Gov. Beshear warns that Kentucky may not have enough medical staff for ICU care

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KENTUCKY (WEHT) – Governor Andy Beshear says the rising number of COVID cases is creating a critical situation for hospital capacity and staffing.

Gov. Beshear says there are more people in the ICU battling COVID right now across Kentucky than ever before. Kentucky is facing the highest positivity rate ever at almost 13 percent. The governor says within two weeks the state may not have enough medical staff for ICU care.

On Wednesday, a new directive was signed allowing people licensed to practice medicine or nursing in other states to serve on an emergency basis in Kentucky. The Commissioner for Public Health says if you have a weakened immune system you can now get a COVID booster shot.

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