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Neighborhood COVID-19 Testing Sites – Video
 
Neighborhood COVID-19 Testing Sites – Video

The Southern Nevada Health District is helping to alleviate COVID-19 testing demands buy setting up smaller, pop-up neighborhood testing sites. They are taking the weight off of the larger testing facilities, and providing more community based testing, especially in minority and senior communities hit hardest by the pandemic. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

COVID-19 Q&A 8/5
 
COVID-19 Q&A 8/5

Dr. Brian Labus, Epidemiologist with the UNLV School of Public Health and the governor’s medical advisory team, and RJ Health reporter Mary Hynes cover the latest topics surrounding COVID-19 in Nevada.
Topics this week:

1. LOCALIZED TESTING SITES; ALTERNATIVE TO LARGER SITES AND LACK OF APPOINTMENTS.2. LAS VEGAS ICU NURSE SHARES PERSONAL WAR STORIES FROM THE PANDEMIC
2. LAS VEGAS ICU NURSE SHARES PERSONAL WAR STORIES FROM THE PANDEMIC

1K new COVID-19 cases in Clark County – Video
 
1K new COVID-19 cases in Clark County – Video

Its the largest one-day jump of the outbreak, 1,021 more cases in Southern Nevada were reported on July 14 with 1,100 statewide. Review-Journal assistant city editor Mike Brunker talks about what these numbers mean. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Weekly COVID-19 Q&A
 
Weekly COVID-19 Q&A

Dr. Brian Labus, Epidemiologist with the UNLV School of Public Health and the governor’s medical advisory team, and RJ Health reporter Mary Hynes cover the latest topics surrounding COVID-19 in Nevada.
Topics this week:

1.CONTACT TRACING FINDS 1,500 CASES, INDOOR VENUES BIGGEST RISK
2. CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION RATE IN NEVADA IS THE HIGHEST IN THE U.S. ACCORDING TO ‘RT.LIVE’ REPORT
3. YOUNGER NEVADANS DRIVING NEW SURGE OF COVID-19 CASES

Latest update on the Mahogany Fire containment
 
Latest update on the Mahogany Fire containment

The Mahogany Fire near Mount Charleston is now estimated to be about 2,700 acres with about 10 percent of the blaze contained, a fire official said.
“We have roughly 240 personnel assigned to the fire with more arriving throughout the day,” said Brandon Hampton, a fire information officer for Great Basin Team 7.

Mahogany Fire update three/ Ray Johnson
 
Mahogany Fire update three/ Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson of the U.S. Forest Service said firefighters were using “crop duster size” aircraft to attack the Mahogany Fire, which remained at 5,000 acres in size with 0 percent containment.“Right now we have air attack over the fire,” Johnson said.Johnson said larger aircraft were en route to help fight the fire. Simultaneously he said firefighters were fighting a much smaller fire in Wallace Canyon and they were investigating a report from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office that a smaller fire had started in either “Carpenter Canyon or Trout Canyon.”Johnson reiterates that the Mahogany Fire is believed to have been started by human activity but investigators still were working to confirm thisThe fire in Wallace was likely caused by lightning, he said.Regarding the Mahogany Fire Johnson said “it will not be contained today and it may not be contained for a few days.”

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