Vaccination efforts helping stabilize COVID-19 hospitalizations

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- New Mexico reports 113 people are in the hospital to treat COVID-19.

While case numbers have fallen, hospitalizations continued to climb until Wednesday.

Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Human Services Department, said nearly every person who has recently been hospitalized with COVID-19 was not vaccinated.

Hospitals are also no longer overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.

A spokesperson with UNM Hospital said COVID-19 patients currently represent less than 5% of their daily census.

Lovelace said it’s not seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients.

Presbyterian said they have a total of 48 COVID-19 patients statewide.