Where are you most likely to contract COVID-19?

Coronavirus New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Many people are asking where are you most likely to contract COVID-19? While the state can’t know for sure, there does seem to be a common denominator among those who test positive; Shopping.

The latest map released by the state runs through November 16, before the two-week reset. It shows nearly 50% of those who tested positive and answered contact tracing questions went shopping. That’s the yellow line. That included anywhere from a big box store to a grocery store to the mall.

Graph of positive COVID-19 cases reporting activity. Courtesy of NMDOH)

About 15% say they dined at a restaurant or brewery, that’s a green line. About 8% said they attended church, that’s an orange line. The black line represents gatherings and the pink line represents traveling outside the state, those both sit at 5%. The blue represents the gym and that’s about 3%. Keep in mind, this is an honor system and people may not be completely honest about where they’ve been and not everyone willingly takes part in contact tracing.

New Mexico COVID-19 Cases: Nov. 23, 2020

New Mexico Coronavirus Resource Guide

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