Clark County reported fewer hospitalizations from COVID-19 this week as vaccines began rolling out for children 6 months to 5 years old in Southern Nevada on Wednesday.
A Republican state senator wants Nevada to audit all COVID spending, saying a company with faulty virus tests was allowed to operate because of ties to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak.
Starting Wednesday, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin offering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to children from 6 months to 5 years of age.
The Food and Drug Administration’s action follows its advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation for the shots from Moderna and Pfizer.
Hospitals are watching admissions closely but continue to function normally.
New indoor mask requirements go into effect at federal facilities including Nellis Air Force Base and the visitors center in the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area.
The Southern Nevada Health District strongly recommends that people wear masks in public indoor places and stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air travelers to the U.S. take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights, easing one of the last remaining government mandates meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 self-test vending machines have opened at two locations, according to a Southern Nevada Health District news release.
Official case counts can be misleading, with a new study showing more than three uncounted cases for every confirmed case.
Officer Phil Closi worked for Metro for 21 years until his death on Aug. 11. He had been fighting for medical retirement for four years because of severe asthma, but continual appeals filed by Metro delayed the case even after his death.
The Interior Department says Deb Haaland is isolating in Nevada where she took part in a roundtable discussion Tuesday about clean energy production on public lands.
The county’s seven-day case rate per 100,000 people increased to 217.01 from 154.63 last week, continuing a recent trend as a new wave of the virus sweeps through Southern Nevada.
The inaccurate results generated by the Chicago-based lab that operated in Nevada suggest that Northshore didn’t even run the tests, a Nevada public health lab official said.
Rep. Susie Lee demanded accountability for a company that contracted with local governments in Nevada for COVID-19 testing but whose results were almost entirely wrong.