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Mitch Kelly
October 19, 2020 - 5:29 am
A unit of the city of Las Vegas jail has been quarantined following 43 presumed positive cases of the coronavirus. The population in the unit at the time of testing was 91 inmates.
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A woman wearing a face mask walks in Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Britain’s government says discussions about implementing stricter restrictions in Greater Manchester must be completed Monday because the public health threat caused by rising COVID-19 infections is serious and getting worse. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Associated Press
October 19, 2020 - 5:29 am
LONDON (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world. The milestone was hit Monday morning, according to...
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Mitch Kelly
October 18, 2020 - 11:04 am
The Southern Nevada Health District added 406 new coronavirus cases to Clark County's total on Sunday, bringing that total to 74,950.
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FILE - In this July 17, 2020 file photo, a senior citizen holds the hand of a care coordinator at a Health facility in Miami. Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of cost, with the aid of two national pharmacy chains. No vaccine has yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and the distribution program is contingent on that happening first. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Associated Press
October 16, 2020 - 9:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of cost, with the aid of two national pharmacy chains. No vaccine has yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and the distribution program is...
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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on March 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Associated Press
October 16, 2020 - 5:05 am
All staff members who came in contact with a colleague in Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office who tested positive for COVID-19 have completed quarantines and returned to work, aides to the governor said Thursday.
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Jim Zoller, top, gets a rapid COVID-19 test from June Lopez, Dignity GoHealth medical assistant, before a United Airlines flight to Hawaii at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands on Thursday without having to self-quarantine upon arrival. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Associated Press
October 15, 2020 - 7:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Angela Margos was among the first passengers in San Francisco to get on a plane headed for Hawaii, where travelers who test negative for the coronavirus will no longer be required to self-quarantine for two weeks. “Vacation, peace of mind,” said Margos, a nurse from San Carlos,...
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In this Oct. 8, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., walk in a hanger before leaving Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in Phoenix. Biden’s presidential campaign says Harris will suspend in-person events until Oct. 19, after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Associated Press
October 15, 2020 - 4:35 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Confronted with its first known coronavirus scare, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign turned the threat into another contrast with President Donald Trump in the closing weeks of a general election battle dominated by how the Republican incumbent has handled the pandemic and...
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 Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on March 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Associated Press
October 15, 2020 - 4:21 am
Trick-or-treating at the Nevada governor’s mansion has been canceled this year due to the pandemic, and state health officials are advising people marking Halloween and Día de los Muertos to avoid large gatherings.
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Associated Press
October 15, 2020 - 12:08 am
Does the flu vaccine affect my chances of getting COVID-19? The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year. Health officials and medical groups are urging people to get either the flu shot or nasal spray, so that...
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Epidemic concept COVID-19. Coronavirus Test Station. Medical worker in full protective gear takes sample from patient at a COVID-19 drive-thru test site.
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Mitch Kelly
October 13, 2020 - 5:25 am
Starting this week, the COVID-19 testing site at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center will adjust its hours of operation and offer testing on Sundays and Mondays to make testing available seven days a week between the UNLV site and the Las Vegas Cashman Center site.
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