This morning, in his daily COVID-19 briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would be issuing an executive order this afternoon allowing hospitals in some counties to resume doing elective surgery, provided that 30 percent of the hospital beds remain available for COVID-19 patients. The counties eligible to resume elective surgeries are those that do not present a "risk of a COVID surge." Columbia County is not one of those counties.
Yesterday, Columbia County had fourteen new cases of the coronavirus, the highest number of new cases since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Columbia County was reported on March 20.
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