New York says it's 'tamed the beast' of coronavirus while some states see record hospitalizations

Salt Lake County Health Department's public health nurse Lee Cherie Booth performs a coronavirus test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department, Friday, June 12, 2020, in Salt Lake City. 

UPDATE (FOX5) -- The Nevada Health Response reported a total of 13,205 COVID-19 cases statewide on Sunday, with 487 deaths. 

Compared to the day prior, this was an increase of 274 cases and one death.

More than 10,000 cases have been reported in Clark County since the pandemic began. According to Southern Nevada Health District, 1,700 new cases have been identified in the past seven days. 

While the lower part of the state saw a small spike in hospitalizations in early June, the latest reports have shown a decrease.

COVID-19 hospitalization 6/21

In Southern Nevada, 7,582 have recovered from COVID-19. SNHD defines a recovery as a person who is alive and not currently hospitalized, or at least seven days past the hospital discharge date. The criteria also includes that they completed quarantine or isolation and/or be 14 days past the onset of the virus. 


CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada reported 445 additional new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the second straight day the state recorded its largest single-day jump in new cases since the start of the pandemic.

As of Thursday's data, 240 people actively with the virus or suspected of having the virus were in Nevada ICU hospital rooms. Another 130 patients were on ventilators. 

The state’s case total rose to 12,931 with 486 deaths, including 8 reported Saturday, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, accounts for fourth-fifths of the cases and deaths.

The state reported 410 new cases on Friday, surpassing the previously largest single-day jump of 379 positive tests reported Monday. 

The number of new cases has climbed as Nevada has expanded testing capacity and reopened casinos, restaurants and other businesses in a limited fashion.

The rise in new cases prompted Gov. Steve Sisolak to say Friday he’d consider enhanced policies on face coverings.

Nevada already requires employees of businesses that have reopened to wear face coverings, but does not require consumers to do so.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

RESTAURANT CLOSURES

On Saturday, Caesars Entertainment confirmed a worker at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen and Bar on the Las Vegas Strip had contracted the virus.

When The LINQ learned that an employee at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar had tested positive for COVID-19, it contacted the health department and started working with them to conduct an investigation to determine who had been in close proximity to that employee.  As a precaution, the company has decided to close the restaurant temporarily.

A spokesperson for Jing Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin confirmed three employees had "presumptive positive" cases of COVID-19. The restaurant will close June 22 for a "wellness day" that will focus on retraining staff on COVID-19 safety and procedures. 

FOX5 contributed to this report.

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(2) comments

TruthBOMB

Who cares? Stop reporting this useless drivel. The MSM didn't care one bit about the Coronavirus once the race-baiting protest narratives became more important in the neverending quest to unseat President Trump. The only people dying are the elderly and others with multiple pre-existing conditions. Frankly, this world needs a good culling but it was somehow a better idea to bankrupt the United States and destroy the middle class once and for all. Between closing small businesses and then having them looted by the dregs of society, the death of the middle class was just televised. That's the bigger story. Stop distracting with this proven farce of a narrative.

John de Robeck

"Frankly, this world needs a good culling"

step up, kid.

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