COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge in New Mexico.

The state Department of Health reported Wednesday there are currently 85 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, including 15 patients who are on ventilators.

NMDOH also reported 611 new cases Wednesday, with a test positivity rate of about 5.4 percent. The state also reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, New Mexico’s accumulated 528,146 total COVID-19 cases and 7,650 total COVID-19 deaths.