This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
LAS VEGAS — Health officials in Las Vegas say two more people have died of the new coronavirus, bringing to four the number of deaths in Nevada from the respiratory disease.
The Southern Nevada Health District said Monday a woman in
her 70s and a man in his 60s died while being treated for COVID-19. Both had
unspecified underlying medical conditions, officials said. Names were not made
Statewide, 245 people have tested positive for the virus and
nearly 3,500 have tested negative, according to the state Department of Health
and Human Services.
More than 150 of the positive cases have been in the Las
Vegas area, including all four deaths. Officials say they expect more cases
will be detected with more testing.
Health officials say most patients exhibit mild or moderate symptoms like a fever and cough. The vast majority recover. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, severe symptoms including pneumonia can occur.