Health District Says Confirmed Number Of CV-19 Cases In State Now At 126

Positive Tests Rise By 17 From Thursday

Mitch Kelly
March 16, 2020 - 10:26 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The total number of coronavirus cases in the state of Nevada is now up to 126

Clark County has the mosts confirmed cases, followed by Washoe and Douglas counties.

A second person died from the coronavirus in Clark Count on Friday. She was reported to be a woman in her 60s who also had underlying medical conditions.

Wednesday night, Nye County reported its first case. County officials immediately declared a state of emergency.

Thursday afternoon, Eko County reported their two cases.

The state reported Thursday that although there have been 109 positives, 2,098 tests returned that negative results.

The Nevada Health District announced the following service updates earlier this week:

                          - The Immunization Clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center located at 570 N. Nellis Blvd. is closing. Family Planning services will continue to be available at this location. The Immunization Clinic and clinical services remain available at the Health District’s main location at 280 S. Decatur.

 

                           - Health District Dental Health Clinics will be suspended for 30 days. 

                           - As additional precautions and COVID-19 mitigation activities are implemented, Health District staff will continue to offer education and inspection services to the food service industry to ensure that the community’s food supply chain is safe. Restaurants and other food outlets that remain open for take-out and drive-through service will be prioritized, and the Health District will continue to offer its full range of services during this response. 

Also the following Environmental Health operations have been suspended until May 1, 2020:

                            - Mobile Vending Plan Review

                            - Temporary Food Establishment Plan Review

                            - In-person Payments  (Permits and plan reviews that are in process will be completed.)

Current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available on its website:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Updates and information are available on the Southern Nevada Health District website at:

www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus