The latest data released by the New Mexico Department of Health showed that Socorro County’s COVID-19 positivity rate had risen to 8.02 percent in the two-week period of Aug. 24-Sept. 6. This is the percentage of tests that were positive. Based on the previous color-coded system, this would move Socorro County back into the red category.

The number of new cases in the previous 14-day period was 77. The number of tests plus positive cases for that period was 994.

As for vaccinations, 64.9 percent of 18-and-older are fully vaccinated in Socorro County. According to DOH figures released last week, 4,750 people in Socorro County remain unvaccinated.

Statewide, DOH reported during the September 1 press conference that 77.6 percent have received at least one vaccine dose, with 67.7 percent 18-and-over fully vaccinated.

In the 12-17 age group, 59.8 percent statewide have had at least one shot and 47.4 percent are fully vaccinated.

The Pfizer vaccine for adolescents 12-17 will be offered at the Magdalena Area Health Center, 801 Tenth Street, on Friday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pre-Registration is required at

Event Code: KNWWBOQ

Vaccinations will also be offered at Magdalena Schools’ Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre-register at


In Socorro, the Socorro County Public Health office, 214 Neel Avenue, is offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Testing for COVID-19 is also available at the health department Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m.