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Some Elective Procedures Back At Vermont's Largest Hospital

UVM Medical Center main entrance
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UVM Medical Center main entrance (file)

Elective surgeries are ramping back up at Vermont's largest hospital.
UVM Medical Center President Dr. Stephen Leffler says a lot of people have been patiently waiting to get procedures that they really need. Leffler said the hospital’s goal is to get back to doing 60% of the procedures they were doing pre-COVID-19. The 60% reopening within six weeks will allow for patients to be socially distant and to clean operating rooms.

The Vermont Health Department reported Thursday three new cases of people with the virus that causes COVID-19, bringing the state’s total just over 930.

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