One new positive in Quad County region
Quad-County Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday reported one new positive case and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 109, with 65 recoveries and one death. A total of 43 cases remain active.
The new case is a female Lyon County resident in her 20’s.
— Amy Alonzo
Las Vegas assessing COVID-19 antibody tests ahead of next week’s program launch
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is now working on validation studies of antibody tests to determine which one to roll into the community.
“There are a lot of antibody tests that have been out on the market,” said Michael Johnson, SNHD’s director of community health, “some of them good, some of them not good.”
The biggest question about the tests, Johnson said, is how sensitive they are to detect COVID-19 immunity.
Holly Hansen, SNHD’s lab supervisor, said it’s important to offer tests that are reliable.
The antibody testing method in Southern Nevada is drawing blood and plasma, Hansen said.
Southern Nevada could have its antibody testing program online by next week, she said.
Also called serology tests, these blood tests are designed to detect whether a person has developed antibodies to fend off SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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