Jobless claims ticked down to close out 2020. Rich Hancock reports;
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Rich Hancock reports Nevada jobless figures show signs of improvement;
Nevada’s jobless numbers show improvement. Rich Hancock reports;
Washoe County Health Officer Kevin Dick is asking residents to stay-home this New Year’s Eve. He says 2020 has been a “terrible” year, and as we ring in 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine brings new promise for a better year ahead. There’s no fireworks this year in Washoe County, but if you are going to gather, Dick urges you celebrate outdoors, socially distance, and wear a mask. Churchill County is holding fireworks tonight at the fairgrounds.
Washoe County adds nine COVID-19 deaths for a total of 483. It also marks another grim milestone where 1 out of every 1,000 residents died from COVID-19 this year. The county added 319 new cases Wednesday.
The Quad-County region adds six new COVID-19 deaths for a total of 114. The deaths include two men and three women from Carson City and a Lyon County man – all over the age of 50. The area added nearly 100 new cases and nearly as many recoveries.
A fight turns into gunfire outside a Reno gas station. Police were called to the Chevron on Stead Boulevard last night. They say six juveniles got into a fight with a suspect, who fired off a shot and missed, and a victim fired back allegedly striking the suspect.
The second known case of a highly contagious strain of coronavirus is found in California. Governor Gavin Newsom says the case involves a man in San Diego County. It comes just one day after the variant was first identified in a Colorado National Guardsman. The strain was first identified in the UK prompting travel changes on Christmas Day that require those coming to the US from the UK to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
Washoe County is preparing to being a second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations. Phase 1b includes anyone over the age of 75 as well as educators and child care staff, other essential workers, and inmates. Washoe County Health District Officer Kevin Dick says more than 40 pharmacies in the county will administer the vaccine during this stage. Kevin Dick urged patience–saying the health district gets one email every minute from members of the public about when they can receive the vaccine. Governor Steve Sisolak says so far, more than 25,000 Nevadans have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, and he expects that number to grow in the coming days.
A car chase ends in a fiery crash. Troopers say a car crashed into a ditch near Sprouts Farmers Market on Disc Drive Wednesday night and caught fire. No one was hurt. Police say the driver faces DUI charges.
COVID-19 vaccinations among members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe are getting underway. The tribe said on its Facebook page it would first distribute the Moderna vaccine to elders, those with compromised health risks, and essential workers, including healthcare and child care workers as well as police and EMS.