COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New Mexico continue to rise.

The state Department of Health reported Thursday there are currently 68 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, along with 503 new cases. Thursday’s test positivity rate was about 4.3 percent, and six of the 68 currently hospitalized are on ventilators.

NMDOH also reported six new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, bringing the total to 7,600.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico is up to 525,751.