COVID-19 positivity rates and infections increase in Eddy County

Eddy County’s COVID-19 positivity rate increased during a seven-day period, according to data from the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH).

The positivity rate was 11.02 percent Nov. 1 through Nov. 15, according to DOH data. Cases in the county were reported at a rate of 43 per 100,000 during the same period.

From the Oct. 26 through Nov. 8 reporting period the positivity rate was 10.93 percent. DOH data showed COVID-19 cases were 39.70 per 100,000.

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“This uptick in cases is an important reminder that everyone can take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Melissa Suggs, spokesperson for Carlsbad Medical Center.

DOH reported a total of 100 new cases in Eddy County from Nov. 13 through Nov. 16.