Nevada pandemic death tops 4,000; 1,501 more cases reported

Nevada COVID-19 coronavirus graphic by The Associated Press.
Nevada COVID-19 coronavirus graphic by The Associated Press.(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 2:21 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada’s pandemic death toll exceeded 4,000 on Saturday as the state reported over 1,500 additional known COVID-19 cases.

The Department of Health and Human Services 1,501 additional cases and 53 additional deaths, increasing the state’s totals to 269,713 cases and 4,011 deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide dropped for the third straight day, dropping to 1,499 patients confirmed or suspected to have the disease.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested. The virus has hammered Nevada’s tourist-dependent economy, and state officials Friday reported that new unemployment claims rose for the third week in a row

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