SANTA FE, N.M. — The Navy is sending a 20-member medical team to New Mexico to enable the San Juan Regional Healthcare Centre cope with a employees scarcity for managing huge numbers of COVID-19 clients.

The navy group is becoming deployed at the ask for of the Federal Crisis Administration Agency and is scheduled to get there at the Farmington healthcare facility on Dec. 5.

New Mexico is a person of seven states in which army groups are at present deployed or soon will, in accordance to a statement issued Monday by Army North.

“As COVID-19 hospitalization prices continue on to shift across the state, reducing in specific locations although expanding in many others, we however obtain new communities and health care amenities overburdened and in require of federal, military services support,” mentioned Army Lt. Gen. John R. Evans, Jr.

Dr. Nicole Wieman, an Military North spokeswoman, claimed navy groups have been deployed to Gallup and Shiprock in New Mexico before in the course of the pandemic, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

The groups focus on coronavirus instances, Wieman stated. “They are there to decompress the stress of managing COVID people,” she claimed.

New Mexico on Monday noted an further 4,991 verified COVID-19 conditions and 45 extra virus fatalities, rising the state’s pandemic complete to 313,139 circumstances and 5,355 fatalities.