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Cuomo Plans Regional N.Y. Reopening, Eases Elective Surgery Ban

  • New deaths from Covid-19 were below 500 for a second day
  • Different areas have different plateaus, N.Y. governor says
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a small step on Tuesday toward reopening the state, allowing elective surgeries to take place starting next week in regions without large coronavirus outbreaks.

While hospitals downstate and in New York City in particular remain over capacity, some upstate are laying off staff due to lack of need, Cuomo said at a Tuesday briefing in Buffalo. The state needs a region-by-region approach to reopening, he said.