March 23, 2020 — COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 23, 2020
The Southern Nevada Health District is announcing two more patients with 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died in Clark County. The individuals include a woman in her 70s who had underlying medical conditions and a man in his 60s with underlying medical conditions. Currently, there have been four reported deaths from COVID-19 in Clark County.
“We are saddened to report that two more people with coronavirus disease have died in our community,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District.
As of Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Health District is reporting 151 cases of COVID-19 cases in Clark County. A case update will be provided later today.
The Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory continues to receive additional but limited testing resources and is providing testing primarily in support of Health District contact investigations. The Health District reports positive cases from the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory and private laboratories, as more tests are done, more positive results will be reported.
While the increase in positive case reports may cause concern for the public, it allows the Health District to better investigate cases, advise patient contacts, and serves as reinforcement for the public about the importance of “staying home for Nevada.”
The Health District continues to provide essential services, including clinical and environmental health services to the public. Additional public health services are available online and by mail. Information can be found at www.SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict.org. Updated information about COVID-19 is available on the Southern Nevada 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.