State biostatistician Kyra Morgan addressed the governor’s COVID-19 task force on a day in which 1,747 new cases of the disease and 46 deaths were reported.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor working with reporters covering land use and environment, health care and immigration. He also writes a weekly horse racing column. Before joining the Review-Journal in August 2016, Brunker worked in various reporting and editing capacities for NBCNews.com, msnbc.com and the San Francisco Examiner.
Santa Anita’s winter-spring meeting begins Saturday with an 11-race card chock-full of stakes races, with six on the card, five of them graded.
The spike in coronavirus cases in Nevada is pressuring hospitals, especially in Southern Nevada where a record 90 percent of licensed beds were full as of Friday.
The Bob Baffert-trained colt tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby, but the case was quietly dismissed and he went on to sweep the Triple Crown.
Both reported zero fatalities at recent meets, a sharp contrast to last year when critics were literally at the gates of both facilities after a spate of horse deaths.
The Classic features one of the most accomplished fields assembled for the 1¼-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, with eight of the 10 entrants having earned more than $1 million.
Figures posted by the Department of Health and Human Services raised the case total for the state to 74,595, while fatalities increased the death toll to 1,506.
New cases were well below the daily average of nearly 277 for the preceding week, while fatalities were slightly below the daily average of nearly 13 for the period.
The 0.07 percent decline in the rate came as the state added 260 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths over the preceding day.
In a stunning reversal, Ahmed Zayat filed for bankruptcy protection this week, just five years after American Pharoah, a colt he bred and owned, captured the Triple Crown,
New data from the Department of Health and Human Services raises the state case total to 72,546 and pushes the death toll to 1,429.