Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.


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Southern Nevada hospitals say the changing demographics of patients and the fact they are better prepared give them confidence they won’t be overwhelmed.

Clark County adds 576 new COVID-19 cases, a dozen deaths
Clark County recorded 576 new cases of COVID-19 and a dozen additional deaths over the preceding day, according to data posted Thursday by the Southern Nevada Health District.

Nevada stepping up its fight against coronavirus
With Nevada pausing in its COVID-19 recovery plan through July amid rising rates of infection and illness, the state on Wednesday announced a new push to fight the disease through targeted outreach and intervention.

Most Nevada businesses enforcing masks, little consequence for noncompliance
Most enforcement agencies continue to educate rather than penalize businesses that aren’t in compliance.

7 Harrah’s Laughlin workers test positive for COVID-19
Owner Caesars Entertainment Corp. says the property is executing its health and safety protocols to address new cases, but didn’t disclose where the employees worked.

Casinos have no standard protocol for temperature checks
The act of entering a local casino — put your right wrist up, pull your mask down, look at that camera, stand on that dot — is playing out like a game of the COVID hokeypokey.

Las Vegas area’s May jobless rate highest among major US metro areas
Southern Nevada’s unemployment rate was by far the highest among major metro areas in May, even as locals started working again.

Jacky Rosen endorses Joe Biden and his coronavirus plan
U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, as well as Biden’s plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus impact on Nevada: a data guide
How is coronavirus impacting Nevada? The Review-Journal is charting the state’s coronavirus cases, recoveries and deaths and you’ll find the latest data from the state and your county.

Do’s and don’ts of wearing face masks in Nevada
Nevada has issued guidelines on when and where to wear face masks, along with exceptions to those rules, since Gov. Steve Sisolak made them mandatory.

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