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Nevada reports 2,542 new COVID-19 cases, more deaths

Updated November 26, 2020 - 5:13 pm

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.

A total of 144,781 cases have been reported since the state’s outbreak began in March. Another 22 COVID-19 deaths were reported Thursday, for a total of 2,093.

In a Thanksgiving message to Nevadans, Gov. Steve Sisolak noted the more than 2,000 deaths caused by the coronavirus and said, “My heart and the hearts of all Nevadans ache for them and those they left behind.”

A day earlier, Sisolak tweeted that 10 percent of all COVID-19 cases in Nevada have occurred in the last seven days and 25 percent have occurred in November alone.

“Approximately every 8 seconds a Nevadan is tested for COVID, every minute a Nevadan is diagnosed with COVID & every two hours, a Nevadan loses their life to COVID,” Sisolak tweeted.

The Southern Nevada Health District said that as of Thursday, Clark County had 1,658 new coronavirus cases and 16 new deaths. Those numbers brought the county’s totals to 111,485 cases and 1,735 deaths.

State officials flagged Clark County, along with 14 other Nevada counties, for elevated transmission of COVID-19.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.