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COVID Patients Fill Las Vegas ICUs

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An ICU nurse treats a patient.

Southern Nevada hospitals are filling with COVID-19 patients, and intensive care unit occupancy is rising fast.

In Clark County, it recently rose to 89 percent. And though not all of those patients are stricken with COVID-19, it's the highest level of ICU occupancy since the outbreak began. Statewide, the Nevada Hospital Association reported about 27 percent of all ICU patients are suffering from COVID-19,

Along with the crush of coronavirus infections, hospitals are also dealing with high demands on doctors, staff, and resources.

 

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