BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The number of COVID patients in the region is skyrocketing. There are 622 COVID patients in Western New York — up more than 120 in the last week alone.

Tuesday, the governor also said several regions are facing hospital capacity issues. This is happening at the same time as staff shortages.

Dr. Nancy Nielson joined News 4 Tuesday to discuss COVID updates.

New on WIVB.com