State well being authorities announce COVID-19 in New Mexico
“I think it’s too early to say, but I agree, the anecdotal reports from South Africa, the early data from the UK, there is evidence that the clinical spectrum of the disease appears to be milder,” said Dr . Christine Ross, New Mexico’s epidemiologist. “So we certainly hope that this will be the case in the end.”
The COVID-19 vaccine has now been available for a year. 75% of adults in New Mexico are fully vaccinated, and the state is reportedly ranked 10th in the nation when it comes to booster vaccinations.
However, hospital admissions are still way too high, state health officials said. Hospitals are still closed and need workers.
“We are not at the final if our health care system is completely overwhelmed and has to explain crisis standards for care,” said Ross. “Even though we’ve got this far and made so much progress, the only clue that we know we’re not there is looking at the health care system.”
As of Wednesday, New Mexico reported more than 1,300 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths. 72% of all new COVID-19 cases are unvaccinated.