Nevada reports 1,131 more coronavirus cases, passes 50K mark

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LAS VEGAS — Nevada has now passed the 50,000 mark in positive COVID-19 cases.

State health officials on Sunday reported 1,131 new coronavirus cases, pushing the total to 50,205 since the pandemic began.

There were no additional deaths reported, keeping the total at 832 known deaths.

According to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, 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.

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.

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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