Virus Outbreak Las Vegas

A healthcare worker tests a patient in their car at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada saw a big drop in its daily reported deaths due to the coronavirus Saturday after recording the largest number since the outbreak began.

The five additional deaths brought the state’s total to 835. The state Department of Health and Human Services had reported 29 deaths on Friday.

The number of confirmed infections rose by 986 on Saturday to 49,074. The average number of new confirmed cases daily over the past two weeks has remained fairly constant.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

The state health agency said hospitalizations were down slightly from the day before.

Restrictions remain in Nevada for businesses and on gatherings of more than 50 people after Gov. Steve Sisolak extended them beyond July when they were set to expire. Bars that don’t serve food in Clark, Washoe, Nye and Elko counties remain closed because of an elevated risk of transmission.

Sisolak said he would release a long-term reopening strategy that allows for more granular decision-making as the coronavirus continues to spread in the coming days. The strategy will replace broad guidelines with narrower reopening criteria and include tougher enforcement of businesses and local governments that flout safety measures, he said.

For most people, COVID-19 causes mild or moderate fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, can face severe illness including pneumonia and death. The vast majority recover.

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Lombardo the crooked sheriff,is also keeping a lot of crimes from being reported,anyone who dies has covid ,to keep the numbers high ! Horrible liberal trash in Nevada!white collar criminals!


You do not need an engineering degree to realize that this is far from over. And the more that people fight masks and distancing, the longer it will drag on sadly. Reuters and other news agencies are reporting that Las Vegas is one of three cities fostering the spreading of this disease because we do not keep those from Arizona and southern California out. Gyms need to be reclosed and by all means keep bars closed. You can drink yourself senseless at home, and work out in your garage or whatever. No one can be that mindless to not realize that, but they do seem to pop on and off this site.


The number of deaths will obviously fluctuate from day to day, the number of cases continues to climb at an unacceptable level. Since the asinine re-opening, Nevada has seen an increase of 40,000 cases of Covid. Sugarcoating it for the casino's best interest should be criminal.


Yeah, shut down the economy for a year or two and let people starve. Great idea Einstein.

Voz de Razon

Isn't it amazing how they think everything happens in a vacuum?No unintended consequences.

Governor Jowls Likasak thinks the same way. His check isn't cut off so no one else's is either.




Such a misleading report. COVID19 is not taking a break and lowering like this report says. It is actually increasing in size and if you look at all surrounding states plus the airlines bringing infected in , you have a recipe for disaster. The virus will show its true numbers in the coming weeks. The country still needs to shut down now.


Remember death rates are not a reliable indicator of the current situation, they tend to lag 2 weeks behind new infections.


Negative. If you're scared then don't leave the house.

Voz de Razon

Exactly. Cower in place if you want. No one will stop you.

Conversely, don't stop the rest of us from LIVING. I'll take my chances with the scary bug with a less than 1% mortality rate. I wish casinos had those odds.

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