During his Team Kentucky update on Thursday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he was deploying hundreds more National Guard members to assist hospitals throughout the state in their fight against COVID-19.
"We're deploying and have authorized the deployment of an additional 310 soldiers and airmen that will be going to assist 21 more hospitals," Gov. Beshear said Thursday.
According to the governor, 10 to 30 of those 310 National Guard members will be deployed each to 21 new facilities starting Monday. In total, that makes 411 members of the Kentucky National Guard that will now be assisting 25 hospitals throughout the state.
Included in the 21 hospitals that will now receive National Guard assistance is Ohio County Healthcare in Hartford, Kentucky.
The governor says the National Guard teams will assist with non-clinical functions within the hospitals for a maximum of two weeks, in hopes of freeing up staff members to allow them to provide patient care.
You can see a full list of healthcare facilities that will now be receiving assistance from the National Guard below:
You can view the governor's full Team Kentucky update from Thursday here.