ICU beds in NM hospitals expected to be full within weeks if virus continues rapid spread

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The state Medial Advisory Team projects New Mexico hospitals could fill up quickly if the state doesn’t slow the spread of COVID-19.

According to the governor’s press secretary, the team provided projections at Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request Friday.

The team said if New Mexico sustains several consecutive days of 900 COVID-19 cases, ICU beds in New Mexico will be full in 3-4 weeks. The projections also anticipate ICU beds being full in 1-2 weeks if cases increase to 1,100 per day for several consecutive days. 

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