Oct 26 (Reuters) - Hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc
on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly
revenue and said it expects to continue to treat COVID-19
patients throughout 2021.
The company said it expects COVID-19 patients to make up
4%-5% of total admissions in 2021.
HCA sales rose 4.8% to $13.31 billion in the third quarter
ended Sept. 30, beating estimates of $12.86 billion.
Net income attributable to HCA rose to $668 million, or
$1.95 per share, in the quarter, from $612 million, or $1.76 per
share, a year earlier.
(Reporting By Dania Nadeem and Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru;
Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)