Third Positive COVID-19 Case in Otero County

The Otero County Health Department (OCHD) has received a lab report on another resident from Otero County that has tested positive to COVID-19.

This will be the 3rd positive in Otero County.

To date, we have 1 positive from Crowley County and 3 positives from Otero County.

Out of respect for patient privacy, we will only release the following information (No other information will be released at this time):

The patient

  • Was placed into isolation after receiving the positive test results
  • Is a resident of Otero County
  • Age: 80s
  • Is recovering

Our epidemiological contact investigation found no links to the other cases, so this is more evidence of limited community spread.

Please stay tuned.

What can you do RIGHT NOW:

  • Read, understand, and comply with all public health orders!
  • Stay home if you are sick and, if needed, call your medical provider.
  • If you are in a high risk group, take extraprecautions.
  • Cover your cough and/or sneeze.
  • Keep your fingers and hands away from your face.
  • Wash your hands a lot.
  • Stay informed by trusted and reliable sources.
  • Be careful about believing what you read on social media sites.
  • Do these things so you will be prepared, and not scared.

Until the next update,

Richard Ritter, Executive Director
Otero County Health Department