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Covid-19 Update: Tuesday, June 29


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


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%

June 9: 24,953 cases (8 new); 488 deaths; 24,180 recovered; 329,196 tests

June 8: 7-day rolling average: 3.3 cases/100,000; 7-day positive rate: 1.79%; 14-day positive rate: 1.69%

14-day average (next update: June 30)

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 28: 67.3% at least one dose, 59.9% (102,997) fully vaccinated

June 23: No update

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

June 16: 64.3% at least one dose, 56.1% (96,334) fully vaccinated


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


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

June 14: 204,271 cases (3 days: 230 new); 3,553,362 tests; 89 hosp; 4,302 died; 192,338 rec; 1.72% 7-day pos rate


Vaccinations (register at vaccineNM.org)

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)

June 7: Ages 16+: 2,003,760 doses administered, 66.2% at least one dose (1,104,060), 56.7% fully vaccinated (940,358); ages 12-15: 21.9% at least one dose (24,373), 3.4% fully vaccinated (3,743)

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State to lift pandemic restrictions July 1

In just three days, on Thursday, July 1, New Mexico will retire its color-coded, county-by-county Covid-19 risk assessment system, and all health restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activity will be lifted, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a June 18 news release.

Beginning 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.

The state will continue to follow national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance with respect to face-coverings: Masks will continue to be required for unvaccinated individuals; businesses, workplaces and tribes may continue to require masks for employees, customers or visitors on the premises, regardless of vaccination status, at their discretion. In accordance with CDC guidelines, facemasks have not been required in New Mexico for individuals who have completed their vaccination series since May 14.

Businesses may also continue to enact other measures to insure the safety of staff and customers.

As of July 1, all limitations on mass gatherings will be lifted. Businesses, large events and organizations may operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity, whether indoor or outdoor.

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

Until July 1, all counties in the state will remain at the state’s least-restrictive turquoise level, where commercial and day-to-day pandemic-related restrictions are minimal.

The governor and state health officials this spring set a target of 60 percent of eligible New Mexicans having completed their vaccination series to end pandemic restrictions, the news release said.

“Frankly, we need to be better than 60 percent fully vaccinated,” Lujan Grisham said. “The variants across the globe and in the U.S. present very serious risks to unvaccinated people, even young people. We all, each of us, have the power to stop the serious illnesses and deaths: Get your shot. It’s safe. It works. It’s that simple. Don't wait for Covid to infect you or someone you love and wish you'd decided differently,” the governor said.

“We have made incredible progress, and I’m proud of New Mexico,” she said. “The simple fact is: We are beating this pandemic. The best is yet to come. It would not have been possible without the commitment and sacrifice of so many in our state. We looked out for one another. We made the tough choices. We did this together – with the fortitude and perseverance and compassion that makes us who we are as New Mexicans. I firmly believe limitless possibility awaits us on the other side of this crisis, and I am confident that, continuing to work together, for the betterment of all New Mexico workers and families, we will be a national model for recovery, growth and new opportunity.”

All New Mexicans age 12+ 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, the news release said. Parents of New Mexicans ages 12-15 are encouraged to register their children for the approved Pfizer vaccine at vaccineNM.org.

The state’s Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, including five $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. To win, vaccinated New Mexicans must register for the sweepstakes at vax2themaxNM.org.


As of June 23, 82.3 percent of Los Alamos County residents were fully vaccinated, 80.2 percent in McKinley County, 70.8 percent in Taos County, 69.1 percent in Rio Arriba County, 68.2 percent in Santa Fe County, 66.8 percent in Sandoval County, 65.6 percent in Cibola County and 63.9 percent in Bernalillo County. The least fully vaccinated among the state’s 33 counties were 41.1 percent in Otero County, 38.1 percent in Lea County, 38 percent in Quay County, 36.9 percent in Eddy County, 38.4 percent in Chavez County, 38.2 percent in Catron County, 36.4 percent in Torrance County and 29.2 percent in Roosevelt County.

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