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CORONAVIRUS

Covid-19 Update: Thursday, June 3

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New Mexico (population: 2.11 million)

Testing

June 2: 203,222 cases (92 new); 3,512,871 tests; 103 hosp; 4,268 died; 189,877 recovered; 1.63% 7-day positive rate

May 28: 202,821 cases (124 new); 3,489,003 tests; 109 hosp; 4,263 died; 188,743 recovered; 2.02% 7-day positive rate

May 26: 202,570 cases (167 new); 3,472,993 tests; 130 hosp; 4,254 died; 188,333 recovered; 2.17% 7-day positive rate

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

Vaccinations (register at vaccineNM.org)

June 2: 1,977,352 doses administered, 65.7% ages 16+ at least one dose (1,104,060), 56% ages 16+ fully vaccinated (940,358); 21.8% ages 12-15 at least one dose (24,298), 30 individuals ages 12-15 fully vaccinated

May 28: 2,263,625 doses received, 65.2% ages 16+ at least one dose (1,095,712), 55.3% ages 16+ fully vaccinated (930,140); 19.9% ages 12-15 at least one dose (22,216), 10 individuals ages 12-15 fully vaccinated

May 26: 1,961,775 doses received, 65% ages 16+ at least one dose (1,092,606), 55.1% ages 16+ fully vaccinated (925,797); 18.7% ages 12-15 at least one dose (20,8633), 9 individuals ages 12-15 fully vaccinated

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

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

Testing

June 2: 24,893 cases (2 new); 487 deaths; 24,085 recovered; 325,849 tests

7-day rolling average: 3; cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 1.58%; 14-day positive rate: 1.79%

May 27: 24,865 cases (13 new); 486 deaths; 23,991 recovered; 324,330 tests

7-day rolling average: 4.9; cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 2.12%; 14-day positive rate: 1.38%

May 26: 24,847 cases (21 new); 484 deaths; 23,956 recovered; 322,938 tests

7-day rolling average: 4.2; cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 1.97%; 14-day positive rate: 1.34%

May 22-24: 24,820 cases (41 new); 484 deaths; 23,911 recovered; 322,309 tests

7-day rolling average: 2.5; cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 1.07%; 14-day positive rate: 1.14%

May 19: 24,782 cases (12 new); 458 deaths; 23,799 recovered; 319,644 tests

7-day rolling average: 2.5; cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 0.9%; 14-day positive rate: 1.4%

14-day average

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)

Vaccinations

June 2: 62.8% at least one dose, 53.6% fully vaccinated 

May 24: 61.7% at least one dose, 51.9% fully vaccinated 

May 19: 60.5% at least one dose, 50% fully vaccinated  

Entire state is now in turquoise

As of June 2, all 33 New Mexico counties are in the turquoise level (low risk) of the New Mexico Department of Health’s statewide Covid-19 county-by-county risk assessment framework. In the previous (May 19) report, 32 counties were in turquoise and Chaves County was in green (medium risk). Chavez County moved to turquoise in the latest report. Doña Ana County moved into turquoise under the red-yellow-green-turquoise framework for the first time May 5. The state began using the framework in July 2020. The next update is June 16.

“Given the state’s vaccination progress, and a continued positive outlook with respect to new virus cases, counties will remain at the turquoise level barring exceptional circumstances -- such as an unforeseen mass outbreak -- for the duration of the state’s use of the system, NMDOH said in a June 2 news release.

“We’re almost there,” Gov. Michael Lujan Grisham said in the release. “New Mexicans are making the right choices: Getting vaccinated so we can all safely resume our lives and so our small businesses and economy can roar back to life.”

Vaccinations

The color-coded system will be phased out after 60 percent of the state’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated, plus two weeks, allowing for the vaccinations to take full effect, the release said.

Visit https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/red-to-green/.

Facemasks

“New Mexicans who are fully vaccinated may … opt to set aside their facemasks in most environments, per updated CDC guidance,” NMDOH said in a May 19 news release. “Unvaccinated New Mexicans are required to retain their facemasks in public spaces and should seek out their vaccination immediately. Regardless of vaccination status, New Mexicans must adhere to local and commercial requirements regarding facemasks. All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, should continue to wear well-fitted masks where required by localities, tribal entities and individual businesses.”

Turquoise level criteria (from June 2 state public health order)

For a county to reach the turquoise level, three of the following or two of the following in two consecutive reporting periods must be reached: 1) a Covid-19 average daily case incidence rate of no greater than 10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, 2) an average percent of positive Covid-19 test results less than or equal to 7.5 percent or 3) a fully vaccinated rate at or above 45 percent.

  • Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
  • Essential retail spaces: 75 percent of maximum capacity for indoor spaces and 100 percent outdoor
  • Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 75 percent of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75 percent of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
  • Close-contact businesses: 75 percent of maximum capacity; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
  • Large entertainment venues: 33 percent of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75 percent of any outdoor space on premises
  • Recreational facilities: 50 percent of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 75 percent of any outdoor space on premises
  • Bars and clubs: 33 percent of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 75 percent of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable
  • All other businesses: 75 percent of maximum capacity indoors; no restrictions on outdoor spaces
  • Houses of worship: May operate at 100 percent capacity indoors or outdoors should they so choose
  • Places of lodging: No maximum occupancy restrictions for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 50 percent of maximum occupancy for all others; 15 guests maximum for vacation rentals
  • Mass gatherings limit: 150 persons.