Coronavirus In Nevada: Updates And Resources

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Credit Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Last updated: March 31 at 10:42 a.m. PDT

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 COVID-19 Nevada Coverage

Man in protective gear shows medical equipment
Bree Zender / KUNR Public Radio

Some people who have flu-like symptoms may not be sure if they should get tested for COVID-19. The Washoe County Health District has a set of criteria for who should be tested. The criteria the district sets is based on recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Entrance to a deployable medical facility at Renown Health in Reno
Anh Gray / KUNR

Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state or emergency to deal with the spread of coronavirus in Nevada on Thursday night. Health officials have identified 11 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

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

For recent updates on Coronavirus in Nevada, visit our updates and resources webpage.

Coronavirus In Nevada Updates: Wednesday, March 18

10:17 p.m. PDT | March 18, 2020
By Michelle Billman

State Total Of COVID-19 Cases Hits 85

A person uses hand sanitizer.
Alexa Ard

En Nevada, los dos primeros casos "presuntamente positivos" de coronavirus fueron descubiertos en Reno y Las Vegas el jueves 4 de Marzo. Los profesionales de salud ahora están informando más sobre la situación y los métodos de prevención. 

En los últimos dos meses, el virus COVID-19 mejor conocido como “coronavirus” se ha convertido en un nombre ampliamente conocido. El virus originó en Wuhan , China, el cual se dio a conocer en Diciembre del 2019.

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

For recent updates on Coronavirus in Nevada, visit our updates and resources webpage.

Southern Nevada Health District Announces Three New Positive Cases Of COVID-19
A Total Of Five Presumptive Positive Cases Reported In Clark County

A microscopic picture of COVID-19
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / Flickr, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

An official from the Washoe County Health District said the county doesn’t have adequate staffing to respond to a possible outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Dr. Mark Pandori said, "We’re monitoring the situation. We're getting ready to ... use the information from California to do whatever we can to protect the citizens of Nevada."
Lesly Virgen-Mariscal / KUNR

In Nevada, there have been no cases of the coronavirus, but in California there have been eight confirmed cases. Public health officials in the Silver State are closely monitoring the outbreak.

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