A day after Nevada surpassed 3,000 new cases in a single day for the first time, the state reported another 2,542 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
Nevada health officials say they are trying to reduce the density of people in any environment, balancing policy and political considerations along with data.
There were 3,159 new coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths reported in Nevada on Wednesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The university announced Tuesday it is suspending in-person events and lowering occupancy rates to 25 percent in a few campus buildings.
There were 2,853 new coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday, along with 24 additional deaths, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ website.
The seven-day average for newly reported COVID-19 cases is now 2,019, more than double the number earlier this month.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Sunday that as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, restaurants can serve no more than 25 percent of their capacity, and reservations are required.
Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada will go into a “statewide pause” for three weeks as the coronavirus continues its wildfire-like spread across Nevada.
The moves come as most U.S. states are identifying new cases at record rates. Many are also shattering their previous hospitalization records from this summer.
The White House took something of a victory lap Friday as Pfizer Inc. formally asked U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine.
Since the start of the pandemic, 646 Nevada prisoners have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Nevada on Friday reported the highest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths in nearly three months, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
At Thursday’s task force meeting, Nevada COVID-19 response director Caleb Cage asked county leaders for recommendations on what action the governor should take.
Vice President Mike Pence concluded the White House’s first coronavirus task force briefing in months without taking questions or urging Americans not to travel at Thanksgiving.