Navy medics join COVID fight in hard-hit New Mexico

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(This December 10 story corrects to “Army Staff Sergeant” from Navy in paragraph five) By Shannon Stapleton FARMINGTON, N.M. (Reuters) – Dozens of U.S. Navy medics have deployed to New Mexico to treat a Delta variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 patients as part of a military operation to treat virus hotspots across Western and Midwest states. New Mexico is suffering one of the highest levels of new coronavirus infections in the country, its hospitals reaching record capacity levels. Nearly 50 Navy medics are treating COVID-19 patients at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, northwe…

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