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Coronavirus In Nevada

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7:13 p.m. | February 26, 2021

Nevada's New Daily Virus Case Average Lowest Since Sept. 16
By The Associated Press

The average number of new daily cases of COVID-19 reported in Nevada over the past two weeks has fallen to its lowest level since mid-September. The latest figures released by state health officials on Friday show the average has dropped by nearly 90% since a peak of more than 2,700 a day in mid-December. The 314 new daily cases reported on average over the previous 14 days is the lowest since averaging 312 on Sept. 16. That's down from a Dec. 11 peak of 2,716. Nevada's positivity rate also has dropped to 8.3%, the lowest since 8.2% on Oct. 19.

A Nevada Guard Airman is leaning towards an open driver side windshield.
Nevada National Guard / Flickr

Of all the people tested for COVID-19 in Nevada in early February, 11.8% tested positive for COVID-19.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5:44 p.m. | February 23, 2021

COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Nevada Continue To Decline
By Lucia Starbuck

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are continuing to decline in Nevada. 

There are currently under 600 people hospitalized for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 compared to the beginning of the month when we saw about twice as many patients.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6:00 p.m. | February 16, 2021

New Daily Case Average In Nevada Now Below 500
By Michelle Billman

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Nevada since the start of the pandemic has surpassed 289,000, but the average of new daily cases over the past two weeks has now dipped just below 500. The state also reported 13 new deaths related to the virus Tuesday, and the death toll across Nevada is now 4,733. 

Yarleny Roa-Dugan is wearing scrubs and looking toward the camera while smiling.
Courtesy of Yarleny Roa-Dugan

Many people think of maternity wards as places of celebration, where families and friends gather to welcome newborns into the world. But over the last year, that's changed. Yarleny Roa-Dugan is a labor and delivery nurse in Las Vegas, and she shares her experience working during the pandemic in this audio diary.

Una mujer en silla de ruedas, un caballero y una mujer de pie sostienen letreros y posan con un caballo al aire libre.
Luis O. Latino

Read in English. 

Mientras la pandemia de la COVID-19 continúa, la información sobre el coronavirus en español sigue como una necesidad entre los hispanohablantes del norte de Nevada.

Para ayudar con esto, la intérprete profesional María Davis dedica su tiempo a responder las preguntas de la comunidad y compartir las actualizaciones de la COVID-19 en español por Facebook.

La reportera Natalie Van Hoozer de KUNR habló con Davis para saber más al respecto.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5:22 p.m. | February 9, 2021

Washoe Reports Lowest New Daily Cases On Tuesday Since Mid-June
By Lucia Starbuck

New daily COVID-19 cases have been declining in Washoe. 

Woman in a wheelchair, man holding the reigns of a horse, a woman standing by herself hold paper signs.
Luis O. Latino

Lee en español.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, coronavirus information in Spanish persists as an unmet need for Spanish speakers in Northern Nevada.

To help address this, María Davis, a professional interpreter, volunteers her time answering community questions and sharing COVID-19 updates in Spanish on Facebook

Illustration of a series of people in rows. Each person is wearing a face mask.
Angelina Bambina / Adobe Stock

January was the deadliest month during the pandemic in Nevada. More than 1,100 people statewide lost their lives. But, as we make our way through February, the state is starting to see a downward trend in cases and hospitalizations. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talks with an epidemiologist to learn what this recent decline means.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7:40 p.m. | February 2, 2021

COVID-19 Cases And Hospitalizations Decline in Nevada
By Lucia Starbuck

COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Nevada.

On average, statewide, there have been fewer than 1,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 over the last two weeks. For comparison, that average was around 1,500 about a week and a half ago.

An image of Jason Frierson walking into the Assembly Building.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.

An image of the Capitol Building in Carson City, Nev.
Alexa Ard

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

KUNR Today: Blizzard Hits The Region, Fewer New Cases Of COVID-19 In Nevada

Jan 27, 2021
An image of a snowy backdrop taken from a live traffic camera.
Courtesy Nevada Department of Transportation

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7:02 p.m. | January 26, 2021

Nevada Records Fewer Than 1,000 New COVID Cases Two Days-In-A-Row
By Paul Boger

Health officials in Nevada confirmed fewer than 1000 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row on Tuesday.

A close-up image of a bald eagle in flight.
Jeff Bleam

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

A selfie of a woman wearing a floral-print mask. She is sitting in her car while getting a shot administered into her left arm through the window by a woman wearing a surgical mask.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Lucia Starbuck is a reporter with KUNR and a corps member with Report for America. As an essential worker, Lucia received her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week. She shares her experience at a drive-through vaccination site and what this moment meant to her in an audio diary.

A close-up image showing a COVID-19 vaccine being loaded into a syringe.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6:50 p.m. | January 19, 2021

One In Five People Getting Tested For COVID Are Testing Positive In Nevada
By Lucia Starbuck

The test positivity rate in Nevada continues to be high. The rate has been hovering at around 20% since early December. This means, about one in five people getting tested are testing positive.

A screenshot of Gov. Steve Sisolak
Screenshot courtesy of Gov. Sisolak's YouTube channel

These are your morning news headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

Bret Frey is a man who is wearing a face mask and sitting in his car. Through the window, a health worker administers the COVID-19 vaccine into his arm.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

There was an air of excitement and a small round of applause as some of the first health care workers with Renown Health received their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday. This will ultimately provide them about 95% protection from the virus,  which has taken the lives of over 540 Washoe County residents as of Tuesday.

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