Coronavirus live updates: What we know Wednesday in Reno, Carson City, and Las Vegas

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This is breaking news story and will be updated throughout Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Nine more people die from COVID-19 in Nevada

Tuesday

The number of Nevadans who have tested positive for COVID-19 has increased to 5,594 and the number of people who have died increased to 276 — nine more deaths from what was reported Tuesday morning.

So far, 47,884 people have been tested statewide for coronavirus.

Worker at children’s shelter tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday

A worker at The Kids Kottage — a shelter that provides temporary care for abused and neglected children — tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Washoe County Regional Information Center.

The worker, who was contracted through the Washoe County Human Services Agency, was reportedly experiencing symptoms related to the virus over the weekend.

Health officials said the worker has not worked at the home since Thursday. He is also no longer reporting to work and has remained at home during the testing process.

Health officials said he tested positive on Tuesday and was resting at home.

No one else has reported any symptoms.

Washoe County reports 36th death; more than 1,000 cases

Tuesday

Another person had died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 36 deaths in Washoe County, according to the Regional Information Center.

The latest victim was a woman in her 90s, health officials said in a news release.

Health officials said the total number of positive cases surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday—hitting 1,014 cases.

Fifteen people have recently recovered and 56 are still hospitalized. In total, 563 cases remain active, 415 people have recovered, and 73 people have been discharged from the hospital.

Costco temporarily limits meat purchases per customer

Tuesday

Costco is temporarily limiting meat purchases to three items per customer, according to the company.

Meat items include poultry, beef, and pork.

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The goal is to ensure more members are able to buy items they want and need, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Other grocers have adopted similar limits on meat purchases. Kroger also has purchase limits on ground beef and fresh pork. 

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