Douglas sees largest single-day coronavirus case increase

Tuesday saw the largest single-day increase in the number of active coronavirus cases in Douglas County since the outbreak began. Eleven new cases of the virus were reported by Carson City Health and Human Services, with two recoveries, bring the county back up to three-dozen active cases.

The previous single-day increase was nine new cases on Oct. 13.

Despite the spike, the county is maintaining an average number of daily cases of 3-4.

The county didn’t see significant spikes in cases after either the Aug. 8 rally supporting Sheriff Dan Coverley or the Sept. 12 visit from President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, neighboring Lyon County reported a 13th death from the virus with 52 active cases. Carson City reported 59 active cases.

Trinity Lutheran Preschool will reopen Monday after it closed due to a positive coronavirus test. Preschool and kindergarteners will be first back in school with older children returning Nov. 9, according to the school.

Alpine County Public Health Officer Richard Johnson alerted residents of the tiny California county that there’s a spike in positive cases brewing.

He said that as contact tracing is completed, the new numbers will be posted to the county’s web site. Alpine has only had two confirmed cases in the entire outbreak.

Douglas County is scheduled to conduct a combined flu and coronavirus testing clinic 2-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville.


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