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All major hospitals in New Mexico say theyre running out of beds – KOAT New Mexico

Medical staff at Presbyterian and Lovelace Hospitals say if elective surgeries require an overnight stay, they’ll have to put those off because they’re running out of beds.They say urgent medical procedures are still a go. Doctors from Lovelace say 32% of their beds are being used for Covid patients. Presbyterian staff say they have 189 Covid patients and 39 of them are in the Intensive Care Unit. UNMH isn’t providing their number of Covid cases, but says right now they’re treating the highest number of Covid patients since the pandemic began this spring. “We’re at a tipping point,” said Dr. Jason Mitchell with Presbyterian Hospital.They’re urging New Mexicans to go back to the habits they had when the pandemic began. They’re telling people to wear masks, avoid large gatherings and get a flu shot.

Medical staff at Presbyterian and Lovelace Hospitals say if elective surgeries require an overnight stay, they’ll have to put those off because they’re running out of beds.

They say urgent medical procedures are still a go.

Doctors from Lovelace say 32% of their beds are being used for Covid patients.

Presbyterian staff say they have 189 Covid patients and 39 of them are in the Intensive Care Unit. UNMH isn’t providing their number of Covid cases, but says right now they’re treating the highest number of Covid patients since the pandemic began this spring.

“We’re at a tipping point,” said Dr. Jason Mitchell with Presbyterian Hospital.

They’re urging New Mexicans to go back to the habits they had when the pandemic began. They’re telling people to wear masks, avoid large gatherings and get a flu shot.

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