TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) administrators held a news conference on Monday to address the immediate impacts of rising COVID-19 cases.
The administrators said the hospital system currently has enough ICU beds to accommodate the rising number of patients.
But the big issue currently is having enough healthcare workers.
NMHS is actively recruiting more healthcare workers to offset the spread and to ensure the highest quality of care for its patients.
As of Monday, administrators said there are currently 37 COVID-19 patients in the hospital system.
The hospital system's new visitation policy went into effect on Monday, Aug. 2.
NMHS operates hospitals and clinics in Tupelo, Amory, West Point and more.