Eddy County Sees Significant Rise in COVID-19 Cases

6 Aug 2021

As the number of COVID-19 cases increases rapidly in Eddy County, your most effective defense is the COVID-19 vaccine.

Unfortunately, Eddy County represents one of the state’s highest resurgences in COVID-19 cases with positivity rate of 15.76%. Consequently, Artesia General Hospital is caring for a rising number of critically ill patients, and nearby healthcare facilities are exceeding capacity. The current vaccine rate in Eddy County, according to the Department of Health, is 41.1% – the fourth lowest of the state’s 33 counties.

If you haven’t been vaccinated, it is not too late! Appointments can be scheduled through the New Mexico Department of Health at the location of your choice. Visit vaccinenm.org for more information.

Appointments are currently available at Artesia General Hospital on Wednesdays. August 11 is the final date this month—we will resume on Wednesday, September 1 after relocating our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Memorial Family Practice.

Additionally, you should wear a mask when in public, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing. Please protect yourself and those around you from this disease, thereby easing the strain on our essential healthcare resources.


About Artesia General Hospital Artesia General Hospital has been committed to delivering medical care in its communities since it first opened its doors in 1939. Since then, it has grown into a 49-bed facility with several outpatient centers of care serving Artesia and Southeastern New Mexico. The Hospital partners with its communities to build, improve and sustain healthcare delivery, as well as increase the health and well-being of those who live and work in Southeastern New Mexico. For more information on Artesia General Hospital, please visit artesiageneral.com