A record number of Alabamians are hospitalized with COVID-19.
On Monday over 2,000 patients were in hospitals around the state.
Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Hospital Association, said at least three hospitals began postponing non-emergency procedures due to staff shortages. Williamson is concerned that the holidays will only make things worse.
As of Monday, 272,229 Alabamians had the virus, 2,079 were hospitalized, 3,892 have died due to COVID-19.