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Utah Hospitals Delay Surgeries For Future Coronavirus Cases


Utah’s two largest hospital systems have delayed elective surgeries and other non-urgent medical procedures to save space and equipment for future patients with the new coronavirus. Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health expect an influx of coronavirus patients in the coming weeks. Authorities say that while most of the 41 people diagnosed in Utah have recovered at home so far, the path of the virus in other places like Italy indicates that Utah will experience a surge soon. The move is aimed at keeping hospital beds free and saving protective equipment that’s in short supply around the country.