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Dobbs: Mississippi hospitals must delay elective surgeries

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Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs (Photo via video screen grab)

Friday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced that hospitals must delay elective surgeries statewide beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15.

In a tweet, Dobbs indicated that nearly 10% of people contracting COVID-19 will be hospitalized, and that he sees many more hospitalizations on the way.

He also said that Mississippi’s ICUs are already full. Wednesday, the state had a record number of people admitted to hospitals for the virus (172), and a record number of people with confirmed cases hospitalized (1,166),

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