Coronavirus

Three more people have tested positive for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Clark County, according to Clark County Public Health, bringing the number of total cases in the county to nine.

Of the new cases, one is a woman in her 80s. According to Public Health, she had contact with a confirmed case in Clark County and was quarantined when she developed symptoms.

“By following quarantine instructions, she did not expose others,” Public Health wrote “She is currently hospitalized.”

The second new case is a woman in her 40s. She had no known contact with a confirmed case. She is quarantined and recovering at home, according to Public Health.

The third case is a man in his 80s. Public Health is still investigating whether he had any known contact with a confirmed case. He is currently hospitalized.

Public Health is working to identify and notify the close contacts of confirmed cases. All close contacts will be instructed to stay home for 14 days after their last contact with a confirmed case.

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markridge

Although interesting to know how many are positive, I'd like to know how many tests were administered, and roughly the geographic distribution of the tests. We are flying blind folks. Other countries tested WAY more, and followed up the contact lists, and tested more. Why oh Why are we not testing like crazy here? Is it too expensive, as tRump and Co. didn't negotiate the price properly? If the CDC helped develop the test, shouldn't it be low cost, as taxpayer money was used to develop it? It's really all about the dollar with Trump and Co, much to the detriment of the common citizen.

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