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Additional Inmate Result Announced

May 20, 2020 | Corrections Department, Health, Press Release, Public Safety

SANTA FE–The New Mexico Corrections Department today announced an additional positive test result for one inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility (CNMCF).

The new positive inmate is a 51-year-old new intake that arrived at CNMCF on Friday May 15th from the Torrance County Detention Facility. Per department protocol, the individual was tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and placed into medical separation. The test yielded positive results, and the inmate will remain under medical supervision in quarantine for 14 days before he is re-tested. All staff interacting with the positive individual have been wearing appropriate PPE and will continue to do so.

With the inclusion of this one positive test result, the total number of inmates that have tested positive for COVID-19 is now 22:

  • 21 male inmates at the Management and Training Corporation operated Otero County Prison Facility
  • 1 male inmate at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility