Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation today suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located in the 11 trauma service areas (TSA) in the state.
The suspension already includes hospitals found in Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, Nueces, Travis and Webb counties.
"The state of Texas continues to implement strategies to help ensure ample supply of hospital beds for Covid-19 patients," Abbott said in a statement announcing the proclamation. "By expanding this directive to include the counties within these 11 TSAs, we are freeing up more resources to address upticks in Covid-19 related cases."
Abbott's proclamation adds 105 of the state's 254 counties to the original executive order, bringing the total number of counties to 113 that must suspend elective surgeries.