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North Dakota Hospitals At Full Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge, Staff Shortages

North Dakota hospitals are reportedly at full capacity amid surging coronavirus cases and a shortage of healthcare workers.

On Monday, Gov. Doug Burgum announced a new measure to address the dire situation, allowing COVID-19-positive healthcare workers who are asymptomatic to continue working on coronavirus patients, the Grand Forks Herald reported.

The shortage in healthcare workers has translated to less available hospital beds, and staffing is made more complicated as COVID-19 patients usually require a separate set of nurses who are confined to coronavirus wards.

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