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SANTA FE – State epidemiologists are closely tracking an increase in how quickly COVID-19 is spreading in New Mexico – an uptick possibly set in motion by travel and social gatherings over Labor Day weekend.
The spread rate of the disease reached 1.11 on Sunday, meaning each person infected will, on average, spread it to 1.11 other people, according to statistical modeling by the state Department of Health. That’s the highest rate of spread since early July. The state’s target is 1.05 or less.