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Gov. Abbott announces actions to slow rising COVID-19 cases

Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 10:34 AM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - With Texas having a rise in COVID-19 cases, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a series of actions on Monday to slow down that rise.

Along with the Texas Health Services Department using staffing agencies to provide out-of-state medical personnel to help with covid operations at medical facilities, he also sent out a letter to the Texas Hospital Association asking hospitals to voluntarily postpone elective procedures so long as they do not result in death or the worsening of a patient’s condition.

This is being done in an effort to increase hospital capacity for COVID patients.

No word if Laredo’s hospitals will follow Governor Abbott’s recommendation.

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