LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The peak of the COVID-19 pandemic is about 21 days away for Nevada, according to projections published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The pandemic is projected to peak on April 22 in the Silver State.
IHME says even if the state and nation continue to use “strong social distancing” and other protective measures until the end of May, demand for hospital services will exceed capacity.
The data by the IHME shows the projected hospital resource use based on COVID-19 deaths.
In Nevada, the IHME expects the state to have enough of the hospital beds it will need for COVID-19 patients when the pandemic peaks. So, at this time, the IHME does not project a shortage in available beds.
There is a shortage of 60 ICU beds once Nevada reaches its peak, according to the forecast.
The data shows the peak count for daily deaths will reach 19 in Nevada. IHME projects there to be a total of 506 COVID-19 deaths in the state by August 4, 2020.
To view the IHME forecast, click here. Be sure to click the drop down menu that says ‘United States of America,’ and scroll down to find Nevada.