Vitalant is running at a two-day supply of O-negative blood, well below the four-day threshold considered critically low.
Hospitals are nearing a crisis approach to care, which allows overwhelmed medical staff to ration care and prioritize patient needs.
The state is about four weeks into a projected eight-week peak in new COVID-19 cases, officials said at a virtual news conference.
Officials attributed the "generally good" news on the virus to vaccinations and more widely available treatments.
The new shot specifically targets the BA.5 variant of COVID-19 that can elude earlier vaccines, experts say.
The booster is aimed at the more infectious omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
The governor received a positive test result a day after returning from Colorado on campaign-related travel last week.
Lujan Grisham, 62, said she has mild symptoms; she is isolating at the governor’s residence and will continue her official schedule remotely.
Only 164 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to 709 patients seven months ago.
State law had required districts to use emergency paid leave for the past two years.
Some health officials express serious concern that the BA.5 variant can evade immunity from previous infections and vaccines.
The state Department of Health reported more than 3,300 new cases over the weekend and another 726 on Tuesday.
Officials have said the actual numbers of infections, already reported to be rising, could be higher than state data reflects due to easily accessible home tests.
Between April 19 and May 2, the state reported 355 COVID-19 cases. Between May 10-23, there were 884, according to Health Department reports.
Area doctors said Wednesday the disease is transforming into an "endemic," or a more regular, part of life.
The state extended its public health order through May 16.
State officials are working to ensure nearly all of them are shifted to other medical plans.
Trend lines angle sharply downward on charts showing coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths in the state.
COVID-19 cases have continued to fall in recent weeks, with the district recording just 17 contagious cases on campuses from March 1 through Friday.
On the second anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic’s arrival in New Mexico, the state’s total cases surpassed 515,000 and the death toll climbed to 7,050, with 10 n…
As of Thursday, 161 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.
Christus St. Vincent held its final remote clinic Wednesday as demand decreases for vaccine shots.
New Mexico added 341 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health.
In some ways, the news hasn't been better in months.
In all, the state has lost 6,988 residents to the virus.
Two years into the pandemic, official statistics show New Mexico is approaching 7,000 coronavirus deaths, with the nation headed toward 1 million and a global total near 6 million.
A majority of independents, Republicans and Democrats agree on at least one notion: They believe the worst of the disease has passed.
The number New Mexico deaths related to COVID-19 rose to 6,972.
The number of hospitalizations fell to 225 as health officials reported 407 new cases of the illness.
Asked if there could be a situation that would prompt a return to mask mandates, Scrase said it would have to be "a catastrophic situation."
The state Department of Health listed 440 new cases and 16 additional deaths in its daily report Wednesday.
New Mexico's seven-day positivity rate stands at 7.3 percent. There are 252 people hospitalized with symptoms stemming from the coronavirus.
The state reported 680 new cases over a three-day period including Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
New Mexico recorded 453 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths Friday, according to the state Department of Health.
The number of New Mexico deaths related to COVID-19 rose to 6,873.
A Santa Fe County woman in her 30s who had underlying health conditions was one of 30 more fatalities from COVID-19 in the state, New Mexico health officials reported …
Only 351 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday, but 27 more people and three from Rio Arriba County died from virus.
New Mexico's hospitalizations are also down. On Monday, 322 people were in a hospital with symptoms related to COVID-19.
In a pandemic that has prompted elected officials to bounce from one extreme to the other, the mandate's end (for now) marks another milepost in the two-year battle against the coronavirus.
As of Friday, 402 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 complications.
The governor had been under increasing pressure to drop the mandate in recent weeks.
New Mexico recorded 999 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 17 additional deaths, according to the state Department of Health.
But there were 27 additional deaths, with the state eclipsing 6,700 deaths.
The state added 3,245 new cases in its report covering Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
New Mexico's COVID-19 hospitalizations were below 500 Friday, at 498.
New Mexico tallied 1,837 new COVID-19 cases and 32 additional deaths Thursday, according to the state Department of Health.
New Mexico recorded 1,844 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and 36 more deaths, pushing the total number of cases among New Mexicans amid the pandemic closer to 500,000.
A Rio Arriba County woman in her 80s was one of six more people in New Mexico who have died from COVID-19, state health officials reported Tuesday.
The state also added 20 victims to the state's death toll.
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