Nevada toll of deaths from coronavirus rises to at least 163
Nevada’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to at least 163.
The state Department of Health and Human Services also reports at least 3,830 positive tests as of Monday.
More than 32,300 people have been tested.
Most people with the virus experience symptoms such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems can face severe illness, including pneumonia and death.
In other coronavirus news in Nevada, Republican leaders in the state Assembly called on Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak to join a West Coast pact that includes California, Oregon and Washington to work together on economic plans to emerge from the pandemic.
“The time is now to start the process of reopening Nevada,” the Assembly Republican Caucus said in a statement emailed to supporters and posted on social media.
The statement urged Sisolak to join a regional plan to modify Nevada’s business closures and stay-at-home orders consistent with recommendations from President Donald Trump.
Sisolak has rejected a regional alliance, saying he intends to rely on the advice of Nevada’s medical experts to chart a path forward.