Governor Greg Abbott Issues Order To Suspend Surgeries In Several Counties Including Dallas

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Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that a temporary pause will be put on any further phases of Texas to reopen as the state has an increase in positive Coronavirus cases.
Abbott said in a statement that, “The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses. This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business.”
Abbott issued an executive order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients and it also suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties as the number of positive COVID patients increase.
In accordance to this order all hospitals in these counties have been directed to reschedule all surgeries that are not considered life threatening or medically necessary.
Texas health officials reported a record breaking 5,551 new coronavirus cases and another record of 4,389 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.



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