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Nevada Sen. Spearman hospitalized due to COVID-19

Two Assembly members also positive
Posted at 11:45 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 09:55:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Sen. Pat Spearman is currently in the hospital due to COVID-19.

The senator, who is 65, has been thanking her supporters on Twitter from her hospital bed.

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Her hospitalization became known on Thursday after actress Patricia Arquette tweeted that the senator had refused a local hospital’s offer to make room for her and headed to the VA’s hospital instead.

Spearman retired from the U.S. Army. She currently represents District 1, which includes much of North Las Vegas.

Gov. Steve Sisolak indicated on Twitter that he has spoken to Spearman.

He also wished a speedy recovery to Assemblyman Howard Watts III (District 15) and Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen (District 10).

Nguyen tweeted on Dec. 29 that her household is positive.

Watts tweeted on Dec. 31 that he tested positive that morning.