In his Tuesday briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reiterated the significance of following COVID-19 protocols to prevent multiplication from the virus.

“In L.A. County, they've so much COVID that ambulances aren't doing runs for those in the worst shape,” he explained. “I mean we're at war, and either, you know, you need to do your patriotic duty and also you support america or else you don't.”

Gov. Beshear said the holidays have delayed some COVID-19 lab reports, which makes it unclear whether the state will see a post-holiday surge in cases. He announced 1,781 new positive cases Tuesday, that is reduced than past Tuesday reports. However, the state's rate of positivity remains high at 11.4%, a lot more than 1,700 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized and 23 new deaths were announced Tuesday.

Kentucky has administered a lot more than 66,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Beshear said Walgreens expects to complete its first round of vaccinations at long term care facilities after now. The pharmacy will still need to administer booster shots.

Beshear also stressed the importance of cooperating with public health workers.

“Not a lot of people, but I believe that select few of people that are now being so reckless along with other people’s lives are going to be really ashamed in a year or two as we look back on this.”

In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine announced pharmacy vaccine providers have visited 61% from the state's nursing facilities, however, not every staff are going for to get the shots.

“Of those locations, only approximately 40% of staff members have chosen to receive the vaccination. Of nursing home residents, approximately 75 to 80% of residents decided to receive the vaccine,” DeWine said inside a statement.

The state reported 7,580 new cases and 104 deaths . A lot more than 9,200 people have died from COVID-19.

West Virginia is constantly on the visit a surge in COVID-19 cases with 1,276 new positives . Their state also reported 46 new deaths.