New York Instructs Hospitals to Prepare for Covid-19 Surge

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered hospitals in the state to increase their bed count and identify additional staff as the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations reached a level not seen since late May.

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, also said he would issue broad regional closure orders—similar to what was put in place in the spring—if hospitals in a given part of the...