KOB-TV: How Soon Will NM Counties Move Into Less Restrictive COVID Tiers?

From KOB-TV:

After the two-week statewide shutdown, New Mexico will move into a three-tiered county-by-county system of reopening. 

Counties that want fewer restrictions must hit one of two criteria: a positive test rate less than five percent for two weeks or a two-week average of less than 8 cases per 100,000 people.  

But how far is New Mexico from meeting that criteria?

Hubert Allen, a local biostatistician, helped break down what each county would need to hit on average each day to meet the 8 cases per 100,000 people requirement. 

In order to move from the red to the yellow tier, Bernalillo County would need to average would be around 54 cases a day. Valencia County would need to average around six cases, Cibola County would need to average around 2 cases, and Santa Fe County would need around 12 cases. 

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