/Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 35 cases in Clark County including one death

Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 35 cases in Clark County including one death

March 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 35 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, including one person who has died. The death occurred in a male Clark County resident who was in his 60s. He had been hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

“This loss of life is a tragedy, and we want to express our condolences to the family,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “We must continue to emphasize how important it is to protect those who are most vulnerable to the impacts of the virus and urge our community to support the public health measures and recommendations that are in place,” said Dr. Leguen.

Current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available on its website:

Updates and information are available on the Southern Nevada Health District website at:

Southern Nevada Health District Operations

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to offer clinical services to the community. Steps are being taken to ensure clients, patients, and staff are protected during service delivery. Additional services are suspended or available online. Check the Health District website for updated information:

  • Effective Tuesday, March 17:
    • Food Handler Card Services are being suspended until May 1, 2020. Late fees for cards will be waived and Environmental Health specialists will waive demerits for employees with cards that expired during the applicable time frame.
    • Birth and Death records will be available online only.


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.

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