The search by leaders in the region for bed space for such patients will not end there as officials anticipate facing a crisis affecting cities across the country: Hospital bed shortages.
Bracing the nation for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month.
The statewide total was up from 86 cases as of late Wednesday.
The Southern Nevada Health District on Monday also reported 19 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 35, and raised the risk of contracting the virus to “moderate.”
Figures provided to the Review-Journal last week by the only two public labs in the state indicate that only a few hundred tests had been administered so far.
The Clark County Commission and Las Vegas City Council jointly met to deliberate plans for the future of a medical and academic hub where both governments say they have made significant investments.
Health authorities on Friday announced eight new positive tests for COVID-19 in Clark County and one in Northern Nevada, bringing the state total of coronavirus cases to 20.
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday declared a state of emergency to deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Nevada.
Taking drastic action Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he is cutting off travel from Europe to the U.S. and moving to ease the economic cost of a viral pandemic that is roiling global financial markets and disrupting the daily lives of Americans.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting three new “presumptive positive” COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases of the new coronavirus to five in Clark County and seven in Nevada.