Coronavirus live updates: Washoe reports 74th death; 330 new cases in Nevada
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Washoe reports 74th death
An additional 23 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Washoe County and one more person has died, according to new numbers from the Washoe County Health District.
That makes for a total of 2,232 cases and 74 deaths in the county. The most recent COVID-related death was of a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions.
Out of those cases, 662 of them are active and 1,496 have recovered. There are currently 72 people in the county who are hospitalized from COVID-19.
Harveys Lake Tahoe to reopen June 30
Harveys Lake Tahoe will resume operations at 10 a.m. June 30, including Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Lake Tahoe, and other Harveys Lake Tahoe restaurants.
Several floors of guest rooms in Harveys’ Lake Tower, which is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, will be ready for guests on June 30. The renovation is expected to be completed by the end of summer. All floors of Harveys Mountain Tower are available for reservations.
Upon reopening, the property will comply with directives from Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and public health ities.
Other amenities at Harvey’s, including ticketed live events, will reopen as appropriate based on customer demand. Harveys’ reopening follows the reopening of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe on June 4.
Harveys Lake Tahoe will implement enhanced health and safety protocols previously announced by Caesars Entertainment Corporation, including more frequent cleaning and sanitization. Team members will undergo health screenings, COVID-19 training, and daily temperature checks. They will also be required to wear masks, which will be provided by Harveys Lake Tahoe.
Guests will be provided masks and will be strongly encouraged to wear them throughout their visit. The wearing of masks for table games players is mandatory.
Four highest single-day increases in past week
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Nevada reported 330 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 13,535 known cases of coronavirus.
The state also reported three additional deaths on Monday morning, bringing the total number of people who’ve died from coronavirus to 489, according to the Nevada Health Alliance dashboard. .
COVID-19 appears to be once again be gaining steam in Nevada. Monday’s numbers are not record-setting, but the 330 new cases reported on June 22 is the fourth-highest single-day increase recorded in Nevada since the beginning of the pandemic.
The state’s four highest single-day increases have all been recorded within the past week, according to state data.
The string of high numbers of new cases has led to Nevada’s test positivity rate to begin creeping back up.
Hospitalizations are also on the rise, according to the dashboard.
The number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU reportedly jumped from 86 to 100 on Monday. A total of 130 patients have been hospitalized and 46 of them are requiring a ventilator.
Washoe COVID-19 cases reach 2,179
The total number of confirmed cases for COVID-19 in Washoe County has reached 2,179 as of Sunday, according to the state.
Total deaths from the novel coronavirus were at 73. There have been 44,490 COVID-19 tests conducted in Washoe so far.
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The county attributed the recent rise in the number of cases to increased testing as well as more family and social gatherings. The county was not able to provide estimates on how much the reopening of businesses such as hotel-casinos as well as recent protests contributed to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
274 new cases in Nevada reported on Sunday
The state reported 274 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 13,205 in the state.
Coronairus: Comparing the infection curve
The daily number marks an improvement over the previous days when Nevada broke its daily record twice in a row after reporting 410 new COVID-19 cases on Friday followed by 445 new cases on Saturday. The total number of deaths from the virus statewide was at 487 as of Sunday morning.
Testing in Nevada has reached 283,893, with more than 9,000 of those being reported on Sunday.