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New cases reported for Lyon County, Carson City
Three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Lyon County, as well as one additional case for Carson City, authorities announced Sunday night.
This brings the total number of cases in the Quad-County Region — which includes Storey, Lyon and Douglas Counties as well as Carson City — to 169, with 122 recoveries and four deaths, according to Carson City Health and Human Services.
Forty-three cases remain active in the region.
The new cases include:
- A Lyon County man in his 20s
- A Lyon County man in his 40s
- A Lyon County man in his 60s
- A Carson City man in his 50s
Nevada skilled nursing facilities receiving $17.5 million
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it began distribution of 46 payments totaling nearly $17.5 million to skilled nursing facilities in Nevada to help them in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The funding is intended to support nursing homes suffering significant expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19.
HHS will make relief fund distributions to the state’s SNFs with both fixed and variable formats. Each SNF will receive a fixed distribution of $50,000, plus $2,500 per bed. All certified SNFs with six or more beds are eligible for the targeted distribution.
As of Friday, 1,073 people in Nevada’s long-term care facilities had tested positive and 95 residents and staff members had died.
Overall, Nevada’s statistics are slightly better than the national average. A quarter of the state’s COVID-19 deaths are associated with long-term care facilities, compared to 42 percent nationally.
Washoe County reports 2 more deaths
Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Washoe County on Sunday.
The Regional Information Center said the two who died were a woman in her 40s with underlying health conditions, and a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions.
There have been 52 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
Also Sunday, the center reported 17 new cases, along with eight recoveries.
The total number of cases in the county increased to 1,378; there have been 789 recoveries. The county has 537 cases classified as active.
Nevada cases jump by nearly 300 on Saturday
There are 7,696 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada, according to the latest information from the state. It is up from the 7,401 that were reported on Friday morning, an increase of 295, according to the state’s Nevada Health Alliance dashboard.
The state also shows that there are a total of 392 deaths statewide.
In total, Nevada is reporting that is has performed nearly 125,400 COVID-19 tests.
Washoe County reports 50th death
A man in his 80s with underlying health conditions became Washoe County’s 50th fatality from COVID-19 on Saturday.
The number of positive cases grew by five from Friday, to 1,361. 781 people have recovered, and there are currently 530 active cases, according to the county health department.
4 new positive cases in Carson, Lyon, Douglas
Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 165, with 122 recoveries and four deaths; 39 cases remain active.
The new cases are a Lyon County man in his 20s, two Carson City men, one in his 20s and one in his 70s, and a Douglas County woman in her 50s.
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