CLARK COUNTY (FOX5) -- A second presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus was identified in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
The patient is a woman in her 70s and is currently being held at a hospital in isolation, the Southern Nevada Health District said in a statement Monday. Close contacts of the patient have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, SNHD said. She reported in-state travel prior to developing symptoms, according to the release.
The first coronavirus case in Clark County was identified as a man in his 50s who recently traveled to Texas and Washington state. The man remains in serious condition at the VA Healthcare System in North Las Vegas.
Washoe County reported two presumptive positive cases, one of which involves a man in his 30s who recently traveled to Santa Clara, but didn't exhibit symptoms while traveling.
According to the CDC, commercial laboratories will soon begin performing testing for COVID-19. However, positive test results do not get reported to the Health District, SNHD noted in a release Monday. All presumptive positive cases must be tested by the Centers for Disease Control for further confirmation.
TIPS FROM SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT
- Do not visit emergency department unless it is an emergency - consult primary care doctor first
- Practice preventative measures to help prevent spread of viruses: wash hands, avoid touching face, avoid contact with sick individuals, use tissues to cough/sneeze, clean/disinfect most used surfaces and objects
- Stay home when sick
- Do your research and keep on top of updates: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html