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Nevada pushing close to 1,000 COVID-19 cases

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The first death in Washoe County was reported Sunday as state and local authorities battle the spread of coronavirus cases.

Before Sunday, every COVID-19 death in Nevada had occurred in Clark County. As of Monday morning, the state is reporting 15 deaths.

As the week ended, the number of cases had escalated quickly, with the bulk of positive tests coming through the Southern Nevada Health District in Clark County. The daily jump in positive tests had exceeded 100 three days in a row before Sunday. SNHD does not update information on Sundays.

New reports on Sunday:

Washoe County’s first death was a man in his 40s. It isn’t
known if he had underlying health problems... Read More

‘Taco Tuesday’ Taco Bell plans to feed America this Tuesday

(KLFY) Taco Bell announced Sunday that it wants to give back to Americans in wake of the Coronavirus pandemic with a a free Doritos® Locos Taco.  

Mark King, CEO of Taco Bell Corp. announced in a letter to fans that this Tuesday, March 31, Taco Bell drive-thru guests across America will receive a free seasoned beef Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, no purchase necessary, from the comfort of their own cars at participating locations and while supplies last... Read More

Medical students screen homeless for COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some medical students are working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless community. A group from one Nevada university is assisting our most vulnerable outside Cashman Field, where a temporary overnight shelter is now in place. 

Roughly ten medical and physician assistant students from Touro University Nevada are screening the homeless for COVID-19 symptoms. 

“We were not testing we were just screening,” said Niyat Teweldebrhan, who is a PA student at Touro University Nevada. “We wanted to help in anyway we can. So when this opportunity came out we were like yes please, we were waiting for it”

All of the students are wearing personal protective equipment or PPE. Their gear includes masks, surgical gowns and gloves. 

Teweldebrahn spoke with 8 News Now via a video chat. She said she offered her assistance Saturday night after receiving a last minute notice for volunteers. ... Read More

LIST: Businesses giving free stuff to first responders, medical professionals

Various businesses are showing their support and gratitude to first responders and medical personnel by offering free products and services.

Here’s a list of freebies:

Krispy Kreme is showing its gratitude to healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic by offering them free donuts. The deal starts March 30, which is National Doctor’s Day. Any doctor, nurse or healthcare staff member with an employee ID can pick up dozens of glazed doughnuts for free from any Krispy Kreme drive-thru every Monday until the week of May 6-12, which is National Nurses Week... Read More

UPDATE: Statewide positive COVID-19 cases up to 920

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is inching closer and closer to 1,000 total COVID-19 cases. As of Sunday, March 29, 920 positive cases were confirmed in the state.

There have also been 15 deaths, meaning one more person has died since Saturday.

About 12,000 tests have been performed, with about 11,000 people being tested. Remember, some people have been tested more than once.

Just one week ago, there were 190 positive cases and two deaths in the entire state.

For a full breakdown of all Nevada COVID-19 stats, CLICK HERE... Read More

‘Please toilet paper my house’: Cute yard signs lifting spirits in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — “Love thy neighbor…six feet away,” “please toilet paper my house,” and “this little piggy stayed home.”

These are just some of the light-hearted signs that have appeared outside a home in Georgetown.

creative, colorful signs relating to the coronavirus pandemic and social
distancing are cheering neighbors up during a turbulent time.

That’s according
to Cindy Curtis, who took these photos and sent them to KXAN.

Cindy said
the yard signs “bring smiles (and perhaps relieve boredom!)”

Check out our gallery of the fun signs below... Read More

Trump, White House task force extend coronavirus guidelines to April 30

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR/AP) – President Donald Trump has extended the country’s coronavirus guidelines to April 30.

During a briefing Sunday afternoon, Trump said with the peak of the disease to hit sometime in the next two weeks and extending the guidelines will slow the spread of the virus.

“The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” he said.

The federal guidelines recommend against large group gatherings and urge older people and anyone with existing health problems to stay home. People are urged to work at home when possible and avoid restaurants, bars, non-essential travel and shopping trips.

Trump added that he thinks the country could be well on its way to recovery by June 1... Read More