The illness can lead to pneumonia, multi-organ failure and death. As of Saturday, the virus had hospitalized more than 400 people in Clark County and killed 41.
Michael Scott Davidson sits through government meetings so you don’t have to. The University of Florida graduate began covering Clark County in August 2016. He’s since expanded the beat to include Nevada’s affordable housing shortage and Las Vegas city government.
SEIU Local 1107 announced the news during a radio interview Thursday night.
Mathematical models aim to chart the path of the new coronavirus in the U.S. and Nevada, but the outcomes can vary wildly depending on basic assumptions about the disease.
Clark County employees are also seeing their contracts suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Registered nurses at 15 hospitals in seven states — including MountainView — are planning to voice their concerns Wednesday about what they say is a lack of preparedness at the hospitals for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is giving each worker only one surgical mask per shift, a critical care nurse said. Those on the front lines are balking at the changing standards.
The Metropolitan Police Department will receive N95 respirator masks, and the health care workers will receive surgical masks, a Las Vegas Sands spokesman said.
A rapid influx of coronavirus patients could inundate Nevada hospitals. An anlysis shows there is only one hospital bed for every 22 people likely to be hospitalized.
In most cases, the hospitals are still allowing visitors under certain circumstances, such as for child patients, women in labor and end-of-life situations.
A coalition of local advocacy organizations is also calling for a statewide moratorium on evictions and sweeps on the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak.
Figures provided to the Review-Journal last week by the only two public labs in the state indicate that only a few hundred tests had been administered so far.
More than 90 citations were issued in the past three years, highlighting potential problems in keeping the coronavirus out of the state’s nursing homes.
Problems plagued Adolfo Orozco’s real estate enterprise long before a December fire, according to interviews with former tenants-turned-workers and hundreds of records.
Nevada’s buildings, roads and equipment face delayed repairs and maintenance woes amid continuing budget struggles. And as issues go unaddressed, the eventual costs balloon.