Employees of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno are tested for COVID-19 in preparation of the property reopening in early June. Reno Gazette Journal
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138 Nevadans test positive for COVID-19; Nevada death rate adjusted
Another 138 Nevadans have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total of known infections to 8,826 people according to new numbers posted to the Nevada Health Alliance dashboard.
The 138 new cases came from 6,219 people tested on June 1, making for a growth rate of 1.6 percent.
The statewide number of deaths actually went down, according to the dashboard. On Monday, there were a reported 421 deaths and on Tuesday that number was revised to 420.
That is likely due to one of the people who died in Nevada actually being from out of state, causing a reduction in the number, according to the NHA’s notes included in the dashboard.
Hospitalization data has not yet been updated as of Tuesday morning, but on Monday there was an uptick in the number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients hospitalized.
Hot August Nights cancels 2020 event due to COVID-19
Hot August Nights will cancel its 2020 event, the organization announced Tuesday, citing the health and safety of volunteers and participants.
Motorsport Auction Group, which holds a classic car auction in conjunction with the Hot August Nights event, has no plans to cancel the auction scheduled for August 7 and 8.
Renown relaxes restrictions on visitors
Renown Regional Medical Center is allowing non-COVID-19 patients to bring limited visitors during hospital visits and stays.
One healthy adult “patient supporter” may now accompany a patient, as of Monday.
Patients and their limited visitors will be allowed at:
Renown Children’s Hospital: Open access. (Two parents and/or guardians may be designated as patient supporters. However, due to current space constraints, hospital officials ask that you visit one at a time).
Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows Medical Center: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Renown Rehabilitation Hospital: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A visitor may be asked to assist the health care team with communications to other family members and friends, participate in training and education activities and assist the patient with complying with care and medication instructions.
Washoe’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 61
Another person has died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 61 in Washoe County, according to the Regional Information Center.
The victim was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions.
Health officials also reported eight new positive cases and 77 recoveries. The large jump in recoveries is tied to a review of recoveries from state-licensed facilities.
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In total, there have been 1,585 cases reported in Washoe County. According to state health officials, the positive cases tally only includes people diagnosed with the disease and not those who test positive for antibodies.
There has also been a total of 975 recoveries, 549 active cases and 58 people hospitalized.
Health officials also reported there were 132 people discharged from the hospital in total.
Pride Parade canceled; organizers will hold virtual festival in July
The Northern Nevada Pride Festival will hold a virtual event this summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Officials with the Northern Nevada Pride Festival said there will not be a parade nor a festival at Wingfield Park this year.
Northern Nevada Pride will host a safe, virtual event on July 25.
In a statement, officials said they will still be raising funds for Our Center, Northern Nevada’s LGBTQ+ community center. The community will still be able to donate online and will still be able to sponsor the virtual event.
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Officials said their mission with every pride parade is to empower all members of the community by promoting diversity, celebrating culture and remembering history.
They said that in 2019, 15,000 people showed up to the parade, which brought in $50,000 for Our Center.
Officials said Northern Nevada Pride 2021 is set for July 24, 2021.
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