SNHD reveals underlying factors in COVID-19 deaths

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SNHD's Decatur location. (Google Earth photo)
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SNHD’s Decatur location. (Google Earth photo)

Data provided by the Southern Nevada Health District reveals that four of the ten patients who died of COVID-19 had diabetes and three had hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure.

It’s unknown if the people were taking medications to control their conditions.

One person who succumbed to the disease was immunosuppressed, according to the health district’s website. Another had chronic kidney disease and one had chronic pulmonary disease.

SNHD lists the underlying conditions of four of the dead as unknown.

The health district reports 18.06 percent of the 443 infected in Clark County have been hospitalized.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.