CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says the state has no plans to advance to Phase 3 of its reopening plan in the near future due to recent uptick in the number of new cases reported daily.
A week and a half after casinos, restaurants and gyms reopened in limited capacity, Sisolak said state health officials needed to examine the increasing number of new cases before lifting restrictions on additional gatherings, including at churches and bars.
Recently we’ve experienced some trends that require additional evaluation and analysis.
Nevada reported 106 additional coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 11,279 confirmed cases, including 8,815 in Clark County.
No new deaths were reported Sunday, keeping the statewide death toll at 465.
On June 11, the state reported 277 new confirmed cases, the second-highest daily uptick since the start of the pandemic, behind May 22.
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a statement in regards to rising coronavirus cases:
Today’s single largest day increase of positive cases can be partially attributed to delayed reporting from the weekend, but also continues the upward trend of daily new cases seen in the last three weeks, as noted by Gov. Sisolak on Monday evening. The State had the expectation that as a result of reopening and an increase in testing, our positive cases were likely to increase. As the Governor said last night, we will allow our medical experts the time to monitor and make assessments based on the data. We continue to encourage all Nevadans to maintain good hand hygiene, wear a face-covering in public, and observe 6 feet of social distance with those who are not in your household. - Shannon Litz - Nevada Department of Health and Human Services