State Epidemiologists are closely tracking an increase in how quickly COVID-19 is spreading in New Mexico. In a public briefing on Tuesday, Human Services Secretary David Scrase said there is a slight uptick, but it’s possible it was set in motion by travel and social gatherings over the Labor Day weekend. The spread rate of the disease reached 1.11 on Sunday, meaning each person infected will, on average, spread it to 1.11 other people, according to statistical modeling by the state Department of Health. The state’s target is 1.05 or less; the Albuquerque Journal reports. The state’s daily case totals do remain low, suggesting even some growth won’t push the state out of compliance with more of its reopening criteria.