Staffing shortages spreading to more Kentucky hospitals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor says critical staffing shortages have spread to more hospitals struggling with an influx of COVID-19 patients as the delta variant infects more people. Gov. Andy Beshear continues to implore Kentuckians to get vaccinated and wear masks when in public indoors, away from home. He warned Thursday that the highly contagious variant “continues to burn through Kentucky” at an unprecedented rate. As coronavirus cases keep mounting, he says 62 of the state’s 96 hospitals are dealing with critical staffing shortages. Just a week ago, he reported that one-third of hospitals statewide were in such dire staffing situations.

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