Updated: April 21, 2021 05:17 PM
Created: April 21, 2021 04:51 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Health and Human Services Department, has an optimistic outlook of the state's battle with COVID-19.
Despite several counties regressing in the state's county-by-county reopening plan, Scrase said he believes the next few weeks will be a lot better.
"We will be in almost completely Green and Turquoise state by the end of May, at the latest," Scrase predicted.
The state is planning on loosening criteria that is used in the Red to Green Framework foo reopening. Currently, it looks at the test positivity rate and cases per 100,000 people.
Several changes are being discussed:
Officials said the amount of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico has plateaued, but they expect it to decline.
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