Coronavirus Update

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

STAY INFORMED TO STAY HEALTHY

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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