Baptist Memorial Healthcare, Methodist reschedule elective surgeries as COVID-19 cases rise

Baptist Memorial Healthcare, Methodist reschedule elective surgeries as COVID-19 cases rise
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -The coronavirus pandemic has caused Baptist Memorial Healthcare and Methodist to reschedule elective procedures that require overnight stays.

Baptist officials said this is only temporary and effective at the Memphis location. Elective procedures that do not require an overnight stay will continue at both Baptist and Methodist.

Baptist added they evaluate this every day and when the COVID-19 census drops below 100, all elective procedures will resume.

More than 250 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths were reported by the Shelby County Health Department.

Health officials are expecting a surge in cases after Thanksgiving.

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