March 20, 2020 – COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 20, 2020
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a second COVID-19-related death in a Clark County resident. The individual was a woman in 60s with underlying medical conditions.
It is important for the public to follow the public health measures enacted by Governor Steve Sisolak. Everyone is urged to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community by avoiding all non-essential travel, social interactions, and staying at least at least 6 feet away from others.
The Health District will provide updated case numbers Monday through Friday. The Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory continues to receive a limited supply of testing resources. The resources on-hand are dynamic as supplies are used. The number of patients tested by the laboratory is now available on the COVID-19 Dashboard. The SNPHL continues to focus its resources on testing close contacts of confirmed patients. Health care providers are being advised to send their specimens to the available private laboratories for testing. Health care providers are urged to work with patients to review their symptoms so that those at highest risk are able to be tested.
More information is available on the Health District website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.