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West Texas hospitals allowed to resume elective procedures and scheduled surgeries

Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 11:55 AM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - Elective procedures and scheduled surgeries are no longer restricted across most of the state.

Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that he was re-authorizing elective surgeries immediately.

The governor banned these types of operations following a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the summer.

In Odessa, physicians with Medical Center Hosptial immediately began rescheduling procedures on Friday.

The governor’s re-authorizations for elective surgeries does not apply to parts of south Texas where hospitalization rates are still too high.

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