New Local CV-19 Cases Include Worker For Health District

Several Employees Of The V.A. Hospital Also Test Positive

Mitch Kelly
April 02, 2020 - 5:12 am

Photo Courtesy: Southern Nevada Health District

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - As the number of positive coronavirues cases in Nevada approaches 1,000, some of the newest positive tests involves those working hardest to slow the spread.

The Southern Nevada Health District recently learned that one of their employees has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case of the virus at the Southern Nevada Health District. 

The staff member developed symptoms over the weekend and has not been at work since. The employee is currently self-isolating, and the Health District is notifying close contacts of their potential exposure. The employee previously had some limited interaction with patients in a clinical setting, and these patients will be notified of their potential exposure and provided with the appropriate information. 

Also, 11 employees at VA Southern NV Healthcare System tested positive for COVID-19. A V.A. spokesman says they were immediately placed in isolation. 9 are receiving medical attention while under quarantine at home. The other 2 are hospitalized.