Taos, Cibola counties have the state's highest polio vaccination rate, while Catron county has the lowest.

New Mexico's top health officials delivered a relatively rosy outlook on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Land of Enchantment during a press conference last Thursday (Sept. 15), and also updated reporters on monkeypox, polio and West Nile virus.

"It looks like we are getting over the BA.5 [Omicron subvariant of the coronavirus] hump at the present time," said Dr. David Scrase, human services secretary and acting health secretary, adding that COVID-19 hospitalizations have plateaued with just 7 percent of patients on ventilation. 

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