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Covid-19 Update: Thursday, July 1


Doña Ana County (population: 218,836; 16+ population: 171,823)


June 30: 25,108 cases (5 new); 492 deaths; 24,407 recovered; 336,095 tests

7-day rolling average: 1.6 cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 1.29%; 14-day positive rate: 1.83%

June 26-28: 25,101 cases (9 new: 3 days); 491 deaths; 24,388 recovered; 335,583 tests

7-day rolling average: 2.2 cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 1.71%; 14-day positive rate: 2.11%

June 23: 25,083 cases (9 new); 491 deaths; 24,333 recovered; 334,153 tests

June 22: 7-day rolling average: 4.1 cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 2.21%; 14-day positive rate: 2.62%

June 19, 20, 21: 25,067 cases (27 new); 490 deaths; 24,313 recovered; 333,589 tests

June 21: 7-day rolling average: 4.1 cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 2.41%; 14-day positive rate: 2.58%

June 16: 25,012 cases (8 new); 488 deaths; 24,242 recovered; 331,103 tests

7-day rolling average: 4.2 cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 2.93%; 14-day positive rate: 2.15%

June 14: 25,004 cases (3 days: 30 new); 488 deaths; 24,238 recovered; 330,979 tests

7-day rolling average: 4.2 cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 2.77%; 14-day positive rate: 2.05%

14-day average

June 15-29: 2.8 cases/100,000; 2.44% positive rate. 64.4% fully vaccinated (turquoise level)

June 1-14: 4.3 cases/100,000; 3.15% positive rate. 56.8% fully vaccinated (turquoise level)

May 18-31: 4.8 cases/100,000; 3.01% positive rate. 53.6% fully vaccinated (turquoise level)

May 4-17: 5.4 cases/100,000; 2.33% positive rate (turquoise level)

April 20-May 3: 9.9 cases/100,000; 3.63% positive rate; 43.6% fully vaccinated (green level)

Apr 6-19: 12.3 cases/100,000 4.76% positive rate (yellow level)        

Mar 23-Apr 5: 11.2 cases/100,000 3.85% positive rate (yellow level)


June 30: 74.9% (128,615) at least one dose, 64.4% (110,625) fully vaccinated; 4,714 scheduled for either 1st or 2nd dose; 29.8% (98,141) not registered

June 21: 66.4% at least one dose, 58.3% (100,138) fully vaccinated

New Mexico (population: 2.11 million; 16+ population eligible to receive vaccine: 1,680,605)


June 30: 205,542 cases (66 new); 3,661,164 tests; 64 hosp; 4,340 died; 194,553 rec; 1.3% 7-day pos rate

June 26-28: 205,438 cases (148 new: 3 days); 3,651,758 tests; 75 hosp; 4,336 died; 194,392 rec; 1.34% 7-day pos rate

June 23: 205,134 cases (76 new); 3,629,664 tests; 76 hosp; 4,332 died; 193,772 rec; 1.52% 7-day pos rate (June 22)

June 19, 20, 21: 204,961 cases (264 new); 3,616,095 tests; 82 hosp; 4,326 died; 193,574 rec; 2.08% 7-day pos rate (June 21)

June 16: 204,472 cases (82 new); 3,586,230 tests; 98 hospitalized; 4,305 died; 192,629 rec; 1.72% 7-day pos rate


Vaccinations (register at vaccineNM.org)

June 30: Ages 16+: 2,182,037 doses administered, 70.8% at least one dose (1,189,113), 62.1% fully vaccinated (1,043,387); ages 12-15: 29.6% at least one dose (32,973), 212.2% fully vaccinated (23,645)

June 28: Ages 16+: 2,139,268 doses administered, 69.3% at least one dose (1,164,755), 61% fully vaccinated (1,025,462);

ages 12-15: 27.2% at least one dose (30,294), 18.5% fully vaccinated (20,616)

June 23: Ages 16+: 2,112,599 doses administered, 68.7% at least one dose (1,154,351), 60.2% fully vaccinated (1,011,379); ages 12-15: 27.2% at least one dose (30,294), 18.5% fully vaccinated (20,616)

June 21: Ages 16+: 2,101,836 doses administered, 68.4% at least one dose (1,105,185), 59.8% fully vaccinated (1,005,795); ages 12-15: 28.6% at least one dose (31,850), 20.3% fully vaccinated (22,588)

June 16: Ages 16+: 2,069,868 doses administered, 67.7% at least one dose (1,135,825), 58.7% fully vaccinated (987,056); ages 12-15: 25% at least one dose (27,880), 14.2% fully vaccinated (15,808)

https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html; https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html

State lifts pandemic restrictions

From a June 30 news release from the office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Effective Thursday, July 1, all pandemic-related occupancy restrictions on all forms of commercial activity will be lifted. All businesses across the state may once again operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity. In addition, all limitations on mass gatherings are gone; businesses, large events and organizations may operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity, whether indoor or outdoor.

New Mexicans, particularly unvaccinated New Mexicans, should be advised of the risks presented by the Delta variant and should seek out their vaccinations at vaccineNM.org immediately.

Businesses and local governments may still adopt and require additional precautions for residents, employees and/or patrons, at their discretion, and are still advised to enact whatever social distancing and face-masking measures may be appropriate to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff, in accordance with national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.

The state’s updated COVID-Safe Practices, a set of best practices and safety guidance for businesses, will also now follow CDC guidance and will be streamlined for businesses in general; previously, state COVID-Safe Practices had outlined industry-specific requirements.

There have been no state travel restrictions or requirements since mid-February.

Facemasks, in accordance with CDC guidance, have not been required in New Mexico for individuals who have completed their vaccination series since May 14.

The state will continue to follow CDC guidance with respect to face-coverings. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals; regardless of state guidance, businesses, workplaces and tribes may continue to require masks for employees, customers or visitors, regardless of vaccination status, at their discretion.

Most health care facilities will continue to require masks, screening for Covid symptoms, limited numbers of visitors, limited visitation times and continued Covid-19 testing for hospitalized patients and those undergoing certain procedures. State health officials said health care facilities are safe and said individual health care should not be delayed for any reason.

The state will continue to promote and administer COVID-19 vaccinations all across the state, the governor said.

All New Mexicans ages 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and are strongly encouraged to schedule their vaccine appointment today at vaccineNM.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453. Parents of New Mexicans ages 12-15 are encouraged to register their child for the approved Pfizer vaccine at vaccineNM.org.

The state’s Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, including four more $1 million drawings (for New Mexicans who have received at least one vaccine shot) and a $5 million grand prize (for New Mexicans who have completed their vaccination series), continues; vaccinated New Mexicans who would like a chance to win must opt in to the sweepstakes at vax2themaxNM.org.


  • State public health orders: https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/.
  • State’s Covid-safe practices for employers: https://indd.adobe.com/view/3f732e94-0164-424d-9ac6-a0ace27e70c8.

Vaccinations: From the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov):

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. (People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.)

  • Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine (www.vaccines.gov).
  • If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html).

Visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.

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