MHSC postpones elective procedures

Elective surgeries at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County are canceled until further notice as a result an overwhelming influx of COVID-19 positive patients.

In addition, the hospital, its clinics and the emergency room have no rapid COVID-19 tests to offer. The tests are in short supply nationwide as a result of the increase in cases.

“We are at a critical juncture in Sweetwater County,” said Deb Sutton, MHSC Public Information Officer. “The hospital is treating and admitting more and more COVID-19 cases every day. There has been an incredible surge in cases nationwide. We are no...


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