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Health & Prevention Report: Southwest Health System's Marc Meyer Discusses What The Nationwide Surge In COVID Cases Means For Montezuma County.

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On this week's Health and Prevention Report, we're replaying an important interview about the status of the Covid-19 pandemic in Montezuma County. The Delta Variant is now making up the vast majority of the COVID-19 cases both locally and nationally, and we may be seeing the beginning of a surge in the virus. KSJD News spoke with Marc Meyer, head of infection control and vaccinations at Southwest Health System, about the situation.

As of August 19, Southwest Health System has not yet had to accept any patients from other states, according to head of infection control, Marc Meyer. But the hospital is seeing an increase in COVID patients this week, with five hospitalizations on Monday, August 16. Meyer anticipates local COVID cases to continue to increase, mainly among the unvaccinated.

Southwest Health System holds local updates on the COVID-19 pandemic via Facebook Live. Visit the Southwest Health System Facebook page to view past updates and learn when the next ones will be.

Lucas is the News Director for KSJD Community Radio. His work focuses on serving the public of the Four Corners with responsible, factual reporting.