Prayer #255: For New Mexico, Now in a Major COVID-19 Upsurge
The state of New Mexico is undergoing a major upsurge of COVID-19. According to the New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary Dr. David Scrase, in the past two weeks, the state has seen a nearly 90% increase in the number of COVID-related hospitalizations. Officials for various hospitals across the state are issuing warnings that their facilities are now at or near capacity. As of Tuesday, 909 people were hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19. "Our hospital is full and we are very close to running out of ICU beds and regular beds," stated Dr. Rohini McKee, the chief quality and safety officer of the University of New Mexico Hospital. "Given the numbers we've seen over the past few weeks, our health system is going to be overwhelmed," he added.
Pray for the state of New Mexico during this large COVID-19 upsurge. Pray for hospitals throughout the state as they struggle with being at or over capacity. Pray for care and caution amongst New Mexico's citizens, and that the surge would quickly dissipate.
Ps. 61:3: "For You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy."