LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have reported that the number of people hospitalized in Nevada with COVID-19 has more than doubled over the last month.
The Nevada Hospital Association reported Monday that hospitalized coronavirus patients increased more than 230% from Nov. 6 to Dec. 6 as the state continues experiencing a surge of coronavirus cases.
Hospital officials also reported that the number of patients needing ventilators rose 250% from early November.
Nevada COVID-19 response director Caleb Cage says officials expect the number of reported cases to continue rising because of gatherings over Thanksgiving. Cage says that will likely increase the number of hospitalizations.