252
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 762
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 167
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 128
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 218
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 229
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 229
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 151
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 75


As of today, there are 112 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.


As of today, there are 185,779 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by 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:


  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Oro in Las Cruces
  • Desert Peaks Assisting Living and Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Genesis Healthcare Uptown in Albuquerque
  • Genesis Rio Rancho Center
  • Genesis Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Good Samaritan Society – Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Sunset Vista Senior Living Center in Silver City
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces


The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.


The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.


Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.


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.


New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

More from COVID-19/Coronavirus

  • Masks: NM Follows the CDC

    New Mexicans are encouraged to continue adhering to COVID-safe practices. All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, should continue to wear well-fitted masks where required by localities, tribal entities, and individual businesses. The state fully supports businesses and workplaces that may continue to require masks for employees and/or customers on the premises, regardless of vaccination status.

  • *Updated* Navajo Nation Active COVID-19 Cases Total: 30,693 (+12), 1,291 Deaths (+5)

    The total number of deaths is now 1,291 as of Friday – this total includes several delayed reported deaths. Reports indicate that 29,294 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 269,860 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,693, including four delayed reported cases.

  • San Juan County reaches TURQUOISE status

    San Juan County was able to move to Turquoise status because it met two of the three Turquoise-level criteria during the last two reporting periods after reporting metrics were changed one week ago. San Juan County should be able to remain at the Turquoise level for at least four weeks. The only metric San Juan County missed was having 10 or fewer cases per 100,000 population, San Juan County had 28.8 cases.

  • NM Plans to Loosen Color-Coded Map Criteria Friday

    As of Friday all Counties in New Mexico will either be green or turquoise. San Juan County will be in green status on Friday. The state also projected that 60% of state residents will be fully vaccinated by the end of June. If the state meets that projection, many COVID-19 restrictions would end at that time.

  • Navajo Nation prepares for YELLOW status Monday

    The Navajo Department of Health continues to evaluate daily cases and other data to assess the reopening of flea markets, roadside markets, and youth programs. Under “Yellow Status,” gyms, recreation facilities, and movie theaters are not allowed to reopen.

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