Anne Arundel Medical Center has started putting off some non-emergency, elective surgeries until COVID-19 admissions start to decline.

COVID-19 patients are currently occupying about 10% of all the hospital beds at AAMC, and more than 70% of them are unvaccinated.

"This was a very difficult decision. This was a multi-disciplinary decision made over a period of time where we were watching our numbers," said Dr. Stephen Selinger, the hospital's chief medical officer.

Maryland hospitals haven't taken such action since March 2020. The hospital cited September's delta variant-fueled COVID-19 case surge and an increase in emergency room visits. It's a combination that is straining capacity, Selinger said.... Read More: WBAL