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Virginia deaths reach 13, Northam halts elective surgeries

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is ordering a halt to elective surgeries at hospitals to preserve the capacity of the state's health care system amid the coronavirus pandemic.

State health officials reported a one-day increase of more than 100 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to over 400.

They also reported three new deaths, bringing the total to 13.

Northam has warned that those numbers will continue to increase.

He says postponing elective surgeries will preserve bed space and medical equipment.

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