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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced he is planning on extending the second phase of his plan to reopen businesses through the end of the month. 

On Monday, Sisolak emphasized the extension would allow state officials to assess data they've gathered on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

"We are not ready to go into Phase 3," Sisolak said when asked when the state would launch the next phase of the reopening plan. "The timeline will be dictated by the virus." 

Sisolak acknowledged there has been an uptick in new cases and hospitalizations since June 5. He also emphasized there’s been an increase in testing.

Additionally, state officials have seen a steady cumulative positivity rate, which has remained at 5.2 percent.

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