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Could-a-been worse traffic crash at Spooner Junction late Wednesday

Crash scene at 395 and Spooner Wednesday night.

There was another high speed crash at Spooner Junction late Wednesday night.  Spooner Junction seems to have more than its share of smashed vehicles with people trapped inside them.  An NHP Trooper told Carson City Journal that a man driving a sedan had just gotten off of work and fell asleep at the wheel.  As he approached Spooner Junction from the south he rear-ended a car stopped at the stoplight.  The impact catapulted her car forward while the man’s car careened off and around the wreckage.

Driver of the purple car said he nodded off while driving home from work.

Fortunately neither the male driver, nor the female in the stopped car, was seriously injured.  Spooner Junction is a very wide place in the road for both I-580 and South 395 which requires attentive and alert driving.   Lowering the speed limit through that intersection could reduce the danger.  It might be worth considering.

Lady driver stopped at the light was not seriously injured.

The Covid-19 vaccines are coming…but will be dragged out for at least four months

Covid-19 Virus
It’s days are numbered

The race to end one of the world’s worst pandemics has been launched in Great Britain…the government there saying they’ve determined that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are valid, reliable and will begin shooting into the arms of people who don’t want to be sitting ducks for the virus.

Right behind the Brits, U.S. doctors will begin inserting their own needles into the arms of Americans in this country perhaps within a week to ten days.  Those receiving the vaccine first will be medical workers trying frantically to save the lives of those infected – then injecting the vaccines into the arms of patients struck by the disease and are lying helplessly in hospital beds on both sides of the Atlantic.

After the initial introductions of the vaccines, they’ll begin inoculating vulnerable persons 65 years of age and older who may not be showing any symptoms from the virus yet it’s circulating throughout their blood streams – and jumping off on to other unsuspecting persons.  After they’re tracked down and inoculated the vaccination program will concentrate on everyone else.  The whole process could be completed in the U.S. sometime next Spring.

So far, that’s the plan.

Life-long Carson City public servant dies from Corona-19 virus

One of Carson City’s most notable political icons has succumbed to the Covid-19 Virus, which was made complicated by pneumonia.  Alan Glover, who served many years in the Nevada Legislature and 20 years service as Carson City’s Clerk-Recorder was known for his passion for detail in creating and distributing governmental regulations as well as some of the history of Carson City, Nevada’s Capital.

Glover retired from the city in 2014.

Gov. Steve Sisolak described Glover as, “an exemplary Nevadan who had committed himself to a life of service leading to the improvement of his hometown of Carson City and to our great state of Nevada. “Kathy and I send our love and condolences to his wife Harle and the entire Glover family.

NHP investigating pedestrian fatal on North Carson Street early this morning

Update:  Michael Leach, 34 was identified as the person who was hit by the vehicles.  Circumstances surrounding the multiple car vs pedestrian accident are still being evaluated by the NHP.

FATAL CRASH: Multiple vehicles vs. pedestrian at North Carson and Silver Oak Drive.  All southbound lanes were closed and traffic was being diverted around the scene. The closure is estimated to last several hours for the investigation. Avoid the area.

The Covid-19 vaccines are coming – meanwhile people are also dying – time is of the essence

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Tuesday, Dec. 1, that there are 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region.

The individuals were 7 Carson City residents, 1 Douglas County resident, and 3 Lyon County residents. We have received official death reports for these individuals signed by physicians or coroners stating COVID-19 as the leading cause of death. We do not report deaths prior to receiving the legal report to confirm the cause of death, which can be attributed to the increase in deaths reported today as it takes time for CCHHS to receive the report after the individual passes.

We are also reporting 144 new cases and 406 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 5,037, with 2,819 recoveries and 45 deaths; 2,173 cases remain active.

Carson City
-2,584 Total Cases (+62 from 11/30)
-1,077 Active (-344 from 11/30)
-1,486 Recovered (+399 from 11/30)
-21 Deaths (+7 from 11/30)

Douglas County
-1,052 Total (+37 from 11/30)
-501 Active (+34 from 11/30)
-547 Recovered (+2 from 11/30)
-4 Deaths (+1 from 11/30)

Lyon County
-1,343 Total (+42 from 11/30)
-567 Active (+34 from 11/30)
-756 Recovered (+5 from 11/30)
-20 Deaths (+3 from 11/30)

Storey County
-58 Total (+3 from 11/30)
-28 Active (+3 from 11/30)
-30 Recoveries (+0 from 11/30)

TOTAL
-5,037 Total Cases (+144 from 11/30)
-2,173 Active Cases (-273 from 11/30)
-2,819 Recovered (+406 from 11/30)
-45 Deaths (+11 from 11/30)

Gender and age break down of the cases by county as well as the cases by zip code is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/

Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov

Quad-County COVID-19 Daily Update Change
Due to a growing number of daily cases, CCHHS will no longer be providing specific details about each individual case. Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, CCHHS will only report on the number of new cases, recoveries, and deaths for each county.

Website tracks case exposures, demographics for 2-week period
Quad-County COVID-19 weekly reports are now available. These reports highlight case exposures and demographics for a 2 week period in the Quad-County Region as well for each individual county or municipality (Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County, Storey County). Go here to view the reports.

Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination & COVID-19 Testing for Quad-County Residents
There are more drive-thru flu vaccination and COVID-19 testing events for Quad-County residents this week. For convenience, CCHHS is contracted to bill most insurances. For uninsured we ask for a $20 administration fee; however, no one will be turned away for the inability to pay. CCHHS is not contracted with Tricare or labor unions. Testing is free of charge; first come, first served, no appointments or reservations.

CCHHS will continue to offer combination flu vaccination and COVID-19 testing events for Quad-County residents throughout the month of December. Go here to view a list of events in December.

For the flu vaccine: We are able to bill Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. We are not a contracted provider for labor unions or Tricare. Please bring a copy of your insurance card with you. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, a $20 admin fee is requested. However, no one will be turned away for their inability to pay. For the COVID-19 test: The test is FREE, no insurance information will be collected for the test only

Carson City Health and Human Services has launched a new phone number for the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17 the phone number will be (775) 434-1988. The hotline is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The change is required to handle the volume of calls regarding questions about COVID and the number of people interested in being tested. CCHHS will continue to offer testing to Quad-County residents with and without symptoms.

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