Information about the latest COVID-19 cases

Mar 29, 2020 12:20 AM ET

Clark County Reports 4 Other Coronavirus Deaths; total now 14

The Southern Nevada Health District reported four more coronavirus deaths on Saturday. The total number of deaths in Nevada is now 14. The new information says that of the 14 deaths, 10 had underlying conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, lung disease and immunodeficiency disorders.

All 14 deceased were hospitalized; Sometime and 10 were intubated. The Clark County health district said it had 528 positive cases, of which 17 percent were hospitalized.

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According to the latest update, 75 cases of coronavirus were reported in Washoe County on Friday. There were no deaths in northern Nevada.

2 new cases reported in Carson and Douglas

Carson City Health & Human Services reports two new cases of coronavirus, a woman from Carson City and a man from Douglas County, both in their thirties. Both had recently traveled and both are self-insulating and in a stable condition.

The total in the district with four counties is now 11: five in Carson City, five in Douglas County and one in Lyon County. No cases have been reported in Storey County.

Cortez Masto is pushing for legislation to help students who need an internet connection

Saturday, March 28th, 12 noon

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Supports bipartisan legislation to help families who need an internet connection during the coronavirus crisis.

The Keeping Critical Connections Act would provide the Federal Communications Commission with $ 2 billion to help small broadband companies provide Internet access to students and their families.

“With students studying from home across Nevada, I want to make sure the students have the critical broadband access they need to be academically successful,” Cortez Masto said in a statement on Saturday. “No student should be left behind because a family cannot afford connectivity.

“This bipartisan legislation will help students across the Silver State connect with their teachers and classmates during this crisis.”

Several other senators are supporting the legislation, including Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) And Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.).

Garbage collection must be done entirely with a mechanical arm on trucks

Saturday, March 28th, 8 a.m.

Waste management does not pick up additional waste to avoid employees coming into contact with waste.

From Monday, the garbage collection will be carried out entirely with the mechanical arm of the truck. This includes garbage with additional waste labels.

According to waste management, articles with stickers can be left in trash cans or carts, but do not guarantee that articles will not be damaged or dropped by the collection vehicle with the automatic loader.

On Friday, 86 new cases were identified in Nevada

Saturday, March 28, 6 a.m.

In Nevada, 86 more people tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, according to the Nevada Health Alliance dashboard.

The number of known COVID-19 cases in Nevada is now 621. The nationwide dashboard does not break down the numbers by county, but the previous day Washoe County said there were eight other cases for a total of 75.

So far, 8,522 people have been tested nationwide and 10 people have died.

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Washoe loses 2,800 jobs after the shutdown

Almost 2,800 people in Reno reported unemployment last week as the country continues to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This comes from new figures released by the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation in Nevada.

The rise in nationwide claims is unprecedented, reaching a level more than ten times that of the Great Recession.

Nationwide, more than 92,000 people applied for unemployment benefits last week. That number includes 4,449 claims in Washoe County.

Job loss follows an order from Governor Steve Sisolak that casinos and all other nonessential companies must shut down to slow the spread of the fatal corona virus.

The flood of unemployed Nevadans has overwhelmed the state’s website and phone lines for unemployment benefits. Those looking for services have complained about waiting for hours in the queue and not being able to access their services online.

On Friday, the department announced plans to extend the opening hours of the security help desk to help those who need to call to verify their identity before receiving any benefits.

Coronavirus layoffs: How to apply for unemployment insurance benefits if you lose your job

Official: Tesla reduces workforce at Gigafactory

According to Storey County, Tesla plans to cut the workforce at the company’s Nevada Gigafactory in the coming days.

“Tesla has told us that Storey County’s Gigafactory will reduce local staff by about 75% in the coming days,” said Austin Osborne, manager of Storey County, on the county’s website.

Tesla partner Panasonic, which uses its part of the cell manufacturing factory that Tesla assembles into batteries, announced last week that it would temporarily stop operating. Together, the two companies employ several thousand people.

The Tesla press team did not immediately respond to the Storey County statement. The company has not officially released any information about the status of its Nevada factory or whether it would compensate workers for lost time.

Tesla has not responded to multiple requests for comments on the Nevada Gigafactory, which has been built in part with public subsidies worth an estimated $ 1.3 billion over 20 years.

More: Panasonic will stop operating the Nevada Gigafactory, not a word from Tesla

Forestry service to limit group size

According to forest officials, people who drive into the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest must do so in groups of less than 10 people.

Forest warden Bill Dunkelberger said the decision was in response to the order of Nevada governor Steve Sisolak to companies and the public to take drastic social distance measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

He said the order will take until June, but could be cut if the pandemic worsens.

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The Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest is one of the largest in the U.S. Forest Service System, with large strips of terrain in southern Nevada near Las Vegas, western Nevada, and eastern California just outside the Lake Tahoe Basin and mountainous islands throughout central and northeastern Nevada.

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