New Mexico State Health Officials announces the COVID-19 case count for Wednesday. There were 281 new reported cases, with two additional deaths related to the virus.
Curry County saw a huge jump in cases, reporting 33 new cases. Roosevelt County also reported three new cases after days with no new cases.
Regionally, 31 new cases were reported in Chaves county, 29 in Lea and 24 in Eddy County. This brings the state total cases to 29,435.
The jump over the last few days pushes Curry County back into the red zone. The average daily case is currently at 11.10 per 100,00, well over the 8 per 100,00 mandated by the state, and a positivity rate of 5.50% which is over the state’s threshold of 5.0%.
Roosevelt County remains in the red zone with 18.50 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 5.80%.
As of now, it is unclear if the red zone for Curry County will push schools back into remote learning.