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Nevada Coronavirus Uptick Hits Latinos, People Age 20-49

CARSON CITY, Nev, (AP) — Nevada health officials say more than half of the state's confirmed coronavirus cases have been people aged 20 to 49 and 42% have been Latino.

The state's COVID-19 response director said in a telephone call with reporters Monday that they intend to release a response plan geared toward containing the coronavirus among those demographic groups.

The state reported a total of nearly 17,900 confirmed coronavirus cases and 504 deaths as of Sunday.

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In response to an uptick in confirmed cases, Gov. Steve Sisolak has implemented a face-covering mandate for public places throughout Nevada.