Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced Friday that he has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Sisolak, in a name with reporters Friday afternoon, stated that he examined optimistic in the middle of present process routine testing for the virus and isn’t experiencing any signs. He acquired a optimistic end result from a fast take a look at on Friday and is awaiting the outcomes of a confirmatory molecular take a look at.
Sisolak stated that he returned to the governor’s mansion in Carson Metropolis upon receiving his optimistic take a look at end result and went by way of the illness investigation and evaluation course of with employees at Carson Metropolis Well being and Human Providers, who’ve beneficial that he quarantine for 10 days. He plans to take action on the governor’s mansion.
Sisolak stated it’s “practically not possible to pinpoint” the place he contracted the virus, although all governor’s workplace employees and his shut contacts are being notified by way of the suitable contact tracing channels to take the required subsequent steps suggested by public well being officers.
He stated that along with his ordinary routine of touring from the governor’s mansion to his workplace within the Capitol, he had one “off-site go to” this week, to a ribbon reducing for the DMV workplace in Reno on Monday, and held a press convention on Tuesday.
“I’m feeling wonderful. I haven’t got any signs. I’m just a little drained, however I have been drained since March once we began combating COVID,” Sisolak informed reporters Friday. “I feel this simply places the highlight on the truth that you’ll be able to take all of the precautions which can be attainable and you’ll nonetheless contract the virus, and I do not understand how I obtained it, however we will quarantine and get by way of it.”
Sisolak is examined routinely for COVID-19, together with his final two unfavorable checks on Nov. 2 and 6.
The governor’s optimistic prognosis comes as COVID-19 instances have been surging statewide, with a report 1,380 new instances reported on common every day during the last seven days. This week, Sisolak requested Nevadans to voluntarily restrict their nonessential actions below what he’s calling “Keep at Residence 2.0” and warned that if coronavirus developments within the state don’t enhance throughout the subsequent two weeks, he shall be compelled to impose new restrictions, although he has not but stated what these restrictions might appear to be.
As of Friday, 116,737 COVID-19 instances have been confirmed throughout the state.
“With this case, I need to underscore the significance of Nevadans to remain house as a lot as they presumably can presently,” Sisolak stated. “Now we have to work collectively to get a deal with on this virus.”
There have been two different optimistic instances of COVID-19 within the governor’s workplace in Carson Metropolis, together with Caleb Cage, Nevada’s COVID-19 response director, who examined optimistic for the virus initially of October. The governor’s workplace didn’t announce the identify of the second particular person, who examined optimistic earlier this month.