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Nevada Reports Record-High 62 Coronavirus Deaths

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has set a new one-day record with the confirmation of 62 more deaths statewide from COVID-19.

The news comes as more hospitals in southern Nevada are nearing full capacity.

State biostatistician Kyra Morgan told Nevada's mitigation task force Thursday that 10 of 14 hospitals in the Las Vegas area are at 90% of capacity or higher. That trend is expected to continue to rise through mid-February.

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The 62 new deaths reported Thursday surpassed the previous single-day record of 60 on Jan. 6. Nevada has confirmed 256,172 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 3,658 deaths.