Methodist in the Media

COVID Cases on the Rise in the Metro

Published: May 24, 2022

Douglas County Health reports 367 new reported COVID-19 cases since Thursday. But the number of hospitalizations peaked at 82 this month, and has since dropped to 73.

Some doctors call this a "controlled" phase of the pandemic. COVID-19 is not considered endemic yet because the virus is still unpredictable. However, experts said the tools to help limit hospitalizations exist.

For now, doctors hope hospitalizations continue at a lower rate, even if cases keep rising.

"COVID is never going to go away. It's always going to be in our lives, we just hope it's something manageable," Methodist Health System’s Dr. Jessica Jones said.

KETV: COVID Cases on the Rise in the Metro