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Governor Abbott requests hospitals to pause elective procedures

Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 10:12 PM CDT
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Tex. (KGNS) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a series of actions on Monday to slow the recent rise in coronavirus cases in the state.

Along with the State 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.

However, this is as 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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