SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) –New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins, Human Services Department Secretary Dr. David Scrase, and Dr. Michael Edwards provided a COVID-19 update Wednesday. They discussed the approach to health equity as part of the vaccination rollout.
Also on Wednesday, the statewide COVID-19 map was updated and shows that there are no counties in the Red level. There are currently 13 counties in the Turquoise Level including San Juan, McKinley, Catron, Socorro, Sierra, Hidalgo, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, De Baca, Lea, Roosevelt, Quay, and Union. The 10 Green counties now include Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Mora, Torrance, Guadalupe, Lincoln, Chaves, Eddy, and Curry. The remaining 10 counties, Bernalillo, Sandoval, Cibola, San Miguel, Harding, Grant, Valencia, Luna, Dona Ana, and Otero, are in the Yellow level.
Last week, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that it expanded into the next phase and that residents in Phases 1A, 1B, and 1C are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Phase 1C includes individuals 60 years-old and older and more essential workers including airline and airport staff, utility workers, food service personnel, media, banking, and legal staff, and oil and gas workers.