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Nevada Deaths From Coronavirus Reach 195, Cases Top 4,200

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State health officials report at least 195 people have died of the COVID-19 respiratory illness in Nevada and that more than 4,200 have tested positive as of Thursday. 

Nevada has had fewer cases and deaths than statistical models initially predicted, and they appear to be reaching a plateau.

Gov Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the state still needs to see at least a two-week trend of drops in the number of hospitalizations and people testing positive for the disease before it can start to ease some restrictions.

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A major hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip said Thursday it was making plans to reopen in three weeks - if Sisolak lifts his closure order involving the coronavirus outbreak.