County Data

How is New Mexico doing right now?

View the map and table below to see how your community is doing. You may also visit the COVID-19 data dashboard for more information.  

*** Daily case count and test numbers are raw data based on information the state receives today – meaning data that has not yet been scrutinized to identify potential duplicates or late-arriving positives or negatives. By contrast, the County Data provides a highly accurate picture for a two-week period of time.

Level of Community Transmission of COVID-19 by New Mexico Counties October 5 – October 18, 2021

The table and map below indicate average daily case rates and test positivity rates over the prior two week period. Counties are assigned a level of transmission color, according to indicator thresholds adapted from CDC’s County View COVID Data Tracker. See the Data Notes for more information.


As sovereign nations, New Mexico’s Tribes, Pueblos and Nations have the discretion to operate according to different reopening guidelines should they choose to do so. 


Data Sources

  • COVID-19 data
    • New Mexico Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NM-EDSS), Infectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program.

Data Notes

  • The data reported in this weekly update may not match the daily numbers that are reported in the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) press releases and/or the NMDOH COVID-19 data dashboard. This may be due to variation in the date and time of data extraction from NM-EDSS, corrections after quality assurance review, and differences in the exclusion criteria.


  • New Mexico Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NM-EDSS). Disease incidence data are derived from reports of notifiable infectious diseases. NMDOH relies on health care providers, laboratories, hospitals, clinics, institutions and individuals to report suspected and confirmed notifiable infectious diseases in accordance with New Mexico Administrative Code Under-reporting can occur due to of lack of awareness about reporting requirements or lack of compliance with those requirements. Not all cases of infectious diseases can be detected for various reasons including lack of access to health care services, lack of laboratory testing or concerns about confidentiality. Specific and standardized national case definitions are used to classify disease reports by case status.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates. All population estimates apply to July 1 of 2018. Estimates include decimal fractions. The sum of population subgroup estimates may not exactly equal the overall state population estimate due to rounding error. Population estimates for previous years are occasionally revised as new information becomes available. When publishing trend data, always be sure that your rates for earlier years match current rates on NM-IBIS that have been calculated with the most up-to-date population estimates.
  • Case rate per 100,000 population. A basic measure of disease-specific case frequency is a rate, which takes into account the number of cases and the population size. It is helpful in making public health decisions for a given population, relative to another population regardless of size.
  • Transmission Indicator. In order to mirror the data presented by CDC on their COVID Data Tracker, we modified the CDC transmission indicator table to represent daily case rate thresholds, rather than weekly case rate thresholds, by dividing the rates by 7 (see table below for NM Indicator thresholds).

How can I help?

COVID put us ALL in a bad spot. Many of our communities have very high positivity rates. It’s up to all of us to do our part to keep our loved ones safe.

Get Tested

Knowing whether or not you’re infected with coronavirus can help protect not only your own health, but the health of our entire community — so it’s important to get tested if you think you have COVID-19.

Social Distance

If you are sick with COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people

Wear a Mask

Everyone is required to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public except when drinking, eating, or under medical instruction. Masks and cloth face coverings may prevent people who do not know they have the virus from transmitting it to others.

Follow COVID Safe Practices

Living in a COVID-positive world requires discipline from all of us. In order to decrease the spread of COVID-19, allowing businesses, restaurants, and schools to reopen safely, it is imperative we adhere to COVID safe practices.

Do you still have questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find a listing of the most frequently asked questions regarding the current Public Health Order.


Use this number for non-health related COVID-19 questions.

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