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COVID-19 Update: Thursday, May 13


New Mexico (population: 2.11 million)


May 12: 200,232 cases (196 new); 3,367,651 tests; 133 hosp; 4,111 died; 185,385 rec; 7-day positive rate: 2.57%

May 10: 199,901 cases; 570 new (May 8-10); 3,355,720 tests; 143 hospitalized; 4,106 died; 185,033 recovered

May 5: Total cases: 198,781; total tests: 3,311,113; hospitalized: 144; deaths: 4,085 recovered: 183,949

May 3: Total cases: 197,733; total tests: 3,274,367; hospitalized: 145; deaths: 4,067; recovered: 178,593

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May 12: 1,816,915 doses administered, 60.9% at least one dose, 49.2% full vaccinated

May 10: 1,789,997 doses administered, 60% at least one dose, 48% full vaccinated

May 5: 58.9% with at least one shot; 45.4% fully vaccinated

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Doña Ana County (population: 218,836)


May 12: 24,744 cases; 18 new; 455 deaths; 23,616 recovered; 315,254 tests

                 7-day rolling average: 5.4/100,000; 7-day positivity rate: 1.89%; 14-day positivity rate: 2.22

May 10: 24,728 cases; 41 new cases (May 8-10); 454 deaths; 23,562 recovered; 314,244 tests

May 5: Total cases: 24,654; deaths: 451, recovered: 23,483, total tests: 310,746

May 3: Total cases: 24,589; deaths: 448; recovered: 22,602; total tests: 307,902

April 20-May 3: cases per 100,000: 9.9, positivity rate: 3.63%; fully vaccinated: 43.6%

April 6-19:  cases per 100,000: 12.30, positivity rate: 4.76%, fully vaccinated: 37%


May 12: no change/update

May 10: 58.7% at least one dose, 47.2% full vaccinated

May 5: 56.7% of residents with at least one shot; 43.4% fully vaccinated

Doña Ana County remains in turquoise (least restrictive) level

Under New Mexico Department of Health’s May 5 statewide Covid-19 risk assessment framework, Doña Ana County entered the turquoise level, which is the least restrictive, for the first time.

Of New Mexico’s 33 counties, 30 are in turquoise, two are in green (Catron and Valencia), one is in yellow (Chaves) and zero are in red, which is the most restrictive level. Next update: May 19.

New Mexico continues to lead the nation in per capita vaccine distribution.

What the turquoise level means

To reach turquoise, a county must meet three of these criteria or two of them in two consecutive reporting periods: 1) a new 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, 3) a fully vaccinated rate at or above 40 percent.

Health orders in turquoise level

  • 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, 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 for all others; 15 guests maximum for vacation rentals
  • Mass gatherings limit: 150 persons

Visit cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen.