Virus Outbreak Nevada

The Las Vegas Strip is deserted as casinos and other business are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas visitation was down 97% compared to 2019, according to data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

LVCVA stats indicate that visitation was at 106,900 in April, a 97% drop compared to 3,542,000 in 2019.

The stats also show that convention attendance saw a 100% drop compared to 2019.

According to the data, Las Vegas had 529,500 from convention attendance in 2019. This year, it saw zero.

"With global travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas visitation in April was a small fraction of normal levels (107k visitors), limited to est. stays with friends or relatives and/or those in non-gaming properties that remained open for essential transient lodging," the report notes.

Gov. Sisolak has permitted Nevada casinos to reopen their doors on June 4.

Visit to read the full report from the LVCVA.

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