Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.



T9lW32mk-720.jpg Las Vegas hospital blazes own path with malaria drug to treat COVID
University Medical Center recently began prescribing hydroxychloroquine to high-risk emergency room patients who test positive for COVID-19 but do not require immediate hospitalization.

Washoe County reports coronavirus victim; state death toll 113
A man in his 90s died in Washoe County, according to the Regional Information Center.

Nevada inmates making hand sanitizer for health workers, police
The Nevada Department of Corrections announced on social media April 4 that inmates have begun producing hand sanitizer for medical personnel and law enforcement.

Army engineers look at potential field hospital sites in Nevada
The Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement Saturday that it did assessments in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City as a result of COVID-19.

Car insurance companies offer coronavirus-related discounts
A number of auto insurers rolled out discounts to customers this week as Nevadans spend more time in their homes than on the road leading to a drop in claims.

Avoiding coronavirus about washing hands, not wearing gloves
Experts say wearing gloves when you’re out and about won’t protect you if they transmit the virus to another surface.

Las Vegas families treated to drive-through Easter celebration — PHOTOS
Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore invited Ward 6 families to celebrate Easter with her during a special event Saturday at Mountain Ridge Park.

Governors seek $500B to make up costs related to coronavirus
The National Governors Association sent a blunt message to Congress on Saturday that they will need $500 billion to cover budget shortfalls due to coronavirus.

A cockpit view of Thunderbirds flying over Las Vegas Valley — VIDEO
The Air Force’s Thunderbirds flew across the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday. Check out this unique view from the cockpit.

Local church hosts blood drive.
Cookie company donates to first responders; advertising agency offers free consulting for local businesses.


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