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Novel Coronavirus In Nevada

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

COVID-19 Regional Coverage

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. | April 8, 2021

Nevada’s Test Positivity Rate Continues To Tick Up
By Paul Boger

Nevada's two-week test positivity rate is slowly creeping back up. 

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. | April 6, 2021

Nevada Continues To Report Fewer Than 200 Daily Cases Of COVID-19
By Lucia Starbuck

Nevada’s COVID-19 test-positivity rate is slowly starting to tick up. 

The latest data from the state shows about 4.4% of all COVID tests are coming back positive. The metric is a key indicator of how quickly the virus is spreading through a community. 

A compilation of six photos from 2020 and 2021, which includes health care professionals at a COVID-19 testing site, demonstrators for protests or political rallies, Renown Health's COVID-19 care site, vaccine administrators and a food bank volunteer.
(Top row, left) Lucia Starbuck / This Is Reno; (remaining photos) Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Lucia Starbuck has covered the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year for KUNR Public Radio with Report for America, This Is Reno and Our Town Reno. In this photo gallery, she shares her photos from the field.

Un letrero blanco con la palabra “Renta” en inglés en letras rojas.
SHANE ADAMS / FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

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El lunes 29 de marzo de este año, la administración de Biden extendió la moratoria de desalojos federales hasta el 30 de junio. Asimismo, el 30 de marzo, el gobernador de Nevada Steve Sisolak extendió la moratoria de desalojos a nivel estatal hasta el 31 de mayo. Las dos moratorias tienen algunos criterios de elegibilidad diferentes.

Digital event flyer. COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Northern Nevada. A Facebook Live question and answer session on Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
KUNR Public Radio

Lee en español. 

With Northern Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout evolving every day, KUNR recently put on a Facebook Live event to address community questions and concerns with the Washoe County Health District.

Reporter Natalie Van Hoozer hosted the Q&A and spoke with KUNR’s Jayden Perez to share takeaways from the conversation.

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

6:30 p.m. | March 30, 2021

Nevada Sees Fewer Than 200 Daily Cases Of COVID-19, On Average, Over Last Two Weeks
By Lucia Starbuck

Nevada is averaging fewer than 200 new daily cases of COVID-19. That’s according to Nevada’s Covid Response Dashboard which provides an average of new daily cases over a two-week period.

A white sign with "Rent" in bold red letters.
Shane Adams / Flickr Creative Commons

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On Monday, March 29, the Biden administration extended the federal eviction moratorium until June 30. At the same time, Nevada’s eviction moratorium is still slated to end Wednesday, March 31. The two moratoriums have slightly different eligibility factors. As stakeholders try to sort this out, several questions and concerns continue to loom for tenants across the state.

KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer has been reporting on tenant’s rights and spoke with Lucia Starbuck to dig in deeper.

A photo taken of Natalie. She’s in business attire and sitting in front of a laptop with a ring light facing her. In the background is a white shelf with glass plates and family photos.
Natalie Van Hoozer / KUNR Public Radio

Throughout the pandemic, there has been a lack of resources in languages other than English. So some groups aren’t getting the information they need. One of KUNR’s bilingual reporters Natalie Van Hoozer has been reporting on the challenges Latinos and Spanish speakers in Nevada have faced over the last year. She’s also been hosting virtual events in Spanish to provide critical information not readily available to the Spanish-speaking community. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talks to her to learn more.

Un hombre vestido con ropa y sombrero de trabajo encima de un tractor con maquinaria acoplada.
Cecilia Alonso

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Usualmente, los trabajadores agrícolas de Nevada tienen trabajos estacionales, muchas veces, sin seguro médico ni licencia por enfermedad, lo que ha creado una tensión adicional para esta comunidad durante la pandemia. 

La reportera Natalie Van Hoozer habló con Cecilia Alonso, de la Nevada Human Development Corporation, o la corporación de desarrollo humano de Nevada, en Fallon, para saber más.

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

6:25 p.m. | March 23, 2021

Nevada Sees Average Of 200 Daily Cases Of COVID-19 Over Last Two Weeks
By Lucia Starbuck

There have been an average of about 200 daily cases of COVID-19 in Nevada over the last two weeks, along with four deaths per day.

A closeup of a pharmacist filling a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Mar. 19, 2021.

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

7:25 p.m. | March 16, 2021

Nevada Approaches 300,000 Total COVID-19 Cases Since Pandemic Began
By Michelle Billman

Nevada is nearing a total of 300,000 cases of COVID-19 reported since the start of the pandemic and 5,135 Nevadans have died from the virus. The average of new cases per day over the past two weeks is now just above 220 while nearly 11% of the state’s population has now been fully vaccinated. 

A photo taken outdoors of Jennifer Cantley who is wearing a grey zip-up jacket. She’s in focus with mountains and sagebrush in the background out of focus.
Courtesy of Jennifer Cantley

Jennifer Cantley from Douglas County tested positive for COVID-19 in early November and she’s still experiencing symptoms.

She has a pre-existing condition that has made it harder to recover. Last year, she was diagnosed with what’s called a pseudotumor. This causes extra fluid which puts pressure on her brain.

A man dressed in clothes and a hat for outdoor work stands atop a tractor with attached machinery in a field.
Cecilia Alonso

Lee en español.

Nevada farmworkers often have seasonal jobs with no health insurance or sick leave, which has created an additional strain for this community during the pandemic. 

KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with Cecilia Alonso of the Nevada Human Development Corporation in Fallon to learn more.

An image of Steve Sisolak receiving a vaccine.
Courtesy of Gov. Sisolak's Office

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Mar. 12, 2021.

Una imagen en primer plano de las taquillas del colegio.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe publicó recientemente datos que muestran que casi el 40 por ciento de los estudiantes de secundaria están reprobando al menos una materia, y casi una cuarta parte está reprobando en dos. La superintendente Kristen McNeill dijo el viernes el 26 de febrero que un número significativo de estudiantes está reprobando incluso más de dos clases.

A woman and man pose for a picture.
Photo courtesy of Rudy Aguilar

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the lives of more than 20,000 people across the Mountain West. One of those people was Belarmina Martinez, a mother of eight and an aunt to nearly 20 nieces and nephews. She loved her family, food and dancing the most.

Assemblyman Howard Watts is wearing a suit and face mask. He is writing on a paper pad while standing in the Assembly Chamber.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021.

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

4:50 p.m. | March 9, 2021

Higher Than Average Number Of New Daily Cases Reported In Nevada
By Paul Boger

Nevada health officials reported a higher-than-average number of new daily coronavirus cases Tuesday.

An aerial image of the UNR campus.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021.

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