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Nearly all COVID-19 patients hospitalized in New Mexico are not vaccinated – KOAT New Mexico

State health leaders say the number of COVID-19 patients they’re seeing in hospitals throughout New Mexico is down from the height of the pandemic. Most major health facilities say fewer than 5% are COVID-19 patients now.The state says the patients that are coming in with Covid have something else in common in addition to the virus. “Of all of the new COVID cases we are seeing, 99% of them are occurring among people who have not been vaccinated,” Department of Health spokesman Matt Bieber said. State health care leaders say the vaccine is doing what it is supposed to — prevent people from getting really sick and ending up in the hospital.They say a free vaccine is a lot cheaper than a hospital bill. “Absolutely, one of the best financial investments you could probably make this year is to go out and buy that free vaccine and save yourself the cost of what could end up being very expensive medical care if you get sick, as many people do,” state Human Services Cabinet Secretary Dr. David Scrase said.

State health leaders say the number of COVID-19 patients they’re seeing in hospitals throughout New Mexico is down from the height of the pandemic. Most major health facilities say fewer than 5% are COVID-19 patients now.

The state says the patients that are coming in with Covid have something else in common in addition to the virus.

“Of all of the new COVID cases we are seeing, 99% of them are occurring among people who have not been vaccinated,” Department of Health spokesman Matt Bieber said.

State health care leaders say the vaccine is doing what it is supposed to — prevent people from getting really sick and ending up in the hospital.

They say a free vaccine is a lot cheaper than a hospital bill.

“Absolutely, one of the best financial investments you could probably make this year is to go out and buy that free vaccine and save yourself the cost of what could end up being very expensive medical care if you get sick, as many people do,” state Human Services Cabinet Secretary Dr. David Scrase said.

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