Testing, vaccinations this afternoon at Douglas County Community & Senior Center

The entrance to the emergency room at Carson Valley Medical Center on Wednesday morning.

The entrance to the emergency room at Carson Valley Medical Center on Wednesday morning.


As of Tuesday, nearly 59 percent of Douglas County residents have started the vaccination process with 25,879 who have either started or completed the two-dose process.

That figure includes nearly 2,000 newly vaccinated residents, according to figures posted to the Nevada Health Response on Tuesday.

Ten residents are hospitalized with the virus with four on intensive care.

Douglas is averaging 22 new cases of coronavirus a day with a 22.7 percent of the tests returning positive for the virus.

Vaccinations for the county increased to 54 percent with 25,766 people initiating the vaccination process and 23,823 having completed it.

Testing for those with symptoms or who have been exposed to the virus will be at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville 2-3 p.m. today, with a vaccination clinic 4-5:30 p.m.

Health officials attributed the deaths of two Douglas County residents to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, making five deaths in three weeks.

Carson City Health and Human Services, which serves as Douglas County’s health department, reported 42 residents have succumbed to the virus, with 576 active cases, 235 of which were detected in the last week.

Evacuations from the Caldor Fire may result in a further uptick in cases if history from the Tamarack Fire is any indication.

Alpine County Health Officer Richard Johnson said two-thirds of the tiny county’s population was evacuated ahead of the fire.

“Movement of people always brings increased risk of infection, and this was true for us,” Johnson said in an Aug. 27 update. “We have documented four cases of COVID-19 infection among residents related to the evacuation, one of which resulted in a hospitalization.”

More than 25,000 residents of the Lake Tahoe basin were evacuated from their homes in the Caldor Fire, mostly to shelters in Nevada.

Carson Valley Medical Center reopened its coronavirus screening clinic for patients experiencing symptoms, or who have been exposed, Sept. 1.

Those requiring a rapid test to return to work who aren’t experiencing symptoms may obtain one at the Carson Valley Medical Center Lab, 1107 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.


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