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Posted on: March 20, 2020

UPDATE ON INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUNTY'S FIRST COVID-19

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The Nye County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Emergency Management, has completed the investigation into the positive COVID-19 case in Beatty. The state notified the county on Wednesday of the first positive result for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county.

The case is of a male in his 60s who is a resident of Beatty. During the investigation, it was discovered that this male had frequented over the past few weeks the Post Office, Dollar Store, Eddie’s World, and Rebel Gas Station. The male had contact with a transport company from Vegas as well as one store in Las Vegas. The transport company and store were both notified.

He reports no physical contact with individuals. However, he was within general conversation proximity with several people. Investigators were unable to identify an exact source of exposure for this male.

All first responders were wearing appropriate personal protective equipment during all encounters with this male.

The male is in quarantine within his home, and individuals outfitted with personal protective equipment are ensuring the male’s needs are being met.

There are insufficient tests for individuals to be tested as a precaution because you work or live in the community where a case is confirmed. Tests are being conducted on individuals who are exhibiting symptoms only. If you exhibit symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider for guidance.

We continue to urge the public to follow the Governor’s guidance and Stay Home For Nevada. This is the most effective way to prevent the continued spread of this virus. If you have to go out for essential purposes, please ensure you remain 6 feet apart and wash your hands frequently. These measures have been identified to be helpful in preventing the spread by medical professionals.

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