The Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health met today and discussed more ways to move forward with COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. They are still short contact tracers and investigators to follow up with all of the positive cases and are planning on hiring about 200 more of each. Daily testing capacity at each testing site has become an issue because of the lab capacity, so people are being turned away. The Southern Nevada Health District reported 1,152 new cases of the disease on its dashboard, bringing the county total to 34,209. That was the third-highest daily figure announced since the county crested the 1,000 mark on July 14. It also reported three additional fatalities, raising the total for the county to 580. The NV Indy has a great dashboard with Nevada-specific COVID-19 numbers HERE.
Today’s COVID-19 press update is HERE.
This week’s Situation Report is HERE.
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