WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 30th November, 2021) More than 30 hospitals in New York State will cease elective procedures as a result of the insufficient bad capacity amid the COVID-19 surge, Governor Kathy Hochul said.
"We are talking about approximately 32-36 hospitals that have fallen in that category of having 10 percent or less bad capacity," Hochul said during a virtual press briefing on Monday.
"Currently, we have 2,829 people in hospitals right now. We know that the trend is continuing in a bad direction," Hochul also said.
Wadsworth Center Laboratory of Viral Diseases head Kirsten St. George reassured residents that the new Omicron variant had not reached the region yet.