Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham praised New Mexicans for flattening the curve again, but asked for people to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19.
She made the statement as she extended her public health order Thursday.
"We're doing better at this gradual approach, far fewer people impacted, far fewer people infected, far fewer deaths per capita, and a system indicates that as we add this risk, we're going to get to a place where, for the businesses that are really tough, right -- indoor movies, entertainment, large crowds -- those are goals once we start to deal with all the other business aspects," the governor said.
Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department, said cases are still high in New Mexico, but added that hospitalizations continue to be low.
He also said the death count is also not rising at an exponential rate with the case count.
New Mexico is nearly meeting all the gating criteria for reopening. Dr. Scrase said testing is increasing at a faster rate than in any other state.
He also said New Mexicans aren't doing a tremendous amount of traveling, which is recommended to slow the spread of the virus.
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