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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:47 AM

New Mexico sets another single-day record with 1,500 infections

New Mexico reported a record 1,500 new coronavirus infections Wednesday as hospitalizations continued to swell across the state. Health officials said 481 people were hospitalized for COVID-19, up from 425 on Tuesday.

In recent weeks, the Department of Health had provided a daily snapshot of how full the state’s hospital beds were. But over the past few days, it stopped reporting hospital capacity. “DOH and hospital partners are working on a better way to accurately report bed availability (and how many of those available beds can be staffed) each day,” Nora Meyers Sackett, a spokeswoman for the Governor’s Office, said in an email. “The current strain on the hospitals has made this datapoint less reliable as there isn’t enough staff right now to track it reliably. Suffice to say the number of staffed beds is shrinking.”

In late October, public health officials warned that New Mexico’s hospitals were in danger of going into a “crisis of care standard” if the exponential rise in cases continued. If that were to happen, patients would have to share ventilators and doctors would need to set up MASH-style tents in hospital parking lots to make up for a lack of hospital beds.

In a post on Facebook, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the record number of cases and hospitalizations “wholly unsustainable.”
“Every one of us must act,” she wrote. “Any gathering with friends or family who don’t live in your household is not worth the risk. Be safe. Stay home.”

New Mexico has had 59,034 known cases and 1,158 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Department of Health.

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:53 AM

1. At this point you have to wonder

just how thick are these godddamned fuckwits? Holy shit teh stupid is strong with the spreader tribe...

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:57 AM

2. They'll blame the Governor

Lujan-Grisham has busted her butt to prevent this.

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 11:00 AM

3. Meanwhile ...

The N.M. GOP constantly sues the governor,
and demonstrates against "violations of their civil rights" to not wear masks and to not social distance.

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