Citing a stabilizing pattern in the number of reported active coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the county and state, officials with the Williamson Medical Center announced Aug. 18 it will begin allowing inpatient elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay to resume later this month.

Officials previously announced July 17 that the hospital was at 70% capacity for beds allocated for coronavirus patients and the hospital would cancel all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay effective July 21. Other elective procedures were allowed to continue during that time.

Beginning Aug. 24, elective procedures requiring an overnight stay will be allowed to resume.

"WMC remains vigilant in following the enhanced safety protocols in place to protect our patients and staff while serving the community’s healthcare needs. Inpatient elective surgeries are critical to the care of those we serve. It is also crucial that patients not delay routine or urgent medical care," officials said in a release.

Patients looking to schedule a qualifying procedure should contact their physician's office, according to the WMC.