In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Department of Health said it is seeing multiple outbreaks of norovirus across the state, including in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties.
A doctor who works in the emergency room at UNM Hospital said he’s seeing more and more patients come in with norovirus.
“What we’re seeing across the state, in Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Dona Ana, Grant and Taos counties, we’re seeing an influx of the norovirus,” said David Morgan, a spokesperson for the department.
Morgan said the state's seeing a rise in cases that it hasn’t seen in over a year.
“Now that people are getting vaccinated, that businesses are able to increase capacity and we’re all able to start getting out in the world a little bit again, we’re starting to see norovirus,” Morgan said.
Femling said he’s seeing a lot of it in his patients, and he’s concerned about the potential strain on hospitals.