The latest COVID-19 hospitalization numbers and test positivity rate data in New Mexico continue to trend upward.

The state Department of Health reported Monday there are currently 96 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, including five patients on ventilators. NMDOH also reported Monday there were 1,433 new COVID-19 cases (with a test positivity rate of about 8.1 percent) and nine new COVID-19 deaths spanning the last three days.

Since the start of the pandemic, New Mexico’s accumulated a total of 530,772 COVID-19 cases and 7,684 COVID-19 deaths.