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

Editor’s Note: KUNR is no longer updating this blog series as of Wednesday, May 26. For the most current information about the novel coronavirus in Nevada, in addition to local news headlines, visit KUNR Today.

5:45 p.m. | May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Cases And Test Positivity Rate Continue To Decrease In Nevada
By Lucia Starbuck

COVID-19 cases are continuing to decrease in Nevada.

Officials are reporting an average of 161 daily cases over the last two weeks, along with two deaths per day during that same time period. Daily cases have steadily decreased since the start of the month.

An image of proposed bills in the Nevada Legislature.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your morning news headlines for Monday, May 24, 2021.

A stack of legislative bills being placed in cubbies.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local morning news headlines for Friday, May 21, 2021.

Here are your local morning news headlines for Thursday, May 20, 2021.

COVID-19 vaccine supplies are now abundant – nationally about 60% of adults have had at least one shot.

“At least here in Casper, (Wyo.), you can go to the clinic and pick one of the three vaccines. It’s like a menu: I want Moderna, I want Pfizer, I want Johnson & Johnson. We have that much vaccine now,” said Mark Dowell, an infectious diseases physician and Natrona County health officer.

An image of a rehabilitation center at Renown Hospital.
Courtesy City of Reno

Here are your local morning news headlines for Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

KUNR Today: Mask Confusion In Washoe Co. Schools, How Vaccination Rates Impact Herd Immunity

May 18, 2021
Shibuya246 / CC BY-NC 2.0

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

An image of Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your morning news headlines for Monday, May 17, 2021.

A rare but serious COVID-19-related condition has disproportionately affected Hispanic and Latino children in the Mountain West.

That group makes up nearly a third of Utah's 74 who were diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. At the same time, only 14% of Utah’s population is Hispanic or Latino, according to the Census Bureau.

Similar disparities recently showed up in Idaho, where Hispanic and Latino kids accounted for nearly a quarter of its 26 recorded cases.

David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, May 14, 2021.

An image of a giant pit mining operation
Courtesy Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

Here are your local morning news headlines for Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

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

6:12 p.m. | May 11, 2021

Head Of Washoe County Health District Supports Vaccine Requirements For Students
By KUNR Staff

Washoe County’s top public health official said he supports COVID-19 vaccination requirements before students can return to school this fall. 

A color-coded map showing the drought severity throughout the U.S.
U.S. Drought Monitor

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

People of color still lack the resources they need to make informed decisions about getting vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Inside Eastridge Shopping Mall in Casper, Wyoming was once a Macy's. And signs of that department store life remain — a lot of mirrors, the old beauty department counter, and what used to be changing rooms to try on the latest fashions. Now, this building is a well-oiled, pandemic-fighting machine, with no customers.


An image of the Fallen Officers Memorial in Carson City, Nevada.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, May 7, 2021.

An image inside the Nevada State Assembly.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 6, 2021.

An image of the Wynn Resorts Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Vincent Bradison / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

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. | May 4, 2021

Nevada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Still Declining
By Lucia Starbuck

The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Nevada is still slowing down.

An image of Laughing Planet Cafe in Reno
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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