The New Mexico Department of Health announced Monday that young children aged six months through four years old are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Pre-ordered doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines began arriving in New Mexico this week to clinics throughout the state, with more than 2,200 appointments statewide currently available to schedule online through the Department of Health website:

As of Monday, there have been a total of 4,005 COVID-19 cases reported in Socorro County since the pandemic began.

The latest data released by the Center for Disease Control showed that the number of new

COVID-19 cases in Socorro County for the seven-day period ending June 16 was 47.

There were two new hospital admissions reported in Socorro County in the seven-day period and no new deaths.

In Socorro County, 91 people have died from the novel coronavirus.

There were 338 tests conducted in the county over the seven-day period. Socorro County’s positivity rate stood at 14.11 percent on June 16.

According to the CDC website, 11,557 people in Socorro County are fully vaccinated, which is 69.5 percent of the county’s population. 52.2 percent have received at least one booster.

In the 65-and-older age group, 84.4 percent have completed the two-dose series, and 71 percent have received at least one booster.

Statewide, 78.8 percent of New Mexicans 18-and-over have completed the initial two-dose series, with 56.8 percent receiving a booster.

The seven-day positivity rate statewide is 10-14.9 percent.

New Mexico’s death toll since the pandemic began has reached 7,883.

Current hospitalizations statewide total 157, with 19 on ventilators.

The latest 7-day metric shows 1,283 new cases statewide with 15 new hospitalizations and 11 deaths.