Total Number Of Positive CV-19 Cases In NV Exceeds 2,300

New Cases Include Allegiant Stadium, Walmart Workers

Mitch Kelly
April 09, 2020 - 6:57 am
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The number of positive COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Nevada have jumped by triple digits each day this week.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak reports 81 deaths in the state.  He says there are more than 2300 positive cases and says the number will go up as testing becomes more widespread.  Two of the 81 dead are health care workers.

Among the new cases was a worker at Allegiant Stadium, as well as three employees of a North Las Vegas Walmart.

The Allegiant worker was the 2nd one at the project to test positive. Stadium officials said the employee was not in close contact with other workers due to the implementation of social distancing protocol.

The three Walmart employees all worked at the Lake Mead and Carey location. The people who worked closely with the infected workers at the store have been sent home to self-quarantine.

The vast majority of those getting tested test negative for the virus. According to the Nevada Health Response website, of the more that 20,500 tested, 18,248 have received a result of "negative"

For a look at Clark County numbers from the Southern Nevada Health District, click here. 

For a breakdown of Nevada cases, click here.