Nevada reports more than 500 virus cases in new daily high

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LAS VEGAS — Nevada reported more than 500 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, the biggest one-day increase yet as cases in the state climb.

The 507 new cases mark the fifth time in the past 10 days Nevada had a new record for single-day jumps in new cases.

Nevada also reported one new death from COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing deaths from the disease to 495. Nearly 14,900 people have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began.

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday night announced face masks will be required in public spaces starting Friday after four weeks of increasing virus numbers weeks after casinos and other businesses reopened.

The state has also seen eight days of increases in the rate of positive COVID-19 tests.


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