The coronavirus has claimed nearly 1,000 lives in Nevada, making it one of the leading causes of death in the state and is outpacing the flu and pneumonia combined.
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. WHAT ARE THE DAILY COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS TELLING US ABOUT THE OVERALL TREND IN NEVADA?
2. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN COVID-19 AND FLU CONVERGE?
3. COULD FLU SEASON NUMBERS IN CHILDREN FALL DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS?
While a majority of CCSD schools are weeks away from reopening their doors, some private schools across the Las Vegas Valley are back in business. Almost five months after schools statewide shut down due to COVID-19, students returned for in-person class on Monday, with some changes. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Store employees were made aware of the positive case on Saturday. Affected areas were closed for “enhanced” cleaning and sanitizing, according to a statement
Simon Cowell underwent surgery on Saturday to repair a broken back and was recovering at a hospital. He will miss the opening shows of “America’s Got Talent,” which begin this week. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas police investigate a rollover crash at the intersection of West Flamingo Road and Edmond Street on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Glenn Puit/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nicole Cox, 34, started chalk drawing Disney cartoons at public parks in Las Vegas as a new hobby during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mackenzie Behm/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Several Valley theaters are reopening with enhanced health and safety protocols with tickets going on sale tonight.
In honor of Shark Week, Madam Tussauds Las Vegas is sending the Mike Tyson figure head-to-head with “Sharky.”
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)