GOVERNOR GIVES COVID-19 UPDATE, NOTING RISE IN CASES
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday that the state identified 239 new cases, bringing the total cases in New Mexico to 28,224. An additional two deaths in relation to COVID-19 were also announced. Currently, 66 people in the state are hospitalized.
As of Thursday, 15,825 COVID-19 cases have been designated as recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health. A total of 885,373 tests have been performed. The current gating criteria is 1.09, which is above the states goal of 1.05 or less. The 7-day rolling average for New Mexico is 110 cases per day, which is under the goal of 168. Positivity rate is 2.13% for New Mexico.
Case count for Eastern New Mexico include, 11 new cases for Curry County, five new cases for Roosevelt County, 16 new cases in Caves County, 23 in Eddy and 16 in Lea County.