21 WNY medical organizations urge public to avoid gatherings, follow COVID-19 precautions

21 WNY medical organizations urge public to avoid gatherings, follow COVID-19 precautions

On Friday, 76 percent of hospital beds and 43 percent of intensive care unit beds in Erie County were full, according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hospitalizations have been increasing locally, and now Western New York medical officials are speaking up and urging the public to follow recommendations and precautions to stop the spread ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. "Our main goal is to keep each of you and your families safe, healthy, and alive," wrote 21 medical organizations and practices in a co-signed letter, released on Sunday. Among the recommendations, the organizations stressed that any …
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