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Eddy County stays turquoise after spike in COVID-19 infections

All New Mexico counties, including Eddy County, retained the least restrictive COVID-19 or turquoise levels set by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH).

Eddy County met two of the three standards set by DOH with 3.4 cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 2.15 percent.

That’s below state guidelines of 10 cases per 100,000 during a two-week period and the average positive test result less than or equal to 7.5 percent.

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Wednesday’s news came on the heels of a spike in infections in Eddy County. 

A total of 15 new cases was reported during a four-day period as DOH data noted six new cases spread between Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and nine new cases on Tuesday, records show.